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Véronique Sanson (full name, Véronique Marie Line Sanson, born 24 April 1949, in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France) is a three-time Victoires de la Musique Award-winning French singer-songwriter, musician, and producer with an avid following in her native country.

She brings a very personal vocal style to the singing of French pop songs: Her voice has a very strong tremolo.

Unlike most previous French artists of the Sixties and early Seventies, who mostly released EPs usually consisting of a collection of singles, B-sides and covers, Sanson was one of the first female artists to release actual albums with a full-length artistic statement and comprising songs flowing together thematically. In 1972, her breakthrough album, Amoureuse, was reviewed by many critics as groundbreaking, and ten years after Barbara, Véronique Sanson became one of the very first French female singer-songwriters to break into stardom.

One of her songs, "Amoureuse", was covered in English in 1973 by singer Kiki Dee, and became a major hit in the United Kingdom, and has been covered since by various other singers, from Polly Brown (1973) to Olivia Newton-John (1974) and a dance-music version by Illusive, featuring Amanda Abbs (1997). In 1974, Patti Dahlstrom recorded a second version with her own lyrics, entitled "Emotion", and this new version was covered by Helen Reddy (1974) and Shirley Bassey (1975). Many other covers of "Amoureuse" have been recorded in French, German, Japanese...

Véronique Sanson plays piano and guitar.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Amoureuse Véronique Sanson 3
1972 De l'autre côté de mon rêve Véronique Sanson 2
1974 Le Maudit Véronique Sanson 2
1976 Vancouver Véronique Sanson 2
1978 Hollywood Véronique Sanson 2
1979 7ème Véronique Sanson 2
1981 Laisse-la vivre Véronique Sanson 2
1985 C'est long, c'est court Véronique Sanson 1
1985 Les p'tits arbres Véronique Sanson 1
1988 Moi, le venin Véronique Sanson 2
1992 Sans regrets Véronique Sanson 2
1998 Indestructible Véronique Sanson 1
1999 D'un papillon à une étoile Véronique Sanson 1
2004 Longue distance Véronique Sanson 1
2010 Plusieurs lunes Véronique Sanson 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Exclusivement féminin Véronique Sanson 1
1994 Les Plus Belles Chansons Véronique Sanson 2
1994 Les Plus Belles Chansons, Volume 2 Véronique Sanson 1
1998 Les Plus Belles Chansons, Volume 1 Véronique Sanson 1
1998 Les Plus Belles Chansons, Volume 2 Véronique Sanson 1
2001 Les Moments importants Véronique Sanson 2
2007 Petits moments choisis Véronique Sanson 1
French Collection 2000 Véronique Sanson 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Live at the Olympia Véronique Sanson 2
1981 Au Palais des Sports Véronique Sanson 2
1985 L'Olympia 1985 Véronique Sanson 1
1989 Sanson à l'Olympia 89 Véronique Sanson 1
1990 Symphonique Sanson Véronique Sanson 1
1993 Zénith 93 Véronique Sanson 1
1995 Comme ils l'imaginent Véronique Sanson 1
2000 Avec vous Véronique Sanson 1
2005 Olympia 2005 Véronique Sanson 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Entre elle et moi Catherine Lara & Véronique Sanson 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Artistes de légende Véronique Sanson 1

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