Famous French Lyricists & Songwriters

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Indila
(Singer-songwriter)
Indila
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Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France

Adila Sedraïa, or Indila, began her career as a composer and even wrote songs for artists such as Axel Tony and Admiral T. She earned a label deal after collaborating with Youssoupha on the song Dreamin’ and reached No. 2 on the French charts with her debut track Dernière danse.

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Charles Aznavour
(One of the Greatest Songwriters in the History of Music and an Icon of 20th-Century Pop Culture.)
Charles Aznavour
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Birthdate: May 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 1, 2018

Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian actor, singer, diplomat, and lyricist. One of France's most famous singers, Aznavour was called the Frank Sinatra of France. One of the best-selling musicians of his generation, Aznavour sold 200 million records. In 1998, CNN named him the Entertainer of the Century. In 2017, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Jain
(Singer-songwriter)
Jain
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Birthdate: February 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
French singer-songwriter Jeanne Louise Galice is better known as Jain. She began her career posting videos on Myspace. The fact that she sings in English has made her quite a sensation across Europe and Canada. Her hit video Makeba earned her a Grammy nomination. She has also delivered hits such as Souldier.
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Pomme
(Singer-songwriter)
Pomme
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Birthdate: August 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Décines-Charpieu, France

Born to a flute-player mother, chanson and folk-rock singer Claire Pommet, better known as Pomme, had mastered the cello by 8. The lesbian singer mostly deals with the theme of love and is most noted for her successful debut album, À peu près, and the songs De là-haut and Pauline.

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Patricia Kaas
(Singer Known for Her Debut Album 'Mademoiselle chante')
Patricia Kaas
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Birthdate: December 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Forbach, France

Patricia Kaas is a French actress and singer who has sold more than 17 million records all over the world. Kaas took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 and finished eighth. Over the years, she has received several prestigious awards, such as World Music Awards and Golden Europa's Female Singer of the Year award.

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Georges Brassens
(Singer)
Georges Brassens
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Birthdate: October 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sète, France
Died: October 29, 1981
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ana Tijoux
(Singer)
Ana Tijoux
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Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lille, France
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Ibeyi
(Singer)
Ibeyi
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Birthdate: December 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Yael Naim
(Singer-songwriter)
Yael Naim
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Birthdate: February 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Michel Berger
(Singer-songwriter)
Michel Berger
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Birthdate: November 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: August 2, 1992
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Louane
(Singer)
Louane
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Birthdate: November 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hénin-Beaumont, France

Louane is a French actress and singer best known for appearing in the popular reality singing competition The Voice: la plus belle voix. She has released successful albums like Chambre 12 which peaked at number one on Swiss Hitparade. Louane is also renowned for her acting skills; she won the prestigious César Award for her performance in La Famille Bélier.

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Louise Verneuil
(Singer–songwriter)
Louise Verneuil
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Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Corsica, France
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Mario Duplantier
(Musician)
Mario Duplantier
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Birthdate: June 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
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F. R. David
(Singer)
F. R. David
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Birthdate: January 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia
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Jehnny Beth
(Musician)
Jehnny Beth
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Birthdate: December 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
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Frédéric Leclercq
(Musician)
Frédéric Leclercq
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Birthdate: June 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charleville-Mézières, Grand Est, France
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Clara Luciani
(Singer-songwriter)
Clara Luciani
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Birthdate: July 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Martigues, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Michel Sardou
(Singer-songwriter)
Michel Sardou
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Birthdate: January 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Julien Doré
(Singer-songwriter)
Julien Doré
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Birthdate: July 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alès, France
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Zazie
(Singer-songwriter)
Zazie
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Birthdate: April 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Melody Prochet
(Musician)
Melody Prochet
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Birthdate: April 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puyricard, France
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Sébastien Tellier
(Musician)
Sébastien Tellier
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Birthdate: February 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Le Plessis-Bouchard, France
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Manu Katche
(Drummer)
Manu Katche
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Birthdate: October 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
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Uffie
(Singer-Songwriter)
Uffie
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Birthdate: December 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Uffie is an American-French rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, and fashion designer. She is best known for her debut studio album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans which peaked at number 18 in the UK Dance Albums Chart. Uffie's life and career inspired a documentary that was showcased at the 2019 FIPA film festival.

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Orelsan
(Rapper)
Orelsan
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Birthdate: August 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alençon, France
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Matthieu Chedid
(Singer-songwriter who he has been the most awarded artist at the Victoires de la Musique Awards with 13 awards, tied with Alain Bashung since 2018)
Matthieu Chedid
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Birthdate: December 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Francis Cabrel
(Singer-songwriter)
Francis Cabrel
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Birthdate: November 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Agen, France
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Georges Moustaki
(Singer-songwriter)
Georges Moustaki
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Birthdate: May 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: May 23, 2013
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Neige
(Songwriter)
Neige
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Birthdate: April 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
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Lacrim
(Rapper)
Lacrim
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Birthdate: April 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: 20th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
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Daniel Balavoine
(Singer-songwriter)
Daniel Balavoine
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Birthdate: February 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: January 14, 1986
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Lizzy Mercier Descloux
(Musician)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux
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Birthdate: December 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 20, 2004
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Marina Kaye
(Singer-songwriter)
Marina Kaye
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Birthdate: February 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marseille, France
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Patrick Dewaere
(Actor)
Patrick Dewaere
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Birthdate: January 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Brieuc, France
Died: July 16, 1982
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Renaud
(Singer-Songwriter)
Renaud
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Birthdate: May 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Catherine Ringer
(Lead Singer and Co-founder of the Pop Rock Group 'Les Rita Mitsouko')
Catherine Ringer
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Birthdate: October 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Suresnes, France

Catherine Ringer is a French singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, dancer, actress, and choreographer. She is credited with co-founding the popular pop-rock group Les Rita Mitsouko which was one of the most acclaimed French musical acts in the 1980s and 1990.

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Veronique Sanson
(Singer-songwriter)
Veronique Sanson
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Birthdate: April 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Vianney
(Singer-songwriter)
Vianney
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Birthdate: February 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pau, France
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Léo Ferré
(Poet)
Léo Ferré
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Birthdate: August 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Died: July 14, 1993
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Christophe
(Musician)
Christophe
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Birthdate: October 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Juvisy-sur-Orge, Île-de-France, France
Died: April 16, 2020

Christophe was a French singer and songwriter known for his hit songs Marionettes and J'ai entendu la mer. He began his career as a teenager and led a pop group. He rose to fame in his early 20s and had a successful career spanning several decades. He died during the global Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.  

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Hélène Ségara
(Singer)
Hélène Ségara
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Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Miss Kittin
(Singer)
Miss Kittin
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Birthdate: July 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grenoble, Isère, France
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Denez Prigent
(Singer-songwriter)
Denez Prigent
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Birthdate: February 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santec, Bretagne, France
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Rilès
(Rapper)
Rilès
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Birthdate: January 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rouen, France
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Tom Chapman
(Musician)
Tom Chapman
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Birthdate: May 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chevreuse, France
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Soprano
(Rapper)
Soprano
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Birthdate: January 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marseille, France
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Raphaël Haroche
(Singer-songwriter)
Raphaël Haroche
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Birthdate: November 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Pascal Obispo
(Singer-songwriter)
Pascal Obispo
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Birthdate: January 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bergerac, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Wejdene
(Singer)
Wejdene
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Birthdate: April 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Francis Lemarque
(Musician)
Francis Lemarque
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Birthdate: November 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 20, 2002