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French pop/electro-rock singer Alizée Jacotey was born on Corsica on August 21, 1984. She started studying dance at the age of 4 and continued at a renowned dance school until she was 15. A friend signed her up for a national television singing contest. She performed the song ‘Ma Prière’ and won the talent show Graines de Star in 1999. Famous French singing duo Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat saw her on the show and carefully arranged Alizeé’s launch as a singing sensation. She has since released three studio albums, a live album and a for Mexico-only compilation album (Tout Alizée). Her single Moi…Lolita is her most famous song and was a hit all over the world. That song was featured on her debut album Gourmandises. Because of this, Alizée was the highest selling female French singer in 2001.
Despite the sexy image she gained from her songs, she actually has a squeaky-clean image and is said to be a very private and shy person.
Her other albums include Mes Courants Électriques (2003) and Psychédélices (2007), which was released after taking some time out of the public eye to take in her quick success at such a young age and get a better understanding of herself. A live album (Alizée En Concert) was also released in 2004 following her French tour. In all, she has sold over 5 million albums. Recently she has begun gaining fans in the United States, having released two English-language versions of her French songs “I’m Fed Up” and “I’m Not Twenty”.
Alizée married French singer and former Star Academy contestant Jérémy Chatelain in Las Vegas and they have one daughter.
Her official website is http://alizee-officiel.com/.