Luce (singer)

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LUCE 2011.jpg
Luce in 2011
Background information
Birth nameLucie Brunet
Born (1990-01-28) 28 January 1990 (age 29)
OriginPerpignan, France
Occupation(s)Singer, Actress
Years active2010–present
LabelsSony Music (2010/13)
Tôt ou tard (2014–present)
WebsiteOfficial Site

Lucie Brunet (born 28 January 1990), better known by the stage name Luce, is a French singer-songwriter and actress originating from Peyrestortes.[1] She won the eighth series of the French music competition Nouvelle Star in 2010.

Early life[edit]

Luce and Jordi Barre

Luce was born in Perpignan[2] and studied nursing in Montpellier. She also practiced the flute following courses at the Conservatory of dramatic art between 2008 and 2009.[3]


Nouvelle Star[edit]

She auditioned for Nouvelle Star (French Idol series) in Marseille where she sang Rita Mitsouko's "Andy" passing in the category Les Inoubliables wearing a moustache and an electronic badge saying "I love hairs." She received three yeses and a notable no from judge Philippe Manœuvre. Moving to the second phase at théâtre in Trianon, she interpreted "Tainted Love", a capella, and in a trio with Lussi et Stéphanie, she sang "Je dois m'en aller" from Niagara. She also sang "C'est comme ça" from Rita Mitsouko. She was chosen for the live show. She had great support from many people including a 90-year-old Jordi Barre who was invited to congratulate her when she won on 23 June 2010.

Appearances during Nouvelle Star[edit]

Luce in June 2010
Date Song Original artist Notes
14 April 2010 (1st prime) "Qui de nous deux" -M- (Matthieu Chedid) 4 blues
21 April 2010 (2nd prime) "Dream a Little Dream of Me" The Mamas and The Papas 4 blues
28 April 2010 (3rd prime) "Étienne" Guesch Patti 4 blues
5 Mai 2010 (4th prime) "Beautiful" Christina Aguilera 3 blues
13 May 2010 (5th prime) "Louxor j'adore" Philippe Katerine 3 blues
19 May 2010 (6th prime) "Les sucettes" France Gall 4 blues
"Tainted Love" Gloria Jones 4 blues
26 May 2010 (7th prime) "Miss You" The Rolling Stones 2 blues
Gigi L'Amoroso Dalida 4 blues
2 June 2010 (Quarter finals) "La plus belle pour aller danser" Sylvie Vartan 2 blues
"What's Love Got to Do with It" Tina Turner 2 blues
9 June 2010(Semi-finals) "Les Cactus" Jacques Dutronc 4 blues
"Over the Rainbow" Judy Garland 4 blues
"La vie en rose" Édith Piaf 4 blues
16 June 2010 (Finals) "Je dis aime" -M- (Matthieu Chedid) 4 blues
"Mad About You" Hooverphonic 4 blues
"Ne me quitte pas" Jacques Brel 4 blues
In duos / trios
Date Song Other contestants in duo/trio Original artist
21 April 2010 (2nd prime) "Toutes les femmes de ta vie" Annabelle, Lussi, Marine and Stéphanie L5
28 April 2010 (3rd prime) "Our House" Lussi and Stéphanie Madness
5 May 2010 (4th prime) "Ça balance pas mal à Paris" Annabelle and Benjamin Michel Berger and France Gall
13 May 2010 (5th prime) "Relator" Dave Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
26 May 2010 (7th prime) "Money, Money, Money" Lussi ABBA
2 June 2010 (Quarter finals) "Pour un infidèle" François Cœur de pirate
La Carioca (dance) Ramon Alain Chabat and Gérard Darmon
9 June 2010 (Semi-finals) "Dieu est un fumeur de havanes" Ramon Serge Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve
"Light My Fire" François The Doors
16 June 2010 (Finals) 22 François Lily Allen and Ours
"Capri, c'est fini" François Hervé Villard
"Qu'est-ce que t'es belle" François Marc Lavoine and Catherine Ringer

2010–2013 : Première Phalange & Acting[edit]

Luce and Marie Pierre Baux of 'Originales'

She had her first show after her win in Perpignan on 10 September 2010 after an invitation by Marie Pierre Baux, organizer for 23 years of Estivales de Perpignan festival. During this time, she share a duet with Alain Souchon

She also started preparing for her album collaborating with many writers and composers including Philippe Katerine, Orelsan and Mathieu Boogaerts. She used online promotion under the "jeudis de Luce" plan (meaning Luce's Thursdays) in which she would post every Thursday starting 24 March 2011, a video sketch directed by Najar and Perrot and produced by LNprod, with Luce playing herself and Gaël Giraudeau playing the role of Bobby. The presentations would also include portions of the "song of the week", basically one of the songs of the upcoming album Première Phalange.

Première Phalange was finally released on 20 June 2011 on Sony Music. On 25 November 2011, she gave a concert to the Trianon, where Mathieu Boogaerts and Orelsan appeared on stage. She also made a successful tour around the France.

In 2011, she also make a duet with Max Boublil accompanied by a videoclip.

In 2012, she made the chorus on the album of Mathieu Boogaerts who write for her several titles in her first album, Première Phalange.

Then, the company "Eveil et Découvertes" ask Luce to sing for them book-song "La Fabrique à Comptines", 13 rhymes. The project is a big success while there isn't a lot of promotion. More than 11 000 albums are sold.

The same year, Luce sing "Il pleut doucement ma mère" written by Maurice Carême in the album "La bande des mots", where poems are put in music. Artists like Oxmo Puccino, Françoise Hardy, Claire Keim, Élie Semoun, Camélia Jordana, Marc Lavoine, Jenifer or Arthur H are a part of the project.

In 2013, Luce sing on the album "Des mots pour Alzheimer" where she read a text written by a witness named Maria. Luce is directly involved by this album because it is released for the Alzheimer's disease because her grandmother is dead beaucause of this sickness. On her first album she sing the song "La symphonie d'Alzheimer" as a tribute to her grandmother. Alain Chamfort, Élie Semoun, Andréa Ferréol, Dominique Besnehard, Franz-Olivier Giesbert, Françoise Laborde, Jean Benguigui, Laurent Ruquier, Nelson Monfort, Michel Boujenah, Virginie Lemoine and Marc Lévy are also on the album.

The same year, she made the first part of Virginie Hocq during her show at the Olympia. During this evening she sang 8 titles in exclusivity of her second album. The two women have met on the set of the second season of Vive la colo!. She sing during a night for France Alzheimer, during this evening she sing with Alain Chamfort.[4] She also sing during the Big dinner of Christmas to the Élysée Palace with ZUT. This evening was organized by the president François Hollande and his wife at the time Valérie Trierweiler. M. Pokora with the troup of Robin des Bois were also there.

In December 2013, she sing with the band ZUT to the Zénith de Paris. She also sing to the special evening Nouvelle Star fête Noël where several former contestant to the Nouvelle Star performs, like Amel Bent, Julien Doré or Amandine Bourgeois. During the evening, she sing the success of Line Renaud, Étoile des neiges.

Still in 2013, she made her debut in the cinema with a supporting role in the comedy Nuts. The movie is produced by Tonie Marshall and starred Éric Elmosnino, Sophie Quinton, Valeria Golino, Évelyne Buyle, Anémone, Brigitte Sy, Partha Pratim Majumder, Marie Denarnaud and Gustave Kervern.

She also made her debut in television with a recurring role in the second season of Vive la colo ! aired on TF1.

She is also in the short Ce qui fait marcher les filles who promote ERAM.

2014–present : Chaud & Showtime[edit]

In 2014, Luce begins the studio recording of her second album. She work again with Mathieu Boogaerts who write and direct the album, he has previously work with her on her first album, and she also work with : Joseph Chedid and Zaf Zapha.[5] Her second album is not released with Sony Music Entertainment but with Tôt ou tard.[6] Luce post on her Facebook a photo with Hélène Pince, Maryvette Lair and Cléa Vincent and she announced that they will made the chorus on her second album.

Her second album Chaud is released 23 February 2015 and the first single Polka has been released in December 2014. The second single is Malibu and it's released in February 2015. Luce performed Malibu at the Nouvelle Star on D8 with Mathieu Boogaerts, 26 February. Then 27 February, she performed Polka on C à vous on France 5. The same day she is a guest in the radio show Partons en Live aired on France Inter, hosted by her friend André Manoukian where she made a cover of Parole parole.

In March 2015, she begin her Tour with Mathieu Boogaerts. She give 3 concerts to the Nouvelle Ève. She also sing to the festival Les Francos Gourmandes.

In 2015, she returned in the TV Series Hôtel de la plage, aired on France 2, where she played herself as a guest in an episode.

She made her debut on stage 22 June 2015, with the play "Cabaret Deret" played to the Théâtre de l'Atelier alongside Jean-Claude Deret, Zabou Breitman, Shirley & Dino, Myriam Boyer, Christine Murillo, Olivier Breitman, Les Mauvais élèves, Antonin Chalon, Antoine Larcher and Vadim Sher.[7]

In July 2015, she made a concert to the Francofolies de La Rochelle still with Mathieu Boogaerts.[8] The 22 July she made a concert to the Paléo Festival.[9]

In September, Luce is preparing a special concert with Philharmonic where she will covered songs, including Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra with the conductor Zahia Ziouani.[10]

She passed a competition to enter in the Cours Florent. She is one of the 18 selected over 1,500 candidates. She begin training in September 2015.[11]

The 4 February 2016, she is invited to pay tribute to Les Rita Mitsouko alongside other artists like Congopunq, Olivia Ruiz, Matthieu Chedid, Adrienne Pauly, Izïa, Sabina Sciubba, Moodoïd, Nosfell. She sing Ding Ding Dong (Ringing At Your Bell) & Andy. The concert is to the Théâtre du Rond-Point.[12][13]

The 17 February 2016, she is invited to the 20th birthday of Mathieu Boogaerts's career. She sing Polka with him. The concert is broadcast on Arte[14] The same day, an acoustic version of her song "Dans ma maman" with Boogaerts is posted by Bruxelles Ma Belle on YouTube.[15]

The 26 February 2016, she made a cover of Le mambo du décalco by Richard Gotainer with her friend Jerome Laperruque.[16]

The 2 April 2016, she is headline of the Festival Lyrics in Lys-lez-Lannoy. A choir sing in the first part of her concert, Luce's first album's songs.[17]

During the Cours Florent, she play in Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, Fragments by Jean-Luc Lagarce, Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada and Les Montagnes Russes by Igor Mendjisky.

After the success of the concert with Zahia Ziouani, a tour is announced from 2016 to 2017 and the show is called Showtime ![18]

In 2017, she joined the agency "Talent Box" which represents her.[19]

In July 2017, she present the play A quand la mer ? to the Festival d'Avignon.


Luce in concert in 2012


Year Album Peak positions Sales

2011 Première Phalange 11 27 54 25 000[21]
2015 Chaud 55 100  – 10 000[22]
2019 TBA[23]


  • 2011 : "Été noir"
  • 2011 : "Western Spaghetti"
  • 2011 : "La machine" (feat Orelsan)
  • 2011 : "Moyen, Moyenne" (feat Max Boublil)
  • 2014 : "Polka"
  • 2015 : "Malibu"


  • 2012 : Sing the chorus on the album "Mathieu Boogaerts" Of Mathieu Boogaerts
  • 2012 : Sing 13 track of "La Fabrique à Comptines" (11 000 sales)
  • 2012 : Sing "Il pleut doucement ma mère" of Maurice Carême in the album "La bande des mots"
  • 2013 : Reading the testimony of Maria for "Des mots pour Alzheimer"
  • 2013 : Collaboration with the band Zut, Clarika and Didier Wampas for the Album for children "Coucou Zut"
  • 2014 : Sing "Je ne pense qu'à ça" featuring Noémie Brosset for her first album
  • 2016 : Sing "C'est ça l'amour" with Mathieu Boogaerts for the album We Love Disney 3


  • 2011–2012 : Première Phalange
  • 2015–2016 : Chaud (with Mathieu Boogaerts)
  • 2016–2018 : Showtime ! (with Zahia Ziouani & Divertimento Orchestra)[24]
  • 2018 : Lenny (with Zahia Ziouani & Divertimento Orchestra)[25]


Year Title Role Director Notes
2013 Nuts Solveig Yann Coridian
Vive la colo ! Luna Stéphane Clavier TV Series (6 Episodes)
2015 Hôtel de la plage Herself Christian Merret-Palmair TV Series (1 Episode)
2017 Bug Crazygirl92 Cédric Prévost Short
Bizarre The painter Pablo Padovani Video clip


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Ce qui fait marcher les filles Camille ERAM


Year Title Writer Director Notes
2015 Cabaret Deret Jean-Claude Deret Zabou Breitman
2016 Fragments Jean-Luc Lagarce Julie Brochen
Peer Gynt Henrik Ibsen Jean-Pierre Garnier Olga Horstif Award
Alone in Berlin Hans Fallada Jean-Pierre Garnier (2)
2017 Les Montagnes Russes Igor Mendjisky Igor Mendjisky
A quand la mer ? Manuel Durand Manuel Durand
2018 Il a vraiment quelque chose ce Laurent Romejko Félicien Juttner Félicien Juttner

Appearance on media[edit]

Year Title Channel Host
2010 12/13 Languedoc Roussillon France 3
2010 dans le rétro M6 Camille Combal
La mode, la mode, la mode Paris Première
Le Grand Journal Canal+ Michel Denisot
2011 19/20 Pays Catalan France 3
Taratata France 2 Nagui
L'invitée du Studio France soir Magali Vogel
Nuit Rock Direct Star
Le 19:45 M6 Nathalie Renoux
12/13 Languedoc Roussillon France 3
Chabada X2 France 3 Daniela Lumbroso
CD'Aujourd'hui France 2
La nuit nous appartient NRJ 12 Mustapha El Atrassi
Planète Musique Mag France 2 Patrice Boisfer
Plus vite que la musique M6
N'oubliez pas les paroles! France 2 Nagui
12/13 Languedoc Roussillon France 3
Face à Face RTL-TVI Charlotte Baut
100 % Mag M6 Estelle Denis
66 minutes M6 Aïda Touihri
La fête de la chanson française France 3 Daniela Lumbroso
Morandini ! Direct 8 Jean-Marc Morandini
20 Heures France 2 Marie Drucker
E-Classement W9
2012 Bienvenue chez Cauet NRJ 12 Cauet
Hebdo Musique Mag France 2
N'oubliez pas les paroles! France 2 Nagui
On n'est pas couché France 2 Laurent Ruquier
2015 Nouvelle Star D8 Benjamin Castaldi
C à vous France 5 Anne-Sophie Lapix
Partons en Live France Inter André Manoukian
Alcaline France 2
On connaît la musique Europe 1
Elo melodie France Bleu
Le Before du Grand Journal Canal + Thomas Thouroude
13 heures France 2 Élise Lucet
Playlist session Ma Chaîne Étudiante Emeric Berco
Au Field de la nuit TF1 Michel Field
Acoustic TV5Monde Sébastien Folin
Absolument Stars M6 Claire Nevers, David Lantin
LCI Culture La Chaîne Info
Comment ça va bien! France 2 Stéphane Bern
La Bande Originale France Inter Nagui
Tout le monde joue avec la mémoire France 2 Nagui & Michel Cymes
Du côté de chez Dave France 3 Dave
Vivement Dimanche France 2 Michel Drucker
L'oeuf ou la poule D8 Camille Combal
La Boîte à Musique France 2 Jean-François Zygel
Fort Boyard France 2 Olivier Minne
La Bande Originale France Inter Nagui
Mot de Passe France 2 Patrick Sabatier
2016 Si tu écoutes, j'annule tout France Inter Charline Vanhoenacker, Alex Vizorek
Du côté de chez Dave France 3 Dave
Partons en Live France Inter André Manoukian
Time's Up ! Télétoon+ Issa Doumbia


  1. ^ "Nouvelle star sur M6 : tout le village de Peyrestortes derrière Luce".
  2. ^ Luce profile on website Archived 27 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Nouvelle star 2010 : Luce ou la femme moustache". 14 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^, Luce en studio avec Mathieu Boogaerts pour son deuxième album, 3 février 2014
  6. ^ "French Flair - Nous sommes très fiers de vous annoncer... - Facebook".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Luce & Mathieu Boogaerts aux Francofolies 2015".
  9. ^ "LUCE & MATHIEU BOOGAERTS Live at Paleo Festival Nyon 2015 - Vìdeo Dailymotion". 22 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Showtime ! - l'Avant Seine / Théâtre de Colombes".
  11. ^ Florent, Cours (11 October 2014). "Les résultats du concours 2016".
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Ecouter FIP - Radio Musicale Eclectique".
  14. ^ "Mathieu Boogaerts a 20 ans à la Philharmonie de Paris".
  15. ^ Bruxelles Ma Belle (17 February 2016). Luce & Mathieu Boogaerts - "Dans Ma Maman" - Session Acoustique - "Bruxelles Ma Belle" – via YouTube.
  16. ^ "l'autre jour, ma copine LUCE * et moi,... - Jerome Laperruque - Facebook".
  17. ^ "Lys-lez-Lannoy: samedi, la chanteuse Luce en tête d'affiche du festival Lyrics".
  18. ^ "Showtime ! avec Luce - Théâtre Roger Barat".
  19. ^
  20. ^ "Luce discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  21. ^ "Les Chiffres De Ventes De Luce - Page 18 - Les Chiffres de ventes".
  22. ^ "Quels sont les flops musicaux de 2015 ? Tous les chiffres !".
  23. ^ LifeStyle, Boulogne. "Luce : La gagnante de Nouvelle Star 2010 en entretien sur - Boulogne LifeStyle".
  24. ^
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