Willy Denzey

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Willy Denzey
Birth name William Thongrasamy
Born (1982-08-19) 19 August 1982 (age 31)
Origin Melun, France
Genres Hip-hop, R&B
Occupations Singer
Years active 2002–present
Website www.willydenzey.com/

William Thongrasamy (born 19 August 1982), known under the pseudonym Willy Denzey, is a Contemporary R&B and soul French-born singer of Laotian origin.

Biography[edit]

Denzey was born in Melun, France, and spent his childhood in Le Mée-sur-Seine. At 15, he formed with his friends a band named Prodyge. In June 2000, he participated in the broadcast Graines de star and reached the final.[1] A producer noticed him and proposed him to release a disc. In 2001, Denzey participated in the Francofolies of La Rochelle, then in 2002 released his first single, "Que te dire".

Denzey released in May 2003 a second single, "Le mur du son", which earned a gold disc in France for over 300 000 copies sold. On 3 November 2003, he released his first album, # 1, in which many artists participated, including The Weasel (La Fouine), Diam's, Kader Riwan & Ol Kainry. His single "L'Orphelin" also become a top ten hit in France. Reloaded in 15 March 2004 with bonus track "Badaboom Remix" (French Version) (Feat B2K).

27 September 2004, Denzey released a new album entitled Act II, composed of hip-hop and R&B songs and romantic ballads, including a collaboration with Wayne Beckford, XS, Neje, Mathieu 8, Darren & Little D. Then he released in January 2005 the song "Et si tu n'existais pas", a cover of Joe Dassin. Inclus, "Hello" by Lionel Richie. Thereafter, Denzey toured throughout France.

He also performed the song "Double Mise (Bet on it)", used in the movie High School Musical 2, produced and broadcast by Disney Channel remixed par Kore (DJ Kore).

However, after the failure of his last single, "Mon Royaume" (Feat Eloquence), which did not appear on the chart, his third album (feat Amerie, Papoose, Marques Houston, Cassidy, Humphrey & co) originally scheduled to be released in Novembre 13th 2006, was cancelled. New single L'homme Qu'il Te Faut release 1 June 2012.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Certification (France)[3] Peak position
FR
[4]
BE (WA)
[5]
SWI
[6]
2003 #1 Gold (2004) 23
2004 Acte II 23 89
2006 Mon Royaume (Unreleased)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Date of release Certification (France)[7] Peak position Album
FR
[4]
BE (WA)
[5]
SWI
[6]
2002 "Que vous dire" 4 November 2002 52
2003 "Le mur du son (Bounce)" 3 May 2003 Gold (2003) 8 11 33
"#1 (Si tu veux)" 17 November 2003 20
2004 "L'Orphelin" 14 March 2004 Silver (2004) 5 16 30
"Honey" 15 November 2004 30 21 74 Acte II
2005 "Et si tu n'existais pas" 31 January 2005 5 4
2006 "Mon Royaume" June 2006
2007 "Double mise" 24 September 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willy Denzey, biography" (in French). Stars célébrités. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  2. ^ François Alvarez. "Willy Denzey, biography" (in French). Music story. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Albums certifications in France, database". Infodisc. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Willy Denzey, discography and peak positions in France". Lescharts. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Willy Denzey, discography and peak positions in Belgium (Wallonia)". Ultratop. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Willy Denzey, discography and peak positions in Switzerland". Hitparade. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Singles certifications in France, database". Infodisc. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-10-18 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.

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