Marie-Mai Bouchard, (born on July 7, 1984, in Varennes, Quebec) also known as her stage name Marie-Mai, is a Québec singer. She was initially known as one of the top finalists of the first season of the Quebec reality show Star Académie. After the Star Académie tour that ended in 2004, she was part of Rent, a rock opera musical which was held at the Olympia Theatre in Montreal. Her debut album Inoxydable, produced by Fred St-Gelais, was released on September 28, 2004. Over 120,000 albums were sold in Quebec alone while the album was released in France in 2006. Several singles had reached high in the Quebec charts including the songs "Il faut que tu t'en ailles" and "Encore une nuit" which reached the top of the Radio Énergie charts.