French singer Calogero started his music career as frontman for the successful ’90s band Charts, which also featured his brother, Gioacchino Maurici.
∙ Calogero’s breakthrough full-length album, 2004’s 3, became his first solo release to top the French charts—and also helped increase sales of his previous LP, a 2002 self-titled effort.
∙ A cowriter on hits for French artists Jenifer (“C’est de l’or”) and Hélène Ségara (“Au Nom d’une Femme”), he also contributed songwriting to albums by Patrick Fiori and Ismael Lo.
∙ In 2004, he collaborated on the hit single “Y’a pas un homme qui soit né pour ça,” along with fellow French superstars Florent Pagny and Pascal Obispo.
∙ He won the Best Male Artist category at the 2004 Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony.
∙ French musicians Stanislas and Philippe Uminski teamed up with Calogero in the supergroup Circus, which released an album in 2012.
∙ Five of his albums have hit No. 1 in France, including 2009’s L’Embellie—featuring a song written by icon Jean-Jacques Goldman—and 2017’s Liberté chérie.
BORNJuly 30, 1971