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Alizee

Alizee ([alize], full name — Alize Jacotey; russianАлизе) is a French singer who works in pop genres, pop-rock, electro-pop, dancer, philanthropist and producer. The sign of the zodiac is Lion.

Childhood

Alize was born on August 21, 1984 in the city of Ajaccio (Ajaccio), on the coast of the island of Corsica (Corse). Lily's nickname. The origin of her name is associated with the French translation of the word "trade wind" (aliz). Her father is a computer specialist, his mother is an entrepreneur. Alize has a brother Johann, who is four years younger than her.

From an early age, the girl had a passion for music and dancing. Already at the age of four she danced well, and soon began to dance at the Corsican dance school Ecole du Spectacle Monique Mufraggi.

In 1995, Alize participated and won the competition, organized by the former French airline "Air Outre Mer" (now Swissair). It was necessary to draw a picture on the hull of the airplane depicted on a special blank. The girl won a trip to the Maldives, and her picture was depicted in full size on a real airplane named after her.

In December 1999, Alize first took part in a TV musical contest entitled "Staring Star" (Graines de Star), which was held on the TV channel "M6" (Mtropole 6). At first the girl wanted to perform a dance number, but in this category only groups could participate, then she decided to participate in the vocal part of the contest and sang the song in English. After not attending the next stage of the contest, Alizee returned to the scene of the "Starring Star" a month later, she sang the song of the Belgian singer Axelle Red called "My Prayer" (Ma Prire) and won the contest. The girl received her first musical award "Meilleure Graine", as the most promising young singer.

The beginning of a musical career

Her victory at the contest did not go unnoticed. Famous French singer Mylne Farmer (Mylne Farmer) and composer Laurent Boutonnat, who were looking for a young talent with a beautiful voice to create a joint project, offered Alize to start her vocal career. The girl agreed to work in a new creative team. The first single Alize for the song "Moi ... Lolita" ("I ... Lolita", the words of the song was written by Milen Farmer) was released on May 19, 2000.

Already on July 26, 2000, Alize's first video was released on this most popular song, which was shot under the direction of Laurent Boutonne in just a few days. The action of the clip took place in one of the Parisian nightclubs called "Les Bains Douches", in a place called Senlis. Alize appears in the image of a seductive village girl Lolita (the heroine of the novel of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov of the same name), who got into a big city. The clip immediately brought glory to the singer, firmly entrenched in a dozen hits on the best charts and not leaving them for six months, and copies of the single were sold in more than a million copies.

A successful start to her career did not leave the young singer without rewards. On November 17, 2000, Alize received her first music award in the "Opening of the Year" nomination according to the version of the M6 ​​television channel.

On November 28, 2000, the first official studio album of a young singer named "Gourmandises" ("Delicacies") was released, which was a huge success in France and later throughout Europe and some East Asian countries, thanks in part to the hit "Moi ... lolita" Alize public as Lolita, "able to melt the hearts[ru] of many men." The same day, another single was released to support the album, entitled "L'Aliz" ("Passat"). The album instantly gained such popularity that, 3 months after the release, it became platinum, and the number of copies sold in France exceeded 1 million 300 thousand. The lyrics of the album and the music were light, composed in a youth style. Alize participated in different photo shoots, in November 2000, Philippe Bouley (Philippe Bouley).

December 6, 2000 was the first time a video clip "L'Aliz", filmed by director Pierre Stine (Pierre Stine). The shows contributed to the album's sales increase, although the content of the video itself was unsophisticated: Alizee sings about herself among soap bubbles floating around everywhere against the background of a beautiful environment made in light colors.

From 2000-2007, Alize's label was Polydor.

2001 began with a joyful note for the singer: on January 20, last year she was awarded the second professional award in her life - the popular music award of the French radio station NRJ in the nomination Discovery of the Year.

The popularity of the singer began to be recognized in Russia[ru]. On April 17, Alise was telephoned to the radio station "Europe Plus".

On April 24, 2001, the third single of the young singer, entitled "Parler tout bas" ("To Speak Quietly"), was released on April 25 - the most successful video clip of the same name, shot under the direction of Laurent Boutonne. Lyrical words of this song were written on slow music, and the actions of the clip are somewhat gloomy: Alize sings surrounded by living dolls, and at the end buries one of them, as if saying goodbye to her childhood. Viewers of France ambiguously took this clip.

In May 2001, the regional offices of Universal Music in the Netherlands, Israel and Japan released localized versions of the album "Gourmandises", the total number of albums sold worldwide exceeded 4 million copies. Summer has further strengthened the foreign popularity of Alize.

On June 1, 2001, Alize arrived in Russia to perform at the music award "Stopudovy Hit", organized by the radio station "Hit FM". The singer also took part in the press conference, and on June 3 she gave an interview on the air of the music channel "MTV-Russia".

On July 25, a video clip entitled "Gourmandises" was produced, directed by Nicholas Hidiroglu. The action of the clip, which was shot in the shortest time - for one day, unfolds on the outskirts of Paris, where Alize and her friends go on a picnic.

The singer is part of a group of celebrities called "Les Enfoirs" ("Silly"). This group gives charity concerts every year, and the proceeds from the concerts go to Les Restaurants du Coeur ("The Restaurants of the Heart") - a fund to help the poor (the money goes to subsistence of low-income people). Alize participated in these concerts in 2001, 2002.

Alizee continues his performances on the music scene. On March 6, 2002, she received another high-profile award - the "World Music Award" at a ceremony in Monte Carlo. After that, Alize leaves for a long rest.

Since January 7, 2003, on many radio stations, a new song Alize called "J'en Ai Marre" ("I'm Enough", in Japan the song is known as "Mon Bain de Mousse", the English version of the song - "I'm Fed Up! ").

On February 19, a video for the song "J'en Ai Marre" appeared on the TV channels "M6" and "MCM". The clip was filmed under the direction of Olivier Megaton (Olivier Megaton) for two days. The shooting took place in Paris in two versions: in French and English. The actions of the clip unfold in a large aquarium filled with water, inside which is Alize, who acts as a "goldfish".

On February 25, Alize's single was released for the song "J'en Ai Marre", which was on the top of the charts for only about a week. The single itself was not very popular, but the video recording of the presentation of the new single on the Hit Machine TV show is one of the most popular unofficial video clips performed by Alize.

On March 18, Alize's second official studio album, entitled "Mes Courants lectriques" ("My Electric Tokens"), was produced by Mylene Farmer and Laurent Boutonne. The French version of the album contains 11 songs. The volume of sales of the second album was not high, in France it is equal to 700 thousand copies, and the world sales of the disc reached a mark of 2 million copies.

In late March 2003, the talented singer took part in the "Eurobest" awards ceremony, which brought together the winners of musical competitions from nine European countries. At the ceremony, she sang the song "Moi ... Lolita". At the presentation of the Eurobest award, Alize met with Jrmy Chtelain.

On April 15, 2003, the international version of the album "Mes Courants lectriques" was released, in which four songs in English were added to the original 11 tracks.

On May 21, Alize's video clip entitled "J'ai Pas Vingt Ans" ("I'm not twenty years old") was released. The clip was shot by Laurent Boutonne. In this clip under the rhythmic music with the electric guitar, Alize shows an excellent choreography on stage with a group of dancers.

The single for the song "J'ai Pas Vingt Ans" was released on June 3, 2003.

On August 26, Alize gave seven concerts at the Olimpia Concert Hall in Paris, then went on tour throughout France, later gave concerts in Belgium and Switzerland. In the autumn, Alize's first concert tour began. In total, 43 concerts took place.

On October 1, another video of Alize was filmed, entitled " Contre-courant" ("Countercurrents"). This clip was filmed by the director of the clip "L'Aliz" Pierre Steen in the Belgian city of Binche (Binche) for two days. Shooting took place at an abandoned factory, with the participation of a real circus acrobat, performing various numbers on the rope.

After the concert tour ended, on October 4, Alize released a double album "Gourmandises / Mes Courants lectriques", which included songs from two previously released albums. On October 7, the singer's single was released for the song " Contre-courant".

October 18, after long expectations of fans, came out a live album Alize. This is a CD and DVD collection of songs recorded live on Alize's concert tour of 2003, entitled "Alize En Concert" ("Alize at a concert"). At the same time, a single and a video clip called "Amelie m'a dit" ("Amelie to me said") came out at the same time for another of her slow and lyrical songs. The clip is made up of various excerpts from the singer's performances during her concerts.

Alizee Jacotey

Personal life

Alize, after her first album, appeared to the public as Lolita with a sexy appearance and defiant clothing, in fact, the girl was "a modest, quiet person and an ordinary urban teenager." A timid and shy girl was very fond[ru] of being in the spotlight. With the release of the second album, Alize changed her creative "image of Lolita" to "the image of a grown-up girl", and the meaning of the songs became more "grown-up."

Alize continues to dance, she is fluent in the skills of classical dances, jazz dances, ballet and flamenco. She is fond of football, supports the AC Ajaccio football club. The girl is fond of Thai boxing, but not to get a boxing experience, but to support her physical form.

The wedding of Alize and Jeremy Chatlin was held in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA[ru]) on November 6, 2003. The family bought a private house in the suburbs of Paris.

On January 17, 2004, Alize gave her final concert in the Paris Concert Hall "Le Zenith", arranging a colorful show and performing her seventeen songs from two albums.

Since February 2004, Alize has taken a creative break for an indefinite period.

On April 29, 2005, Alize gave birth to a daughter, whose wife was given the name Annily.

The official website of Alize does not function since the summer of 2005. During this time, there was a lot of news about Alize's return, most of which turned out to be false.

April 3, 2006 webmaster of one of the fan sites of the singer received a message written by hand and signed by Alize, in which the singer says that she is working on her third album. Here is the version of the message translated into Russian:

Hello everybody!

I just want to let you know that at the moment I'm in the studio...

New songs are beautiful!!

I kiss all and hope that I will see you soon!

I promise.

Alize. March 31, 2006

On July 7, 2006, a show on the French channel "Europe 2" entitled "Le JT de la musique" announced that Alize "no longer collaborates with her former producer and the author of the words of her songs, Milen Farmer". It was also announced that the words for new songs are written by Jean Faulk (Jean Faulques). Jeremy Chatlin is also associated with the new album, which he confirmed in his interview. Alize also collaborated with Jean-Ren Etienne, Chateau Marmont, Blizzard Entertainment.

The single Alize Moi ... Lolita was used in the commercial video of the British film "Good Year", released in 2006.

In September 2007, Alize signed a contract with the record label RCA Records / Sony BMG (Wisteria Song), and on September 30 her new single "Mademoiselle Juliette" was released.

On November 19, the video for the single "Mademoiselle Juliette" was released.

December 3, 2007 released the third studio album Alize Psychdlices. For 4 days it became gold, reaching sales volume of 30,000 copies. But the album took only 16th position in the French charts (for the first week it was sold about 11 000).

Since 2008, Alize's label Jive Records / Epic - Sony Music Entertainment.

In the period from 23 to 28 January 2008 Alize again took part in the charity concert "Silly" (Les Enfoirs) which was held in Strasbourg in the Zenith hall.

By the spring of 2008, about 300,000 copies of the Psychdlices album were sold worldwide.

In March, Alize first visited Mexico. On March 5, autographs were distributed, but it was canceled because of security problems. Alize spoke in an improvised press conference to apologize to her fans.
Autograph Alize
 

Autograph Alize

Since May 18, 2008 Alize started the second big concert tour "Psychdlices Tour". In total, 7 concerts took place.

The first point was has become Moscow, followed by concerts in Mexico in June. The track list of the tour included 16 to 19 songs, among which were songs from the new album, as well as mixes to the hits of the past.

In January 2009, Alize again took part in a series of charity concerts "Les Enfoirs font leur cinma".

April 18, 2009, the singer held the final concert "Psychedelices Tour" on the island of San Marcos. The singer's Twitter said that she is actively working in the studio on her new album.

In January 2010, the singer in a group of famous French artists again took part in a series of concerts "Les Enfoires", held in Nice.

On February 17, 2010 the first single from the new album of the singer Les Collines (Never Leave You) was released, a month later a video for this song was released, which had more than 1,100,000 views on Youtube, more than half of which he scored in a few days.

March 29, 2010 presentation of the fourth studio album "Une Enfant Du Siecle" took place, at which the singer's fans from Greece, Mexico and Russia were present. The new album includes 10 tracks. Despite the good reviews of music critics, the album did not receive high sales ratings. According to various sources, at best 30 000 copies of this album were sold (24th place in the French charts).

In early 2011, Alize and other stars of the French stage again performed with annual charity concerts "Les Enfoires" in the southern city of Montpellier.

June 28, 2012 was released a new single " cause de l'automne". In the work on the disk, Jean-Jacques Goldman took part.

In the same year, the public was the fact of divorce Alize and Jeremy. The French press is actively discussing the likely romantic relationship of the singer with the dancer Grgoire Lyonnet, with whom she participated in the show "Dancing with the Stars-4" (Danse avec les Stars) and on November 23, 2012 won the final.

The fifth studio album "5" of the singer was released on March 25, 2013, but it was expected by commercial failure - as a result, it sold less than 8,000 copies and it only climbed to the 27th place in the album charts.

The sixth studio album Blonde was released on June 23, 2014.

Discography Alize

Commercial singles and promo singles (for radio stations)

Film and television

Audio recordings, video, songs performed by Alize

J'en Ai Marre
J`ai Pas Vingt Ans
Gourmandises
Moi Lolita
La Isla Bonita
(c) UMG: "Alizée-J'En Ai Marre":
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