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Françoise Hardy

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Françoise Madeleine Hardy (French: [fʁɑ̃swaz madlɛn aʁdi]; born 17 January 1944) is a retired French singer-songwriter. Mainly known for singing melancholic sentimental ballads, Hardy rose to prominence in the early 1960s as a leading figure of the yé-yé wave. In addition to her native French, she also sang in English, Italian and German. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Françoise Hardy has received more than 2,234,611 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Françoise Hardy is the 109th most popular singer (down from 105th in 2019), the 751st most popular biography from France (down from 715th in 2019) and the 9th 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 109 out of 3,528Before her are Jenny Lind, Nancy Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Teresa Teng, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Lata Mangeshkar. After her are Roy Orbison, Renata Tebaldi, Dolly Parton, Domenico Modugno, Marvin Gaye, and Annie Lennox.

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Among people born in 1944, Françoise Hardy ranks 44Before her are Tony Scott, Gennady Zyuganov, Vojislav Koštunica, Sali Berisha, Rajiv Gandhi, and Princess Benedikte of Denmark. After her are Yoweri Museveni, Larry Ellison, Sylvie Vartan, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Nebahat Çehre, and Nick Mason.

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In France

Among people born in France, Françoise Hardy ranks 751 out of 6,011Before her are François l'Olonnais (1635), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Sigismund of Burgundy (500), Margaret of Provence (1221), Vincent Auriol (1884), and Jean-Pierre Cassel (1932). After her are Bourvil (1917), Sophie of France (1786), Edmond Rostand (1868), Samuel de Champlain (1567), Hubert de Givenchy (1927), and Philippe Petit (1949).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Françoise Hardy ranks 9Before her are Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Mireille Mathieu (1946), Carlos Gardel (1890), Johnny Hallyday (1943), France Gall (1947), and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974). After her are Maria Malibran (1808), Caterina Valente (1931), Georges Brassens (1921), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Charles Trenet (1913), and Manu Chao (1961).