Jenifer (singer)

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Jenifer
Jenifer 2012 4.jpg
In October 2012
Background information
Birth name Jenifer Bartoli
Born (1982-11-15) 15 November 1982 (age 31)
Origin Nice, France
Genres French Pop, Pop, pop rock, Adult Contemporary
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocal
Years active 2001–present
Labels Mercury Records
Universal Music Group
Associated acts Marc Lavoine, Calogero, Tina Arena, Kyo, Olivia Ruiz
Website Jenifer.com.fr

Jenifer Yaël Dadouche-Bartoli (born 15 November 1982 in Nice, France), better known as simply Jenifer, is a pop singer who has, since 2002, had a number of hit singles on the French, Belgian and Swiss charts. She gained fame through her participation on the French television show Star Academy France. She has sold more than 2 million albums.

Biography[edit]

Jenifer Bartoli was raised with her younger brother Jonathan, by her mother and father, Michel Dadouche and Christine Bartoli. Her mother is part Corsican-Italian and part Belgian; her father is a Jewish-Algerian. She comes from a modest background. She participated in the Graines de star television broadcast in 1997, but this was a failure.

Jenifer decided to go to Paris and attend the casting for the first series of Star Academy in France, which went on to become a huge hit on French television. She was selected, and eventually won. The hit single "J'attends L'amour" (I'm waiting for love) soon followed. After the tour with her band that followed her victory, she went on the road as a solo artist from October 2002 until January 2003, and eventually performed at the Paris Olympia, which she had dreamed of as a child.

Her debut self-titled album went on to sell over three quarters of a million copies. The album featured a song written by Marc Lavoine and a duet with fellow Star Academy student Mario. The second single "Au Soleil" became one of the "tubes de l'été" (Summer hits) of 2002 in France. The album was re-released later to include two new tracks: "Entre Humains" and "Des Mots Qui Résonnent." The latter became her third top ten single in France and Jenifer stated that it was more her style of music, being more pop/rock. Finally a fourth song, the ballad "Donne Moi Le Temps" was released. The re-released album sold over a million copies.

In 2004 Jenifer returned onto the scene with her second, more personal, melancholy album "Le Passage". Among others, this album contained songs written by Calogero, Kyo, Tina Arena and one song Jenifer co-wrote. This album contains the singles "Ma Révolution" (My Revolution), "Le Souvenir De Ce Jour" (The Memory of This Day), "C'est De L'Or" (It's Golden) and "Serre Moi" (Hold me). The album was supported by an extensive tour across France and was followed by the release of a live album "Jenifer Fait Son Live" and an accompanying DVD.

Jenifer performing in 2005.

Jenifer previously lived with Maxim Nucci, the author-composer with whom she has had one child, named Aaron, who was born on 5 December 2003. The couple separated around the end of 2005 but have since reunited. She has stated that she also wants to produce music in English outside of France.

In November 2010, Jenifer released her fourth studio album called "Appelle-moi Jen" (Call Me Jen), which charted at number 13 in France. It's a pop/rock-electronical album which has a 1980s French song lookalike. The first single of the album, "Je danse"(I Dance), was released in September 2010. This song was a hit in France and also in Belgium, rising to the 3rd position in the charts.

In 2012, she is a The Voice's coach (with Florent Pagny, Garou and Mika (singer)) for TF1.

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Année Title Peak Chart Position Sales
(France)[1]
Certifications (SNEP)
FRA
[2]
FRA
DL
BEL
(Vl)

[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
SWI
[2]
2002 Jenifer 2 1 9
800.000
Platinum
2004 Le Passage 2 3 16
450,000
Platinum
2007 Lunatique 1 3 2 25
300.000
Platinum
2010 Appelle-moi Jen 13 5 10
75.000
Platinum
2012 L'Amour et Moi 3 3 1 46
100.000
Gold
2013 Ma déclaration 2 83 1 23
90.000
Platinum

Live Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
FR
[2]
FR
DL
BEL
(Wa)
[2]
SWI
[2]
2005 Jenifer fait son live 6 14 6 77

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position Album
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
SWI
[2]
2002 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
(with Olivia Ruiz & Carine Haddadou)
1 11 Star Academy, L'Album
"J'attends l'amour" 2 2 Jenifer
"Au soleil" 2 4 63
"Des mots qui résonnent!" 4 3 15
2003 "Donne-moi le temps" 8 7 18
2004 "Ma révolution" 9 9 21 Le passage
"Le souvenir de ce jour" 6 7 27
2005 "C'est de l'or" 14 17 71
"Serre-moi" 25 14 21
2007 "Tourner ma page" 3 3 37 Lunatique
2008 "Comme un hic" 10 6 73
"Si c'est une île"
2010 "Je danse" 29 3 Appelle-moi Jen
2011 "L'envers du paradis" 59
"L'amour fou" 86
2012 "Sur le fil" 24 11 L'amour et moi
"L'amour et moi" 26 22
2013 "Les jours électriques" 52
"Poupée de cire, poupée de son" 21 16 Ma déclaration
"Résiste" 85
"Ella, elle l'a" 90
"Evidemment" 97
"Si Maman si" 117
"La déclaration" 148
"Diego libre dans sa tête" 164
"Message personnel" 190
"L'air du vent" 43 TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charts In France - Jenifer Sales". chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j LesCharts.com: Jenifer discography page

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Winner of
Star Academy France

2001
Succeeded by
Nolwenn Leroy