Éric Lapointe (born 28 September 1969 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada) is one of Quebec's most popular francophone lead rock singers, keyboardist, and occasional guitarist for his eponymous band. He has also made appearances on film. Characterized by a heavy metal style tinged with elements of punk, grunge, pop and hard rock from virtuoso guitarist's Stéphane Dufour's angular and muscular riffs, Lapointe's distinctive robust and gravelly voice makes for a convincing case of his dark and emotional lyrics. Known mainly in Quebec and Canada, Lapointe has released six studio albums, three compilation albums and two live albums. So far he is the most successful male music artist in French Canadian history in terms of sales, having sold more than one million total discs. This is an impressive feat given the market size of Quebec. His latest album, Lapointe Symphonique, is a live performance in Montreal backed by a full orchestra that was released in November 2011. Lapointe is not related to Stéphanie, winner of the second season of Star Académie.