- 100,000 copies sold in 5 weeks
- #1 in sales in Canada for 3 weeks
MONTRÉAL, May 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - A genuine phenomenon was revealed this month in the Canadian music market. Rising young singer-songwriter Yoan, the big winner of La Voix II, Québec's version of The Voice, came charging out of the blocks with his first album, receiving a platinum certification in only 3 weeks; 3 weeks during which he stayed #1 in the Canadian sales charts! This was an even stronger start than international stars like Madonna or Imagine Dragons, ranking amongst the best starts since 2013!
On the heels of this excellent news, Productions J takes the opportunity to service radio stations across Canada with Good Hearted Woman, a duet by Yoan and Brett Kissel, the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2014 Junos. Written by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, this country classic was chosen enthusiastically by both artists for the duet.
"When I heard Yoan's voice for the first time, I immediately knew we'd make a brilliant duo," says Brett Kissel. "His deep vocals complement my higher ones, and we both love the same genre of music. Waylon Jennings was one of our shared idols, so it made perfect sense to choose Good Hearted Woman for the duet, since in addition to being a classic, it's got great rhythm. I'm really happy with the result, and wish Yoan the very best with his debut album!"
Yoan's debut album, available in stores now!
SOURCE Productions J
Image with caption: "Yoan and Brett Kissel perform Good Hearted Woman on the stage of La Voix. (CNW Group/Productions J)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150505_C5360_PHOTO_EN_16228.jpg
For further information: Radio promotion: Dale Speaking - 416 861-8111 ; Dale Peters, [email protected] - Amber Bell, [email protected] ; Press relations, Montréal: Marie-France Côté - Roy & Turner Communications, 514 844-9678 ext. 206 - [email protected]; Management and press relations outside of Montréal: Véronica Sylvestre - Productions J, 514 287-2855 ext. 284 - [email protected]