David Hallyday

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David Hallyday
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Hallyday in 2009
Background information
Born (1966-08-14) 14 August 1966 (age 52)
France
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Labels PolyGram
Associated acts Erik Godal

David Hallyday (born David Michael Benjamin Smet; 14 August 1966) is a French singer, songwriter and amateur sports car racer.

Early life[edit]

Hallyday was born in Boulogne-Billancourt and is the son of the French singers Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday. David Hallyday is a first cousin of actor Michael Vartan.

Career[edit]

Hallyday is most known for writing music for others, including a collaboration with his father on the 1999 album Sang pour sang.

He appeared in the teenage comedy He's My Girl (1987), also performing its title theme song. "He's My Girl" reached #79 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #72 on Cash Box.

Personal life[edit]

Hallyday married Estelle Lefébure in 1989; they divorced in 2001. They have two children, Emma and llona. He married Alexandra Pastor, the daughter of businessperson Michel Pastor,[1] in 2004. Their son Cameron was born on 8 October 2004.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • True Cool (1988)
  • Rock 'n' Heart (1990)
  • 2000 BBF with Blind Fish (1994)
  • Novacaine with Novacaine (1997)
  • Un Paradis/Un Enfer (1999)
  • Révélation (2002)
  • Satellite (2004)
  • David Hallyday (2007)
  • Un Nouveau Monde (2010)
  • Le Temps D'une Vie (2016)

Live albums[edit]

  • On the Road (1992)

Singles[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
2003 France Courage Compétition France Philippe Alliot
Sweden Carl Rosenblad
Courage C65-JPX LMP675 41 DNF DNF
2007 Belgium PSI Experience France Claude-Yves Gosselin
Austria Philipp Peter
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 289 28th 12th
2008 France Larbre Compétition France Christophe Bouchut
France Patrick Bornhauser
Saleen S7-R GT1 306 28th 7th
2011 France Team Oreca-Matmut France Alexandre Prémat
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 200 DNF DNF
2014 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
France Nicolas Armindo
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
323 31st 11th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohen, Arnault (6 December 2017). "Le prince Albert II parle de Johnny Hallyday: les 5 choses à retenir". Monaco Matin. Retrieved 7 December 2017.

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