Coeur De Pirate – A beautiful girl from Quebec with an even more beautiful voice

Jun 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Inspiring, Links

I heard her on Q yesterday, and her voice just took me away.. She had this amazing song that was unbelievably haunting.

Béatrice Martin (b. 1989) is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter from Quebec, who performs under the stage name Cœur de pirate.

After a brief stint as keyboardist for Bonjour Brumaire , she released her debut album Cœur de pirate in 2008 on Grosse Boîte. The album was subsequently nominated for Francophone Album of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards. The single “Comme des enfants” reached #1 on CBC Radio 3‘s R3-30 charts the week of February 19, 2009; it was only the second French language song, following Les Breastfeeders‘ “Pas sans saveur” in 2006, ever to top that chart. She started playing the piano when she was only three years old. After five years of education in art, letters and communications in Montreal she started creating songs in 2007 and putting them on MySpace which is how the band Bonjour Brumaire first got an interest in her. She released her first album, Coeur de pirate, on September 16, 2008.

She attracted wider media attention in February 2009 when François Vachon, a photographer from Quebec City, used her song “Ensemble” as the soundtrack to a popular YouTube video depicting his baby son playing with toys, leading to coverage on Good Morning America and a favourable review from blogger Perez Hilton

I haven’t been able to find it to embed in this post but you can go to and download the episode of Q that she was in

Coeur de Pirate – Les bords de Mer (Julien Doré cover)
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One Comment to “Coeur De Pirate – A beautiful girl from Quebec with an even more beautiful voice”

  1. Robert says:

    Quebec is a beautiful city!

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