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|Birth name||Lydy Louisy-Joseph|
April 14, 1978 |
Vénissieux, a suburb of Lyon, France
|Origin||French of Martinique origin|
|Genres||Pop, soul, reggae|
|Labels||Warner Music France|
Lydy Louisy-Joseph (born in Vénissieux, suburb of Lyon, France on 14 April 1978), better known by the shorter name Louisy Joseph, is a French singer of Martinique origin. She first joined the French series of Popstars as part of the girl band L5, and since 2008 has been performing as a solo singer.
Lydy Louisy Joseph left school early at age 15 to pursue a musical career while continuing hotel studies in Lyon. In 2001, she took part the Lyon musical comedy Salammbô, in the role of Zelda, the fighting woman.
Popstars and L5
In 2001, she applied as Lydy Louisy-Joseph at the Paris auditions of Popstars in its first season in France broadcast on M6 television station and was picked as a finalist to be part of the girl group L5 where she was mostly known as Lydy. The winning group released their epomynous album, L5 that was certified diamond in 2002. as was the debut single "Toutes les femmes de ta vie" from the album. The follow-up singles from the album did well. Their second album Retiens-moi was certified platinum
In 2006, as the popularity of L5 diminished, the band announced Lydy's departure. Louisy Joseph started preparing for a debut solo album after a friend advised her to contact Pascal Obispo who agreed to produce her album at his Atlético Music studios, and arranged for a contract with Warner Music France with contributions by John Mamann and Olivier Reine in a soul, reggae and acoustic style far away from the pop style of L5. She also chose to adopt the name Louisy Joseph rather than her full name Lydy Louisy-Joseph, effectively distancing herself from "Lydy of L5" days.
Her debut solo album La saison des amours was released on 14 April 2008, the day she turned 30. Her debut solo single "Assis par terre", written by Lionel Florence, was released on 26 May 2008 and hit Top 3 followed by a concert at the Zénith de Nantes, on the occasion of the NRJ Music Tour. In 2008, she was an opening act for Christophe Maé and performed a solo concert with William Baldé at Élysée Montmartre, on 23 June 2008. Her follow-up single, "Mes insomnies" referred to her suffering from insomnia. That was followed by "Imagine de John Lennon" which was a reggae tribute to the artist John Lennon. In September 2008, her album was certified silver. In 2009 she organized a long French tour visiting many smaller venues.
Her second album Ma radio was released on 9 July 2012 with "Chante" being her first single from the album with a music video shot in the deserts of California.
She is born to parents of Martinique origin and has two sisters, Peggy, her senior and Kelly her junior, and a brother Weedy.
- Studio albums
|2008||La saison des amours
Released: 14 April 2008
Record label: Warner Music France
Additional tracks on the re-released album
Released: 9 July 2012
Record label: Warner Music France
|2008||"Assis par terre"||9||3||48||La saison des amours|
|2009||"Assis par terre"||–||–||–|
- Featured in
|2013||"Maldòn" (Tropical Family)
(credited to Lynnsha, Fanny J, Louisy Joseph)
|15||From covers album
- SNEP - Certifications diamant albums en 2002
- - Certifications diamant singles en 2001
- SNEP - Certifications platine albums en 2003
- - Louisy Joseph en interview
- SNEP - Certifications albums disque d'argent en 2009
- ultratop.be: Louisy Joseph discography
- LesCharts.com: Louisy Joseph discography
- Hitparade.ch Louisy Joseph discography