Bob Sinclar

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Bob Sinclar
Bob Sinclar 2011.jpg
Bob Sinclar at the NRJ Music Awards in 2011
Background information
Birth name Christophe Le Friant
Also known as Bob Sinclar, Da Cheese, The Mighty Bop, Reminiscence Quartet, Yellow Productions, Chris the French Kiss, Bob from Paris, Desmond K
Born (1969-05-10) 10 May 1969 (age 45)
Origin Bois-Colombes, Paris, France
Genres House, reggae fusion, raggamuffin, electro house, dance, French house, electronic, hip house
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Instruments Turntables
Years active 1987–present
Labels Yellow Productions
Ministry of Sound Australia
Associated acts Africanism All Stars
Website www.bobsinclar.com

Bob Sinclar (born Christophe Le Friant; 10 May 1969) is a French record producer, house music DJ, remixer and the owner of the label Yellow Productions.[1]

Musical career[edit]

He is known for popularising the "French touch" of house music with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. He describes his musical style as inspired by "peace, love, and house-music".[2] Several of Sinclar's songs have become international hits, being particularly popular in Europe. Some of his most popular hits include "Love Generation" (with Gary Pine) and "World, Hold On" (with Steve Edwards). In 2006 Bob Sinclar received the TMF Award Best Dance International (Belgium).

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2004 Enjoy
  • 2005 In The House (Various Artists Mix CD)
  • 2007 Soundz of Freedom
  • 2007 Bob Sinclar: Live at the Playboy Mansion
  • 2010 The Best Of
  • 2011 Knights of The Playboy Mansion (Bob Sinclar & Dimitri from Paris)

Remix albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS BEL
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
ITA
[6]
NED
[7]
SPA
[8]
SUI
[9]
UK
[10]
US
Dance

[11]
1996 "A Space Funk Project" Non-album singles
"A Space Funk Project II"
1997 "Eu Só Quero um Xodó"
(with Salomé de Bahia)
1998 "Gym Tonic"
(with Thomas Bangalter)
Paradise
"My Only Love"
(featuring Lee Genesis)
78 56
"The Ghetto"
"Ultimate Funk" 83
2000 "I Feel for You" 52 44 94 33 14 39 9 Champs Elysées
"Darlin'" 59 40 46
2001 "Freedom"
(with Gene Van Buren)
79
"Ich Rocke"
"Save Our Soul" 54
2002 "The Beat Goes On"
(with Linda Lee Hopkins)
25 22 92 33 III
2003 "Kiss My Eyes" 17 34 79 67 23
"Prego"
(with Eddie Amador)
Non-album singles
"Slave Nation"
2004 "Sexy Dancer"
(with Cerrone's Angels)
III
"Wonderful World"
(with Ron Carroll)
Enjoy
"You Could Be My Lover"
(with Linda Lee Hopkins)
2005 "Love Generation"
(featuring Gary Pine)
1 1 3 1 9 3 6 2 12 1
  • AUS: Platinum
  • AUT: Gold
  • BEL: Platinum
  • DIN: Platinum
  • FRA: Silver
  • SUI: Gold
Western Dream
2006 "World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)"
(featuring Steve Edwards)
19 3 2 19 4 8 13 12 9 1
  • BEL: Gold
  • DIN: Gold
"Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)"
(with Cutee B featuring Dollarman, Big Ali and Makedah)
6 1 3 18 11 12 7 4 3 1
  • BEL: Gold
  • DIN: Gold
  • UK: Silver[12]
2007 "Tennessee"
(featuring Farrell Lennon)
25
"Everybody Movin'"
(featuring Ron Carroll and Mz Toni)
"Give a Lil' Love"
(featuring Duane Harden and Gary Pine)
10
"Sound of Freedom"
(with Cutee B featuring Gary Pine and Dollarman)
22 9 6 44 7 9 31 9 1 Soundz of Freedom
"Together"
(featuring Steve Edwards)
11 7 17 6 72 1
"What I Want"
(pres. Fireball)
7 6 8 57 52 2
2008 "What a Wonderful World"
(vs. Axwell, The Chicago Superstars and Ron Carroll)
57 14 48 Born in 69
2009 "Lala Song"
(featuring The Sugarhill Gang)
9 90 55 6 7 26 68 21
"New, New, New"
(featuring Vybrate, Queen Ifrica & Makedah)
53 57
"Love You No More"
(featuring Shabba Ranks)
34 56
2010 "I Wanna"
(with Sahara featuring Shaggy)
24 87 84 46 Made In Jamaïca
"Rainbow of Love"
(featuring Ben Onono)
56 5
  • ITA: Gold
"Tik Tok"
(featuring Sean Paul)
18 37 50 Disco Crash
2011 "Far l'amore"
(with Raffaella Carrà)
7 26 46 6 16 7 16
  • ITA: Platinum
"Me Not a Gangsta"
(featuring Mr Shammi & Colonel Reyel)
21 44
2012 "Rock the Boat"
(featuring Pitbull, Dragonfly and Fatman Scoop)
39 15 22 45 47 21 20
  • ITA: Gold
"Fuck With You"
(featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Gilbere Forte)
35 144 7
  • ITA: Gold
"Groupie" 59 100
"C'est La Vie"
(featuring Mark O Mariotti)
Paris By Night (A Parisian Musical Experience)
2013 "Cinderella (She Said Her Name)" 67
2013 "Heart of Glass"
(with Gisele)
66 31 73 27

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records. "Bob Sinclar Biography", IMO Records, London, Retrieved on 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Interview: Bob Sinclar". LessThan3. January 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  3. ^ Flanders peak
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Christophe Le Friant". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  5. ^ German peaks
  6. ^ Italian peaks
  7. ^ Dutch peaks
  8. ^ Spanish peaks
  9. ^ Swiss peaks
  10. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 503. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  11. ^ Allmusic peaks
  12. ^ "Certified Awards Search: Bob Sinclar" (To access, enter the search parameter "Bob Sinclar" and select "Search by: Keyword", with the other two set to "All"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Main sites
Interviews and features