Maurane (born Claudine Luypaerts; 12 November 1960) is a Belgian singer and actress. She lives in Schaerbeek. Maurane was born at Ixelles. Her father was director in the Académie de Musique de Verviers, and when she was a teenager she took part in several musical contests. In 1979, she participated in the show, Brel en mille temps, with Philippe Lafontaine, she was discovered there by the French songwriter, Pierre Barouh. She later got small contracts singing backing vocals in cafés for Jo Lemaire and Philippe Lafontaine until she released her first album in 1986. In 2012, she became a member of the Jury in Nouvelle Star broadcast on television station D8. She has a daughter named Lou with the singer Pablo Villafranca.