Martine St. Clair

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Martine St-Clair
Martine St-Clair.jpg
Martine St-Clair in 2015
Born Martine Nault
(1962-07-22) 22 July 1962 (age 54)
Montreal, Quebec
Citizenship Canadian
Occupation musician
Musical career
Genres Pop
Years active 1980s–present

Martine St. Clair (French: Martine St-Clair) (born Martine Nault, 22 July 1962) is a Canadian singer from the province of Quebec. She has released numerous albums in a career that has spanned over two decades.

St. Clair was born in Montreal. In 1981, she was chosen by renowned Quebec lyricist Luc Plamondon to play the role of Crystal in the rock-opera Starmania.[1][2] The following year, she recorded a duet with French singer Gilbert Bécaud called "L'amour est mort".[1]

Her debut solo album in 1983, Coeur Ordinateur, would feature songs written by Plamondon.

She also recorded several duets or collaborated with other recording artists. She recorded the song "Closer Together" with Canadian new wave group The Box in 1986. In 1987, she recorded "Je l'aime" with Nicole Martin and "Tu peux pas" with Claude Dubois. In 1993, she recorded two cover versions of Canadian singer Gino Vannelli's 1979 song "Wheels of Life": one in French as "L'amour Est Loi"; the second in English as a duet with Vannelli himself. Her musicians include guitarist Alexis Charrier, pianist Sonny Lamson.

She received nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and for Best Selling Single ("L'amour Est Dans Tes Yeux") at the 1986 Juno Awards. The same year she won 4 Felix awards.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1980 Starmania Made in Quebec
  • 1983 Coeur Ordinateur
  • 1984 Il y a l'amour dans l'air
  • 1985 Ce Soir L'amour Est Dans Tes Yeux
  • 1985 De Starmania À Aujourd'hui (compilation)
  • 1987 Au Coeur Du Désert
  • 1987 Mes Plus Belles Chansons (compilation)
  • 1988 Martine St-Clair
  • 1988 Starmania 88
  • 1990 Caribou
  • 1993 Un Souffle De T'endresse
  • 1996 Un Long Chemin
  • 2001 Un Bonheur Fou
  • 2004 Tout Ce Que J'ai
  • 2009 Entre vous en moi (Compilation Double CD)

Singles[edit]

  • 1981 "L'amour est mort" (duet with Gilbert Bécaud)
  • 1982 "Pleure ma petite soeur" (Luc Plamondon-Angelo Finaldi)
  • 1983 "Le Fils de Superman" (Luc Plamondon-Germain Gauthier)
  • 1983 "Un Homme Sentimental"(Luc Plamondon-Germain Gauthier)
  • 1984 "Il y a de l'amour dans l'air" (Claude-Michel Schonberg)
  • 1984 "Ohé Ohé" (duet with Normand Brathwaite)
  • 1985 "On va s'aimer" (Didier Barbelivien - Gilbert Montagné)
  • 1985 "Simplement"
  • 1985 "Je l'aime" (duet with Nicole Martin)
  • 1986 "Ce soir l'amour est dans tes yeux" (Claude-Michel Schonberg)
  • 1986 "Dis-moi de revenir"
  • 1986 "Heureuse sans être amoureuse"
  • 1986 "Plus près des étoiles"
  • 1986 "Quand je tombe en amour"
  • 1988 "Au coeur du désert"
  • 1988 "Danse avec moi"
  • 1988 "Monte, monte" (Martine St-Clair-J.-V.Fournier-Jean-Alain Roussel)
  • 1989 "Folle de vous" (Claude-Michel Schonberg)
  • 1989 "Tous les juke-box" (Luc Plamondon-René Grignon)
  • 1990 "Désir égale danger" (Luc Plamondon-Franck Langolf)
  • 1990 "Lavez Lavez" ( P.Grillet/M.Lavoine-P.Stive/F. Aboulker)
  • 1990 "Je ne sais plus comment j'm'appelle" (P.Grillet/M.Lavoine-P.Stive/F. Aboulker)
  • 1991 "Je veux vous embrasser"
  • 1991 "Seulement pour toujours"
  • 1993 "L'Amour Est Loi" (duet with Gino Vannelli)
  • 1996 "Un Long Chemin"
  • 1996 "Usure Des Jours"
  • 2001 "Un jour"
  • 2002 "Débranche"
  • 2005 "Rien dans les mains"
  • 2005 "Stay"
  • 2005 "Amoureux fou"
  • 2006 "Mon amour, mon ami"
  • 2006 "Djé Oné Bwaba (Lavez Lavez 2006)"
  • 2009 "Qui pourrait t'aimer mieux que moi"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Géo Giguère (30 January 2008). "Martine St-Clair - Un duo et une chanson sur Broadway". Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Michelle Coudé-Lord (2009-08-30). "Entre vous et moi - Le plongeon réussi de Martine St-Clair". Canoe. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pop singer Martine St-Clair takes 4 Felix awards". The Vancouver Sun. 27 October 1986. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 

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