Tal (singer)

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Tal
Tal NRJ 2014 2.jpg
Tal during the NRJ Music Awards in 2014
Background information
Birth name Tal Benyerzi
Born (1989-12-12) 12 December 1989 (age 27)
Israel
Origin France
Genres Pop,[1][2] R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, dancer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2009–present
Labels Warner Music France
Associated acts Alizée, L'Algérino, Canardo, Sean Paul, M. Pokora, Flo Rida, Little Mix
Website www.tal-officiel.com

Tal Benyerzi (Hebrew: טל בניזרי‎‎; born 12 December 1989), professionally known by her mononym Tal, is an Israeli-born French singer-songwriter and dancer. She is currently signed to Warner Music France.

Biography[edit]

Tal performing in Lille, 2014

Tal Benyerzi was born in Haderah, Israel.[3] Her family immigrated to France before her first birthday. Her name means "morning dew" in Hebrew. She was born into a musical home. Her Moroccan-Jewish father was a guitar player, her Yemeni-Jewish mother a professional singer under the name Sem Azar.[4] Her brother is a songwriter and her aunt and cousin are singers.[5]

At the age of 3, Tal began to study piano and guitar and enrolled in dance lessons and modern jazz. She also took part in a theater group called Compagnie Les Sales Gosses. She started playing in piano bars making interpretations of classics and contemporary songs. Her first song and music video was with "La Musique mon ange".[6]

After two years of collaboration with songwriter and producer L'Aura Marciano, Tal released her debut album Le droit de rêver[7] with pop melodies, urban rhythm and at times classical arrangements. Collaborations included Sean Paul in "Waya Waya"[8] mixed by Veronica Ferraro,[9] L'Algérino in a remake "Le sens de la vie" and John Hanes as sound engineer.

Her first single from the album was "On avance"[10] reached No. 29 in SNEP, the official French Singles Chart. That was followed by "Waya Waya". Her biggest hit was "Le sens de la vie" taken from the album. It reached No. 4 in the French charts.[11] The album also contains a bonus version of the song featuring French-Algerian L'Algérino as a bonus track.[9]

Tal remains involved in charity. She was the spokesman for MTV's campaign for support of the French AIDS charity Sidaction.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums
Year Album Peak positions Certifications[13]
FRA
[14]
BEL
[15]
SWI
[16]
2011 Le droit de rêver 4 12 76 SNEP: 3× Platinum
2013 À l'infini 3 4 45 SNEP: 3× Platinum
2016 Tal 6
[17]
11 53
Live albums
Year Album Peak positions Certifications[18]
FRA
[14]
BEL
[19]
2014 À l'infini Live Tour 11 36

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
[20]
BEL
[19]
SWI
[16]
2010 "La musique est mon ange" Non-album release
2011 "On avance" 29 41 Le droit de rêver
"Waya Waya"
(feat. Sean Paul)
72 65
2012 "Le sens de la vie" 4 1
"Je prends le large" 39 44
"Envole-moi"
(M. Pokora and Tal)
5 7 39 Génération Goldman
"Rien n'est parfait" 22 27 Le droit de rêver
2013 "Danse"
(feat. Flo Rida)
33 29 À l'Infini
"À l'International" 24 46
"Pas toi" 39 59
"Le passé" 32 35
"Maintenant ou jamais"
(credited to Dry/Tal)
79 58
2014 "Marcher au soleil" 124 56
2016 "Are We Awake" 38 38 Tal
"Le temps qu'il faut" 34 47
"Back in Time"
"Ma Famille"
(feat. Fetty Wap)
2017 "Des fleurs et des flammes"
"Slow Down the Flow" 126
[21]
TBA
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Other releases
Featured in
Year Single Peak positions Album
BEL
FRA
[20]
2012 "On a le droit de rêve"
(Black Kent feat. Tal)
Black Kent's album
Vendeur de rêves
"M'en aller"
(Canardo feat. Tal)
46 12 Canardo's album
A la youv

Philanthropy[edit]

Tal is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 2013.[22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • In January 2013, she was nominated to "Francophone revelation of the Year" at the NRJ Music Awards.[23]
  • In December 2013, 2014 and 2016, she won the "Francophone Female Artist of the Year" at the NRJ Music Awards.[24]

Other[edit]

In 2013, She was one of the contestants during the Fourth season of Danse avec les stars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biographie de Tal surmusicme". musicme.com. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Biographie de Tal sur le site de la Fnac". Fnac. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Let's Sing It: Tal biography page
  4. ^ Sem Azar YouTube page
  5. ^ Le Parisien: Tal, sur les traces de Shy'm (French)
  6. ^ L'EuroMag: Tal – "La musique est mon ange" (French)
  7. ^ IdoleMag: Interview de Tal (in French)
  8. ^ La Minute de Mélanie: Découverte – En Studio avec Tal (in French)
  9. ^ a b Charts in France: Tal chante "Le sens de la vie": son nouveau single (in French)
  10. ^ IdolMag: Tal, nouveau clip ("On avance") (in French)
  11. ^ aCharts.us: Tal page
  12. ^ Programme TV: La chanteuse Tal, marraine de MTV pour l'opération Sidaction (French)
  13. ^ "SNEP 2012 Certifications – 2X Platinum (Albums)". SNEP. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Tal discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Tal discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Tal discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 44, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "SNEP 2012 Certifications – 2X Platinum (Albums)". SNEP. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Tal discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  20. ^ a b LesCharts.com: Tal discography
  21. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 2, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "Tal" (in French). Enfoires.com. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  23. ^ NRJ Music Awards 2012 : les nominés sont… (French)
  24. ^ [1] (French)

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