The granddaughter of Toronto Symphony Orchestra's founder, Carol Welsman attended Berklee College of Music in the 1980s before heading to Europe to study voice. There, she began working professionally as a lyricist, penning hits for Ray Charles and tenor Vittorio Grigolo. In 1990, Welsman returned to Toronto and started her own record label, Welcar Music. Six years later, she launched her career as a performer with Lucky To Be Me, which was nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album at the 1996 Junos. In 2007, the multitalented artist released a self-titled album on which she sings in five languages, contributes several original compositions and interprets everything from Madonna to Gordon Lightfoot.