Lara Fabian Biography

(One of the Best-Selling Belgian Female Artists of All Time)

Birthday: January 9, 1970 (Capricorn)

Born In: Etterbeek, Belgium

Lara Fabian is a famous Belgian singer, known mainly for being the eponym of her most popular album. Singing mainly in French, she is also considered a talented songwriter, having written tracks for other popular artistes including Nolwenn Leroy and Chimène Badi. She began taking music lessons as a child, and by the time she was ten, she began writing and singing her own songs. Her most popular albums include 'Carpe Diem', 'Pure', and 'Live', amongst others, with hit singles like ', 'Le jour où tu partira', 'Tu t'en vas', 'Tu es mon autre', and 'J'y crois encore'. She also recreated the Canadian anthem in French and English renditions. She is famous for having given her voice to the character of 'Esmeralda', in the French remake of the film, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'. Her song, 'Deux ils, Deux elles', is in particular, considered one of the most beautiful tracks she has ever produced. Fabian is also known for having collaborated with various popular artistes, like George Perris, and Mustafa Ceceli. The recipient of prestigious honours like the 'Felix Awards', 'World Music Awards', and the 'IFPI Platinum Europe Awards', this brilliant singer has achieved considerable fame and success. Read on for more information about her life and works
Quick Facts

Canadian Celebrities Born In January

Nick Name: Laroutcha

Also Known As: Lara Sophie Katy Crokaert

Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Gabriel Di Giorgio, Gérard Pullicino

father: Pierre Crokaert

mother: Luisa Crokaert

children: Lou Pullicino

Born Country: Belgium

Musicians Pop Singers

Ancestry: Belgian Canadian

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awards: 2001; 1999 - World Music Award for World's Best Selling Benelux Artist
2001 - World Music Award for World's Best Selling Belgian Artist

Childhood & Early Life
Lara Crokaert was born to Pierre and Maria, on January 9, 1970, in Etterbeek municipality of Brussels, Belgium. The young girl was raised in Catania, Sicily, after which her family settled down in Ruisbroek, a Belgian village.
A child prodigy, she not only played the piano exceptionally well, but also sang, danced and wrote her own lyrics. The major influences on her work as an artist were the performances of the band, 'Queen', and American singer, Barbra Streisand. As a young performer, she soon adopted the stage name of Lara Fabian.
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In 1986, Lara's debut track, 'L'Aziza est en pleurs/ Il y avait' was released, consisting of two different songs written by musician Marc Lerchs.
Two years later, the young singer represented Belgium and competed in the '33rd Eurovision Song Contest', singing 'Croire' ('Trust'). She finished in fourth place at the competition, which was won by Celine Dion, who sang for Switzerland.
Fabian soon settled down in Montreal, Canada, in order to kick-start her musical career. Along with fellow musician, Rick Allison, Lara established the recording company, 'Productions Clandestines'.
In August, 1991, she released her first album, titled, 'Lara Fabian', which became an instant hit, with its top tracks, 'Le jour où tu partira', 'Qui pense à l'amour', and 'Les murs'.
This talented singer brought out her next album, 'Carpe diem' in 1994, with singles like 'Leïla', 'Si tu m'aimes', and 'Tu t'en vas'. Within two years, she was signed on by 'Walt Disney Studios', to lend her voice to 'Esmeralda', a character in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', released in French.
From 1996-99, Fabian released her new album 'Pure', in Canada, France, Belgium, and Switzerland. Her earlier album 'Carpe diem' was introduced in Europe, and during the same time, she also produced the album, 'Live'.
In 2001, Lara brought out a new album, titled, 'Nue' ('Naked'), this too in French, with the extremely popular single, 'J'y crois encore', and other tracks like 'Tu es mon autre', 'Immortelle', and 'Aimer Déjà'.
The same year, she also sang 'O Canada', the nation's anthem, in languages like English and French, in collaboration with the 'Vancouver Symphony Orchestra', and musician David Foster.
In 2002, she sang 'World at Your Feet', for the 'World Soccer Championship CD', with the words penned by English singer-songwriter, Gary Barlow. The next year, she released a compilation of her performances at the 'Casino de Paris', in an album titled 'En toute intimité'.
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The exceptional musician also appeared in 2004 film, 'De-Lovely', starring Ashley Judd and Kevin Kline, performing tracks like 'So in Love' and 'Another Openin', Another Show'.
In 2005, this brilliant singer produced the fifth album sung in French, named '9'. The style of singing portrayed in tracks, like Ne lui parlez plus d'elle', 'Il ne manquait que toi', 'La Lettre', and 'L'homme qui n'avait pas de maison', deflect from her usual tone and soon became highly popular.
During 2006-11, a concert album was released, titled, 'Un regard 9 Live' by this accomplished singer. She also brought out studio productions including 'Toutes Les Femmes En Moi', 'Nuit Magique', 'Best of Lara Fabian', 'Mademoiselle Zhivago', and ‘Je me souviens’.
From 2012-14, Fabian released the album, 'Le Secret ', which contained seventeen tracks, including 'Deux ils, Deux elles'. The song advocates that being a part of the LGBT section of society is a personal choice, and condemns the practice of discrimination against them.
During the same time, she also collaborated with Greek musician, George Perris, and Turkish performer, Mustafa Ceceli, to work on the songs, 'Ma Solitude', and 'Make Me Yours Tonight' respectively.
Lara has also worked as a songwriter for French artistes like Myriam Abel, Chimène Badi, and Nolwenn Leroy.
Major Works
This singer's most famous album is the self-titled, 'Lara Fabian', which was not only popular in Canada, France, Switzerland, and Belgium, but also hit the number 1 spot on the 'Billboard' charts. On its first release in 1991, it sold 100,000 copies only in Canada, becoming a platinum album within two years.
Awards & Achievements
During 1995-98, this Belgian singer won the 'Felix Awards' for 'Best Songwriter/Performer', 'Female vocalist of the Year', and 'Popular Album of the Year', for her production, 'Pure'.
From 1999-2001, she was honoured with the prestigious, 'World Music Awards', on two occasions. She also won the 'IFPI Platinum Europe Awards' for reaching record sales of more than 2 million copies.
In 2005, she received the 'Etoile Cherie FM Awards' for 'Best Female Star of the Year'.
Personal Life & Legacy
In 1998, Fabian was dating French musician, Patrick Fiori, singer of the chart-topper, '4 Mots sur un piano'.
For some time since 2006, she was in a relationship with Gérard Pullicino, with whom she had a daughter, Lou.
Recently, in 2013, Lara got married to Sicilian composer and performer, Gabriele Di Giorgio.
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