Amel Bent

Amel Bent

born on 21/6/1985 in Joué-les-Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Amel Bent

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Amel Bent

Amel Bent (born Amel Bent Bachir on June 21, 1985 in Paris) is a French singer who gained fame after reaching the semi-finals of season 2 of French TV series Nouvelle Star.

Biography

Amel Bent grew up in the French commune of La Courneuve[1] with her Algerian father and a Moroccan mother. She has a brother and a sister.[1][2] Her career jump started after making it to the semi-finals of the reality TV show Nouvelle Star 2, France's version of Pop Idol. Although her performance did not make it to the finals, she was still noticed by some of the show's producers, and would end up making her début album later that year, titled: Un Jour d'été, released in late 2004. The album would sell more than 550,000 copies in France alone,[3] but the success of the album would ultimately be derived from the single, "Ma Philosophie", which would sell at more than 500,000 copies, staying at the No.1 slot, in France, for more than 6 weeks during and after sales.

Amel Bent has the ability to sing in the whistle register.

Discography

Albums

Year Album Peak Position French Sales French Certification
FR[4] FRA
DL
BEL[5] SWI[6]
2004 Un Jour d'été 3 1 12 39 600 000 Platinum
2007 À 20 ans 4 13 15 24 200 000 Gold
2009 Où je vais 9 5 25 65 150 000 Platinum
2011 Délit mineur 28 8 66 Gold[7]

1 French Digital Charts
2 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart

Singles

Year Single Peak Position Album French Certification
FR
[8]
FR
DL1
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratop
[9]
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratip2
[9]
SWI
[10]
2005 "Ma philosophie" 1 1 1 16
Un Jour d'été
Diamond
"Le droit à l'erreur" 7 3 16 36 Silver
"Ne retiens pas tes larmes" 5 1 5 50 Gold
2006 "Eye of the Tiger" 2 17 13 32 Silver
2007 "Nouveau Français" 3 18 7 75
À 20 ans
Silver
"À 20 ans" (feat. Diam's) 42
2008 "Tu n'es plus là" 8 40
"Vivre ma vie" 46
High School Musical 3 Soundtrack
2009 "Où je vais" 4 23
Où je vais
2010 "Le mal de toi" 48
"Je me sens bien" 19
"Cette idee la" 92 21
2011 "Je reste" 29 30 1
Délit mineur
"Délit" 38 27
2012 "Ma chance" 122 2
TBA
"Comme toi" 91
Génération Goldman
2013 "Quand la musique est bonne"
(with Soprano)
40 5
Génération Goldman Vol. 2
"Sans toi" 163
TBA
"" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

1 French Digital Charts
2 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart

  • - Star in Belgian column signifies appearance in Ultratip Charts, not main Ultratop charts.
Featured in
Year Single Peak Position Album French Certification
FR
[8]
2007 "Tombé pour elle"
(La Fouine feat. Amel Bent)
15
2010 "On pense à vous"
(113 feat. Amel Bent)
2013 "Karl"
(La Fouine feat. Amel Bent)
158
"Ti amo t'es à moi"
(Rohff feat. Amel Bent)
98
Padre du Rap Game --

P.D.R.G. (Pouvoir, Danger, Respect & Game)
(Saison 1)

Awards

  • 2005 : Nominated at the MTV Europe Music Awards like Best French Act
  • 2006 : Nominated at the NRJ Music Award like Francophone Revelation of the Year
  • 2006 : Win the European Border Breakers Award of The Best French Act
  • 2006 : Win the Victoires de la Musique of The Revelation of the Year
  • 2008 : Nominated at the NRJ Music Award like Francophone Female Artist of the Year
  • 2010 : Nominated at the NRJ Music Award like Francophone Female Artist of the Year
  • 2013 : Nominated at the NRJ Music Award like Francophone Female Artist of the Year

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographie de Amel Bent, purepeople.com. URL accessed on 2010-08-29.
  2. Biographie de Amel Bent, algeriades.com. URL accessed on 2011-06-14.
  3. Amel Bent chante son père absent, chartsinfrance.net. URL accessed on 2010-08-29.
  4. Amel Bent in the French Album Charts, lescharts.com. URL accessed on 2010-08-29.
  5. Amel Bent in the Belgian (Wallonia) Album Charts, ultratop.be. URL accessed on 2010-08-29.
  6. Amel Bent in the Swiss Album Charts, hitparade.ch. URL accessed on 2010-08-29.
  7. SNEP 2012 Certifications - Gold Albums. SNEP. Retrieved on -5/02/2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Amel Bent in the French Singles Chart, lescharts.com. URL accessed on 2010-08-29.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Amel Bent in the Belgian Singles Chart, ultratop.be. URL accessed on 2010-08-29.
  10. Amel Bent in the Swiss Singles Chart, hitparade.com. URL accessed on 2010-08-29.

Sources

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Amel+Bent
  • http://influence.over-blog.com/article-10167534.html

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amel Bent

  • (French) Official website
  • Amel Bent Ma Philosophie + Lyrics
  • Official MySpace
  • (French) Interview with Amel Bent on SoulRnB.com (13/12/10)
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