(b. November 6,
1961 in Chalon-sur-SaÃ´ne, SaÃ´ne-et-Loire) is a French
He has also acted in many French films. He records
work in French, Spanish and English, and his greatest hits include
"N'importe quoi", "Savoir aimer", "Ma LibertÃ© de penser" (all three
were #1 in France) and "Caruso" (#2 in France).
Pagny began his artistic career as an actor in popular films and
television dramas. He appeared in La Balance
, L'As des
, A Captain's
or Fort Saganne
In 1987, he wrote his first song : "N'importe quoi." Pagny's first
, was released in 1990. The album's songs,
mainly written by himself, began to attract controversy, with the
press eventually boycotting some of them. This led to a decline in
sales, culminating in personal problems. His follow-up album,
, was also not as successful.
three songs for Pagny under the pseudonym Sam Brewski, and
presented to him a new staff. The album Rester vrai
the beginning of his career as a performer only. Bienvenue chez
, a semi-compilation released in 1995, was a smash success.
Pagny also covered "Caruso", the hit originally performed by
Pagny as performer
Pagny decided to go live in Patagonia
order to escape the French tax authorities and start a new life
with his wife, Azucena, and her children. His next album,
, was released in 1997. It was composed by
Goldman, Erick Benzi
, Jacques Veneruso,
and a new composer, Pascal Obispo
produced "Savoir aimer
" which turned
out to be an immediate success.
In 1999, Pagny released an album of cover versions of his old song,
. From "MÃ´me Julie" to "Antisocial", he mixed
musical styles and dabbled with techno
Pagny then alternated studios and cover albums (at least in part)
and regularly changed his look. In 2000, he released the album
ChÃ¢telet Les Halles
, whose title song was produced by
. He followed that with 2
an album composed of duets released in 2001. In 2003, he returned
with Ailleurs land
, whose first single, "Ma LibertÃ© de penser
composed by Pascal Obispo and Lionel Florence and deals with
Pagny's problems with the French treasury
Finally, in 2004, Pagny released Baryton
, an album
composed of opera
In 2007, Pagny released an album of covers
of songs originally composed and
performed by Jacques Brel
Pagny chante Brel
- 1998 : En concert
- 2005 : Baryton - L'intÃ©grale du spectacle
- 1995 : Bienvenue chez
- 1999 : Les talents du siÃ¨cle
- 2008 : Les 50 plus belles chansons
- 2008 : De part et d'autre - Triple Best of
- 1987 : "N'importe quoi"
- 1988 : "Laissez-nous respirer"
- 1989 : "Comme d'habitude"
- 1990 : "J'te jure"
- 1990 : "Ã‡a fait des nuits
- 1990 : "Presse qui roule"
- 1991 : "Prends ton temps"
- 1992 : "Tue-moi"
- 1993 : "Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait"
- 1994 : "Est-ce que tu me suis ?"
- 1994 : "Si tu veux m'essayer"
- 1996 : "Caruso"
- 1996 : "Tue-moi" - reissue
- 1996 : "Oh Happy Day" (with La Chorale de Sarcelles)
- 1997 : "Savoir aimer"
- 1998 : "Chanter"
- 1998 : "D'un amour l'autre"
- 1998 : "Dors"
- 1999 : "Jolie mÃ´me"
- 2000 : "Les parfums de sa vie (je l'ai tant aimÃ©e)"
- 2000 : "Et un jour, une femme"
- 2001 : "ChÃ¢telet Les Halles"
- 2001 : "Terre"
- 2002 : "L'Air du temps" (duet with CÃ©cilia Cara)
- 2003 : "Ma LibertÃ© de
- 2003 : "Je trace"
- 2003 : "L'hymne Ã l'amour" (with Charles Aznavour, Isabelle Boulay, Stephan Eicher, Benjamin Biolay, Enrico Macias, Maurane,
Liane Foly, Brigitte Fontaine, Cheb Mami, Nolwenn
Leroy and ChimÃ¨ne Badi)
- 2004 : "Y'a pas un homme qui soit nÃ© pour Ã§a" (with Calogero and Pascal
- 2004 : "Io le canto per te"
- 2006 : "LÃ oÃ¹ je t'emmÃ¨nerai"
- 2007 : "Un Ami" (duet with Marc