Pascal Obispo

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Pascal Obispo
Pascal Obispo 2011 2.jpg
Obispo performing on stage in Paris on Bastille Day 2011
 
Background information
Birth name Pascal Michel Obispo
Born (1965-01-08) January 8, 1965 (age 49)
Origin Bergerac, Dordogne, France
Genres Pop, rock, progressive rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1990–present
Labels Epic/Sony
Associated acts Florent Pagny, Zazie, Johnny Hallyday, Jenifer Bartoli and Natasha St-Pier
Website www.pascalobispo.com

Pascal Michel Obispo (born 8 January 1965) is a French singer-songwriter.

Pascal Obispo was born in Bergerac, Dordogne, France, and started singing in 1980. He got his first record deal in 1990. The record deal was Le long du fleuve. With his second album, Plus que tout au monde, selling over 2 million albums, his songs became a popular success. Some of his most famous songs are "Plus que tout au monde", "Laurelenn", "Tombé pour elle", "L'important c'est d'aimer", "Personne" and "Fan".

With his 2007 release of Les Fleurs du Bien (a play on Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal) he makes allusions to Rosa Parks, Pablo Picasso and others. He is also well known for his various escapades, his unconservative behavior, his haircut, etc. His name is an anagram of painter Pablo Picasso's name. Most of his albums have now sold more than 1 million copies.

Obispo used his popularity to help with charity work and particularly for fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS. He has worked with many other well-known artists such as Jean-Jacques Goldman, Florent Pagny, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Amel Bent, and Natasha St-Pier.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Certification
FR
[1]
BE
(Vl)

[2]
BE
(Wa)

[3]
CH
[4]
1990 Le long du fleuve
1992 Plus que tout au monde
1996 Un jour comme aujourd'hui 17 27
Superflu 2 2 47
1999 Soledad 2 4 38
2004 Studio Fan – Live Fan
(2 CD set, one a studio album, the other live album)
1 1 9
2006 Les fleurs du bien 1 1 8
2009 Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samourai Flower 2 1 52
2011 Adam & Eve - La seconde chance (musical) 18 54
2013 Millésimes 1 82 1 18
Le grand amour 3 130 2 25

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Certification
FR
[1]
BE
(Wa)

[3]
CH
[4]
1998 Live 98 1 2
2001 Millésime / Live 00/01 2 1 28
2004 Live Fan
(NB: Refer to studio albums section)
N/A N/A N/A
2007 Les Fleurs de forest 10 2 76

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
FR
[1]
BE
(Wa)

[3]
CH
[4]
1992 "Plus que tout au monde" 33 Plus que tout au monde
1993 "Tu vas me manquer (les mains qui se cherchent)" 16
1995 "Tombé pour elle" 12 37 Un jour comme aujourd'hui
1996 "Tu compliques tout" 21
"Personne" 9 26 Superflu
1997 "Il faut du temps" 40
"Lucie" 6 14
"Les meilleurs ennemis"
(with Zazie)
39 20
1998 "Assassine" 18 14 Live 98
"Tombé pour elle (Live)" 80 40
2000 "L'important c'est d'aimer" 32 12 Soledad
2001 "Pas besoin de regrets" 43
"Ce qu'on voit, allée Rimbaud" 29 26
2002 "Millésime" 3 2 Millésime Live 00/01
"So Many Men"
(with Youssou N'Dour)
35 27 85 Nothing's In Vain (Coono Du Réér)
2003 "Fan" 1 1 15 Studio Fan – Live Fan
"Zinedine" 8 4 53
2004 "Mourir demain"
(with Natasha St-Pier)
7 4 18 L'Instant d'après
"Y'a pas un homme qui soit né pour ça"
(with Florent Pagny & Calogero)
20 45 /
2006 "1980"
(with Melissa Mars)
5 3 43 Les Fleurs du bien
2007 "Les fleurs du bien" 18 32
"Nouveau voyage (C'est la vie)"
(feat. Baby Bash)
10 Les Fleurs de Forest
2009 "Le drapeau" 6 7 Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samouraï Flower
"Idéaliste" 18
2010 "La valse des regrets"
2012 "Tu m'avais dit" 62 30 MillésimeS
2013 "Millésime" (rerelease) 79
"D'un Avé Maria" 33 28 Le Grand Amour
"Le Grand Amour" 175
2014 "Arigatô" 134
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Musicals[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]