About Christophe Maé
∙ An avid skier and tennis player, French pop singer Christophe Maé switched his focus to music at age 16, when a serious illness left him temporarily bedridden.
∙ His big break came in 2005, when he won a major role in Le Roi Soleil, a popular French stage musical about the life of Louis XIV.
∙ “On s’attache,” his 2007 debut single, entered the French Pop chart at No. 1 and won the NRJ Music Award for Francophone Song of the Year.
∙ Mon paradis was France’s second-best-selling album of 2007, behind Mika’s Life in Cartoon Motion, and it has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
∙ Maé, who has namechecked Stevie Wonder as one of his major influences, interpolated a portion of “Pastime Paradise” into his 2016 hit “Il est où le bonheur.”
∙ In 2018, he sang “Besoin de personne” with iconic French singer Véronique Sanson on her duets album, Duos volatils.
∙ After releasing five consecutive chart-topping albums in France, Maé’s 2019 LP, La vie d’artiste, peaked at No. 2.
BORNOctober 16, 1975