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Single by Nolwenn Leroy
from the album Nolwenn
Released 23 March 2003
Format CD single
Recorded France, 2003
Genre Pop, World
Length 4:32
Label Universal International
Mercury France
Songwriter(s) Lionel Florence
Francis Maggiulli
Producer(s) Pascal Obispo
David Gategno
Nolwenn Leroy singles chronology
"Une Femme cachée"
"Une Femme cachée"

"Cassé" is Nolwenn Leroy's debut single from her album Nolwenn. It was released in 2003 in France, Belgium and Switzerland and achieved a great success in these countries, topping the French and Belgian charts.

Lyrics, music and video[edit]

"Cassé" was written and composed by Lionel Florence and Francis Maggiulli, and produced by Pascal Obispo and David Gategno. It is the first track on the album, Nolwenn.

The music video of "Cassé" begins with Nolwenn walking towards a studio. While singing, she gets prepared for a photoshoot and then poses in front of a camera with different outfits. During the last part of the video, she is seen playing various musical instruments such as cello, piano and violin.[1]

Chart performances[edit]

"Cassé" was number 1 on the French Singles Charts in its first week of release and stayed at this position for two successive weeks. The single managed to stay in the top 5 for another 4 weeks before dropping very quickly until leaving the chart on 6 July, after 17 weeks of attendance.[2] It was ranked #25 on Annual Chart.[3]
The song may be considered as Nolwenn Leroy's most successful single to date. It was also her first and only single to reach #1 on the French SNEP Singles Charts until "Nolwenn Ohwo!" in 2006.

In Belgium Wallonia, the single went straight to #2 on 29 March 2003, then topped the chart for two weeks. It was then #2 for two weeks and #3 for four weeks. After that, it kept on dropping on the chart and totaled ten weeks in the top ten, and 13 weeks in the top 40.[4] It achieved Gold status[5] and was the ninth best-selling single of the year in this country.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Cassé" (4:30)
  2. "Ce qu'il nous faudrait" (3:34)


Country Certification Date Sales certified
Belgium[5] Gold 2003 25,000


Preceded by
"Le Frunkp" by Alphone Brown
French SNEP number one single
22 March 2003 – 29 March 2003 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Entre nous" by Chimène Badi
Belgian (Wallonia) number one single
5 April 2003 – 12 April 2003 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Plantation" by Kana


  1. ^ " - Music Video of Cassé" (Retrieved 4 May 2008)
  2. ^ a b "Cassé", French SNEP Singles Chart (Retrieved 23 December 2007)
  3. ^ a b 2003 French Singles Chart Archived April 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 20 April 2008)
  4. ^ a b Belgian (Wallonia) Ultratop 40 Singles Chart Archived 2007-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 22 December 2007)
  5. ^ a b Belgian certifications (Retrieved 12 May 2008)
  6. ^ a b 2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved 20 April 2008)
  7. ^ "Cassé", Swiss Singles Chart (Retrieved 23 December 2007)
  8. ^ 2003 Swiss Singles Chart Archived February 4, 2004, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 12 May 2008)