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French singer Alizée Jacotey is professionally by her first name: Alizée. A dance prodigy, she trained at the famous Ecole de Danse Monique Mufraggi between the age of 4 and 15. In 199, Alizée participated in the “Graines de Star” talent show on Métropole 6. Originally, she intended to sign up for the program’s dance contest but that section was for groups. She opted for the singing competition, performing Ma Prière by Axelle Red. She won the “Meilleure Graine" award for most promising young singing star of tomorrow.
True enough, her winning performance won her a studio audition with Canadian-born French pop diva Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat, who were looking for a young, fresh voice to partake in their new project. They approached Alizée, and she was selected after studio auditions entering the music business in 2000 and recording her first album, “Gourmandises.” Under the watchful eyes and direction of both Farmer and Boutonnat, her first album went platinum within three months of release and was a success in France and again globally after its international launch in 2001 which earned the young singer the distinction of being the highest selling female French artist of the year. The album featured her most successful single "Moi... Lolita" which fast became a number one hit in several European and East Asian countries.
Her second album, “Mes Courants Électriques” followed in 2003 and followed the same formula as the first, hoping to capitalize on her initial success. While “Mes Courants Électriques” was not as success as “Gourmandises”, it was still a massive hit in Europe supported by a forty-three concert tour that crossed from France in to Belgium and Switzerland with a sellout crowd in attendance at every concert.
Her personal life was equally successful as she married French singer Jérémy Chatelain in late 2003. Following her marriage, she took a hiatus from singing and the media with her website going offline in 2005. She returned with a new, and her third album, “Psychédélices” on 3 December 2007 made without the creative supervision of her former mentor, Mylène Farmer and included collaborations with Bertrand Burgalat, Daniel Darc, Oxmo Puccino, Jérémy Chatelain, Michel-Yves Kochmann, and Jean Fauque.
Her fourth album titled “Une Enfant Du Siècle” was released on 29 March 2010 and highlights her new mature persona, while distancing herself from her earlier Lolita image, making it clear that Alizée has come in to her own as not only a musician and individual, but as an artist.