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1970 -

Origin: Quebec, Canada

Main instrument: Vocal

Genre: R&B/Soul/Funk

Born in 1970 in a small rural Québec town, singer Nadja grew up in a strict religious family where music was prohibited, and spent most of her teen years torn between wanting to sing and honouring her parents' wishes. Eager to start on her own, the young singer moved to Montreal at 18, where she found work singing in clubs and restaurants. In 2000, she was offered a six-month contract to work the hotel entertainment circuit in Hong Kong, where she ended up staying for five years. After her return to Montreal, she went back to singing in clubs, where Québec singing star Mario Pelchat heard her sing and decided to sign her on the spot, blown away by the lady's powerful voice. In 2009, she finally released her first self-titled album, featuring 12 covers of standard 1960s soul and pop classics. Everything's Going My Way came out two years later, followed by her 1st French effort, Des réponses, in 2013.



  • Nadja - 2011 Concert
  • Nadja – 2011 Festival – Upcoming Concert
  • Nadja - 2010 Concert
  • Nadja - Nos stars chantent le blues à Montréal Album Launch
  • Nadja <em>You Can Have My Husband</em> 2010
  • Nadja - Press conference 2010

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