Luce (singer)

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Luce
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Background information
Birth name Lucie Brunet
Born (1990-01-28) 28 January 1990 (age 25)
Origin Perpignan, France
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Sony Music (2010/13)
Tôt ou tard (2014-present)
Website Official Site

Lucie Brunet, better known as just Luce, (born in Perpignan, France on 28 January 1990) is a French singer-songwriter and actress originating from Peyrestortes[1] who won in 2010 the eighth series of the French music competition Nouvelle Star.

Beginnings[edit]

Luce was born in Perpignan[2] and studied nursing in Montpellier. She also practiced the flute following courses at the Conservatory of dramatic art.[3]

Nouvelle Star[edit]

Luce in her debut
Luce and Jordi Barre

She auditioned for Nouvelle Star (French Idol series) in Marseille where she sang Rita Mitsouko's "Andy" passing in the category Les Inoubliables wearing a moustache and an electronic badge saying "j'aime les poils." She received three yeses and a notable no from judge Philippe Manœuvre. Moving to the second phase at théâtre in Trianon, she interpreted "Tainted Love", a capella, and finally in a trio with Lussi et Stéphanie, she sang "Je dois m'en aller" from Niagara. Finally she sang "C'est comme ça" again from Rita Mitsouko. She was chosen for the live show. She had great support from many people including a 90-year-old Jordi Barre who was invited to congratulate her when she won on 23 June 2010.

Appearances during Nouvelle Star[edit]

Solo
Date Song Original artist Notes
14 April 2010 (1st prime) "Qui de nous deux" -M- (Matthieu Chedid) 4 blues
21 April 2010 (2nd prime) "Dream a Little Dream of Me" The Mamas and The Papas 4 blues
28 April 2010 (3rd prime) "Étienne" Guesch Patti 4 blues
5 Mai 2010 (4th prime) "Beautiful" Christina Aguilera 3 blues
13 May 2010 (5th prime) "Louxor j'adore" Philippe Katerine 3 blues
19 May 2010 (6th prime) "Les sucettes" France Gall 4 blues
"Tainted Love" Gloria Jones 4 blues
26 May 2010 (7th prime) "Miss You" The Rolling Stones 2 blues
Gigi L'Amoroso Dalida 4 blues
2 June 2010 (Quarter finals) "La plus belle pour aller danser" Sylvie Vartan 2 blues
"What's Love Got to Do with It" Tina Turner 2 blues
9 June 2011(Semi-finals) "Les Cactus" Jacques Dutronc 4 blues
"Over the Rainbow" Judy Garland 4 blues
"La vie en rose" Édith Piaf 4 blues
16 June 2010 (Finals) "Je dis aime" -M- (Matthieu Chedid) 4 blues
"Mad About You" Hooverphonic 4 blues
"Ne me quitte pas" Jacques Brel 4 blues
In duos / trios
Date Song Other contestants in duo/trio Original artist
21 April 2010 (2nd prime) "Toutes les femmes de ta vie" Annabelle, Lussi, Marine and Stéphanie L5
28 April 2010 (3rd prime) "Our House" Lussi and Stéphanie Madness
5 May 2010 (4th prime) "Ça balance pas mal à Paris" Annabelle and Benjamin Michel Berger and France Gall
13 May 2010 (5th prime) "Relator" Dave Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
26 May 2010 (7th prime) "Money, Money, Money" Lussi ABBA
2 June 2010 (Quarter finals) "Pour un infidèle" François Cœur de pirate
La Carioca (dance) Ramon Alain Chabat and Gérard Darmon
9 June 2010 (Semi-finals) "Dieu est un fumeur de havanes" Ramon Serge Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve
"Light My Fire" François The Doors
16 June 2010 (Finals) 22 François Lily Allen and Ours
"Capri, c'est fini" François Hervé Villard
"Qu'est-ce que t'es belle" François Marc Lavoine and Catherine Ringer

2010-2012[edit]

Luce and Marie Pierre Baux of 'Originales'

She had her first show after her win in Perpignan on 10 September 2010 after an invitation by Marie Pierre Baux, organizer for 23 years of Estivales de Perpignan festival. During this time, she share a duet with Alain Souchon

She also started preparing for her album collaborating with many writers and composers including Philippe Katerine, Orelsan and Mathieu Boogaerts. She used online promotion under the "jeudis de Luce" plan (meaning Luce's Thursdays) in which she would post every Thursday starting 24 March 2011, a video sketch directed by Najar and Perrot and produced by LNprod, with Luce playing herself and Gaël Giraudeau playing the role of Bobby. The presentations would also include portions of the "song of the week", basically one of the songs of the upcoming album Première Phalange.

Première Phalange was finally released on 20 June 2011 on Sony Music. The 25, she gave a concert to the Trianon, where Mathieu Boogaerts and Orelsan appeared on stage.

In 2011, she also make a duet with Max Boublil accompagned by a videoclip.

In 2012, she made the chorus on the album of Mathieu Boogaerts who write for her several titles in her first album, Première Phalange.

Then, the compagny "Eveil et Découvertes" ask Luce to sing for them book-song "La Fabrique à Comptines", 13 rhymes. The project is a big success while there isn't a lot of promotion. More than 11 000 albums are sold.

The same year, Luce sing "Il pleut doucement ma mère" written by Maurice Carême in the album "La bande des mots", where poems are put in music. Artists like Oxmo Puccino, Françoise Hardy, Claire Keim, Élie Semoun, Camélia Jordana, Marc Lavoine, Jenifer or Arthur H are apart of the project.

2013-present[edit]

In 2013, Luce sing on the album "Des mots pour Alzheimer" where she read a text written by a witness named Maria. Luce is directly involved by this album because it is released for the Alzheimer's disease because her grandmother is dead beaucause of this sickness. On her first album she sing the song "La symphonie d'Alzheimer" as a tribute to her grandmother. Alain Chamfort, Élie Semoun, Andréa Ferréol, Dominique Besnehard, Franz-Olivier Giesbert, Françoise Laborde, Jean Benguigui, Laurent Ruquier, Nelson Monfort, Michel Boujenah, Virginie Lemoine and Marc Lévy are also on the album.

The same year, she made the first part of Virginie Hocq during her show at the Olympia. During this evening she sang 8 titles in exclusivity of her second album. The two women have met on the set of the second season of Vive la colo!. She sing during a night for France Alzheimer, during this evening she sing with Alain Chamfort.[4] She also sing during the Big dinner of Christmas to the Élysée Palace with ZUT. This evening was organized by the president François Hollande and his wife at the time Valérie Trierweiler. M. Pokora with the troup of Robin des Bois were also there.

In December 2013, she sing with the band ZUT to the Zénith de Paris. She also sing to the special evening Nouvelle Star fête Noël where several former contestant to the Nouvelle Star performs, like Amel Bent, Julien Doré or Amandine Bourgeois. During the evening, she sing the success of Line Renaud, Étoile des neiges.

Still in 2013, she made her debut in the cinema with a supporting role in the comedy Nuts. The movie is produced by Tonie Marshall and starred Éric Elmosnino, Sophie Quinton, Valeria Golino, Évelyne Buyle, Anémone, Brigitte Sy, Partha Pratim Majumder, Marie Denarnaud and Gustave Kervern.

She also made her debut in television with a recurring role in the second season of Vive la colo ! aired on TF1.

She is also in the short Ce qui fait marcher les filles who promote ERAM.

In 2014, Luce begins the studio recording of her second album. She work again with Mathieu Boogaerts who write and direct the album, he has previously work with her on her first album, and she also work with : Joseph Chedid and Zaf Zapha.[5] Her second album is not released with Sony Music Entertainment but with Tôt ou tard.[6] Luce post on her Facebook a photo with Hélène Pince, Maryvette Lair and Cléa Vincent and she announced that they will made the chorus on her second album.

Her second album Chaud is released the 23 February 2015 and the first single Polka has been released in December 2014. The second single is Malibu and it's released in February 2015. Luce performed Malibu at the Nouvelle Star on D8 with Mathieu Boogaerts, the 26 February. Then the 27 February, she performed Polka on C à vous on France 5. The same day she is a guest in the radio show Partons en Live aired on France Inter, hosted by her friend André Manoukian where she made a cover of Parole parole.

In March 2015, she begin her Tour with Mathieu Boogaerts. She give 3 concerts to the Nouvelle Ève.

In 2015, she's back in a TV Series L'hôtel de la plage, aired on France 2, where she play herself as a guest in an episode.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
FR
[7]
BEL
(Wa)

SUI
2011 Première Phalange 11 27 54
2015 Chaud 55 100  –

Singles[edit]

  • 2011 : "Été noir"
  • 2011 : "Western Spaghetti"
  • 2011 : "La machine" (feat Orelsan)
  • 2011 : "Moyen, Moyenne" (feat Max Boublil)
  • 2014 : "Polka"
  • 2015 : "Malibu"

Participation[edit]

  • 2012 : She sings on the album "Mathieu Boogaerts" Of Mathieu Boogaerts
  • 2012 : She sings on 13 track of "La Fabrique à Comptines"
  • 2012 : She sings "Il pleut doucement ma mère" of Maurice Carême in the album "La bande des mots"
  • 2013 : Reading the testimony of Maria for "Des mots pour Alzheimer"
  • 2013 : Collaboration with the band Zut, Clarika and Didier Wampas for the Album for children "Coucou Zut"
  • 2014 : She sings "Je ne pense qu'à ça" featuring Noémie Brosset for her first album.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2013 Nuts Solveig Yann Coridian
Vive la colo ! Luna Didier Le Pêcheur, Dominique Ladoge TV Series (6 Episodes)
2015 Hôtel de la plage Herself Christian Merret-Palmair TV Series (1 Episode)

Advertising[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Ce qui fait marcher les filles Camille ERAM

Appearance on media[edit]

Year Title Channel Host
2010 12/13 Languedoc Roussillon France 3
2010 dans le rétro M6 Camille Combal
La mode, la mode, la mode Paris Première
Le Grand Journal Canal+ Michel Denisot
2011 19/20 Pays Catalan France 3
Taratata France 2 Nagui
L'invitée du Studio France soir Magali Vogel
Nuit Rock Direct Star
Le 19:45 M6 Nathalie Renoux
12/13 Languedoc Roussillon France 3
Chabada X2 France 3 Daniela Lumbroso
CD'Aujourd'hui France 2
La nuit nous appartient NRJ 12 Mustapha El Atrassi
Planète Musique Mag France 2 Patrice Boisfer
Plus vite que la musique M6
N'oubliez pas les paroles! France 2 Nagui
12/13 Languedoc Roussillon France 3
Face à Face RTL-TVI Charlotte Baut
100 % Mag M6 Estelle Denis
66 minutes M6 Aïda Touihri
La fête de la chanson française France 3 Daniela Lumbroso
Morandini ! Direct 8 Jean-Marc Morandini
20 Heures France 2 Marie Drucker
E-Classement W9
2012 Bienvenue chez Cauet NRJ 12 Cauet
Hebdo Musique Mag France 2
N'oubliez pas les paroles! France 2 Nagui
On n'est pas couché France 2 Laurent Ruquier
2015 Nouvelle Star D8 Benjamin Castaldi
C à vous France 5 Anne-Sophie Lapix
Partons en Live France Inter André Manoukian
Alcaline France 2
On connaît la musique Europe 1
Elo melodie France Bleu
Le Before du Grand Journal Canal + Thomas Thouroude
13 heures France 2 Élise Lucet
Playlist session Ma Chaîne Étudiante Emeric Berco
Au Field de la nuit TF1 Michel Field
Acoustic TV5Monde Sébastien Folin
Absolument Stars M6 Claire Nevers, David Lantin
LCI Culture La Chaîne Info
Comment ça va bien! France 2 Stéphane Bern
Tout le monde joue avec la mémoire France 2 Nagui, Michel Cymes
Du côté de chez Dave France 3 Dave
Vivement Dimanche France 2 Michel Drucker

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Soan
Nouvelle Star winner
2010
Succeeded by
Incumbent