Daniel Lavoie (born March 17, 1949 in Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian singer–songwriter. In 1967, Lavoie won a singer-songwriter competition for the Société Radio-Canada French language television program, Jeunesse oblige which gave him his first major publicity. His singing career began to blossom following a 1970 tour in the province of Quebec. His album Nirvana bleu (recorded in 1979) was one of his bestsellers ever. Daniel Lavoie starred in the highly successful musical play, Notre-Dame de Paris, in which he played the part of Frollo, and recorded the successful song "Belle", with Garou and Patrick Fiori and Ils s'aiment.