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Frédéric François

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Chicago Frédéric François, Amaury Vassili 02:21
Juste un peu d'amour Frédéric François, Jean-Baptiste Guégan 03:46
L'amour fou Frédéric François, Daniel Levi 03:43
Mon cœur te dit je t'aime Frédéric François, Elsa Esnoult 03:06
Je t'aime à l'italienne Frédéric François, Bénabar 03:20
Une rose dans le désert Frédéric François, Frédéric Zeitoun 03:39
Volare Frédéric François, ALESSIA RAISI 03:32
Dicitencello Vuje Frédéric François, Roberto Alagna 04:10
Je t'aime à l'italienne Frédéric François 03:24
Quand vient le soir on se retrouve Frédéric François, Dave 03:44

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Biography

Famed crooner, songwriter,
and chanson master Frédéric François was born Francesco Barracato on June 3,
1950 in Lercara Friddi, Sicily. The family moved to Belgium while he was a
child, and that is where he pursued his passion for singing and music. He had
various bands as a teenager and landed his first recording contract before he
turned 20. He wrote his 1969 debut single, “Sylvie”, at which point he
chose his stagename, a tribute to Chopin. He struggled to gain footing as a
recording interest, which finally happened with 1971’s "Je n'ai jamais
aimé comme je t'aime”
. He went to Number 1 in several European countries
the next year with “Je voudrais dormir près de toi”. He scored
huge hits throughout the 1970s like “Laisse-moi vivre ma vie” and “Chicago”.
Disco cratered his popular appeal at the turn of the decade, but he mounted a
successful comeback in the mid-1980s with a triumphant debut at the fabled
Olympia that helped power "Je t'aime à l'italienne" into another huge commercial success. He
continued to release hit songs and albums, tour, and return regularly to the
Olympia. The 90s saw the release of hits like 1993’s “Tzigane” and 1997’s “L’amour
fou”
, and he ended the decade performing in his hometown in Sicily for the
first time in 1999. He remained a favorite into the 21st century with smashes
like 2001’s “Un slow pour s’aimer and 2013’s Amor Latino. Fifty
years into a storied career in which he became the third greatest selling
artist in Belgium’s history, he released a new album, La Liberté d’Aimer,
in 2021.