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In-Grid in Warsaw (01.09.07) crop.jpg
In-Grid in Warsaw, Poland, January 2006.
Born Ingrid Alberini
(1973-09-11) September 11, 1973 (age 41)
Guastalla, Italy
Years active 2002–present
Musical career
Genres Underground dance
Instruments Vocals

Ingrid Alberini (born 11 September 1973), better known for her stage name In-Grid, is an Italian dancer and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her 2003 international club smash "Tu es foutu", in English known as "You Promised Me". The song was a big hit in Europe, Russia, Australia, Latin America and in the United States, where it reached #6 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart in 2004.


In-Grid (whose parents named her after Ingrid Bergman) began singing in her native Northern Italy. In 1994 she won the regional competition The Voice of San Remo. In 2002, record producers Larry Pignagnoli and Marco Soncini invited her to sing on a couple of ideas they were working on in the studio. She laid down the vocals of "Tu es foutu" in one go. The track reached number 16 in her native Italy and made the Top 10 in no less than 8 countries, including Germany, where it spent 39 weeks in sales chart.[1][2] The second single, "In-tango", entered the sales charts in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. In-Grid's debut album Rendez-vous made a modest performance in Sweden and German speaking countries. Her third single became "Shock", while "I'm folle de toi" received a massive airplay in Poland.

2004 saw the release of In-Grid's second effort, a cover album deriving from tradition of French popular music. It was called La vie en rose, after Édith Piaf's hit song. The only single off the album was "Milord", another standard from Piaf's repertoire. La vie en rose passed fairly unnoticed in European market, failing to repeat the considerable success of Rendez-vous. However, In-Grid's popularity remained high and growing in Poland, where the singer performed intensively and has made numerous TV appearances.

Voilà!, In-Grid's third studio album, appeared in the market in the second half of 2005. Although it didn't perform well in the charts, the first single, "Mama mia", became a major hit in Poland. In 2006 the singer contributed vocals to a couple of dance projects. With her popularity declining in Europe, In-Grid still remained successful in Poland, which became her main market.

In-Grid released her next album, Passion, in 2009. It was promoted by three singles, neither of which made any impact on charts. 2010 saw the release of Lounge musique, a record consisting of chillout tracks. On December 18, 2011, she appeared as musical guest on X Factor (Romania).[3]



Year Title Chart positions Certifications
2003 Rendez-vous 23 27 24 3 53 41
  • POL: Platinum[10]
  • RUS: 5 × Platinum[11]
  • CZ: Gold
  • ROM: Gold
  • UKR: Gold
2004 La vie en rose 2
2005 Voilà!
2009 Passion 18
2010 Lounge musique


Year Title Chart positions Album
US Dance
2001 "I Was a Ye-Ye Girl" with Doing Time single only
"Tu es foutu" (aka "You Promised Me") 6 2 9 3 1 23 6 Rendez-vous
2003 "In-tango" (aka "We Tango Alone") 10 35 76
"Shock" 32
2004 "Ah l'amour l'amour"
"Milord" La Vie en Rose
2005 "Mama mia" 88 52 Voilà!
"Tu es là?" with Pochill single only
2006 "Oui" (aka "If") Voilà!
2007 "I Love" with Stachursky EP Największe Przeboje
2009 "Le Dragueur" Passion
"Les Fous" (aka "Stick to You")
2010 "Vive le swing"
2014 "J'adore" with Rouge single only
2015 "Kiki Swing" with Rouge


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  2. ^ a b "Chartverfolgung / IN-GRID / Single". (in German). Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ "In-grid vine la X Factor" (in Romanian). Antena 1. 13 December 2011. 
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  5. ^ "Chartverfolgung / IN-GRID / Longplay". (in German). Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  6. ^ "Discography In-Grid". Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  7. ^ "Archiwum OLIS". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  8. ^ a b "Discography In-Grid". Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
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  10. ^ "Bestseller charts and awards :: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry". Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  11. ^ ""2M" - Золотой и платиновый альбом в России - International 2003". (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  12. ^ "Bestseller charts and awards :: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry". Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  13. ^ ""2M" - Золотой и платиновый альбом в России - International 2005". (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  14. ^ "Discography In-Grid". Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  15. ^ "Discografie In-Grid". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  16. ^ "allmusic ((( In-Grid > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 

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