Françoise Hardy

1944 - Today

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Françoise Madeleine Hardy (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swaz madlɛn aʁdi]; born 17 January 1944) is a French former singer and songwriter. Mainly known for singing melancholic sentimental ballads, Hardy has been an important figure in French pop music since her debut, spanning a career of more than fifty years with over thirty studio albums released. She rose to prominence in the early 1960s as a leading figure of the yé-yé wave, a genre of pop music and associated youth culture phenomenon that adapted to French the pop and rock styles that came from the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Françoise Hardy has received more than 1,808,313 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Françoise Hardy is the 105th most popular singer (up from 113th in 2019), the 716th most popular biography from France (up from 771st in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Singer.

Françoise Hardy is a French singer-songwriter who began her career in the early 1960s. She is most famous for her singles "Tous les garçons et les filles" and "Tu trouveras".

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Among singers, Françoise Hardy ranks 105 out of 3,541Before her are Donna Summer, Roy Orbison, Rihanna, Robin Gibb, John Lee Hooker, and Alla Pugacheva. After her are Harry Belafonte, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Klaus Meine, Gloria Gaynor, and Georges Moustaki.

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Among people born in 1944, Françoise Hardy ranks 32Before her are Rem Koolhaas, Ulrich Beck, Jairzinho, Kary Mullis, Diana Ross, and Ronnie Peterson. After her are Ibrahim Rugova, Dietrich Mateschitz, Sebastião Salgado, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Sali Berisha, and Tony Scott.

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In France

Among people born in France, Françoise Hardy ranks 716 out of 5,234Before her are Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963), Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (1490), Lazare Carnot (1753), Pope Stephen IX (1020), Robert Doisneau (1912), and Alexandre Millerand (1859). After her are Julie Clary (1771), Charles-François Daubigny (1817), François Fénelon (1651), Eugène Sue (1804), Raymond Queneau (1903), and Ausonius (310).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Françoise Hardy ranks 8Before her are Charles Aznavour (1924), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Mireille Mathieu (1946), Carlos Gardel (1890), Johnny Hallyday (1943), and France Gall (1947). After her are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Maria Malibran (1808), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Charles Trenet (1913), Georges Brassens (1921), and Caterina Valente (1931).