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Alizee Biography

Alizee Jacotey (pronounced as Ah-lee-zay, with all syllables being short and clipped) was born August 21, 1984 in Ajaccio, Corsica. Daughter of a computer scientist and a businesswoman, with a younger brother Johann, she is a famed French singer. Her stage name is Alizee, or the trade wind.

Alizee made her debut with the single, Moi... Lolita, which is her most successful one. It enjoyed success throughout most of Europe and parts of east Asia. Indeed, Alizee's image was that of a seductive Lolita character. But after Moi... Lolita, she changed her image from that of a Lolita to a seventeen year old girl. Her second single was also sucessful (hitting number 1 in France). Both the singles were from her debut album, "Gourmandises", which translates to "Sweets" in English. The album, written by Farmer and composed by Boutonnat, sold over 800,000 copies in France. It went Platinum in just 3 months. In 2001, with huge international interest, the album got launched internationally and its success was phenomenal. In 2003 she returned with her second album "Mes Courants Electriques", or "My Electric Currents" in English translation. This album also was written by Farmer and Boutonnat. The first single from this album, "J'en Ai Marre", known as "Mon Bain de Mousse" in Japan, had some success outside France, although not to the same extent. This second album, featuring English versions of four tracks, was not as well recieved as "Gourmandises". It sold a little over 200,000 copies. The album was supported by a countrywide tour. A live CD and DVD, by the name "Alizee En Concert", followed. The DVD featured never-before-seen footage of her rehearsals.

Alizee can now pride herself on having sold more than four million records, of all her albums combined, althroughout Europe. She has even starred in a commercial in Japan. In addition, she has taken part in various stage shows and live performances. As she has herself said, she loves to be on the stage, in front of the crowd. Alizee is currently taking a break from singing and would be making a comeback in 2006. She is currently residing in Paris, France. Alizee - Moi... Lolita excerpt (file info) An excerpt from Moi... Lolita Problems listening to the file? See media help.

Known by her nickname Lili, Alizee, the brown-haired, brown-eyed beauty was born in the Corsican capital Ajaccio on 21 August 1984. By the tender age of four, she excelled at jazz, tap and classical dance, and got drawn to show business. She also expressed her artistic worth at the easel and in 1995 she won a colouring competition organised by Air France. Little Alizee's design won first prize and ended up reproduced on the cabin of an aircraft, which got its name after her, and Alizee won a trip to the Maldives. Her life took a dramatic turn in 1999 when Alizee passed the auditions to appear on the TV talent show "Graines de Star" (broadcast on M6).

Alizee had originally wanted to sign up for the programme's dance contest. However, as the dance category was reserved for groups, the budding young artiste entered herself for the singing category instead, and she went on to win the hearts of millions of viewers, scooping the "Meilleure Graine" award for most promising young singing star of tomorrow. Alizee's winning performance was seen by veteran French pop diva Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat, who were looking for a young and fresh voice to do their new project. And they approached Alizee, who was selected unanimously after the studio selections. And the trio joined hands to launch her career in style, which shot her to overnight fame.


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