The career of Mario Pelchat in five souvenir photos

The career of Mario Pelchat in five souvenir photos


New start

A young 17-year-old Mario, in 1981. That year, he won a major singing competition at Place des Arts and launched his first 45 rpm, his flagship song I am a singer. After experiencing the pain of losing his sister Johanne with whom he formed a popular duo, he continued on his way. 


A third album for the 24-year-old singer, an eponym on which we find Voyager sans toi. It was a good time when we saw Mario on TV, because we now appreciated not only his warm voice, but also his talent as a host, at the helm of variety shows 7e ciel on TQS, then Warning, it's show


The young man from Dolbeau in 1989, there is 33 Years ! He then hosted the show 7e ciel at TQS (Noovo) and received, at the age of 25, a first career gold record for his third album. The following year, he released another album that would go certified gold in just under a week.

With the stars

Mario, his head full of projects, in the summer of 1992. The following year, he would launch the album Pelchat on which can be found in particular Crying in the rain and, in duet with Celine Dion, Higher than me. Also in 1993, he would open for Madonna's show at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.  

Twice Married

In 1994 , Claire Lemaître-Auger married her handsome singer (picture). Twenty years later, after the mistake of a short divorce, the couple remarried in front of relatives and friends, during the launch of Mario's 16th album. In the absence of having had children, they achieved great dreams together, including that of becoming winegrowers.

  • The great 40th anniversary tour of Mario Pelchat, < strong>Just like on the first dates, will resume on September 16 and 17, 2022 at the Saint-Denis Theater in Montreal. For all dates across Quebec, see
  • The singer will be one of the new coaches of the show La Voix. He will take his place in one of the red armchairs alongside Corneille, Marjo and Marc Dupré. A season that promises, from January, on the airwaves of TVA.
  • The artist has opened his own performance hall with 300 seats, at his vineyard, the Domaine Pelchat Lemaître- Auger, in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac. He sings there all summer. A few tickets/meals/tastings/organized trips still available. See
  • Mario is the director of the Quebecor MP3 Discs label which has just launched the compilation album Mille après mille, the great French-language country songs interpreted by a host of artists, including Ginette Reno, Patrick Norman and Paul Daraîche.