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About Renaud

Born Renaud Pierre Manuel Séchan, the French singer-songwriter known professionally as Renaud has had a career spanning six decades. ∙ Renaud Cante El’ Nord, recorded in the Picard dialect of northern France, won the 1993 Victoire de la Musique for Traditional Music Album of the Year. ∙ Boucan d’enfer, his 2002 LP, sold more than 2 million copies and kicked off a streak of five consecutive No. 1 releases on the French Top Albums chart. ∙ The singer teamed up with French superstar Axelle Red on the single “Manhattan-Kaboul,” which won Francophone Song of the Year honors at the 2003 NRJ Music Awards. ∙ He returned to top of the French charts in 2016 “Toujours debout,” a single from his No. 1 album Renaud and a nod to Elton John's hit “I’m Still Standing.” ∙ Renaud won his second Victoire de la Musique award for Male Group or Artist of the Year in 2017—14 years after winning his first.

Paris, France
May 11, 1952
French Pop
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