Bob Sinclar

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Bob Sinclar
Bob Sinclar 2011.jpg
Bob Sinclar at the NRJ Music Awards in 2011
Background information
Birth name Christophe Le Friant
Also known as Bob Sinclar, Da Cheese, The Mighty Bop, Reminiscence Quartet, Yellow Productions, Chris the French Kiss, Bob from Paris, Desmond K
Born (1969-05-10) 10 May 1969 (age 46)
Origin Bois-Colombes, Paris, France
Genres House, reggae fusion, raggamuffin, electro house, dance, French house, electronic, hip house
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Instruments Turntables
Years active 1987–present
Labels Yellow Productions
Ministry of Sound Australia
Associated acts Africanism All Stars
Website www.bobsinclar.com

Bob Sinclar (born Christophe Le Friant; 10 May 1969) is a French record producer, house music DJ, remixer and the owner of the label Yellow Productions.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Christophe Le Friant started DJing in the 1980s under the name Chris the French Kiss. During this time he was more influenced by hip-hop and jazz music and created music projects such as The Mighty Bop and Reminiscence Quartet, this one with an ensemble of musicians. Le Friant used the alias Desmond K in the Reminiscence Quartet.

Le Friant adopted the new name of Bob Sinclar in 1998. He became known for popularising the "French touch" of house music with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. He describes his musical style as inspired by "peace, love, and house music".[2] Several of Sinclar's songs have become international hits, being particularly popular in Europe. Some of his most popular hits include "Love Generation" (with Gary Pine) and "World, Hold On" (with Steve Edwards). In 2006 Bob Sinclar received the TMF Award Best Dance International (Belgium).

Discography[edit]

See Bob Sinclar discography for full discography, including other aliases and side projects

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2004 Enjoy
  • 2005 In The House (Various Artists Mix CD)
  • 2007 Soundz of Freedom
  • 2007 Bob Sinclar: Live at the Playboy Mansion
  • 2010 The Best Of
  • 2011 Knights of The Playboy Mansion (Bob Sinclar & Dimitri from Paris)

Remix albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS BEL
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
ITA
[6]
NLD
[7]
SPA
[8]
SUI
[9]
UK
[10]
US
Dance

[11]
"My Only Love"
(featuring Lee A. Genesis)
1998 78 56 Paradise
"The Ghetto"
(featuring Karl The Voice)
"Ultimate Funk" 83
"I Feel for You" 2000 52 44 94 33 14 39 9 Champs Elysées
"Darlin'"
(featuring James "D-Train" Williams)
59 40 46
"Freedom"
(featuring Gene Van Buren)
2001 79
"Ich Rocke"
"Save Our Soul" 54
"The Beat Goes On" 2002 25 22 29 92 33 III
"Kiss My Eyes" 2003 17 34 79 67 23
"Sexy Dancer" 2004
"Wonderful World"
(featuring Ron Carroll)
Enjoy
"You Could Be My Lover"
"Love Generation"
(featuring Gary Pine)
2005 1 1 3 1 9 3 6 2 12 1 Western Dream
"World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)"
(featuring Steve Edwards)
2006 19 3 2 19 4 8 13 12 9 1
"Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)"
(with Cutee B featuring Dollarman, Big Ali and Makedah)
6 1 3 18 11 12 7 4 3 1
"Tennessee"
(featuring Farrell Lennon)
2007 25 21
"Everybody Movin'"
(featuring Ron Carroll and Mz Toni)
"Give a Lil' Love"
(featuring Gary Pine)
10
"Sound of Freedom"
(with Cutee B featuring Gary Pine and Dollarman)
22 9 6 44 7 9 31 9 1 Soundz of Freedom
"Together"
(featuring Steve Edwards)
11 8 17 6 72 1
"What I Want"
(pres. Fireball)
7 6 8 57 52 2
"What a Wonderful World"
(with Axwell featuring Ron Carroll)
2008 57 14 48 Born in 69
"Lala Song"
(featuring The Sugarhill Gang)
2009 9 90 55 6 7 26 68 21
"New, New, New"
(featuring Vybrate, Queen Ifrica and Makedah)
53 57
"Love You No More"
(featuring Shabba Ranks)
34 56
"I Wanna"
(with Sahara featuring Shaggy)
2010 24 87 84 46 Made In Jamaïca
"Rainbow of Love"
(featuring Ben Onono)
56 5
"Tik Tok"
(featuring Sean Paul)
18 37 50 Disco Crash
"Far l'amore"
(with Raffaella Carrà)
2011 7 26 46 6 16 7 16
"Me Not a Gangsta"
(featuring Mr Shammi and Colonel Reyel)
21 44
"Rock the Boat"
(featuring Pitbull, Dragonfly and Fatman Scoop)
2012 39 15 22 45 47 21 20
"Fuck With You"
(featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Gilbere Forte)
35 144 7
"Groupie" 59 100 Paris By Night (A Parisian Musical Experience)
"Summer Moonlight"
"Cinderella (She Said Her Name)" 2013 67
"Heart of Glass"
(with Gisele)
2014 66 31 73 27 Non-album singles
"I Want You"
(featuring CeCe Rogers)
8
"Forte"
(with Raffaella Carrà)
2015 5
"Feel the Vibe"
(featuring Dawn Tallman)
11
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records. "Bob Sinclar Biography", IMO Records, London, Retrieved on 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Interview: Bob Sinclar". LessThan3. January 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  3. ^ Flanders peak
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Christophe Le Friant". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  5. ^ German peaks
  6. ^ Italian peaks
  7. ^ Dutch peaks
  8. ^ Spanish peaks
  9. ^ Swiss peaks
  10. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 503. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  11. ^ Allmusic peaks

External links[edit]

Main sites
Interviews and features