Category:French female pop singers
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1. Singing – Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist, Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists, Singers may perform as soloists, or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Singing can be formal or informal, arranged or improvised and it may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort, or ritual, as part of music education, or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction, and regular practice, if practice is done on a regular basis then the sounds can become more clear and strong. Professional singers usually build their careers around one specific genre, such as classical or rock. They typically take voice training provided by teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers. Though these four mechanisms function independently, they are coordinated in the establishment of a vocal technique and are made to interact upon one another. During passive breathing, air is inhaled with the diaphragm while exhalation occurs without any effort, exhalation may be aided by the abdominal, internal intercostal and lower pelvis/pelvic muscles. Inhalation is aided by use of external intercostals, scalenes and sternocleidomastoid muscles, the pitch is altered with the vocal cords. With the lips closed, this is called humming, humans have vocal folds which can loosen, tighten, or change their thickness, and over which breath can be transferred at varying pressures. The shape of the chest and neck, the position of the tongue, any one of these actions results in a change in pitch, volume, timbre, or tone of the sound produced. Sound also resonates within different parts of the body and an individuals size, Singers can also learn to project sound in certain ways so that it resonates better within their vocal tract. This is known as vocal resonation, another major influence on vocal sound and production is the function of the larynx which people can manipulate in different ways to produce different sounds. These different kinds of function are described as different kinds of vocal registers. The primary method for singers to accomplish this is through the use of the Singers Formant and it has also been shown that a more powerful voice may be achieved with a fatter and fluid-like vocal fold mucosa. The more pliable the mucosa, the more efficient the transfer of energy from the airflow to the vocal folds, Vocal registration refers to the system of vocal registers within the voice. A register in the voice is a series of tones, produced in the same vibratory pattern of the vocal folds
2. France – France, officially the French Republic, is a country with territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, Overseas France include French Guiana on the South American continent and several island territories in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. France spans 643,801 square kilometres and had a population of almost 67 million people as of January 2017. It is a unitary republic with the capital in Paris. Other major urban centres include Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Nice, Toulouse, during the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The area was annexed in 51 BC by Rome, which held Gaul until 486, France emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages, with its victory in the Hundred Years War strengthening state-building and political centralisation. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a colonial empire was established. The 16th century was dominated by civil wars between Catholics and Protestants. France became Europes dominant cultural, political, and military power under Louis XIV, in the 19th century Napoleon took power and established the First French Empire, whose subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and later dissolved in the course of the Algerian War, the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, was formed in 1958 and remains to this day. Algeria and nearly all the colonies became independent in the 1960s with minimal controversy and typically retained close economic. France has long been a centre of art, science. It hosts Europes fourth-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and receives around 83 million foreign tourists annually, France is a developed country with the worlds sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, France remains a great power in the world, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a member state of the European Union and the Eurozone. It is also a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, originally applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name France comes from the Latin Francia, or country of the Franks
3. Isabelle Adjani – Isabelle Yasmina Adjani is a French film actress and singer. She is one of the most acclaimed French actresses of all time and she was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 2010, and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2014. After success in the Comédie-Française, Adjanis lauded performance as Adele Hugo in the 1975 film The Story of Adele H. earned her the first of two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her second nomination for Camille Claudel made her the first French actress to receive two nominations and she also won Best Actress at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival for Possession and Quartet, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival for Camille Claudel. Her other films include The Tenant, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Subway, Diabolique, gusti met Adjanis father, Mohammed Adjani, near the end of World War II, when he was in the French Army. They married and she returned him to Paris, not speaking a word of French. She asked him to take Cherif as his first name as it sounded more American, Isabelle grew up bilingual, speaking French and German fluently, in Gennevilliers, a northwestern suburb of Paris, where her father worked in a garage. She said her parents used their ethnic and cultural differences against each other in arguments, after winning a school recitation contest, Adjani began acting by the age of twelve in amateur theater. She successfully passed her baccalauréat and was auditing classes at the University of Vincennes in 1976, Adjani had a younger brother Éric, who was a photographer. Éric died on 25 December 2010, aged 53, at the age of 14, Adjani starred in her first motion picture, Le Petit bougnat. She first gained fame as an actress at the Comédie française. She was praised for her interpretation of Agnès, the female role in Molières LÉcole des femmes. She soon left the theatre to pursue a film career, after minor roles in several films, she enjoyed modest success in the 1974 film La Gifle, which François Truffaut saw. He immediately cast her in her first major role in his The Story of Adèle H. which he had finished writing five years prior, critics praised her performance, with the American critic Pauline Kael describing her acting talents as prodigious. Only 19 when she made the film, Adjani was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar and she quickly received offers for roles in Hollywood films, such as Walter Hills 1978 crime thriller The Driver. She had previously turned down the chance to star in films like The Other Side of Midnight and she had described Hollywood as a city of fiction and said, Im not an American. I didnt grow up with that will to win an award, Truffaut on the other hand said, France is too small for her. I think Isabelle is made for American cinema and she agreed to make The Driver because she was an admirer of Hills first film Hard Times
4. Cyndi Almouzni – When she was 14, Cyndi won a local talent contest and entered the national televised contest finals held in Paris. This was the start of her singing career. She has performed in countries, including France, the UK. She signed a recording contract in the US while continuing her studies. Steve Allen, A&R at Sony BMG first discovered Cyndi after hearing her vocals on a dance track recorded when she was just 14 years old. Allen was behind two previous Eurovision entries, Gina G with Ooh Aah, just a Little Bit and the 1997 UK winning Eurovision entry in Dublin with Love Shine a Light by Katrina and the Waves. In 2003, Betcha Never was actually used in soundtrack of the 2003 film Batman, in 2004, Cyndi while signed to Lava Records under the artistic name Cherie, she released a self-titled album she named Cherie which featured the lead-off single Im Ready released in summer of 2004. The follow-up single from the same album Cherie titled Older Than My Years was released in September 2004, after these three hits, and aside from one holiday track that was sent to radio Cherie seemingly disappeared altogether. Cherie resurfaced in the 2007 BBC selection for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, but interestingly, no mention was made of Cherie again as Cyndi reverted to her family name. On 17 March 2007 Cyndi Almouzni competed in the BBCs Eurovision, Making Your Mind Up contest to decide who would represent the United Kingdom at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, Finland. She sang the song Ill Leave My Heart, which had been produced by renowned Grammy award-winning producer Brian Rawling, terry Wogan announced the winner to be Cyndi while, simultaneously, co-host Fearne Cotton revealed the winner to be Scooch. After several seconds of confusion from both contestants, it was revealed that Scooch were the true winners and it was later revealed by the BBC that Cyndi had received 47% of the vote to Scoochs 53%. Her song was entered into the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2007 competition, Cyndi was known to be working on album material which was due for release in 2009. She made a comeback in 2012 when in Groovenut EP release, the Ep and the dance hit is Lose Control featuring Cyndi
5. Lisa Angell – Lisa Angell is a French singer who represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song Noubliez pas. From the ages of 11 to 14, Angell competed in several talent shows during the Nice Carnvial. She was declared the winner for four consecutive years, at the age of 15, she began classical singing training at the Conservatory of Nice but she quit shortly after. However she continued singing by performing in bars in the Côte dAzur. Angell settled in Paris in 2001 where she met Didier Barbelivien, the experience was not convincing and Angell went back to the Côte dAzur. In 2009, Dani Lary invited her to his show Le Château des secrets and this collaboration resulted in another song, this time with Patrick Sébastien in the studio of Le plus grand cabaret du monde. The latter proposed her to perform on Les années bonheur, and produced and it peaked at number 31 in France and number 86 in Belgium. Produced by Philippe Swan, her second album Des mots… was released in 2013, preceding the album, the first single was Je saurai taimer. It was a cover of Mélanie Cohls song that is the French adaptation by Philippe Swan of The Power of Love by Jennifer Rush, since September the same year, she has participated regularly in the weekly show Les chansons dabord on France 3. For the album Nos fiançailles, France/Portugal by Tony Carreira, Angell accompanies him to make a duo singing Loiseau et lenfant and her third album Frou-Frou was released on 21 April 2014. This album of covers pays tribute to female performers of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, on 23 February 2015, Lisa Angell was announced to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna on 23 May 2015, with the song Noubliez pas. France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015