Loud (rapper)

Loud is the stage name of Simon Cliche Trudeau, a Canadian rapper from Quebec.[1]

Loud
Loud performing in Montreal - Mtelus
Background information
Birth nameSimon Cliche Trudeau
Born (1988-02-17) February 17, 1988
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
GenresHip-hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2012-present
LabelsJoy Ride Records
Websitewww.uneanneerecord.com

Formerly associated with the band Loud Lary Ajust,[2] he released his debut solo recording Une année record in 2017.[3] His tour to support the album included his first concert performances in France,[4] resulting in positive attention from the influential French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles.[5]

In 2018, he collaborated with Cœur de pirate on the track "Dans la nuit" from her album En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé.[6] In the same year he won the SOCAN Songwriting Prize in 2018 for his song "56K"[7] and the Prix Félix for Hip Hop Album of the Year,[8] and received a longlist nomination for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.[9] At the Juno Awards of 2019, Une année record won the Juno Award for Francophone Album of the Year.[10]

His second album, Tout ça pour ça, was released in 2019,[11] and was longlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.[12]

Biography

Early career

Loud began his music career using the name Loudmouth/Loud Mouth (2008-2012), a name he chose when he was 14 while participating WordUp! rap battles. In high school, he met Laurent Fortier-Brassard (better known by his stage name, Lary). Alongside Lary and producer Ajust (Alex Guay), Loud went on to form the group Loud Lary Ajust. Separating in 2016, Loud went on to begin a solo career with his first EP, titled New Phone, which contained four songs including 56K.

First album: Une année record

On November 3, 2017, Loud released his first full-length album titled Une année record.[13] The success of this album led to Loud's first concert in France to a sold-out venue.[14]

Second album: Tout ça pour ça

Album cover art for Tout ça pour ça (2019)

On May 24, 2019, Loud released his second album titled Tout ça pour ça. The release event, held a week later on May 31, 2019, drew over 8,000 fans to the Bell Centre in Montreal.[15] A screenshot of Loud's French Wikipedia article's infobox was used as the cover art for the album.

The album includes a duet with Charlotte Cardin on the track "Sometimes, All the Time", which blends both English and French lyrics.[16]

References

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