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Tal during the NRJ Music Awards in 2014
|Birth name||Tal Benyerzi|
12 December 1989 |
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, musician, dancer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Years active||2009 – present|
|Labels||Warner Music France|
|Associated acts||Alizée, L'Algérino, Canardo, Sean Paul, M. Pokora, Flo Rida, Little Mix|
Tal Benyerzi (born in Israel in 12 December 1989), professionally known by her mononym Tal, is an Israeli-born French singer-songwriter and occasional dancer. She is currently signed to Warner Music France.
Tal's family immigrated to France when Tal was just under a year old. Her name translates roughly as "morning dew" in Hebrew. She was born into a veritable musical home. Her Algerian Jewish father was a guitar player, her Yemeni-Jewish mother a professional singer under the name Sem Azar. Her brother is a songwriter and her aunt and cousin singers.
At the age of 3, Tal began to learn to play piano and guitar and enrolled in dance lessons and modern jazz. She also took part in a theater group called "Les Sales Gosses". She started playing in piano bars making interpretations of classics and contemporary songs. As a fan of Michael Jackson, she and her brother improvised moves on a collection of his songs. Her first song and music video was with "La Musique mon ange".
Her meeting with songwriter and producer L'Aura Marciano developed her career and after a collaboration of 2 years, she released her debut album Le droit de rêver with pop melodies, urban rhythm and at times classical arrangements. Collaborations included Sean Paul in "Waya Waya" mixed by Veronica Ferraro, L'Algérino in a remake "Le sens de la vie" and John Hanes as sound engineer.
Her first single from the album was "On avance" reached #29 in SNEP, the official French Singles Chart. That was followed by "Waya Waya". Her biggest hit was "Le sens de la vie" taken from the album. It reached #4 in the French charts. The album also contains a bonus version of the song featuring French-Algerian L'Algérino as a bonus track. Her songs deliver a message of hope and peace, without religious or cultural barriers, and a French music without boundaries.
In 2013, Tal joined the Les Enfoires charity ensemble. Tal also won her first NRJ Music Award in 2013, as the Francophone Breakthrough of the Year.
Her second album L'infini, released in September 2013 includes a collaboration with X Factor (UK series 8) winning girlgroup Little Mix, who met her during a social network event in Paris 5 months earlier, and US Rapper Flo-Rida
|2011||Le droit de rêver||4||–||12||76||SNEP: 3x Platinum|
|2010||"La musique est mon ange"||–||–||–||–||Non-album release|
|2011||"On avance"||29||–||41||–||Le droit de rêver|
(feat. Sean Paul)
|2012||"Le sens de la vie"||4||–||1||–|
|"Je prends le large"||39||–||44||–|
(M. Pokora and Tal)
|"Rien n'est parfait"||22||–||27||–||Le droit de rêver|
(feat. Flo Rida)
|"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
- Other releases
- 2012: "Le sens de la vie" (Tal featuring L'Algérino) (charting separately from the solo version in France)
- Featured in
|2012||"On a le droit de rêve"
(Black Kent feat. Tal)
|–||–||Black Kent's album
Vendeur de rêves
(Canardo feat. Tal)
A la youv
|2013||"Maintenant ou jamais"
(Dry feat. Tal)
Awards and nominations
- In 2012, she was nominated to "Francophone revelation of the Year" at the NRJ Music Awards.
- Let's Sing It: Tal biography page
- Sem Azar YouTube page
- Le Parisien: Tal, sur les traces de Shy'm (French)
- L'EuroMag: Tal - "La musique est mon ange" (French)
- IdoleMag: Interview de Tal (in French)
- La Minute de Mélanie: Découverte - En Studio avec Tal (in French)
- Charts in France: Tal chante "Le sens de la vie": son nouveau single (in French)
- IdolMag: Tal, nouveau clip ("On avance") (in French)
- aCharts.us: Tal page
- Programme TV: La chanteuse Tal, marraine de MTV pour l'opération Sidaction (French)
- "SNEP 2012 Certifications - 2X Platinum (Albums)". SNEP. Retrieved 05/02/2013.
- "Tal discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Tal discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Tal discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Tal discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- LesCharts.com: Tal discography
- NRJ Music Awards 2012 : les nominés sont… (French)