Over the years, several artists, bands, and other musical icons have been introduced to us around the globe. Many artists made their contribution to the advancement of music, wherein each of them showcases their talents in various genres: rock, pop, jazz, and so on. The incredible works of these artists continue to be a part of our culture ever since the early generations.
It may already be evident in our society today; some artists in different countries are considered to be among the greatest in the world. United States, Canada, England, Korea: each of these countries is home to exceptional artists that are known worldwide. Interestingly, these are not the only countries that have their share of the world’s greatest artists; a perfect example of this is France.
France is a European country that boasts its musical marvels that could be heard in different parts of the globe. Many French artists gained recognition not just in their own country but also achieved success on a global scale – letting their music be known to millions of people around the world. With this said, we can say that France is home to several famous artists and bands. In this article, we are going to dig deeper and learn more about the most favorite bands and artists all the way from France.
Justice is an exceptional duo: Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay. The duo’s popularity skyrocketed in the music world, mainly because of their electronic pop genre. They made a significant impact on electro-pop, which led to their rise in the top list. Their music became widespread starting from 2007 with their single – D.A.N.C.E. The release of this single quickly became an internet sensation, gaining a lot of support online. Because of the duo’s strong introduction online, they released their debut album: Cross; it was initially released in France, but it didn’t take long for it to be introduced in the United States. Justice remained to be among the most significant French artists worldwide, releasing several albums over the years, including Audio, Video, Disco (2011), and Woman (2016).
Similar to Justice, Air is a French duo that dominates the dance and electro charts. The duo consists of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel – who were both students when they formed Air in 1995. Years later, in 1998, Air released their debut album: Moon Safari, which became an instant success, gaining recognition in local and international charts. Besides their singles and top-chart albums, Air was also known for its work with the American director Sofia Coppola; they provided original soundtracks for the director’s various films, such as The Virgin Suicides (2000). Over the years, Air’s music continued to capture other artists’ attention with whom they collaborated with.
Next on the list is the indie-pop band from Versailles, France. This band is no other than ‘Phoenix.’ The band consists of Thomas Mars in lead vocals; Deck d’Arcy in the bass, keyboards, and backing vocals; Christian Mazzalai in guitar and backing vocals; Laurent Brancowitz in guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals. Phoenix started as a garage band formed by school friends in the late 1990s. Interestingly, the band was founded in 1999, wherein it began to release its debut album: United. This album gained international recognition, along with the Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – which was released in 2009. With the growing number of fans all around the globe, Phoenix consistently secured a spot in the top list local and international charts.
Daft Punk is probably one of the most famous French bands that excel in the electronic genre. It is a duo that features various well-known music, which helped it gain the Grammy Award. One of the greatest singles produced by Daft Punk was ‘Get Lucky,’ a song that features the American singer: Pharrell Williams. It is a song that reached the top list in the U.S. and U.K. charts that further boosted the duo’s popularity. Over the years, Daft Punk continued to release several singles and albums that became a global hit.
Last on the list is the DJ and producer David Guetta. His popularity skyrocketed over the years, and he was often considered one of the best DJs worldwide. Starting from the early 2000s, David Guetta released several outstanding albums, including “Just a Little More Love,” “Guetta Blaster,” and “Pop Life.” Interestingly, the artists gained global recognition after he released his third album: One Love (2009). The works of David Guetta became more recognized in different parts of the globe after he collaborated with notable artists, such as Nicki Minaj, John Legend, and The Script. With this said, it is no surprise why David Guetta is a consistent part of the local and international charts.