Jenifer in 2016
|Born||Jenifer Yaël Dadouche-Bartoli|
15 November 1982
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actress|
Pascal Obispo (2008–2009)
Nicolas Ori (2009–2012)
Thierry Neuvic (2013–2016)
|Children||Aaron Nouchy (born 2003)|
Joseph Neuvic (born 2014)
|Genres||French Pop, Pop, pop rock, Adult Contemporary|
Universal Music Group
|Associated acts||Marc Lavoine, Calogero, Tina Arena, Kyo, Olivia Ruiz|
Jenifer Bartoli was raised with her younger brother Jonathan, by her mother and father, Michel Dadouche and Christine Bartoli. Her mother is part Corsican-Italian and part Belgian; her father is a Jewish-Algerian. She comes from a modest background. She participated in the Graines de star television broadcast in 1997, but this was a failure.
Jenifer decided to go to Paris and attend the casting for the first series of Star Academy in France, which went on to become a huge hit on French television. She was selected, and eventually won. The hit single "J'attends L'amour" (I'm waiting for love) soon followed. After the tour with her band that followed her victory, she toured as a solo artist from October 2002 until January 2003, and eventually performed at the Paris Olympia, which she had dreamed of as a child.
Her debut self-titled album went on to sell over three-quarters of a million copies. The album featured a song written by Marc Lavoine and a duet with fellow Star Academy student Mario. The second single "Au Soleil" became one of the "tubes de l'été" (Summer hits) of 2002 in France. The album was re-released later to include two new tracks: "Entre Humains" and "Des Mots Qui Résonnent." The latter became her third top ten single in France and Jenifer stated that it was more her style of music, being more pop/rock. Finally a fourth song, the ballad "Donne Moi Le Temps" was released. The re-released album sold over a million copies.
In 2004 Jenifer returned onto the scene with her second, more personal, melancholy album "Le Passage". Among others, this album contained songs written by Calogero, Kyo, Tina Arena and one song Jenifer co-wrote. This album contains the singles "Ma Révolution" (My Revolution), "Le Souvenir De Ce Jour" (The Memory of This Day), "C'est De L'Or" (It's Golden) and "Serre Moi" (Hold me). The album was supported by an extensive tour across France and was followed by the release of a live album "Jenifer Fait Son Live" and an accompanying DVD.
She has stated that she also wants to produce music in English outside France.
In November 2010, Jenifer released her fourth studio album called "Appelle-moi Jen" (Call Me Jen), which charted at number 13 in France. It's a pop/rock-electronical album which has a 1980s French song lookalike. The first single of the album, "Je danse"(I Dance), was released in September 2010. This song was a hit in France and also in Belgium, rising to the 3rd position in the charts.
Jenifer lived with French musician Maxim Nucci for five years before splitting up in February 2008. They have a son named Aaron (born 5 December 2003). Jenifer met French actor Thierry Neuvic on the set of the film Les Francis. They started dating in July 2013. In April 2014, Jenifer announced she's expecting her second child with Neuvic. On 13 August 2014, she gave birth to a boy named Joseph. The couple split up in January 2016.
- NRJ Radio's NRJ Music Awards :
- Best French newcomer (2003)
- Best French album (2005)
- Best French female artist (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011)
- MTV Europe Music Awards
- Best French artist (2004)
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Sales
|2012||L'Amour et Moi||3||3||—||1||46|
|2005||Jenifer fait son live||6||14||6||77|
|2002||"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
(with Olivia Ruiz & Carine Haddadou)
|1||11||–||Star Academy, L'Album|
|"Des mots qui résonnent!"||4||3||15|
|2003||"Donne-moi le temps"||8||7||18|
|2004||"Ma révolution"||9||9||21||Le passage|
|"Le souvenir de ce jour"||6||7||27|
|2005||"C'est de l'or"||14||17||71|
|2007||"Tourner ma page"||3||3||37||Lunatique|
|2008||"Comme un hic"||10||6||73|
|"Si c'est une île"||–||–||–|
|2010||"Je danse"||29||3||–||Appelle-moi Jen|
|2011||"L'envers du paradis"||59||–||–|
|2012||"Sur le fil"||24||11||–||L'amour et moi|
|"L'amour et moi"||26||22||–|
|2013||"Les jours électriques"||52||–||–|
|"Poupée de cire, poupée de son"||21||16||–||Ma déclaration|
|"Ella, elle l'a"||90||–||–|
|"Si Maman si"||117||–||–|
|"Diego libre dans sa tête"||164||–||–|
|"L'air du vent"||43||–||–||We Love Disney|
|2016||"Paradis secret"||7||44||–||Paradis secret|
|"Mourir dans tes yeux"||34||–||–|
|2017||"Au soleil" (with Kids United)||146||–||–||Kids United album |
|2012–2015||The Voice: la plus belle voix||herself (Coach)||served for four seasons (2012–2015)|
|2014||Les Francis||Laetitia||Fabrice Begotti|
|2017||Don't Tell Her||Laura Brunel||Solange Cicurel|
|2014-2017||The Voice Kids||herself (Coach)||continues as a coach|
- "Jenifer" (in French). Enfoires.com. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- "Charts in France – Jenifer Sales". chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- LesCharts.com: Jenifer discography page
- "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 44, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 44, 2018)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
- (in French) Jenifer's official site
- (in English) Biography of Jenifer, from Radio France Internationale
| Winner of
Star Academy France