Camélia Jordana

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Camélia Jordana
Camelia Jordana Cannes 2014.jpg
Background information
Birth name Camélia Jordana Riad-Aliouane[1]
Born (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 23)
Toulon, France
Genres French pop, Chanson, Folk pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Sony Music France
Website www.camelia-jordana.com

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.[2] She grew up in La Londe-les-Maures[3] with her older sister and younger brother.[2] Both of her parents are French of Algerian descent.

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.

Philanthropy[edit]

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.[6]

Album[edit]

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)

*:single

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Position
FR[7] BEL
(Wa)
[7]
CH[7]
2010 Camélia Jordana 7 12 36
2014 Dans la peau 15 29 70

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak Position Album
FR[8] FR (Downloads) BEL
(Wa)
[9]
CH[10]
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.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 All Three of Us Maryam
2015 I'm All Yours Kenza

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jeuneafrique.com/171183/culture/cam-lia-jordana-insouciance-m-diterran-enne/
  2. ^ a b "Madame Camélia". illustre.ch. April 19, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Camélia Jordana (biography in French)". shitwest.com. 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Camélia Jordana". starwizz.com. April 8, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Disques : Maé en tête, Camelia surprend, Alizée déçoit". ozap.com. April 8, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ Emeline Cazi; David Revault d'Allonnes. "Hommage aux morts des attentats aux invalides" (in French). LeMonde.fr. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Camélia Jordana on various European Charts". lescharts.com. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Camélia Jordana in the French Single Chart". lescharts.com. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Camélia Jordana in the Belgian Single Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Camélia Jordana in the Swiss Single Chart". hitparade.ch. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 

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