Alizée

Alizée
Release date
01 January 1970
Alizée
01 January 1970 |

Alizée Jacotey known professionally as Alizée, is a French recording artist and dancer. She was born and raised in Ajaccio, Corsica.

She was discovered by Mylène Farmer, following her winning performance in the talent show, Graines de Star,[2] in 1999. While collaborating with Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat, she followed it with a series of albums that attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on NRJ, Europe 1, MTV, Virgin, and many others. Throughout her career, many of her songs have been in top 25 hit lists on the record charts, including “Moi… Lolita”, “L’Alizé”, “J’en ai marre!” “Gourmandises”, “Mademoiselle Juliette”, her cover version of “La Isla Bonita”, “Parler Tout Bas”, “Les collines” and “À cause de l’automne”.

According to the IFPI and SNEP, Alizée is one of the best-selling female French artists of the 21st century, and is also the singer with most exports out of France. Alizée entered the music business in 2000. She has since released five studio albums, the first two of which were composed by Laurent Boutonnat and written by Mylène Farmer. Her first album was Gourmandises, which received Platinum certification within three months of release. After its international launch in 2001, Gourmandises was a success both in France and abroad, earning Alizée the distinction of being the highest selling female French singer in 2001. The album featured her most successful single “Moi… Lolita” which reached number one in several countries in Europe and East Asia, in the UK the song was acclaimed by the New Musical Express who recognised it with a “Single of the Week” award. It became a rare example of a foreign-language song to chart highly in the UK, peaking at number 9.

Gourmandises was followed by a second studio album, Mes courants électriques, in 2003. Following its release, Alizée toured during the fall of 2003, performing in 43 concerts throughout France, Belgium and Switzerland.

Her fourth album titled Une enfant du siècle was released on 29 March 2010. In early 2011 she recorded a duet with Alain Chamfort for his new album Elle & lui.

Released in March 2013, Alizée’s fifth studio album, 5 had a continuous promotion including the two first songs “À cause de l’automne” and “Je veux bien”.

At the end of December 2013, the singer began recording her sixth studio album, which is scheduled for release in Spring 2014, the project is saved between France and Japan, since the music of the artist will be re-imported into Asian countries.

In mid-March 2014 her new single Blonde was announced; it was released on the 17th of the same month. It is the first single from her sixth studio album which was released on June 23, 2014.

The album received mostly positive but divided reviews from critics.