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Origin France
Genres Pop
Years active 2003 – 2004
Labels Universal
Members Matthieu Tota
Lionel Tim

Linkup is a French boy band, created by the third season of the popular French reality show show Popstars, called "Popstars - the Duel" aired on RTL Group TV channel M6 (also known as Métropole 6) in fall 2003. It consists of Matthieu, Lionel et Otis. Matthieu (full name Matthieu Tota) became later known as singer M. Pokora.

The band released sometime later their debut and only album Notre étoile (meaning Our star in French). The debut single from the album was the song "Mon étoile" (meaning My star in French)[1] was a success, reaching #1 in the French charts.

But the following single Une seconde d'éternité (One second of eternity)[2] and the album didn't find much success. After a collaboration with the UK boy band Blue in recording the single "You and Me Bubblin'" which also failed to attract enough sales, Linkup disbanded in 2004.

After break-up[edit]

  • Matthieu Tota, former charismatic leader of the band, started a solo career under the name Matt Pokora and after, M. Pokora.
  • In spring of 2005, Lionel Tim was one of the finalists to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest but Ortal was chosen instead. In 2005-2006 Lionel released two singles "Je m'envole" followed by "Vivre avec toi" with very limited success.




  • 2003: "Mon étoile" [1]
  • 2003: "Une seconde d'éternité" [2]
  • 2004: "You and Me Bubblin'" (Blue and Linkup) [3]