Sofia Essaïdi

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صوفيا السعيدي
Sofia Essaïdi
Sofia Essaïdi NRJ Music Awards 2012 - 3.jpg
Essaïdi in January 2012 at the NRJ Music Awards ceremony
Background information
Born (1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 29)
Casablanca, Morocco
Origin Moroccan
Genres French pop
R&B
Occupations Singer
Dancer
Actress
Years active 2003–present
Labels Mercury
Universal Music
Associated acts Star Academy
Kamel Ouali
Website Sofia-Web.com

Sofia Essaïdi (Arabic: صوفيا السعيدي, born 6 August 1984) is a French-Moroccan singer. She was born in Casablanca, from Moroccan father and a French mother.

Career[edit]

From 30 August to 13 December 2003, she participated in the show Star Academy France's third season, becoming a semi-finalist. She eventually finished second to Elodie Frégé.[1] From 12 March to 7 August 2004, she participated in the Star Academy tour, going to Morocco, and Papeete, Tahiti, where she celebrated her 20th birthday. She released her first album called Mon cabaret. Later, she starred in the musical Cléopâtre, la dernière reine d'Égypte(fr) choreographed by Kamel Ouali which opened in "le Palais des Sports" in Paris on 29 January 2009. She recently starred in the French version of Dancing with the Stars. She placed as the runners up with her partner, Maxime Dereymez.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Information Charts position
FR SWI BEL
2005 Mon cabaret
41
100
46
2008
Cléopâtre, la dernière reine d'Égypte
  • Soundtrack
  • Released : 25 August 2008
11
25
32

Singles[edit]

Year Title Charts position Album
FR SWI BEL
2004 "Roxanne" 20 34 13
Mon Cabaret
2005 "Mon cabaret"
"Après l'amour"
(Digital single only)
2008 "Femme d'aujourd'hui" (Musical comedy Cléopâtre) 8 94 27 Cléopâtre, la dernière reine d'Égypte
"Une autre vie" (& Florian Etienne) (Musical comedy Cléopâtre)
2009 "L'accord" (& Christopher Stills) (Musical comedy Cléopâtre) 7 - -
2009 "Bien après l'au-delà" (Musical comedy Cléopâtre) - - -

Guest Vocals[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2009 – NRJ Music Awards : Francophone Group/Duo of the Year ( She was one of the artists who starred in the musical Cléopâtre)
  • 2010 – NRJ Music Awards : Francophone Female Artist of the Year
  • 2010 – Les jeunes talents de l'année: On 12 February 2010 she won Best Actress at Les jeunes talents de l'année 2009 (Young Talents of the Year 2009)[2]

Filmography[edit]

  • Appeared in the movie Iznogoud in 2005. She played the role of Belbeth.
  • Appeared in the DVD Autour de la guitare of Jean-Félix Lalanne, released in 2007.
  • Aïcha in the TV movie Aïcha, realised by Yasmina Benguigui in 2007, and broadcast in 2008 on France 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Et-Tayeb Houdaifa (19 December 2003). "Sofia ? Star sûrement, mais... cela n’a pas suffi". La vie éco (in French). Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Aïcha : le téléfilm de France 2 reçoit le prix Européen Civis à Berlin". Première (in French). 11 May 2010. 

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