Bel Amour

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Bel Amour
Origin France
Genres House music
Years active 2000–present
Labels Tommy Boy
Members Edouard De Tricasse
Jean-Claude Sindress
Franck Keller Jr.

Bel Amour is a French electronic music group, specializing in house music, composed of three members: Edouard De Tricasse, Jean-Claude Sindress and Franck Keller Jr.

History[edit]

The group released their debut single, the eponymous "Bel Amour" in 2001, which sampled The Mystery With Me by Jo Bisso. The Tommy Boy single release contained fives mixes of the song, including an instrumental, ranging in length from five to eight minutes. Allmusic's Jason Birchmeier was complimentary of the original radio edit of the song, writing that "though brief, this edit includes all of the song's vocals, making this dancefloor anthem into a succinct dance-pop single."[1] The track, which mixes a male vocal with a filtered disco backing, generated buzz at the 2000 Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.[2] The single peaked at number 23 in the United Kingdom, and also charted in France and Switzerland in 2001.[3][4] It entered the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart the following year.[4]

A follow up single, Promise Me was released in 2003.

Bel Amour have also remixed for Phats & Small (This Time Around in 2001) and David Guetta (Love Don't Let Me Go in 2002).

In subsequent years, Edouard De Tricasse has occasionally performed under the name Bel Amour, Jean-Claude Sindress is a music writer, having written several songs with David Guetta, including Gettin' Over You and Sexy Bitch. Franck Keller Jr. is still a DJ, his most famous work being 'Vegas' in 2008. In 2011, a vinyl named 'Bel Amour 2K11' was released in the Netherlands.[5]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
FRA
SWI
UK
US Club
"Bel Amour" 2001 86[3] 73[3] 23[4] 26[6]
"Promise Me" 2003
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "'Bel Amour' - Song Review". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bel Amour: 'Bel Amour'" (subscription required). Music Week. 21 April 2001. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ultratop - 'Bel Amour'". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Chart Archive - Bel Amour - "Bel Amour"". Chart Archive. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bel Amour 2K11". Discogs. 
  6. ^ "'Billboard' Hot Dance Music". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 114 (10): 32. 9 March 2002. ISSN 0006-2510. 

External links[edit]

Bel Amour discography at Discogs