Benjamin Biolay

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Benjamin Biolay
Benjamin Biolay - Live.jpg
Benjamin Biolay, concert at the Casino de Paris, Paris (2011)
Born (1973-01-20) 20 January 1973 (age 43)
Spouse(s) Chiara Mastroianni (m. 2002; div. 2005)

Vanessa Paradis (2012–15)

Anna Mouglalis (2015-present)
Children 1

Benjamin Biolay (French pronunciation: ​[bɛ̃.ʒa.mɛ̃ bjo.lɛ]; born 20 January 1973) is a French singer, songwriter, musician, actor and record producer. He is the brother of singer Coralie Clément, whose two albums he wrote and produced, and the ex-husband of Chiara Mastroianni, the daughter of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni.

His low-key vocal style is somewhat similar to French pop star Étienne Daho. With the singer Keren Ann, whose first two albums he co-wrote and produced, he contributed several songs to Chambre avec Vue, the successful comeback album of singer Henri Salvador, and has since worked as a writer, arranger or producer for other icons of French music, including Juliette Gréco, Julien Clerc, Françoise Hardy and Vanessa Paradis.

He wrote or performed most of the songs on the 2004 soundtrack to Clara et Moi by Arnaud Viard, and released the album Home with his wife the same year. After two more rock oriented albums in 2005 and 2007 he was dropped by his record company and began working on his first independent release, La Superbe, released on Naïve records in 2009. This was followed by the soundtrack album Pourquoi tu pleures in 2011 and Vengeance in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Benjamin was married to actress and singer Chiara Mastroianni from 2002 to 2005; they have a daughter, Anna, born 22 April 2003.

In 2012 Biolay was introduced to singer and actress Vanessa Paradis by designer Karl Lagerfeld.[1]They were in a relationship from 2013 to May 2015, and recorded a duet, Profite ("Enjoy"), on his album Vengeance.[2]

As of June 2015, he is rumoured to be dating French actress Anna Mouglalis.



Solo studio albums
Year Album Peak positions


2001 Rose Kennedy 66
2003 Négatif 15 9
2005 À l'origine 17 27
2007 Trash Yéyé 11 23 72
2009 La Superbe 3 7 98 97 61
2011 Pourquoi tu pleures? 38 54
2012 Vengeance 2 95 6 42 22
2015 Trenet 19 174 12
2016 Palermo Hollywood 3 107 6 17
Joint albums
Year Album Peak positions

2004 Home
(with Chiara Mastroianni)
26 98
Compilation albums
Year Album Peak positions

2011 Best Of 178


Year EP title Peak positions
2001 Benjamin Biolay Remix EP


Year Album Peak positions
2004 Clara et Moi 163


Year Single Peak positions Album


2008 "Qu'est ce que ça peut faire?" 14
2010 "La superbe" 38
"Si tu suis mon regard" 32
2011 "Ton héritage" 28
"Pas la forme" 25
2012 "Aime mon amour" 60 39
(feat. Vanessa Paradis)
93 24
"Ne regrette rien"
(feat. Orelsan)
2014 "Ton héritage" (rerelease) 80
"Pas besoin de permis"
(with Vanessa Paradis)
2016 "Palermo Hollywood" 161
Featured in
Year Single Peak
2003 "L'hymne à l'amour"
(Aznavour, Boulay, Eicher, Biolay, Macias,
Maurane, Foly, Fontaine, Mami, Leroy,
Pagny & Badi)

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Stella Stella's father Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 The Pack The Spack's son
2013 Under the Rainbow Maxime Wolf
2014 The Easy Way Out Gérard
2015 The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun Michel Caravaille
2016 Encore heureux Antoine
Irréprochable Gilles
Fleur de tonnerre Mathieu Verron


  1. ^ "Vanessa Paradis photographed for the first time with French pop singer boyfriend Benjamin Biolay as they say goodbye at LAX," Daily Mail, April 18, 2014
  2. ^ "Be My Baby: Vanessa Paradis shines as she performs for boyfriend French singer Benjamin Biolay," Daily Mail, July 1, 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Benjamin Biolay discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Benjamin Biolay discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Benjamin Biolay discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Benjamin Biolay discography" (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Benjamin Biolay discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 

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