Perdu d'avance

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Perdu d'avance
Studio album by
Released16 February 2009
Viking Bastard Studio
GenreFrench hip hop
Label3e Bureau, 7th Magnitude
Orelsan chronology
Perdu d'avance
Le chant des sirènes
Singles from Perdu d'avance
  1. "Changement"
    Released: February 22, 2008

Perdu d'avance is the debut album of the French rapper Orelsan. It was released on 16 February 2009 by 3e Bureau and 7th Magnitude. It peaked at number 10 on the French Albums Chart,[1] and sold more than 10,000 copies. It was also nominated for a Prix Constantin award.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Aurélien Cotentin and produced by Skread.

1."Étoiles invisibles"4:34
3."Soirée ratée"3:05
5."No Life"4:10
6."Pour le pire"3:34
7."Perdu d'avance"3:33
8."Gros poissons dans une petite mare"4:33
9."Logo dans le ciel"3:37
10."50 pour cent"4:40
11."Jimmy Punchline"4:06
12."Entre bien et mal" (featuring Gringe)4:41
13."Courez courez"4:03
14."Peur de l'échec" (featuring Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal)5:14
Total length:56:51
  • "Pour le pire" features vocals by Nadia.
  • "Gros poissons dans une petite mare" features vocals by Keina.


Credits for Perdu d'avance adapted from Discogs.[2]

  • 123 Klan – Artwork
  • Benjamin Brard – Artwork
  • Jean-Pierre Chalbos – Mastering
  • Véronica Ferraro – Mixing
  • Gringe – Featured artist
  • Keina – Vocals
  • Manuel Lagos Cid – Photography
  • Nadia – Vocals
  • Orelsan – Primary artist
  • Skread – Producer, recording
  • Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal – Guitar, featured artist

Chart performance[edit]

The album sold more than 10,000 copies.

Chart (2009) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[3] 64
French Albums (SNEP)[4] 20


Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[5] Platinum 100,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Orelsan - Perdu D'avance" (in French). Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Perdu D'Avance – Orelsan". Discogs. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  3. ^ " – Orelsan – Perdu d'avance" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  4. ^ " – Orelsan – Perdu d'avance". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  5. ^ "French album certifications – Orelsan – Perdu d'avance" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 27 March 2019.