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Hugo Pierre Leclercq (born 30 May 1994), known by his stage name Madeon, is a music producer from Nantes, France.[1] He initially gained popularity by means of his video "Pop Culture", which was published to YouTube and subsequently received millions of hits in its first few days of broadcast on the Internet.[2]

BiographyEdit

Early careerEdit

Leclercq began producing at the age of 11,[2] initially under the name Deamon, and began going as Madeon—an anagram of his previous alias—in 2010. That same year, he also won a remix competition for Australian drum and bass band Pendulum's song "The Island".

On 7 July 2011, he released a video of himself performing "Pop Culture", a mashup featuring samples of thirty-nine different songs mixed together using a Novation Launchpad, onto YouTube. The clip went viral and reached several million views in a matter of days.[2]

Madeon's first EP, The City, was released in 2012.

In early 2013, he toured with Lady Gaga as an opening act for her third concert tour, the Born This Way Ball. He also assisted with the production of three of the songs ("Venus", "Mary Jane Holland", and "Gypsy") from Gaga's fourth album, ARTPOP; a fourth song, "Tinnitus", was also revealed to have been created, though it did not make the final cut for the album.

2015: AdventureEdit

On 30 March 2015, he released his debut studio album, Adventure, which peaked at No. 43 on the Billbaord 200[3] and at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart[4]. The album was supported by a 22-stop North American tour[5]Adventure Live—and later the Pixel Empire Tour.

2016: "Shelter"Edit

On 11 August 2016, Madeon and close friend Porter Robinson released a collaboration entitled "Shelter", which is currently being accompanied by the back-to-back Shelter Live Tour.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ultra Music Festival - Fri., March 23, 2012". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Doyez, François-Luc (5 November 2011). "Madeon, l'électro kid". Libération Next (in French). Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. "Madeon - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  4. "Madeon - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  5. "Madeon Announces Spring North American Headlining Tour Supporting 'Adventure'" Music Times. musictimes.com. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
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