Humaine

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Humaine
Studio album by Hélène Ségara
Released March, 2003
Recorded France
Genre Pop
Label Warner Music France
Producer Orlando
Hélène Ségara chronology
Hélène
(2002)
Humaine
(2003)
Le Best of
(2004)
Singles from Humaine
  1. "L'Amour est un soleil"
    Released: 11 April 2003
  2. "Encore une fois"
    Released: July 2003
  3. "On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec"
    Released: November 2003
  4. "Humaine"
    Released: 2004
  5. "On ne dit pas"
    Released: July 2004

Humaine is the name of the third studio album recorded by the French singer Hélène Ségara. It was released in March 2003, and had a smash success in France, Belgium (Wallonia) and Switzerland, reaching the top five in these countries.

Background[edit]

For this third album, Ségara was surrendered by several songwriters and composers that had already worked for her on the two previous studio albums, such as the Nacash brothers and Christian Loigerot. Gioacchino Maurici, French singer Calogero's brother, participated in the music of "Regarde", Patrick Juvet composed that of "Je rêve", while Pierre Souchon, son of Alain Souchon, made that of "On ne dit pas". The song "Je n'oublie que toi" was entirely composed by famous French singer and songwriter Maxime Le Forestier.

Four of the five singles from this album were released as CD singles. "L'Amour est un soleil" (number two) and the duet with Laura Pausini "On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec" (number three) were certified Gold disc, while "Encore une fois" (number 32) and "On ne dit pas" (number 26) were less successful.[1]

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the album went straight to number one on 15 March 2003, and stayed there for another week. Then it dropped slowly on the chart until number 49, but reached again the top 20 on 3 August. It totaled eleven weeks in the top ten, 52 weeks in the top 50, 57 weeks in the top 50 and 68 weeks in the top 200.[2] Certified double platinum,[3] it was ranked number nine on the 2003 French Albums Chart.[4] The album also charted for two weeks on the French Mid Price Albums Chart, peaking at number 24 on 3 June 2005.[5]

In Belgium (Wallonia), Humaine started at number eight on 22 March and climbed to number three the week after. It remained for six weeks in the top ten and dropped quiclky after its tenth weeks, but manage to stabilize in the low positions. It fell off the top 40 after 20 weeks.[6] It was the 22nd best-selling album of 2003.[7]

In Switzerland, the album featured on the chart (top 100) for 16 weeks, from 23 March 2003, including three weeks in the top ten and ten weeks in the top 50, and a peak at number five in the second week.[8]

For the first and last time in Ségara's career, one of her albums charted in Finland : indeed, Humaine was number 16 in later 2003 and remained for 16 weeks in the top 40.[9]

Track listing[edit]

# Title[10] Length
1. "Humaine"
(S.Lebel / C.Loigerot)
5:28
2. "Encore une fois"
(M.Nacash - A.Nacash / M.Nacash)
3:30
3. "L'amour est un soleil"
(L.Plamondon / R.Musurrama - R.Zaneli)
4:06
4. "Elle rentrait de l'école"
(S.Lebel / C.Loigerot)
4:14
5. "Regarde"
(L.Florence / G.Maurici - Michel Garamon)
3:49
6. "On ne dit pas"
(H.Ségara / P.Souchon)
3:36
7. "L'Île de nous"
(S.Lebel / C.Loigerot)
4:15
8. "Petite Vie"
(H.Ségara - J.Daroy / C.Loigerot)
4:15
9. "On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec" (Duet with Laura Pausini)
(B.Grimaldi - G.Capaldi - A.Angelelli / B.Grimaldi - G.Capaldi - A.Angelelli)
5:05
10. "Ma Vie tient en deux mots"
(M.Jourdan / N.Kaniel - M.Jourdan)
3:09
11. "Je n'oublie que toi"
(M. LeForestier)
3:10
12 "Petites Douleurs"
(H.Ségara / T.Geoffroy)
3:29
13 "Tant bien que mal"
(C.Vié / E.De Lucas)
3:28
14 "Je rêve"
(H.Ségara - M.Goudeau / P.Juvet)
3:57

Credits[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[3] 2 x Platinum 6 May 2003 300,000 461,000[13]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Nolwenn by Nolwenn Leroy
French SNEP number-one album
15 March 2003 - 22 March 2003 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
One Heart by Céline Dion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hélène Ségara's discography and peak positions in France" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Humaine, French Albums Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Certifications Albums Platine - année 2003" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "2003 French Albums Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chart trajectories of albums in France See : "Les Chart Runs" => Hélène SEGARA"" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Humaine, Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Humaine, Swiss Albums Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Humaine, Finnish Albums Chart" (in Finnish). Finnishcharts. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Humaine, track listing" (in French). amazon. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  11. ^ "2003 Swiss Albums Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  12. ^ "2004 French Albums Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  13. ^ Sales and chart trajectories of various albums in France Fanofmusic.fr (Retrieved June 7, 2008)