Héloïse Letissier (born 1 June 1988), known by her stage name Christine and the Queens, is a French singer and songwriter.
Her work combines music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography.
Letissier studied theatre at École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon), moving to Paris in 2010, where she concluded her studies.
When she visited London in 2010, she was inspired by the work of local drag queen musicians, including Russella, …
… who accompanied her in one of her early concerts.
They then became her “Queens” as a backing band.
She dedicated many of her creations to them and to all transgender individuals, describing her genre as “freakpop”.
She adopted the name Christine and the Queens releasing her debut EP Miséricorde independently followed by …
… another EP in 2012 called Mac Abbey with the minor hits “Narcissus is Back” and “Cripple”.
Her third release was an EP titled Nuit 17 à 52 which garnered her first charting on the official French Albums Chart SNEP with the help of its title track.
In 2012, Christine and the Queens won the Best Discovered Act known as Découverte du Printemps de Bourges …
… and also the Adami Premières Francos 2012 award.
In 2014, Letissier identified herself as pansexual.
In the acknowledgements for the album Chaleur humaine, Letissier wrote “Oceane, my beautiful wife.
The flowers are for you” (in reference to the album art).
On 13 February 2015, she was awarded Best Female Artist and Best Video Clip of 2014 at the Victoires de la musique.
Her album Chaleur humaine was also one of 19 records nominated for the IMPALA Album of the Year Award.
The single “Tilted”, translated from “Christine”, was released in February 2015 in the United States as an introduction to her first English EP Saint Claude.
The song was released in the UK in 2016 and charted on the UK Singles Chart.
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|Chaleur humaine (English version) /
Christine and the Queens(US title)
|2013||Nuit 17 à 52||130|
|Christine and the Queens
|Year||Single||Peak positions||Album / EP|
|2014||“Nuit 17 à 52”||75||61||–||Chaleur humaine|
|“No Harm Is Done”
(featuring Tunji Ige)
|118||–||–||Christine and the Queens|
(featuring Perfume Genius)
Other charted songs
|“Safe and Holy”||188|
|2016||“Here” (feat. Booba)||52|
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