Coeur De Pirate Biography

Béatrice Martin (b. in september 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 Francis 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.

In March 2009, Béatrice started an English side-project called Pearls.

In June 2009, she appeared on a special appearance of CBC Radio's Q radio show with Jian Ghomeshi. She performed her single, "Ensemble" and a new song, titled "Place de la république".
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