Jain (singer)

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Jain at Rendez-Vous Soniques (2015)
Background information
Birth name Jeanne Galice
Born (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 26)
Toulouse, France
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Years active 2013–present
Labels Spookland, RCA

Jeanne Galice, better known by her stage name Jain ( /n/), is a French musician and singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Zanaka, was released in November 2015.


Personal life[edit]

Jain was born on 7 February 1992 in Toulouse, France. She travelled the world to follow the professional requirements of her father: She left France at age 9 for Dubai, where she spent three years; then lived for four years in Congo-Brazzaville, which she credits for her taste for danceable melodies; and then spent a year in Abu Dhabi, before moving to Paris where she started a pre-art-school foundation course. These trips influenced her musical style. She also learned how to play drums in Pau, Arabic percussion in the Middle East, and musical programming in Congo.[1]


Jain began composing demo tracks in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazzaville. There she met Mr. Flash, who introduced her to musical programming. She then published her demo tracks on MySpace, where she was noticed by Dready, who became her manager and remains so today. Yodelice also discovered these tracks and invited Jain to meet him in Paris. They began to work together, and Yodelice helped to launch her career.[2]

Jain was a supporting artist for Yodelice's tour.[3] They appeared together on the television show Taratata in 2013 and performed a duet cover of "Redemption Song".[4]

Yodelice became her producer and worked on her first EP, Hope; the EP's single "Come" met with some success in France and Spain, and also in Poland, where it is used as a jingle by the television channel Polsat.[5] It was also featured in the American horror comedy web television series Santa Clarita Diet in 2017.

Jain performed at the 2015 Solidays Festival, the BIG Festival (Biarritz International Groove) in Biarritz and Bebop Festival.[3][6]

Her first album, Zanaka,[7] was released on 6 November 2015. "Zanaka" means "child" in Malagasy, and the title is a tribute to her mother who is of Franco-Malagasy origin. Zanaka was certified as a Gold record in February 2016 after having sold over 50,000 copies in France.[8]

In 2016, she was one of the nominees at the Victoires de la Musique Awards in the category "Album Révélation" for her album Zanaka.[9]

On 1 February 2017, she appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

On 25 April 2017, she appeared on Later... with Jools Holland.

On 3 August 2017, she performed at Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival.

On 25 May 2018, "Alright" was released as the lead single from her second studio album Souldier which is set for release on 24 August 2018.[10][11] A music video was released on 25 June 2018. The album's title, cover and tracklist were announced on 29 June 2018 and it was made available for pre-order[12] along with "Star" as a pre-order bonus and promotional single.



Year Album Peak positions Sales Certifications

2015 Zanaka 5
4 51 74 68 17
2018 Souldier


Year Single Peak positions Sales Certifications Album



2015 "Come" 1 5 20 8 1 75 Zanaka
"Hope" 87
2016 "Makeba" 7 27
  • France : 75,000[20]
2017 "Dynabeat" 99 93
2018 "Alright" 9 43 Souldier

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
BE (W)
2017 "Heads Up" 102 54 Zanaka
"Mr. Johnson"
2018 "Star" Souldier

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Other performer(s) Album
2017 "L'âme au Mali" Toumani Diabaté
Sidiki Diabaté -M-
Amadou & Mariam
"Kenya" Fakear

Awards and nominations[edit]


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  2. ^ "Jain, le nouveau talent de la scène française – Interview Exclusive". Le coin du Guitariste (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  3. ^ a b "VIDÉO - Jain interprète un titre de son premier EP dans "Le Grand Studio RTL"". RTL.fr. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  4. ^ Tampigny, Boris. "3 bonnes raisons d'écouter Jain". metronews. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Piosenka z reklamy Polsatu 2015 - francuska piosenka zostanie hitem? – informacje, premiery teledysków – m.eska.pl". m.eska.pl. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  6. ^ "Jain : une jeune artiste fraîche et énergique !". Stylistic : Blog mode femme (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  7. ^ "Interview : Jain, 12 choses à savoir sur la chanteuse". Stylistic : Blog mode femme (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  8. ^ "Jain est disque d'or avec " Zanaka " !". Live-Actu.Com (in French). Archived from the original on 2016-03-01. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  9. ^ Lopez, Joséfa. "Victoires de la musique : les nommés en session acoustique". Le Monde.fr (in French). ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  10. ^ ""Souldier", le prochain album de Jain, disponible en précommande". lindependant.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-06-29. 
  11. ^ Jain: son nouveau single exotique «Alright» est dans le New Hits Friday sur NRJ (in French), retrieved 2018-06-29 
  12. ^ "JAIN on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-29. 
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  19. ^ http://www.snepmusique.com/tops-semaine/top-albums-fusionnes/?ye=2016&we=26
  20. ^ a b c d e f "Certifications". www.snepmusique.com. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  21. ^ http://hitparade.ch/awards.asp
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