Sophie Huriaux, known by her stage name La Grande Sophie, was raised near Marseilles, France, where she developed an early interest in art and music. The sumptuous chanteuse studied fine arts in Marseilles, where she began writing songs and performing them in local cafes. She soon abandoned her ambitions in the visual arts to pursue a full-time career in music, a decision that has certainly paid off. She moved to Paris in 1995, soon after releasing her debut album to glowing reviews. She has been a mainstay on the French music scene for over a decade, bringing her melodic pop-rock tunes to fans everywhere.