L'Embellie

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L'Embellie
L'embellie.jpg
Studio album by Calogero
Released 20 April 2009
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 48:06
Label Universal Records
Mercury
Calogero chronology
Pomme C
(2007)
L'Embellie
(2009)
Singles from L'Embellie
  1. "C'est dit"
    Released: April 2009

L'Embellie is the fifth studio album recorded by French singer Calogero, and was released on 20 April 2009.

Background[edit]

The album was preceded by lead single "C'est dit," written by Jean-Jacques Goldman.

For this album, Calogero asked many French singers and songwriters to compose the lyrics, including Dominique A, Dick Annegarn, Kent, Grand Corps Malade, Pierre Lapointe, Marc Lavoine, Pierre Pelù and Jean-Jacques Goldman. Calogero himself has written for the first time in his solo career a song text for "Je me suis trompé". Alana Filippi, who wrote "En apesanteur" seven years earlier, and Gioacchino, the singer's brother, also participated in the composing of the album.

The album went straight to number one on the French and Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Charts.

Track listing[edit]

# Title[1] Length
1. "La fin de la fin du monde"
(Dominique A)
3:50
2. "C'est dit"
(Jean-Jacques Goldman)
3:30
3. "L'Ombre et la Lumière" (duet with Grand Corps Malade)
(Grand Corps Malade / Alanna Filippi)
4:12
4. "Je me suis trompé"
(Calogero)
3:00
5. "La bourgeoisie des sensations"
(Pierre Lapointe)
3:48
6. "J'attends"
(Dominique A)
5:28
7. "Passage des cyclones"
(Dominique A)
4:02
8. "Nathan"
(Marc Lavoine)
3:50
9. "Tu es fait pour voler"
(Dick Annegarn)
4:15
10. "Tu n'as qu'à m'attraper"
(Dick Annegarn)
3:12
11. "Il conté"
(Pierre Pelù / Gioacchino Maurici)
3:43
12. "L'Embellie"
(Kent)
5:16

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales Downloads
Belgium[7] Gold 1 May 2009 15,000
France[8] 3 x Platinum 22 December 2009 300,000

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Miss Météorites by Olivia Ruiz
French SNEP number-one album (first run)
25 April 2009 (1 week)
Succeeded by
Réel by Kery James
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album
2 May 2009 – 30 May 2009 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
Toutes les femmes en moi by Lara Fabian
Preceded by
Réel by Kery James
French SNEP number-one album (second run)
9 May 2009 (1 week)
Succeeded by
21st Century Breakdown by Green Day

References[edit]

  1. ^ L'Embellie, track listing allmusic.com (Retrieved 2 May 2009)
  2. ^ L'Embellie, Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 2 May 2009)
  3. ^ L'Embellie, French Albums Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 2 May 2009)
  4. ^ L'Embellie, Swiss Albums Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 2 May 2009)
  5. ^ "2009 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Rapports annuels 2010 - Albums" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  7. ^ 2009 certifications in Belgium (Wallonia) Ultratop.be (Retrieved 2 May 2009)
  8. ^ "3 x Platinum albums in France in 2009" (in French). Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 3 February 2010.