In 2008, Coeur de pirate exploded on the French song scene thanks to her self-titled first album that won her a Félix award for Best New Artist, a Juno nomination and distinctions on the long list of Polaris Music Prizes. Following her North-American success, Europe was to fall in love with the Montrealer whose album went triple platinum in France and sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide. Béatrice Martin has made her mark on stage both in Quebec and in France, lining up big music festivals like Osheaga, Francofolies in Montréal and LaRochelle, Printemps de Bourge and Eurockéennes, amongst others. At the 2010 ADISQ awards, she was crowned “Most successful artist outside Quebec”. Since then, Béatrice has shared the stage and microphone with living legends Robert Charlebois and Francis Cabrel, and big shots such as Julien Doré, Les Trois Accords, Nicolas Sirkis (Indochine), David Usher, and Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash with whom she formed the band Armistice and launched a five-track album in February 2011. Alongside her thriving collaborations, her popularity on the web has only gotten bigger, reaching 25,000 visitors weekly. In November, Coeur de Pirate will launch her long-awaited second album, Blonde, co-produced by the renowned Montrealer Howard Bilerman, who has collaborated with none other than Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Basia Bulat and The Dears.