What comes to your mind when you first think of French music? A 1950s setting in a café with an accordion playing in the background! Well, not that you are entirely wrong for French music does have its roots well laid in classical music, but today, it has evolved radically from its traditional folk music days! Anyone who has an ear for global music would agree that French music today has taken the top spots in the world music charts, and made a place for itself in all styles be it classical, ballads, romantic or contemporary electronic. And much of the credit for the accomplishment goes to the talented pool of singers and musicians who have steered French music safely to the world’s top charts. While you may be humming and dancing to the tunes of contemporary French singers such as Benjamin Biolay, Camille, Christophe Mae, Zaz or even BB Brunes today, note that they are mere successors. The heart of French music still vibrates the tunes and songs of classical French singers of all times, some of whom include Serge Gainsbourg, Editth Paif, Mylene Farmer, George Brassens, Charles Aznavour, Yves Montand and Maurice Chevalier. Read this segment and get droned in the life and works of famous French singers.
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Vanessa ParadisVanessa Paradis

22 December 1972

Josephine BakerJosephine Baker

03 June 1906

DJ SnakeDJ Snake

13 June 1986

Carla BruniCarla Bruni

23 December 1967

Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour

22 May 1924

Claudine LongetClaudine Longet

29 January 1941

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier

12 September 1888

Patrick BruelPatrick Bruel

14 May 1959

Marie LaforêtMarie Laforêt

05 October 1939

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Edith PiafEdith Piaf

19 December 1915

Patricia KaasPatricia Kaas

05 December 1966

Anna HeldAnna Held

08 March 1872

Gilbert BecaudGilbert Becaud

24 October 1927

Isabelle AdjaniIsabelle Adjani

27 June 1955

DalidaDalida

17 January 1933

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Sara DallinSara Dallin

17 December 1961

Thomas BangalterThomas Bangalter

03 January 1975

AnggunAnggun

29 April 1974

Manu ChaoManu Chao

21 June 1961

Fab MorvanFab Morvan

14 May 1966

Jeanne MoreauJeanne Moreau

23 January 1928

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Johnny HallydayJohnny Hallyday

15 June 1943

Françoise HardyFrançoise Hardy

17 January 1944

M. PokoraM. Pokora

26 September 1985

Amanda LearAmanda Lear

18 November 1946

France GallFrance Gall

09 October 1947

Anna KarinaAnna Karina

22 September 1940

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Sébastien LoebSébastien Loeb

26 February 1974

Yves MontandYves Montand

13 October 1921

Victoria SilvstedtVictoria Silvstedt

19 September 1974

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer

12 September 1961

Lou DoillonLou Doillon

04 September 1982

Joe DassinJoe Dassin

07 November 1938

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Mireille MathieuMireille Mathieu

22 July 1946

Michel LegrandMichel Legrand

24 February 1932

Yannick NoahYannick Noah

18 May 1960

Lili DamitaLili Damita

10 July 1904

Lolo FerrariLolo Ferrari

09 February 1963

Lambert WilsonLambert Wilson

03 August 1958

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Claude FrançoisClaude François

01 February 1939

BoobaBooba

09 December 1976

Boris VianBoris Vian

10 March 1920

Valeria Bruni TedeschiValeria Bruni Tedeschi

16 November 1964

Bertrand CantatBertrand Cantat

05 March 1964

Martin SolveigMartin Solveig

22 September 1976

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Enrico MaciasEnrico Macias

11 December 1938

Jean GabinJean Gabin

17 May 1904

Sylvie VartanSylvie Vartan

15 August 1944

Elsa LunghiniElsa Lunghini

20 May 1973

Caterina ValenteCaterina Valente

14 January 1931

OrelsanOrelsan

01 August 1982

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Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc

28 April 1943

Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens

22 October 1921

Jean-Jacques GoldmanJean-Jacques Goldman

11 October 1951

Danielle DarrieuxDanielle Darrieux

01 May 1917

Charles TrenetCharles Trenet

18 May 1913

Mike BrantMike Brant

01 February 1947

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Florent PagnyFlorent Pagny

06 November 1961

MC SolaarMC Solaar

05 March 1969

Sébastien IzambardSébastien Izambard

07 March 1973

Sacha DistelSacha Distel

29 January 1933

Natalie DessayNatalie Dessay

19 April 1965

Ana TijouxAna Tijoux

12 June 1977

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Jean-Baptiste MaunierJean-Baptiste Maunier

22 December 1990

Clara MorganeClara Morgane

25 January 1981

Jérémy ChatelainJérémy Chatelain

19 October 1984

Grégory LemarchalGrégory Lemarchal

13 May 1983

DesirelessDesireless

25 December 1952

Roberto AlagnaRoberto Alagna

07 June 1963

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Nolwenn LeroyNolwenn Leroy

28 September 1982

Philippe JarousskyPhilippe Jaroussky

13 February 1978

MistinguettMistinguett

04 April 1875

Amel BentAmel Bent

21 June 1985

Michel BergerMichel Berger

28 November 1947

Keren AnnKeren Ann

10 March 1974

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Matthieu ChedidMatthieu Chedid

21 December 1971

Feodor ChaliapinFeodor Chaliapin

13 February 1873

Catherine RingerCatherine Ringer

18 October 1957