Julien Clerc, born as Paul Alain Leclerc, is a French singer and songwriter. Born in Paris, Clerc grew up listening to classical music in his father Paul Leclerc's home, while his mother Evelyn Merlot introduced him to the music of such singers as Georges Brassens and Edith Piaf, he began to learn the piano at six, by 13, started to play by ear everything he heard on the radio. During his secondary school and university days, he met Maurice Vallet and Etienne Roda-Gil, two of his main songwriters, began to compose his first songs, he changed his name to Julien Clerc upon signing a contract with Pathé Marconi, releasing his first album in May 1968. The album went on to win the Académie Charles Cros Record Award. In 1969, Clerc went on the Olympia stage for the first time to open for Gilbert Becaud's concert. Despite having been in show business for only one year, his performance was a great success, he would return to the Olympia for a series of concerts. From May 1969 to February 1970, he starred in the successful Paris run of the musical "Hair", which increased his profile.
By the age of 24, Clerc was a major star and recorded numerous hits, many of which were sold abroad and distributed in other languages. In 1979, he took part in two new collaborative ventures, singing the title song of the children's musical, "Emilie Jolie" and participating in "36 Front Populaire", a double album musical about a turbulent historical period. Over the years, Clerc's repertoire has ranged from his own compositions to classic French songs like "Comme Hier" by Brassens and "L'hymne à l'amour" by Edith Piaf, he has performed in the Americas and Europe. In January 1999, Clerc went on stage at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and delivered an unplugged acoustic set, a long way from the rock/pop-based shows that he had been giving his audience for some years. In 2000, he appeared, along with many other artists, in a number of benefit concerts for Restaurants du Coeur, a winter food bank charity. In 2003, Clerc recorded a new album of classic American "standards", in French. On another front, Clerc was named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony in Paris in November 2003 after working for nearly two years with the agency on various benevolent projects for refugees.
In March 2004, he undertook his first field mission to meet with refugees and aid workers in Chad. His mission was documented by "Envoyé spécial" and was broadcast on a national French TV channel in April 2004. Clerc has five children: daughters Jeanne Herry with French actress Miou-Miou. 1974: Five golden records Albums and Singles 1970, Julien Clerc - Premier Album 1970, Des jours entiers à t'aimer 1971, Julien Clerc 1971, Olympia 70 1971, Niagara 1972, Liberté, égalité, fraternité... ou la mort 1973, Ca fait pleurer le bon dieu 1974, Terre de France 1974, N°7 1976, A mon âge et à l'heure qu'il est 1978, Jaloux 1979, 36 Front populaire 1980, Quand je joue 1980, Sans entracte 1982, indiscrétion, blasphème 1984, Aime-moi 1987, Les aventures à l'eau 1990, Fais-moi une place 1992, Utile 1994, Julien 2000, Si j'étais elle 2003, Studio 2005, Double enfance 2008, Où s'en vont les avions? 2009, Tour 09 2011, Peut-être 2011, Hôtel des Caravelles 2012, Le temps d'aimee 2012, Symphonique - À l'Opéra national de Paris - Palais Garnier 2014, Partout la musique vient 2014, On ne se méfie jamais assez 2016, Entre elle et moi 2016, Fans, je vous aime 2017, À nos amoursCooperation in 1979, Emilie Jolie by Philippe Chatel Official website www.julienclerc.eu
Saïd M'Roumbaba, better known by his stage name Soprano, is a French singer and rapper of Comorian descent. He is a part of the rap group Psy 4 de la Rime. After leaving the group to make his first solo album he recorded his solo debut Puisqu'il Faut Vivre which made the Billboard European Top 100, he returned in 2010 with a new solo album called La Colombe, which included collaborations with numerous artists such as Indila and Amadou & Mariam. He has continued to work with Psy4 de la Rime: their third album, Les Cités d'Or, was released in 2008, their fourth album 4eme Dimension came out in April 2013. *Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts. *Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts. 2000Psy 4 De La Rime - La Pluie D'Un Desert sur la B. O. du film Comme un aimant Soprano Feat Sako - Pour de meilleurs... sur la mixtape Sad Hill Impact Psy 4 De La Rime - La fierté sur la mixtape Sad Hill Impact Psy 4 De La Rime - Pour mes gens sur la mixtape Sad Hill Impact 45 Niggaz Feat Psy 4 De La Rime - Mon Micro Et Mon Glaive sur l'album de 45 Niggaz, Les guerriers de Mars2001Psy 4 De La Rime - Le départ sur la mixtape Sur un air positif Soprano - Sugar sur la B.
O. du film Comme un aimant2002Akhenaton Feat Soprano - Paranoia sur l'album d'Akh, Black Album2003IAM Feat Soprano - La Violence sur l'album d'IAM, Revoir un printemps Psy 4 de La Rime - L'assemblee sur la mixtape TSE Music Vol.1 45 Niggaz Feat Soprano - 5 éléments sur l'album de 45 Niggaz, Justice Sauvage2004La Swija Feat Soprano - En bas sur l'album de La Swija, Des racines et des ailes La Swija Feat Psy 4 De La Rime - Au sourire levant sur l'album de La Swija, Des racines et des ailes Soprano - S. O. P. R. A. Sur la mixtape Têtes Brulées Soprano Feat L'algérino & Kalash - Réseaux Pas Hallal sur la mixtape Street Lourd Hall Stars Kery James Feat Soprano & Rohff - La Force sur la mixtape Savoir Et Vivre Ensemble Psy 4 De La Rime - L'Assemblée sur la mixtape TSE Music Bouchées Double Feat Psy 4 De La Rime - Micro trottoir sur le EP de Bouchées Double, Matière grise Soprano Feat Mino - L'enfer du devoir sur la mixtape Projet Ares Psy 4 De La Rime - Marseillais sur la mixtape OM All Stars Beretta Feat Soprano - Animaux dans les mots sur l'album de Beretta, Rimes 2 Zone Beretta Feat Soprano & L'algerino - Aussi Profond que l'ocean sur l'album de Beretta, Rimes 2 Zone2005L'algérino Feat Soprano - Etoile D'un Jour sur l'album de L'algérino, Les Derniers Seront Les Premiers L'algérino Feat Psy 4 De La Rime & IAM - M.
A. R. S. Sur l'album de L'algérino, Les Derniers Seront Les Premiers Medine Feat Soprano - Anéanti sur l'album de Médine, Jihad Psy 4 De La Rime - Lova sur la mixtape Illicite Projet Psy 4 De La Rime Feat Mystik & Mino - J'reste au front sur la mixtape Hematom Resurrection Soprano - Fréro tiens l'coup sur la mixtape Haute Tension Psy 4 De La Rime - De la paix a la haine sur la mixtape Neochrome Vol.3 Soprano Feat Mino & La Swija - Stallag 13 sur la mixtape Stallag 13 Soprano Feat Mino - On est les autres sur la mixtape Stallag 13 Soprano Feat Cesare - Freestyle radio sur la mixtape Stallag 13 Soprano Feat Vincenzo - Bootleg sur la mixtape Rap Performance2006Akhenaton Feat Psy 4 De La Rime - Vue De La Cage sur l'album d'Akh, Soldats De Fortune Psy 4 De La Rime - Bienvenue A Massilia sur la mixtape Mixtape Evolution Soprano Feat Sako & Akhenaton - Tant Que Dieu... sur la mixtape La Cosca Team Vol.2 Psy 4 De La Rime - Fou sur la mixtape La Cosca Team Vol.2 La Cosca Team - La Ronde sur la mixtape, La Cosca Team Vol.2 Kayna Samet Feat Soprano - Besoin De Renaître sur l'album de Kayna Samet, Entre Deux Je Soprano - Moi J'Ai Pas sur la mixtape Hostile 2006 Soprano - Mars Vice sur la mixtape Illégal Radio Moubaraka Feat Soprano - Espérance sur le Street CD de Moubaraka, L'envie de percer Psy 4 De La Rime Feat Le Rat Luciano, L'algérino & Bouga - Marseille all star sur la mixtape Crise des banlieues Soprano Feat L.
E. A - Derniere Chance sur la mixtape Block 4 Life Soprano Feat Médine - Ils Disent sur la mixtape Block 4 Life Psy 4 De La Rime - La Cosco sur la mixtape Independenza Labels Psy 4 De La Rime - Paix à la haine sur la mixtape 1Konito Vol.3 Samat Feat Soprano - Réfléchi sur l'album de Samat, Just Milieu Larsen Feat Soprano - Dis leur sur le Street CD de Larsen, Dark Album: En Parallele Soprano - Au-dela des codes postaux sur la mixtape Dans les rues de Marseille2007S. Teban Feat Soprano & Segnor Alonzo - The World Needs You sur la mixtape, TSE Music L'Apéro Tony P Feat Soprano & Don Choa - Les Clés De La Reussite sur l'album éponyme de Tony P K.ommando Toxic Feat Soprano & Tonino - Au taquet sur le Street CD du K.ommando Toxic, Cocktail explosif Psykopat Feat Soprano - Qui sur le Street CD des Psykopat, Antholopsy Melissa Feat Soprano - Jour de pluie sur l'album de Melissa, Avec tout mon amour Kalash L'afro Feat Soprano - Armadeus & Ghettoven sur l'album de Kalash, Cracheur de flammes2009La Fouine feat Soprano & Sefyu - Ca fait mal2010Soprano feat Afrob, Skero & Greis - Starting Block Exklusive for the German Rap Mag CD ZPU feat Soprano - Primera Clase Delahoja feat Soprano - Nuestra B.
S. O.2011Fabri Fibra featuring Redman and Soprano - Rap Futuristico C'est ma life featuring DJ Abdel BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 Cypher2012Sadek feat Soprano Au bout du chemin Redk feat Soprano Meskine and Avant de s'en aller
Pierre Garand, known by his stage name Garou, is a French Canadian singer and actor from Sherbrooke, Quebec. He is known for his work in the musical Notre-Dame de Paris and the No. 1 hits "Belle", "Seul", "Sous le vent", "La Rivière de notre enfance". He holds the SNEP record for most weeks at No. 1. Garou began playing the guitar at the age of three at the encouragement of his father, he started a band in 1992 called the Untouchables. In 1997, he was discovered by Luc Plamondon while singing American blues tunes in a Sherbrooke bar, he was drafted by Plamondon to play the role of Quasimodo in his musical Notre-Dame de Paris, which made him a star in France. His first album Seul became the best-selling French album of 2001 and remains one of the best-selling French albums of all time, achieving 2 million sales in Europe and going three times platinum in Canada, he continued his string of hits with a live album and his sophomore effort Reviens in 2003. Sales for his third album Garou remained strong and he released his English crossover Piece of My Soul in 2008.
The album debuted at # 2 in # 3 in France. Despite this, the album became his first album in France not to reach platinum status although it became his best-selling album in North America in seven years, his next album, Gentleman cambrioleur features cover songs in French and English and became his first album to miss the top five in France, where it modestly peaked at #35, staying on the charts for 17 weeks. He released Version Intégrale in 2010 which became another Top 40 hit in Canada. Garou performed the Jean-Pierre Ferland song "Un peu plus haut, un peu plus loin" at the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia, he has performed at the charity event Les Enfoirés for the past 19 years. His latest effort Rhythm and Blues became his highest peaking album in four years, it is his second covers album and pays tribute to classic R&B music.. He hosted the first two editions of Destination Eurovision, the selection show to choose the French entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, for France 2.
Garou has become well known for his collaborations. He has worked with Luc Plamondon in Notre-dame de Paris; the single "Belle" was lifted from the musical and stayed atop the French charts for a record-breaking 18 weeks. The single remained the most successful song in French history until 2009. In 2000, he had a successful duet with Celine Dion. "Sous le vent" became his third number one single in France. In 2004 he worked with the legendary Michel Sardou for his fourth and final number one single, "La Rivière de notre enfance"; the following year he appeared with 15-year-old singer Marilou on "Tu es comme ça." He has worked with several popular songwriters, including Jean-Jacques Goldman and Pascal Obispo. For his first album in English, Garou collaborated with some of the biggest names in music; the single "Stand Up" was written by Rob Thomas. He sang the song "First Day of My Life", a big hit all over Europe in 2006 for former Spice Girl Melanie C, written by Guy Chambers and Enrique Iglesias.
Garou has a daughter named a former model. After they broke up he dated entertainer Arwa Jassem known as Lahlouba. From 2007 to June 2010 he dated French singer Lorie. Garou is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 1999. Seul Reviens Garou Piece of My Soul Gentleman cambrioleur Version intégrale Rhythm and Blues Au milieu de ma vie It's Magic! List of Quebec musicians Music of Quebec Culture of Quebec Official website Biography of Garou, from Radio France Internationale Fan-club officiel en Russie
Daniel Lavoie is a Canadian singer–songwriter, producer and radio host, known for his song "Ils s'aiment" and the role of Frollo in musical Notre-Dame de Paris. He performs on stage in Canada and France and tours in Canada and Europe. Daniel Lavoie was born in Dunrea, Manitoba on March 17, 1949, he is bilingual in English and French, since his family was part of a small French-speaking community in the predominantly anglophone province. He is the eldest of six children, his father was his mother a housewife. Daniel took piano lessons with nuns as a little boy and continued his musical education in a French-language Jesuit boarding school, Collège de St-Boniface, in St. Boniface neighborhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1967, Daniel Lavoie won the CBC's competition for singer-songwriters "Jeunesse Oblige". Soon after that he began touring Quebec's music clubs with groups. At that time he changed his name from Gérald to Daniel. In 1973 Daniel Lavoie recorded his first single, "Marie connue", in 1974, his second, "S'endormir pour une rose".
His first album A court terme had moderate success. One of the songs from this albums, "J'ai quitté mon île" became popular in France and in Portugal and Brazil. In 2009 "J'ai quitté mon île" was selected by CBC Radio listeners among the top 49 Canadian songs in all genres that best defined the country's image for Barack Obama, to be presented to him on an iPod for his inauguration; the second album, Berceuse pour un Lion was well received in Quebec and contained several hits, but it was the third album, Nirvana bleu that brought Daniel Lavoie true recognition in Quebec. He toured all over Quebec and performed in France, his popularity as a live performer was growing. In 1980 he received his first Félix Award for the best male singer of the year. Many more were to follow. In 1981, Daniel Lavoie released his first English-language album Cravings as well as his fourth French-language album Aigre doux; the year 1984 was a turning point in Daniel Lavoie's career with the release of his album Tension Attention.
One of the songs from this album, "Ils s'aiment" became popular and its single sold 2 million copies. It has been translated into several languages and covered by dozens of performers, among them Ana Belen, Richard Cocciante, Diane Dufresne, Paulo Gonzo, Ramses Shaffy. "Ils s'aiment" and "Tension Attention" brought Daniel Lavoie multiple awards both in Quebec and in France. The same year Daniel created his solo concert show Hôtel des rêves which he presented both in Quebec and in Europe. Lavoie's next album, Vue sur la mer was another success; the release was followed by 5 nights engagement at the Olympia theatre in Paris, a 21-date tour throughout Europe. More awards followed, in the spring of 1988 for three months Lavoie performed his show Hôtel des rêves at the Théâtre Outremont in Montreal; the 1990 album Long Courrier included "Qui sait", "Le pape du rap", "Jours de plaine". A study conducted in the early 1990-s placed Lavoie among most respected by their peers French-Canadian singer-songwriters.
In 1992 Lavoie participated in Catherine Lara's symphonic rock-musical Sand et les Romantiques, performing the part of Eugène Delacroix. The same year he released another English-language album, Here in the heart, he appeared in an episode of the American soap opera General Hospital as himself performing his own song "Weak for Love". Lavoie's next and final English-language album Woman to Man appeared in 1994. In 1995 Lavoie released a new album Ici which introduced new hits such as "Où la route mène", "Je pensais pas", "Je suis une rivière". Two albums for children followed: Le Bébé Dragon and Le Bébé Dragon vol. 2. Live album of Lavoie's best hits along with never-before performed pieces, Live au Divan Vert was recorded in 1997. In 1998 Lavoie was cast as priest Frollo in Richard Cocciante and Luc Plamondon's new musical Notre-Dame de Paris, based on the eponymous novel by Victor Hugo; the musical became successful Albums were sold by the millions, for seven months Daniel sang the part of Frollo in front of sold-out crowds of the Palais des Congrès in Paris.
After that he participated in the show's tour in France, as well as the Quebec production and the English version in London, in 2000. The song "Belle", which he performed with Garou and Patrick Fiori became enormously popular In 2002 Lavoie was cast in another musical in Paris, this time Le Petit Prince by Richard Cocciante and Elisabeth Anais, based on Antoine de St-Exupéry's book, he performed the part of the Pilot until April 2003. The new album Comédies humaines was released in 2004 and included hits like "Violoncelle" and "Bénies Soient Les Femmes". A tour in France and Quebec followed; the same year Lavoie released a storybook for children illustrated by Oksana Kemarskaya Roulé Boulé: Je suis une boule qui roule, accompanied by an album of the same name that consisted of selections from
Slimane Nebchi, known professionally by the mononym Slimane, is a French singer. Nebchi won season 5 The Voice: la plus belle voix in 2016, has since released a debut album and nine singles. Slimane Nebchi was born on 13 October 1989 in Seine-et-Marne, France, he is of Algerian descent. He attended Lycée Jehan de Chelles moving to Les Lilas, a suburb of Paris, where he worked for la société ATEED, he started putting music online including own compositions like "Toi et moi", "Je n'y suis pour rien", "Salem" and "Amour Impossible" the latter as a duo with Princesse Sofia. Before the French The Voice, he took part in a number of music competitions, he performed during Star Music Beach Tour in 2012 with Richard Cross. In 2015, he obtained a secondary role in Didier Barbelivien's French musical Marie-Antoinette et le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge due to launch in 2017. In 2016, at age 26, he auditioned for season 5 of The Voice: la plus belle voix singing "À fleur de toi" by Vitaa. All four judges turned their chairs, indicating in the gameshow they wished to take him through to the next round.
He opted to be in Team Florent Pagny. On 14 May 2016, he won the title with 33% of the public vote, beating his fellow finalist, MB14. *Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts. 2015: Marie-Antoinette et le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge "Tu penses à elle" "La terreur citoyen" "La France" "La désillusion" "Marie-Antoinette"
Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga, is a Filipina singer and actress, best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses, as a recording artist and television performer. At age 18, she originated the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, first in the West End and on Broadway, winning the Olivier and Theatre World Awards, becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award. Salonga is the first Filipino artist to sign with an international record label. Salonga was the first actress of Asian descent to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway, she portrayed Éponine and Fantine in the musical's 10th and 25th anniversary concerts in London. She provided the singing voices of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan, she was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company. Salonga starred as Mei-li in the 2002 Broadway version of Flower Drum Song, she has played numerous other film and TV roles in the US, the Philippines and elsewhere.
She has toured in the title role of Cinderella, among other roles, as a concert artist. From 2015 to 2016, she returned to Broadway in Allegiance, from 2017 to 2019 she appeared in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island. María Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga was born in Ermita, Manila, to Feliciano Genuino Salonga, a naval Rear admiral and shipping company owner, his wife, María Ligaya Alcantara, née Imutan, she spent the first six years of her childhood in Angeles City before moving to Manila. Her brother, Gerard Salonga, is a conductor, she made her professional debut in 1978 at the age of seven in the musical The King and I with Repertory Philippines. She played the title role in Annie in 1980 and appeared in other productions such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, The Rose T, The Goodbye Girl, Paper Moon and The Fantasticks. In 1981, she recorded her first album, Small Voice, certified gold in the Philippines. In 1985, she and her brother took part in the eighth Metro Manila Popular Music Festival as the interpreters for the song entry titled "Musika, Sipol at La La La", composed by Tess Concepcion.
During the 1980s, Salonga had several television projects through GMA Radio Television Arts where she worked as a child actor. After the success of her first album, from 1983 to 1985, she hosted her own musical television show, Love and was a member of the cast of German Moreno's teen variety show That's Entertainment, she acted in films, which included the family-oriented Tropang Bulilit, Like Father, Like Son, Ninja Kids, Captain Barbell and Pik Pak Boom. As a young performer, Salonga received a Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences award nomination for Best Child Actress and three Aliw Awards for best child performer in 1980, 1981 and 1982, she released her second album, Lea, in 1988. She opened for, performed with, international acts such as Menudo and Stevie Wonder in their concerts in Manila in 1985 and in 1988, respectively, she finished her secondary education in 1988 at the O. B. Montessori Center in Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila, where she was a Bergamo 1 Student and an active participant in school productions.
She attended the University of the Philippines College of Music's extension program aimed at training musically talented children in music and stage movement. A college freshman studying biology at the Ateneo de Manila University when she auditioned for Miss Saigon, she intended to have a medical career. In between jobs in New York, she took two courses at Fordham University's Lincoln Center. In 1989 Salonga was selected to play Kim in the debut production of the musical Miss Saigon in London. Unable to find a strong enough East Asian actress/singer in the United Kingdom, the producers scoured many countries looking for the lead. For her audition, the 17-year-old Salonga chose to sing Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's "On My Own" from Les Misérables and was asked to sing "Sun and Moon", impressing the audition panel. Salonga has sometimes credited "On My Own" as the starting point of her international career, she competed for the role with childhood friend and fellow Repertory Philippines performer Monique Wilson.
Salonga won the lead role, while Wilson was named her understudy and given the role of the bar girl Mimi. For her performance as Kim, Salonga won the 1990 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical; when Miss Saigon opened on Broadway in 1991, she again played the role of Kim, winning the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards and becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win a Tony Award. In 1993 and 1996, she returned to play Kim on Broadway. In 1999, she was invited back to London to close the West End production, in 2001, at the age of 29 and after finishing the Manila run of the musical, Salonga returned to Broadway to close that production. In 1990, Salonga performed in a homecoming concert in Manila entitled A Miss Called Lea, she received a Presidential Award of Merit from President Corazon Aquino. In 1991, she was named as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1992, she performed the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's animated film Aladdin.
In 1993, Salonga played the role of Éponine in the Broadway production of Les Misérables. She performed the song "A Whole New World" from Aladdin with Brad Kane at the 65th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, where the song won an Oscar, having won a Golden Globe Award; that same year, she released her self-titled international debut album with Atlantic Records. In 1994, Salo
Lara Sophie Katy Crokaert, better known as Lara Fabian, is an Italian-Belgian singer, musician and producer. She has sold over 20 million records worldwide as of September 2017 and is one of the best-selling Belgian artists of all time, she was born in Brussels to a Belgian father and a Sicilian mother. Since 1996 she holds a Canadian citizenship alongside the original Belgian; as of 2015 she lived in Walloon Brabant province in Belgium just outside Brussels. She has since moved back to Montreal. Fabian is the only child of Pierre Crokaert, Flemish, Maria Luisa Serio, a Sicilian. Fabian’s parents recognized her talents early on and enrolled her in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels when she was eight, she sings in eight languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Flemish and Russian. During the 1980s, Fabian won several prizes, she released her first single, "L'Aziza est en pleurs" / "Il y avait" in 1986. In 1988, the RTL TV channel in Luxembourg invited Fabian to represent the country at the 33rd Eurovision Song Contest, held that year in Dublin, Ireland.
The song was a composition by Jacques Cardona and Alain Garcia entitled Croire which reached a respectable fourth place. The single became a hit in Europe. In 1990, Fabian and musical collaborator Rick Allison moved to Montreal, Canada to embark on a career in North America, they started Productions Clandestines. In August 1991, her self-titled French-language debut album, Lara Fabian, was released in Canada and sold over 100,000 copies; the album went gold in 1993, platinum the following year. The success of upbeat Dance-pop singles such as "Le jour où tu partira", "Les murs", "Qui pense à l'amour" gave Fabian radio exposure, she received several nominations at the 1993 ADISQ awards, a poll published around that time voted her Québec's most promising singer. Constant touring in Québec helped Fabian's 1994 album; the album went Gold three weeks after its release, spawned three hit singles: "Tu t'en vas", "Si tu m'aimes", "Leïla". The following year, the album went triple platinum. Fabian received two Félix awards at the 1995 ADISQ gala: Best Show Of The Year and Best Female Singer Of The Year.
In 1996, Walt Disney Studios hired Fabian to voice the character of Esmeralda in the French version of the animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Disney included "Que Dieu aide les exclus", Fabian's French version of the song "God Help The Outcasts", on the film's English soundtrack album alongside Bette Midler's version. Since 1996 Lara Fabian has held Canadian citizenship alongside her original Belgian passport. After the success of Carpe diem, Fabian signed a contract with the French Polydor label for several albums and Pure was released in June 1997. Pure sold more than two million copies in France; the album won a Félix for Popular Album of the Year at the 1997 ADISQ gala and was nominated for two Juno Awards in the Best Selling French Album category, for Fabian as Best Female Singer. In February 1998, Fabian received the Discovery of the Year award during the Victoires de la Musique Gala. In 1998, Polydor released Carpe diem in Europe. In November 1998, she received the Félix Award for Artist with the Most Recognition Outside Quebec at the'ADISQ Gala'.
In December, she was named as Revelation of the Year by Paris Match, which put her on its cover to mark this occasion. In March 1999, Fabian released her first live album, named Live, which debuted at #1 on the French charts; this helped seal an international recording contract with Sony Music. In May 1999, Fabian was honoured at the World Music Awards in Monaco, where she received Best Selling Record for the Year 1998 for her album Pure. In July 1999, with over six million records sold across Europe, Polydor rereleased Fabian's self-titled debut album. In the summer of 1999, Fabian recorded her first English-language album, Lara Fabian, in New York and San Francisco for the Sony label; the songs were written and produced with Rick Allison and Dave Pickell, Walter Afanasieff, Glen Ballard and Patrick Leonard. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard'Heatseekers' album chart, reached #1 on the French album chart and #2 on the Belgian album chart. For the Asian version of the album, Fabian collaborated with American-Taiwanese pop star Leehom Wang on the song "Light of My Life".
The dance-pop song "I Will Love Again", her first English single, reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, peaked #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, #10 Adult Contemporary, as well as appearing in several international charts. This included the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #63; the follow-up ballad, "Love By Grace", entered the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at #24. In February 2001, "Love By Grace" became the theme song of the lead couple in the Brazilian soap opera Laços de Família, broadcast by TV Globo in Brazil and Portugal. For several weeks, the song was number 1 on Portuguese radio stations; the third single, the dance-pop song "I Am Who I Am", remixed by Hex Hector, did not chart. In Europe, the single "Adagio" charted at #5 on the French singles chart and #3 on the Belgian singles chart. During this period, Fabian recorded songs for several Hollywood motion picture soundtracks, including "The Dream Within" for the Final Fantasy: The Spirits