Galleon (band)

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Galleon
Origin Marseille, France
Genres French house, electronica
Years active 2001–2003-2013-2014
Website Galleon Official page
Past members Michel Fages
Gilles Fahy
Phillippe Laurent

Galleon is French house duo from Marseille, founded by Michel Fages and Phillippe Laurent, (who recruited Gilles Fahy for singing).

Musical career[edit]

They emerged on the European dance scene in 2001 with a hit single "So I Begin" song in English. The single was released by Sony Music/Radikal Records and sold 400,000 copies, peaking at number 36 in the UK Singles Chart[1][2] Also noteworthy is the accompanying music video featuring the model Jitka Ogurekova. After the initial success another two singles ensued ("I Believe", November 2001, "One Sign", June 2002 and "The Way", July 2002), followed by an album, called after band's name, Galleon by the end of 2002.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
FRA SWI
2002 Galleon 54 76

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUT
[3]
BEL
(Vl)

[3]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
FRA
[3]
GER
[4]
NED
[3]
SWI
[3]
UK
[5]
2001 "So I Begin" 40 10 23 8 37 13 17 36 Galleon
"I Believe" 17 3 43 20
2002 "One Sign" 10 68 93 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002-04-20 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive". Official Charts. 2002-04-20. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 221. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Galleon peak positions". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  4. ^ "German peak positions". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  5. ^ "UK peak position". Chartstas.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973". infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 

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