Patrick Fiori, born in 1969 in Marseille, is a pop singer who rose to prominence through his performance in the successful musical Notre Dame de Paris and on "Belle," the hit single it spawned. This song, a collaboration with co-stars Daniel Lavoie and Garou, topped the French charts for many weeks in 1998, paving the way for a more financially viable recording career than Fiori's previous albums (1994's Puisque C'est l'Heure and 1995's Le Coeur a l'Envers) had seemed to suggest. In 1998, his album Prends-Moi, a collection of heartfelt power ballads, performed well in the French charts but did not mark a strong leap toward solo credibility. Toward the late '90s, he and fellow singer Lara Fabian formed a headline-grabbing couple that increased his fame. In 2000, he left the troupe of Notre Dame de Paris, boosted by the success of his song "Que Tu Reviennes," written by Calogero and featuring on his album Chrysalide. By now Fiori had a more solid solo style and was also making a name for himself by penning compositions for other singers, including Julie Zenatti, Liane Foly, Patricia Kaas, and Tina Arena. A fourth album appeared in 2002, with contributions from Jean-Jacques Goldman, and a fifth in 2005, Si on Chantait Plus Fort. This album's sales were boosted by his huge number one single "4 Mots Sur un Piano," with Goldman and Christine Ricol, in August 2007. A year later Fiori completed a collection of world cinema classics, Les Choses de La Vie, that also included two new songs, “Aurora” and “Merci”. During 2010 he released his fourth album, L’Instinct Masculin, which was again co-written with long-term collaborator Goldman. The acoustic-pop inspired record also included a duet with rock & roll legend Johnny Hallyday on “Je Viendrai Te Chercher”. In 2012, Fiori released L'instant masculin - Live au Dôme de Marseille as well as the singles "All By Myself" and "L'envie D'aimer", which also featured Julien Clerc, Catherine Lara and Liane Foly. ~ Caspar Salmon
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French Music - Released November 5, 2007 | RCA Records Label
The Patrick Fiori greatest-hits compilation 4 Mots (2007) features the French pop singer's chart-topping smash hit collaboration with Jean-Jacques Goldman and Christine Ricol, "4 Mots sur un Piano." Loaded with material from his last four albums, Si On Chantait Plus Fort (2005), Patrick Fiori (2002), Chrysalide (2000), and Prends-Moi (1998), the 15-track compilation overlooks the couple albums Fiori released prior to rising to fame in the musical Notre Dame de Paris. ~ Jason Birchmeier
French Music - Released November 24, 2008 | Columbia
A year after releasing the best-of compilation 4 Mots and scoring a chart-topping hit single with the Jean-Jacques Goldman collaboration "4 Mots sur un Piano," Patrick Fiori released Les Choses de la Vie, a collection of film soundtrack favorites sung in French, Italian, and English. The album also includes a couple new songs, "Aurora," co-written by Fiori himself, and the single "Merci," written by Goldman. Though the material on Les Choses de la Vie is too often rote, the album finds the former Notre-Dame de Paris star in a comfortable setting, singing the type of classical crossover material that suits him naturally. Though the Italian- and English-language performances here are rather limited, it's nice to hear Fiori sing another language than French from time to time. All in all, Les Choses de la Vie is a pleasant enough album. Like the 4 Mots compilation, it seems intended to hold fans over until the next proper album release by Fiori, who has gone five years since the release of his Top Five hit album Si on Chantait Plus Fort (2005). ~ Jason Birchmeier
French Music - Released September 27, 2010 | Columbia
After embracing the world of cinema on 2008's Les Choses de La Vie, Marseilles singer/songwriter Patrick Fiori goes back to basics on his acoustic pop-inspired fourth studio effort, L'Instinct Masculin. Co-written with long-term collaborator Jean-Jacques Goldman, it includes the single "Peut-etre Que Peut-Etre" and a duet with legendary French rock & roll star Johnny Hallyday on "Je Viendrai Te Chercher." ~ Jon O'Brien
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