Daniel Balavoine

1952 - 1986

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Daniel Xavier-Marie Balavoine (French pronunciation: ​[danjɛl ɡzavje maʁi balavwan]; 5 February 1952 – 14 January 1986) was a French singer and songwriter. He was hugely popular in the French-speaking world, and inspired many singers in the 1980s, such as Jean-Jacques Goldman, Michel Berger, who was his closest friend, and the Japanese pop-rock group Crystal King; he was also a part of the original cast of the rock opera Starmania in 1978, which was written by Berger. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Balavoine has received more than 326,199 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Daniel Balavoine is the 974th most popular singer (up from 980th in 2019), the 3,532nd most popular biography from France (down from 3,110th in 2019) and the 59th most popular French Singer.

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  • 18

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  • 1.73

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Among singers, Daniel Balavoine ranks 974 out of 3,541Before him are James Arthur, Jorge Cafrune, Kiki Dee, Michèle Torr, Luther Vandross, and Billy Paul. After him are Elīna Garanča, BoA, Abbey Lincoln, Annie Ross, Marija Šerifović, and Matt Monro.

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Among people born in 1952, Daniel Balavoine ranks 262Before him are Reginald VelJohnson, Christiane Taubira, Lee Ritenour, Lee Hae-chan, Ketil Bjørnstad, and Bill Walton. After him are John Finn, Frank Schwalba-Hoth, Kikki Danielsson, Vitaly Churkin, Quim Monzó, and Gene Haas. Among people deceased in 1986, Daniel Balavoine ranks 160Before him are Bessie Love, John Kuck, Ludwig Biermann, Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Oldřich Lipský, and Ruth Teitelbaum. After him are Henry Russell, Jacques Plante, Bruno Mora, Agustín Sauto Arana, László Lékai, and Pasquale Festa Campanile.

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In France

Among people born in France, Daniel Balavoine ranks 3,532 out of 5,234Before him are Robert, Count of Mortain (1031), Michèle Torr (1947), Christiane Desroches Noblecourt (1913), Grégory Coupet (1972), Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix (1718), and Coline Serreau (1947). After him are Jean-Pierre Darroussin (1953), Roger Ducret (1888), Jean Baptiste Boisduval (1799), Rémi Brague (1947), Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1904), and Jean-Richard Bloch (1884).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Daniel Balavoine ranks 59Before him are Michel Delpech (1946), Serge Lama (1943), Indila (1984), Alain Bashung (1947), Claude Nougaro (1929), and Michèle Torr (1947). After him are Gérard Lenorman (1945), Bertrand Cantat (1964), Marcel Amont (1929), Mathé Altéry (1927), Viktor Lazlo (1960), and Claudine Longet (1942).