Nolwenn (album)

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Studio album by Nolwenn Leroy
Released March, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop, World
Length 47:50
Label Universal International
Mercury France
Producer TF1
Nolwenn Leroy chronology
Histoires Naturelles

Nolwenn is the self-titled debut album of the second season winner of Star Academy France, Nolwenn Leroy. It was released during March 2003 in France where it became Nolwenn's first #1 album. It featured some of the top French songwriters such as Laurent Voulzy, Lara Fabian, Pascal Obispo, Daniel Lavoie and Lionel Florence.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cassé" (Broken)
  2. "Être Une Femme" (Being a Woman)
  3. "Suivre une Étoile" (Follow a Star)
  4. "Inévitablement" (Inevitably)
  5. "Jure-Moi" (Swear to Me)
  6. "Vu d'En Haut" (Seen from the Top)
  7. "Ce Qu'il Nous Faudrait" (What we would Need)
  8. "Une Femme Cachée" (A Hidden Woman)
  9. "Finir Contre Toi" (Finish Against You)
  10. "Rayer l'Émotion Inutile" (Stripe The Useless Emotion)
  11. "14 Février" (14th of February)
  12. "Qui Mieux Que Moi" (Who Better Than Me)


The first single, "Cassé" debuted and peaked at #1 in France. The second single, "Une Femme Cachée", failed to match the success of "Cassé" and only managed to peak inside the top 40. The third single, "Suivre Une Etoile", was more successful and became a top 20 hit. The fourth and last extract from the album, "Inévitablement", was #31.[1]

Chart performance and sales[edit]

A week before its release, the album debuted at #31 on the French Albums Charts. The following week, it topped the chart, becoming Leroy's first #1 album. [2] The album was certified platinum with more than 300,000 copies sold in November 2003.[3] As of 2006, Universal International claims that more than 600,000 albums have been sold.

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
French Albums Charts [4] 1
Belgian Ultratop Albums Chart[5] 1
Swiss Albums Charts [6] 2