French Male Singers

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 1 
Serge Gainsbourg
(One of the World's Most Influential Pop Musicians)
Serge Gainsbourg
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Birthdate: February 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 2, 1991
French musician, singer, and actor Serge Gainsbourg had experimented with a variety of music forms, such as jazz, pop, and reggae. Renowned for songs such as Bonnie and Clyde, he also included sexual overtones in his lyrics. He had also acted in and directed films and written a short novel.
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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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Johnny Hallyday
(One of the Best-Selling Artists in the World Credited for Bringing 'Rock and Roll' to France)
Johnny Hallyday
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Birthdate: June 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cité Malesherbes, Paris, France
Died: December 5, 2017

Regarded as France’s first rock star, Jean-Philippe Léo Smet, better known as Johnny Hallyday, had a phenomenal career, with 5 diamond, 40 golden, and 22 platinum albums. He was also always in the news for his flamboyant lifestyle, his many romances, his five marriages, and his love for cocaine and racing.  

 4 
Yves Montand
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Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monsummano Terme, Italy
Died: November 9, 1991
 5 
Manu Chao
(French-Spanish singer.)
Manu Chao
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Birthdate: June 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

Born to Spanish parents in Paris, Latin Grammy-winning artist Manu Chao is one of the pioneers of Latin alternative rock. His French rock band Mano Negra has delivered hits in English, Spanish, and Arabic. His solo career has seen him release international hits such as Clandestino and Me Gustas Tu.

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M. Pokora
(French R&B Singer)
M. Pokora
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Birthdate: September 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France

French singer Matthieu Tota, better known as M. Pokora, is often compared to singers such as Justin Timberlake for his singing style. Though initially aspiring to be a footballer, he later found success in music after winning the show Popstars. He has also starred as Robin Hood in a French musical.

 7 
Maurice Chevalier
(French Singer Best Known for His Signature Songs: "Livin' In The Sunlight", "Valentine", "Louise" and "Mimi")
Maurice Chevalier
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Birthdate: September 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 1, 1972
Best remembered for the song Valentine and the musical Gigi, French musician Maurice Chevalier not only fought in World War I, but was also injured and later imprisoned. During World War II, he reluctantly agreed to perform in exchange of the release of a few French prisoners. 
 8 
Lambert Wilson
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Birthdate: August 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Joe Dassin
(American-French Pop Singer Known for His Ability to Sing in Multiple Languages)
Joe Dassin
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Birthdate: November 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 20, 1980

The son of American filmmaker Jules Dassin, French pop idol Joe Dassin was educated in Switzerland and the U.S., and earned degrees in anthropology before moving to France. After playing supporting roles in his father’s movies, he soared to fame with songs such as Les Champs-Élysées and L'Été indien.

 10 
Joséphine de La Baume
(Actress and Singer of French Indie Band 'Singtank')
Joséphine de La Baume
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Birthdate: October 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

Joséphine de La Baume is a French actress, model, film director, and singer. She is credited with founding a rock and garage group called Film Noir in 2018. The group's debut EP Vertiges, which released in 2019, was met with critical success. She is also an important member of an indie band named Singtank

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Thomas Mars
(Musical Artist and Lead Vocalist of the Indie Pop Band ‘Phoenix’)
Thomas Mars
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Birthdate: November 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France

Phoenix lead vocalist Thomas Mars once spoke about how he had cut off everything that could distract him from making a potential career in music during college. He met Sofia Coppola while composing for one of her films, and the duo got married, leading to more collaborations.

 12 
Maître Gims
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter and Former Member of the Hip Hop Group ‘Sexion d'Assaut’)
Maître Gims
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Birthdate: May 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Congolese-French hip-hop artist Gandhi Bilel Djuna, better known as Maître Gims, or Gims, soared to fame with the group Sexion d'Assaut and then launched a solo career. Best known for tracks such as Zombie and Bella, Gims had initially studied graphic art but later followed in his singer father’s footsteps.

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Bilal Hassani
(French Singer-Songwriter, YouTuber Who Represented France in Eurovision Song Contest 2019)
Bilal Hassani
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Birthdate: September 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France

Bilal Hassani is a French YouTuber, singer, and songwriter. He achieved international recognition in 2019 when he represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. He managed to score 105 points in the Eurovision final, finishing 16th. In 2019, he was also honored at the NRJ Music Awards with the Francophone Breakthrough of the Year award.

 14 
Fab Morvan
(French Rapper and Half of the Pop Duo 'Milli Vanilli')
Fab Morvan
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Birthdate: May 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

Fab Morvan is a French singer, rapper, songwriter, model, and dancer. He is best known for his involvement in one of the biggest scandals in the history of pop music; the scandal surfaced when it was found that neither Fab Morvan nor Rob Pilatus, the other half of pop duo Milli Vanilli, had sung on any of the duo's recordings.

 15 
Sébastien Loeb
(Rally driver)
Sébastien Loeb
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Birthdate: February 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haguenau, France
 16 
Willy William
(French DJ, Record Producer and Singer Famous for His French Hit 'Ego' and His Latin Hit 'MI Gente')
Willy William
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Birthdate: April 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fréjus, France
French-Mauritian artist Willy William has made a name for himself in dance music both as a solo artist and as part of the group Collectif Métissé. His chart-topping collaborations include DJ Assad’s Li Tourner and J Balvin’s Mi Gente. He has also rocked the European charts with his solo Ego.
 17 
Kendji Girac
(Singer)
Kendji Girac
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Birthdate: July 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Périgueux, Aquitaine, France
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Florent Pagny
(Singer-songwriter who greatest hits include "N'importe quoi", "Savoir aimer" and "Ma Liberté de penser"—all three were number one in France)
Florent Pagny
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Birthdate: November 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chalon-sur-Saône, France
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Benjamin Biolay
(Singer-songwriter and producer who wrote music for several French films including Clara et Moi and Pourquoi tu Pleures)
Benjamin Biolay
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Birthdate: January 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Villefranche-sur-Saône, France
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Claude François
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Birthdate: February 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ismailia, Egypt
Died: March 11, 1978
 21 
Patrick Bruel
(French Singer-Songwriter and Actor)
Patrick Bruel
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Birthdate: May 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tlemcen, Algeria

Patrick Bruel is a French singer, actor, songwriter, and professional poker player. Many of his studio albums have reached number one positions on French and Belgian music charts. A world-class poker player, Bruel won the 1998 World Series of Poker bracelet. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Bruel is part of a charity group called Les Enfoirés.

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Jean Gabin
(Actor)
Jean Gabin
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Birthdate: May 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 15, 1976
 23 
Martin Solveig
(Disc jockey, Singer, Composer)
Martin Solveig
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Birthdate: September 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris
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Michel Polnareff
(Singer-songwriter)
Michel Polnareff
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Birthdate: July 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nérac, France
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Jean-Jacques Goldman
(French Singer-Songwriter and Music Record Producer)
Jean-Jacques Goldman
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Birthdate: October 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

Jean-Jacques Goldman is a French record producer, singer, and songwriter. One of the most popular and highest-grossing French pop rock musicians of his generation, Goldman was honored with the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997. He is also credited with writing successful songs and albums for several international artists like Céline Dion.

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Jacques Dutronc
(Singer-songwriter)
Jacques Dutronc
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Birthdate: April 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Charles Trenet
(Singer-songwriter)
Charles Trenet
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Birthdate: May 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Narbonne, France
Died: February 18, 2001
 28 
Claude-Michel Schönberg
(Record producer)
Claude-Michel Schönberg
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Birthdate: July 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vannes, France
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Bertrand Cantat
(Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist, Singer-songwriter, Poet)
Bertrand Cantat
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Birthdate: March 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pau

Former frontman of the French rock band Noir Désir, Bertrand Cantat made headlines when he beat his girlfriend actor Marie Trintignant to death in a Lithuanian hotel. His sentence of 8 years was later commuted to 4. His ex-wife Krisztina Rády later committed suicide in his presence at her home.

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Aṣa
(Singer-songwriter)
Aṣa
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Birthdate: September 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Georges Brassens
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Birthdate: October 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sète, France
Died: October 29, 1981
 32 
François Sagat
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Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cognac, France
 33 
Lartiste
(Singer)
Lartiste
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Birthdate: July 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
 34 
Booba
(Rapper, Singer-songwriter)
Booba
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Birthdate: December 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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Gilbert Becaud
(Singer Best Known as 'Monsieur 100,000 Volts' With Hits Like 'Nathalie' and 'Et maintenant')
Gilbert Becaud
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Birthdate: October 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toulon, France
Died: December 18, 2001
Nicknamed Monsieur 100,000 Volts, pianist, singer, and composer Gilbert Becaud mesmerized his listeners with iconic pieces such as What Now My Love? and Et Maintenant. He was known for his signature polka-dotted navy tie and for his habit of smoking. A polyglot, he was fluent in six languages.
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Joe Duplantier
(Musician)
Joe Duplantier
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Birthdate: October 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
 37 
Sacha Distel
(Former singer, guitarist who had hits with a cover version of "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" in 1970)
Sacha Distel
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Birthdate: January 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 22, 2004
A jazz guitarist and singer, Sacha Distel recorded more than 200 tunes during his career. He appeared in several French films and became one of the country's most popular television actors. During a career stretching over almost half a century, he performed for Queen Elizabeth on three occasions. In 1997, he received France's highest civilian award The Legion of Honor.
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Sébastien Izambard
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Birthdate: March 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
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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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Enrico Macias
(Singer-songwriter whose 1960s singles)
Enrico Macias
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Birthdate: December 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
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Michel Sardou
(Singer-songwriter)
Michel Sardou
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Birthdate: January 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
 42 
Amir Haddad
(Singer-songwriter)
Amir Haddad
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Birthdate: June 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
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
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Patrick Hernandez
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Birthdate: April 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Le Blanc-Mesnil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
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Michael Youn
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Birthdate: December 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suresnes, France
 46 
Cerrone
(Disco drummer, composer, record producer and creator of concert shows)
Cerrone
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Birthdate: May 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitry-sur-Seine, France
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Roberto Alagna
(French Operatic Tenor Known for Both His Vocal Qualities and His Flamboyant Acting Style)
Roberto Alagna
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Birthdate: June 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clichy-sous-Bois, France

Roberto Alagna is a French operatic tenor who has performed at major theatres like the Royal Opera House, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera. His portrayal of Roméo in Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at the Royal Opera House in 1994 earned him international stardom. In 2008, the French government honored him with the Chevalier Legion of Honour. 

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MC Solaar
(Jazz rap artist who released his 8th album, Magnum 567, in 2011)
MC Solaar
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Birthdate: March 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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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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Daniel Balavoine
(Singer-songwriter)
Daniel Balavoine
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Birthdate: February 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: January 14, 1986