Born: Montréal, 1955
“Je suis fidèle” 1983
“C’est un rêveur” 1983
“That Boy” 1983
“Please (Dis-moi c’que tu as)” 1983
“Le Rock” 1983
“(Cache ton coeur) Cover Girl” 1984
“Je suis comme je suis” 1984
“Toute la nuit” 1984
“Make a Move on Me” 1986
“Jérusalem” (with Marc Gabriel) 1988
“House of Love” 1989
Veronique Beliveau, who was born Nicole Monique, wanted to become a ballerina but rheumatic fever weakened her ability to endure the rigorous exercises. She turned to singing the soft-chanteuse lounge approach and was discovered by Francois Bernard who helped her record the single “Rêve d’amour” in 1972. She toured Quebec with René Simard the following year. She began voice lessons with Laurette Bailly and, in-between her releases of a few more singles, hosted TV shows and took up acting. In 1977, she released her first album Prends-moi come je suis. But her first real hit, “Aimer” appeared on her second, self-titled album in 1980 after she switched to RCA and crossed over from adult contemporary to pop / rock. In 1983, having signed onto A&M, Beliveau released a huge hit album called Transit. Her French cover of Sheena Easton’s “She’s in Love (with her Radio)”, “Je suis fidèle”, topped the charts in Quebec. “C’est un rêveur” was also popular. The album received the Félix Award for pop album of the year and spawned a number of further hits. “Please (Dis-moi c’que tu as)” was written by the Bee Gees as “Heart (Stop Beating in Time)”. Veronique was nominated for the Most Promising Female Artist of the Year at the English-dominated Juno Awards.
In 1984, she released the album Cover Girl, responsible for three hit singles. And her fame began to spread to France. She was invited to participate as one of only three French Canadian artists on the “Tears Are Not Enough” charity single for African famine relief. She performed for Prince Charles and Lady Diana at Expo ’86 in Vancouver and decided to release her first English album, Borderline. English cross-over albums for francophone artists were rarely successful, but she managed a minor hit with “Make a Move on Me”. She was nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the Junos in 1987 and recorded a duet with Marc Gabriel the following year. In 1989, Beliveau released her second English album, Véronique, her last.
Veronique Beliveau retired from the music scene at the close of the ’80s but resurfaced in support of new singer Isabelle Boulay, singing backing vocals. Her boyfriend Josélito Michaud managed Boulay’s career.