Axel Tony

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Axel Tony
Axel Tony NRJ 2014 2.jpg
Background information
Born 1984
Colombes, France
Origin French of mixed Cameroonian and Antilles origin
Genres Zouk, R&B, soul, fusion
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Universal Music France
Website www.axeltony.fr

Axel Tony (born in Colombes in 1984) is a French singer of mixed Cameroonian / Martinique / Vietnamese origin. He is signed to Universal Music France.

Career[edit]

Axel Tony was born to a Cameroonian father and a Martinique / Vietnamese mother and grew up on a mix of African rhythmes, zouk and R&B music. His father Tonye Jackson was a well-known singer in Cameroon and a choir director.

As an adolescent, he took part in the choir "We Are One" that included a number of known artists and appeared on a number of variety programmes on French television. In 2006, he joined as a backing vocals for rapper Diam's on her European tour performing on around 50 venues in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Other gigs included backing vocals for rapper Kery James singing on James' "Lettre à mon public" as a single solo backing vocals in the refrains.

In 2009-2010, he branche to zouk collaborating with zouk artists Thayna and Imélie Monteiro, featured in their hit "Elle ou moi" written by Talina. Following the commercial success of the song, he toured in France and the Antilles and started working on a solo album project. Called Zouk et plus si affinité it is a mix of zouk, soul, R&B and gospel elements.[1] Collaborations included Kayliah, Talina, Stony, and young artists Erika Azur and Jahmikal. The debut official single from the album "Les feux de l'amour" followed by "Pause Kizomba".

His greatest commercial success though came with "Avec Toi" that featured Tunisiano reaching #7 in SNEP French Singles Chart.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
2011 Zouk et plus si affinité  –  –
2013 Je te ressemble 10 140

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certification Album
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
2012 "Avec toi"
(feat. Tunisiano)
7 3
(Ultratip)
"Ma reine"
(feat. Admiral T)
36 21
(Ultratip)
2013 "Au-delà des mots"
(feat. Dry)
40 3
(Ultratip)
2014 "Ne me quitte pas" 126  –
Other singles
  • 2011: "Les feux de l'amour"
  • 2011: "Pause Kizomba"
Featured in
Year Single Peak positions Album
FR
[2]
2013 "Flamme" (Tropical Family)
(feat. Axel Tony, Layanah)
118 From cover album
Tropical Family

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