Woodkid
Woodkid

Woodkid

About Woodkid

Woodkid, aka Yoann Lemoine, is a neo-folk musician who, as legend has it, decided to start making music when ’60s folk icon Richie Havens gifted him a ukulele during a video shoot.

∙ Lemoine has directed more than a dozen music videos, including Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die.”
∙ His first single as Woodkid was 2011’s “Iron”—which was sampled in Kendrick Lamar’s “The Spiteful Chant”—and the clip for the song won Best Music Video at Belgium’s Namur Film Festival.
The Golden Age, his debut album, was a blockbuster hit, going Platinum in France and Gold in Germany and Switzerland, while earning two Grammy nominations.
∙ Lemoine was the creative director on the first 24-hour-long music video, Pharrell Williams’ 2014 hit “Happy.”
∙ In 2017, he was nominated for an Ariel Award (Mexico’s Oscars) for his score to the film Desierto.
∙ The music video for Woodkid’s “Goliath,” directed by Lemoine, was nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award.

  • HOMETOWN
    Lyon, France
  • BORN
    1983

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