Born in Lévis in the spring of 1979, Ariane Moffatt moved to Montreal to take up musical studies at Cégep Saint-Laurent, also winning Best Performer in L'Empire des futures stars. After a brief stop in UQAM, she heeded the call of the stage, joining tours with Marc Déry and Daniel Bélanger as singer-keyboardist, and going on to open for Bélanger on his Rêver mieux tour. In June 2002 she released a debut album, Aquanaute, winning three Félix Awards and hitting it big with a wider audience. The follow-up, Cœur dans la tête, came in 2005. That same year, the young singer-songwriter opened for Alain Souchon in Paris, also enjoying the support of French hitmaker Mathieu “M” Chédid. She released her third album, Tous les sens, in April 2008, followed by MA in 2012.