Camélia Jordana

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Camélia Jordana
Camelia Jordana Globes de cristal 2018.jpg
Camelia Jordana in 2018.
Background information
Birth nameCamélia Jordana Riad-Aliouane[1]
Born (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 27)
Toulon, France
GenresFrench pop, Chanson, Folk pop
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active2009–present
LabelsSony Music France

Camélia Jordana Riad-Aliouane (born 15 September 1992) is a French pop singer and actress. She rose to fame after participating in the television show Nouvelle Star, the French version of Pop Idol, in 2009, where she came third.

Life and career[edit]

Jordana was born on 15 September 1992 in Toulon, to French parents of Algerian descent. Her father Hachemi is of Berber Kabyle origin and her mother Zélihka is from Oran.[2][3][4] She grew up in La Londe-les-Maures[5] with her older sister and younger brother.[2]

At the age of sixteen, Jordana decided to audition for the seventh season of Nouvelle Star in Marseille, and managed to convince the jury with her version of Louis Armstrong's What a wonderful world.[6] She finished in third place. After her elimination, she signed a record deal with Sony Music and released her eponymous debut album on 29 March 2010. It sold 10,169 copies in its first week and managed to enter the French SNEP Album Chart at #9.[7]

Although Jordana's debut single Non Non Non (Écouter Barbara) was only released as download single in France, it peaked at #3 on the French digital chart. It also charted at #3 in Belgium and #48 in Switzerland.

Jordana participated in a song for the album So in Love by Nouvelle Star judge André Manoukian in April 2010.

Jordana was interviewed and played several songs on the TV5Monde programme 'Acoustic' on 7 November 2010.


On 27 November 2015, Jordana participated together with Nolwenn Leroy and Yael Naim at the national memorial day for the victims of the November 2015 Paris attacks singing the song “Quand on n'a que l'amour” by Jacques Brel.[8]


Year Album Peak Position
2010 Camélia Jordana 7 12 36
2014 Dans la peau 15 29 70
2018 LOST


Title : LOST Year : 2018

  1. Do Not Choose
  2. Dhaouw
  3. Freestyle
  4. Freddie Gray
  5. Gangster
  6. A Girl Like Me
  7. Empire
  8. Inch Allah
  9. Ena
  10. Animal
  11. Ignore
  12. Pas Ton Temps

Title : Camélia Jordana Year : 2010

  1. Non non non (Ecouter Barbara)*
  2. Moi c'est*
  3. Calamity Jane*
  4. Tombée de haut
  5. Little Monsters
  6. Diva
  7. J'étais une fille
  8. La vie en solitaire
  9. Je pars
  10. Manhattan
  11. Mens-moi
  12. Lettera
  13. Le mois d'août
  14. Ou Pas (Bonus)
  15. Some Say (Bonus)
  16. Calamity Jane (Acoustic version) (Bonus)
  17. Bake It (Bonus)


Year Single Peak Position Album
FR[10] FR (Downloads) BEL
2010 "Non Non Non (Écouter Barbara)" 3 3 48 Camélia Jordana
"Calamity Jane"
2011 "Moi c'est" 35
2014 "Dans la peau" 95 Dans la peau
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.


Year Title Role Director Notes
2013 The Stroller Strategy Mélanie Clément Michel
Ta main Natasha Thomas Bardinet Short
Les mauvaises têtes Fanny Pierre Isoard TV Movie
2014 Bird People Leila Pascale Ferran
2015 All Three of Us Maryam Kheiron
I'm All Yours Kenza Baya Kasmi
L'heureuse élue Djemila Karima Gherdaoui & Anne Voutey Short
The Last Panthers Samira Johan Renck TV Mini-Series
2016 La fine équipe Salima Magaly Richard-Serrano
2017 Some Like It Veiled Leila Sou Abadi
Le Brio Neïla Salah Yvan Attal César Award for Most Promising Actress
Nominated - Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress
2018 Chacun pour tous Julia Vianney Lebasque
2019 Curiosa Zohra Ben Brahim Lou Jeunet Post-Production
Sisters in Arms Kenza Caroline Fourest Post-Production
La nuit venue Naomi Frédéric Farrucci Filming


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  2. ^ a b Calame, Blaise (2010-04-19). "Madame Camélia". Archived from the original on 2011-12-06.
  3. ^ "Camélia Jordana, sortie gagnante pour la perdante Nouvelle Star". Scribium (in French). Retrieved 2017-06-14.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Hyères Les proches de Camélia-Jordana jugent le phénomène médiatique". (in French). Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  5. ^ "Camélia Jordana (biography in French)". 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "Camélia Jordana". April 8, 2009. Archived from the original on June 10, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  7. ^ "Disques : Maé en tête, Camelia surprend, Alizée déçoit". April 8, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  8. ^ Emeline Cazi; David Revault d'Allonnes. "Hommage aux morts des attentats aux invalides" (in French). Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Camélia Jordana on various European Charts". Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  10. ^ "Camélia Jordana in the French Single Chart". Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  11. ^ "Camélia Jordana in the Belgian Single Chart". Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  12. ^ "Camélia Jordana in the Swiss Single Chart". Retrieved August 26, 2010.

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