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Marc Lavoine - Biography
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|Marc Lavoine is a French actor, lyricist & singer, born on August 6, 1962 in Longjumeau, France. During his teens, he hesitated between acting & singing & started to write songs. However, at 16, he became a member of an acting club & was an usher at Paris' Olympia. He attended many concerts with French stars & met composer & producer Fabrice Aboulker (real name Fabrice Chapuis-Aboulker, born on July 15, 1959). In 1982, Marc was sent to Lyon to be part of a hard-rock band, Your Vice, but the experience was finally short & he went back to Paris. Still hesitating between acting & singing, he played a role in "Pause Café" in 1981, which star was Véronique Jannot.|
In 1983, Marc signed to Philips & released his first 7" single, "Je N'Sais Même Plus De Quoi J'Ai L'Air". The following year, he became known with his single "Pour Une Biguine Avec Toi". In 1985, his song "Elle A Les Yeux Revolver" became one of the teenagers' favourite song : he released his debut album Le Parking Des Anges the same year. In 1987, he released Fabrique, his second album. One of the singles was "Qu'Est-Ce Que T'Es Belle", a duet with Rita Mitsouko leader Catherine Ringer. The romantic singer started to show another face of him. In 1989, he released his third album, Les Amours Du Dimanche..., that sold 300,000 copies. Marc started to be one of the best.
In 1992, two singles were successful. "Paris", title track of his fourth album, was a tribute to the French capital & "L'Amour De Trente Secondes" was about the life of a prostitute. The following year, he signed to RCA/BMG & released his fifth album Faux Rêveur.
Marc never gave up acting. In 1994, Claude Chabrol directed the film "L'Enfer" in which Marc was acting with Emmanuelle Béart. In 1995, Jérôme Savary directed the musical "Cabaret", in which Marc played. The same year, he recorded a duet with Véronique Sanson, "Une Nuit Sur Son Épaule".
In 1996, he released his sixth album Lavoine-Matic, the single "C'Est Ça La France" was an anthem of tolerance & he received a Victoire De La Musique for "Video". The prize was given by his friend Princess Erika, who sang the duet on "Les Hommes Sont Des Femmes Comme Les Autres".
In 1999, his seventh album Septième Ciel came out. The first single from the album was "Les Tournesols". Marc worked with Jean-Jacques Goldman & Pascal Obispo for some songs.
In 2001, Marc left RCA/BMG, signed to Mercury France/Universal & released his eighth album, self-titled & recorded with a philharmonic orchestra. The album included duets with Cristina Marocco, an Italian singer & actress, Françoise Hardy, a well-known singer, & Claire Keim, an actress.
In 2003, he released the single "Dis-Moi Que L'Amour...", featuring Bambou, from his live album Olympia Deux Mille Trois. The same year, he was the co-star of Marc Esposito's film "Le Cœur Des Hommes".
In 2005, Marc's ninth album L'Heure D'Été came out. Recorded at London's Abbey Road studio, Paris' Gang studio & Suresnes' Guillaume Tell studio, it included the singles "Je Me Sens Si Seul", "Toi Mon Amour" & "J'Espère", a duet with Vietnamese Quynh Anh. Early 2006, he was the star of Marc Esposito's second film "Toute La Beauté Du Monde". In 2007, he released his 2 Best Of Les Duos De Marc & Les Solos De Marc, both certified gold. He also played in 2 films, like Marc Esposito's "Le Cœur Des Hommes 2".
In 2009, Marc released his tenth album Volume 10, recorded at Los Angeles' Sunset Sound studio & composed by Fabrice Aboulker, Bertrand Burgalat & Christophe Casanave. It included 2 duets : "La Grande Amour" with Valérie Lemercier & "Lentement" with his daughter Yasmine Lavoine. The singles from the album were "La Semaine Prochaine", "Reviens Mon Amour", "Rue Des Acacias" & "Demande-Moi". In 2009 & 2010, he played in 3 films. In December 2011, he signed to Barclay. In 2012, his eleventh album Je Descends Du Singe came out, all the tracks have been written by Marc & composed by Christophe Casanave.
Writing and production credits
Roger Secco Augier-Secco (CBS)
Christian Barham Les Filles Sont Folles (Philips)
Doll J'Travaille Au Couic (Philips)
Christian Barham Laisse-Toi Faire L'Amour Avec Moi (Bandit Records)
Charlots Parod'Hit Parade (Polygram France)
Patrick Loiseau Prends-Moi Au Sérieux (Polygram France)
Sabine Guérin Amoureux Chinois, La Gueule Du Loup & Je Ne Fais Pas Là Où On Me Dit De... (Polydor/PolyGram)
Martine St-Clair Caribou (RCA/BMG)
Patrick Juvet Solitudes (Polygram France)
Patricia Kaas Je Te Dis Vous (Columbia/Sony Music)
Alain Lanty Elle Est Bonne & Posons Nos Valises (Polygram France)
Bart Herman Café De La Gare (Dino)
Jane Birkin À La Légère (Mercury)
Flying Pickets Vox Pop (Arcade Records)
Sylvie Vartan Sensible (Mercury)
Florent Pagny Recréation (Mercury France/Universal)
Marc Laurens Paris-New York (Mercury France/Universal)
Jenifer Bartoli Jenifer (Island / Mercury)
Johnny Hallyday À La Vie, À La Mort ! (Mercury France/Universal)
Frédéric Lerner Être Libre (Columbia/Sony Music)
Chimène Badi Dis-Moi Que Tu M'Aimes (Disc Az France)
Ben Ricour L'Aventure (Warner Music France)
Élisa Tovati Je Ne Mâche Pas Les Mots (Mercury France/Universal)
Gérard Darmon On S'Aime (Disc Az France)
Calogero L'Embellie (Mercury France/Universal)
Sylvie Vartan Toutes Peines Confondues (RCA Records)
Florent Pagny Tout Et Son Contraire (Disc Az France)
Line Renaud Rue Washington (Warner Music France)
Cyril Mokaïesh Du Rouge Et Des Passions (Disc Az France)
Circus Circus (Universal/Polydor)
Élodie Frégé & Julien Voulzy C'Est L'Amour, Mon Amour (Moksha Productions)
Juliette Greco Ça Se Traverse Et C'Est Beau... (Universal Classics)
Florent Pagny Vieillir Avec Toi (Capitol France)
Frankenstein 90 (Alain Jessua) - 1984
L'Enfer (Claude Chabrol) - 1994
Fiesta (Pierre Boutron) - 1995
Les Menteurs (Élie Chouraqui) - 1996
Cantique De La Racaille (Vincent Ravalec) - 1998
Le Double De Ma Moitié (Yves Amoureux) - 1999
Ma Femme Est Une Actrice (Yvan Attal) - 2001 (himself)
Blanche (Bernie Bonvoisin) - 2002
The Good Thief (Neil Jordan) - 2003
Le Cœur Des Hommes (Marc Esposito) - 2003
Toute La Beauté Du Monde (Marc Esposito) - 2006
Arthur And The Invisibles (Luc Besson) - 2006 (voice)
Le Cœur Des Hommes 2 (Marc Esposito) - 2007
Si C'Était Lui... (Anne-Marie Étienne) - 2007 (previously known as "Un Amour Exemplaire")
Kung Fu Panda (Mark Osborne) - 2008 (voice)
Celle Que J'Aime (Élie Chouraqui) - 2009 (previously known as "Mon Beau-Père Est Un Con")
Korkoro (Tony Gatlif) - 2010
Les Meilleurs Amis Du Monde (Julien Rambaldi) - 2010
Arthur 3, The War Of The Two Worlds (Luc Besson) - 2010 (voice)
Les Tribulations D'Une Caissière (Pierre Rambaldi) - 2011
Mains Armées (Pierre Jolivet) - 2012
Le Cœur Des Hommes 3 (Marc Esposito) - 2013
Pause-Café (Charles Bitsch) - 1981
Vice Vertu Et Vice Versa (Françoise Romand) - 1996
Le Juge Est Une Femme (Pierre Boutron) - 1998 (Episode "Le Rachat")
Evamag - 2000 (Episode "Jamais Sans Mon Fils")
Dans La Gueule Du Loup (Didier Grousset) - 2001
Crossing Lines (Daniel Percival) - 2013
Olympia Deux Mille Trois (Laurent Bergers) - 2003 (recorded at L'Olympia, Paris)
L'Heure D'Été - 2005
En Attendant Milo (Mona Kuhn) - 2010 (with Volume 10)
Des Jours De Silence (Benjamin Kutsko) - 2012 (with Je Descends Du Singe)
Marc is a member of Les Enfoirés & participates to caritative projects. He is also the founder of Papotin Association for autistic children.
Since 1995, Marc has been married to an authentic princess, Sarah Poniatowski. They have 3 children, Yasmine, born in 1998, Roman, born in 2007 & Milo, born in 2010. From a relationship with model Denise Pascale, he had a son, Simon, born in 1985.
In 2007, Marc got the distinction "Chevalier De La Légion D'Honneur" & in 2011, Christophe Casanave & Marc got the UNAC prize for the track "La Grande Amour" (from Volume 10).