Philippe Lafontaine

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Philippe Lafontaine
Birth name Philippe Lafontaine
Born (1955-05-24) 24 May 1955 (age 63)
Gosselies, Belgium
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Composer, singer
Instruments Voice
Website www.philippelafontaine.com

Philippe Lafontaine (born 24 May 1955) is a Belgian singer and composer.

Lafontaine was born in Gosselies, Belgium. He spent a short time in a Jesuit college that he left at 17 to pursue a career in music. His first successes came from the writing and recording of jingles for television commercials, including Stella Artois and Coca-Cola. Throughout the 1980s he joined the musical comedy Brel en mille temps, touring in Dakar and Moscow, and then Leningrad and Saint Petersburg. Lafontaine released three albums. The song "Coeur de Loup" was his first big hit and launched his career once and for all in Europe. The song garnered many awards in Belgium, France and Quebec. He represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990 in Zagreb with his own composition "Macédomienne" dedicated to his Macedonian wife, ending in 12th place.[1] In 2001, he ventured for a 2nd time in musical comedy, composing Celia Fee, a musical for children and adults alike. His lyrics are known for being full of doubles entendres.

Albums[edit]

  1. Ou...? (1978)
  2. Pourvu Que Ca Roule (1981)
  3. Charmez (1987)
  4. Affaire (À Suivre) (1988)
  5. Fa Ma No Ni Ma (1989)
  6. Machine À Larmes (1992)
  7. D'ici (1994)
  8. Folklores Imagninaires (1996)
  9. Compilation Attitudes (1997)
  10. Pour Toujours (1998)
  11. Fond De Scene Live (1999)
  12. De L'autre Rive (2003)

Singles[edit]

  1. 1978 : "Coeur des Loups" (first version - face B Et Dire)
  2. 1980 : "Bronzé bronzé"
  3. 1981 : "Je ne crie pas, je ne pleure pas"
  4. 1981 : "Dis-le moi"
  5. 1987 : "Paramour"
  6. 1989 : "Cœur de loup" (see 1978 above)
  7. 1989 : "Alexis m'attend"
  8. 1990 : "FA MA NO NI MA"
  9. 1990 : "Macédomienne"
  10. 1992 : "L'amant tequila"
  11. 1992 : "Machine à larmes"
  12. 1994 : "L'hymne à la boule"
  13. 1994 : "Venez Venez Zuela"
  14. 1995 : "Eiaio"
  15. 1995 : "Si..."
  16. 1998 : "bi debraye"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lafontaine Wins 12th Place". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ingeborg
with "Door de wind"
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
1990
Succeeded by
Clouseau
with "oGeef het op"