Julie Zenatti

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Julie Zenatti

JJulie Zenatti sings since she is very young. She sings « Mon Dieu » of Edith Piaf at the age of 8.
The public discovers Julie in 1997 in the musical “Notre Dame de Paris” where she plays the role of Fleur-de-Lys, even though she already recorded two tracks with Lenny Kravitz in London three years before. But Julie cannot stand the pressure anymore and when he is asked to represent France at the Eurovision song contest in 1995, she politely declines the invitation.
In 1996 Julie attends the famous Francofolies in la Rochelle. She is fascinated by the stage universe. She meets Luc Plamondon. Sometimes later Julie is casted for the musical “Notre Dame de Paris” six months before the French cast. The production hesitates to give her the role of Esmeralda, but it is finally considered too heavy for a girl of 15 years: she will thus be Fleur-de-Lys. At the age of 17, Julie leaves school and dedicates herself fully to music.
In 1999, Julie plays her character of Fleur-de-Lys during a few months in Canada, then gives the role to Natasha St-Pier to play again Esmeralda during 6 months in France, alternately with Hélène Ségara. She signs her second artist contract.
Her first album « Fragile » is released in 2000. Zazie, Calogero, Passi and Luck Mervil, her colleague in « Notre-Dame de Paris », are on board. The song « Si je m’en sors » written by Julie with Patrick Fiori becomes a hit, with 150 000 sold copies (Golden record). Julie performs for the firsts part of Garou, Pascal Obispo and Patrick Bruel.
Her 2d album « Dans les yeux d’un autre » is released in 2002. Julie writes the lyrics and composes the music of 2/3 of the songs with Patrick Fiori. She also sings with Maxime Le Forestier, Jacques Lanzmann and Jacques Veneruso. The album meets a big success and becomes Golden record with 140 000 sold copies.
In 2004 Julie publishes her 3d album « Comme vous ». She writes 3 songs. Patrick Fiori, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Axel Bauer and Lionel Florence are also part of the album. The song « Je voudrais que tu me consoles » is a big success, as the album (200 000 copies, Golden record). At the same time Julie writes for other singers as Chimène Badi, Patrick Fiori, Grégory Lemarchal.
In 2007 her fourth album « La Boîte de Pandore » is released. Julie writes most of the lyrics and works with Akhenaton and MC Solaar.
In 2009 during 3 months, Julie coaches a team of young artists in the live TV-show X Factor, watched by one million viewers. For the 10th anniversary of « Notre-Dame de Paris », Julie publishes « Julie Z’s journal » that narrates the famous musical’s backstage. In 2010 Julie celebrates 10 years of solo career with the release of her 5th album « Plus de diva ». It is a comeback to a pure vocal album with a symphonic pop background.
In 2011 the singer joins the original casting of the musical « Notre Dame De Paris » for three exceptional dates at the Omnisport Palace of Paris Bercy, for the show « The greatest songs of « Notre-Dame de Paris ».
In 2013 Julie publishes a live acoustic EP called « Quelque part… ». In April 2014 she presents the single « D’où je viens » from the new album that will be released in October.

 

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