Mylène Farmer

Mylène Farmer

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About Mylène Farmer

Known for her boundary-pushing lyrics and videos, pop superstar Mylène Farmer is one of France’s most iconic artists, with 6 Diamond-certified and 11 Platinum albums to date. ∙ Thanks to lead single “Pourvu qu’elles soient douces,” the first of Farmer’s 20 No. 1 hits, 1988’s Ainsi soit-je became the decade’s top-selling album by a woman in France. ∙ “Désenchantée,” from 1991’s L’autre—now her signature song—was listed in Guinness World Records as the best-selling single in French history. ∙ Farmer served as a mentor, cowriter, and coproducer on Alizée’s acclaimed debut, Gourmandise, which propelled the young pop singer to European superstardom in 2000. ∙ Seal’s duet on the chart-topping title track of Farmer’s 2001 compilation, Les Mots, helped make it the highest-selling greatest hits collection in French history. ∙ During the 20th anniversary celebration of France’s prestigious Victoires de la Musique in 2005, she was honored as the best female artist of the previous two decades. ∙ She recruited Sting to update his song “Stolen Car” for her 2015 album, Interstellaires, and the track became her first US hit, topping Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.

HOMETOWN
Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
BORN
12 September 1961