Héloïse Letissier (born 1 June 1988), known by her stage name Christine and the Queens, is a French singer and songwriter. She was born in Nantes, and since 2012, has been signed to the independent record label Because Music. Her work combines music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography.
Letissier studied theatre at École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) moving to Paris in 2010 where she concluded her studies. When in London, she was inspired by the work of local drag queen musicians including Russella who accompanied her in one of her early concerts. They then became her “Queens” as a backing band.
She dedicated many of her creations to them and to all transgender individuals, describing her genre as “freakpop”. She adopted the name Christine and the Queens releasing her debut EP Miséricorde independently followed by another EP in 2012 called Mac Abbey with the minor hits “Narcissus is Back” and “Cripple”.