Alain Souchon

Frae Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Alain Souchon
Alain Souchon 2012.jpg
Background information
Birth name Alain Kienast
Born (1944-05-27) 27 Mey 1944 (age 75)
Casablanca, French Morocco
Oreigin Paris, Fraunce
Genres Alternative rock
French pop
Pop rock
New wave
Synthpop
Experimental
Chanson
Techno
Thrift Sangster-sangwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1971–present
Labels RCA (1973-1984), Virgin (1985-present)
Associate acts Laurent Voulzy, Renaud, Maurane,
Geoffrey Oryema, Zazie, Michel Jonasz,
Catherine Lara
Wabsteid alainsouchon.net

Alain Souchon (French pronunciation: ​[a.lɛ̃.su'ʃɔ̃] ; born Alain Kienast; May 27, 1944) is a French sangster, sangwriter an actor. He haes released 15 albums an haes played roles in seiven films.

Life an career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sax months efter Souchon wis born his faimily returned tae Fraunce. When he was 15 his father dee'd in an accident. His mother sent him tae a French college in Ingland, but due tae problems registerin he decidit tae stay in Lunnon an wirk. Upon returnin tae Fraunce he teuk up guitar, influencit bi Inglis an American muisic. In 1970, he marriet an haed his first son continuin tae play in the cabarets an bars in the Rive Gauche o Paris.

Souchon in 1978.

Souchon signed his first contract in 1971 wi the Pathe-Marconi label but haed nae success. Bob Socquet, the airtistic director o RCA encouragit him tae perform his sang "L'amour 1930" at the Rose D'Or of Antibes contest. Souchon then began tae collaborate wi componer/arranger Laurent Voulzy (b. 1948); they wad write thegither, but each released albums unner his awn name. Souchon's first hit wis "J'ai 10 ans" (1974), frae the album o the same name. He continued releasin albums an in 1978 wrote the theme for François Truffaut's 1979 film Love on the Run (L'amour en fuite). At this time his seicont son wis born. In 1980, he wis invitit tae perform at l'Olympia. He began his actin career an aw, maist notably starrin in the 1983 film L'été Meurtrier. Follaein the album 'On avance', he left RCA an signed wi Virgin Records at 40 years auld. In 1989 "La beauté de Ava Gardner" wis votit best title o the year bi the Victoires de la Musique.

Then came Souchon's biggest hit "Foule sentimentale" frae 1993's million-sellin C'est déja ça. At the 20t anniversar o the Victoires de la Musique in 1995, Alain Souchon receivit the awaird for best "Chanson Originale" for his sang "Foule Sentimentale." In 1996, he receivit the "le Prix Vincent Scotto" award given by the SACEM (Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) for his sang "Sous les Jupes des Filles". Souchon returned in 2005 wi the hugely successful album La vie Théodore which contained the hit single "...Et si en plus y'a personne".

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Studio Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Album FR
[1]
BE
[2]
CH
[3]
Sales
1974 J'ai dix ans
  • RCA
- - -
1976 Bidon
  • RCA
- - -
1977 Jamais content
  • RCA
- - - Fraunce: Gowd (100,000)
1978 Toto 30 ans, rien que du malheur...
  • RCA
- - - Fraunce: Gowd (100,000)
1980 Rame
  • RCA
- - - Fraunce: Gowd (100,000)
1983 On avance
  • RCA
- - - Fraunce: Gowd (100,000)
1985 C'est comme vous voulez
  • Virgin
108A - -
1988 Ultra moderne solitude
  • Virgin
- - - Fraunce: Gowd (100,000)
1993 C'est déjà ça
  • Virgin
37A 7 - Fraunce: Diamond (1,000,000+)
1997 Sol en si (wi Francis Cabrel, Michel Jonasz, Catherine Lara,
Maxime le Forestier, Maurane, Zazie)
  • Virgin
3 - -
1999 Au ras des pâquerettes
  • Virgin
1 5 74 Fraunce: Diamond (1,206,000)
2005 La Vie Théodore
  • Virgin
1 1 3 Fraunce: 2xPlatinum (462,100)
2008 Écoutez d'où ma peine vient
  • Virgin
1 2 27 Fraunce: Platinum (200,000)
2011 À cause d'elles
  • Virgin
8 11 90 Fraunce: Platinum (200,000)

Live albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Album FR BE CH Sales
1984 Olympia 83
  • RCA
- - -
1990 Nickel
  • Virgin
49A - - Fraunce: Gowd (100,000)
1995 Défoule sentimentale - Live
  • Virgin (2-disc)
- 9 - Fraunce: 2xGold (200,000)
2002 J'veux du live
  • Virgin
29 26 - Fraunce: Gowd (100,000)
2010 Alain Souchon est chanteur
  • Virgin
13 15 - Fraunce:
  • A Re-release

Compilations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Album FR BE CH Sales
1994 L'Intégral
  • RCA (5-disc)
- - -
1997 20 Chansons
  • Kent as 20 Sur 20 an aw
  • BMG
- - - Fraunce: Platinum (300,000)
2001 Collection (1974-1984)
  • RCA
- 30 10 Fraunce: Platinum (300,000)
Collection (1985-2001)
  • Virgin
- - - Fraunce: Platinum (300,000)
2002 Par les Sentiments
  • Virgin (2-disc)
- - -
2004 Platinum Collection
  • Virgin
- 13 -
2007 100 Chansons
  • EMI France (5-disc)
- - -

Singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Single FR BE SNEP Album
1986 "La Ballade de Jim" 24 - C'est comme vous voulez
1989 "Quand je serai k.o. 29 - Ultra moderne solitude
1993 "Foule sentimentale" 1 - Siller (125,000) C'est déjà ça
1994 "L'amour à la machine" 21 -
2000 "Tailler la zone" 71 - Au ras des pâquerettes
2001 "Le baiser / Caterpillar" 80 -
2002 "La vie ne vaut rien" 46 - J'veux du live
2005 "Et si en plus y'a personne" 19 12 La vie Théodore
2006 "La vie Théodore" 68 -
2008 "Écoutez d'où ma peine vient" - 7 Ecoutez d'où ma peine vient

Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

Souchon haes wan a nummer o Victoires de la musique awairds:

  • 1986: Muisic Video o the Year (La Ballade de Jim), directit bi Philippe Bensoussan
  • 1986: Sang o the Year (Belle-Île-en-Mer)
  • 1990: Sang o the Year (Quand j'serai KO)
  • 1991: Album o the Year (Nickel)
  • 1994: Male Airtist o the Year
  • 1994: Sang o the Year (Foule sentimentale)
  • 1996: Album o the Year (Défoule sentimentale)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Precedit bi
Alain Bashung
Victoires de la Musique
Male airtist o the year

1994
Succeedit bi
MC Solaar