Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Birth of Corneille

At 20 years old, Corneille formed a band called O.N.E., meaning Original New Element. O.N.E. achieved modest success, thanks in part to a Ms. Jodi Richards, who supported and advised the band.

In 2002 Corneille released his first studio album, 'Parce Qu'on Vient de Loin.' By 2004 sales of 'Parce Qu'on Vient de Loin' on both sides of the Atlantic were booming. With sales reaching Platinum status in Canada, Corneille received his first Felix Award for Best Male Artist selected by the public at the 'Gala de la Disque' in Montréal. Meanwhile in France sales of the album reached over 500,000 copies. Now, sales of 'Parce Qu'on Vient de Loin' are at over a million.

In 2005 Corneille's ascent continued, as he recorded a song with Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour, in support of Unicef and the fight against AIDS. Corneille is a Red Cross Canada spokesperson, has been made a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, and continues to be active in those and other humanitarian roles.

In 2005 Corneille's second studio album, 'Les Marchands de Rêves' was released to rave critical reviews, and is currently enjoying strong sales in both Canada in France. 'Les Marchands de Rêves' with an adult appeal, underlines Corneille's diversity as a songwriter. In addition to an overwhelming fan welcome in Senegal during a festival in 2005, Corneille has performed representing Canada at Aichi Expo in Japan, and has completed several tours in Europe and Canada.

On November 20, 2007, Corneille was given the award for best International Singer-songwriter by SOCAN. Look for 'The Birth of Cornelius' US' release on Universal MOTOWN in Spring 2008. Corneille, a man of this world, and an artist whose time is now...

If you are a fan of soul and R&B music, you should definitely check out “The Birth of Corneille.” This CD is the American debut CD from the artist Corneille. It features a variety of soulful songs that are great for relaxing. The softness of Corneille’s voice make it a great CD to unwind with in the evening. With elements of acoustic-driven R&B, Corneille sings about love, the heart, and his own personal experience. It's a very enjoyable and soothing CD that I thoroughly enjoy listening to each day!

To learn more visit his website at

Thanks so much to Music Moms for this great opportunity!


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