Dany Brillant

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Dany Brillant
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Dany Brillant (2012)
Background information
Birth name Daniel Cohen-Biran
Born (1965-12-28) December 28, 1965 (age 51)
Tunis, Tunisia
Origin French singer of Jewish Tunisian origin
Genres Pop, Salsa
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1985 – present
Website danybrillant.com

Daniel Cohen-Biran, better known as Dany Brillant (born in Tunis, Tunisia on 28 December 1965), is a Tunisian-Jewish-French vocalist.

Born in Tunis, his parents immigrated to France while he was a newborn infant. They settled in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois near Paris. His uncle Nathan, was a famous luth player and interpreter of oriental music. At age 12, Dany Brilliant's family moved to Paris and at 14 his grandfather gave him a guitar. He started performing at various events, including important debut at cabaret "Aux Trois Mailletz" where he got his artistic name. His adopted the name Brillant comes after Jacques Boni, the owner of the cabaret invited him to stage by saying: "Dany! Sois brillant!" (Dany! be brilliant!).

In June 2005, Brillant appeared on Les stars chantent leurs idoles, on France 2, alongside stars such as Julio Iglesias and Il Divo.[1]



  • C'est ça qui est bon (1991)
  • C'est toi (1993)
  • Havana (1996) — Brillant's first platinum album
  • Nouveau jour (1999)
  • Dolce Vita (October 2001)
  • Jazz... à la Nouvelle Orléans (2004)
  • Casino (2005)
  • Histoire D'un Amour (2007)
  • Puerto Rico (2009)
  • Viens à Saint-Germain (2012)
  • Le dernier romantique (2014)
Compilation albums
  • Dany Brillant Best Of (2011)
  • Tant qu'il y aura des femmes - l'intégrale (2014)



  1. ^ "Télévision: le zapping de la semaine" (in French). edicom.ch. 2005-05-29. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Dany Brillant" (in French). MCM. Archived from the original on 2006-07-15. 

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