Lara Sophie Katy Crokaert (born January 9, 1970), better known as Lara Fabian, is an Italian-Belgian singer, songwriter, musician, actress and producer, with Canadian citizenship. She has sold over 20 million records worldwide as of September 2017 and is one of the best-selling Belgian artists of all time.
She was born in Etterbeek, Brussels to a Belgian father and a Sicilian mother. She lived the first part of her childhood in Sicily, in Catania; in fact, Italian is the first language she learned while growing up in Brussels.
She moved to Quebec in 1991 and since 1995, she has held Canadian citizenship alongside her Belgian citizenship.
In 2003, she returned to Brussels to be close to her parents in Belgium and lived in 2015 in Walloon Brabant province in Belgium just outside Brussels.
In the second half of 2017, she returned permanently to Montreal, Quebec, to be with her family.