Alizée Jacotey (born 21 August 1984) is a French recording artist, known professionally as Alizée,a registered trade name. Born and raised in Ajaccio, Corsica. Considered one of the top “100 Sexiest Women in the World” by FHM magazine,and being an influential figure in music. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to cause controversy.
She was discovered by Mylène Farmer, following her winning performance in the talent show, Graines de Star,in 1999. While collaborating with Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat, she followed it with a series of albums that attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on NRJ, Europe 1, MTV, Virgin, and many others. Throughout her career, many of her songs have been in top 25 hit lists on the record charts, including “Moi… Lolita“, “L’Alizé“, “J’en ai marre!” “Gourmandises“, “Mademoiselle Juliette“, “La Isla Bonita“, “Parler Tout Bas“, “Les collines (never leave you)” and “À cause de l’automne“.
According to the SACEM and SNEP, Alizée is one of the best-selling female French artist of the 21st century.Alizée entered the music business in 2000. She has since released four studio albums, the first two of which were composed by Laurent Boutonnat and written by Mylène Farmer. Her first album was Gourmandises, which received Platinum certification within three months of release.
After its international launch in 2001, Gourmandises was a success both in France and abroad, earning Alizée the distinction of being the highest selling female French singer in 2001. The album featured her most successful single “Moi… Lolita” which reached number one in several countries in Europe and East Asia, in the UK the song was acclaimed by the New Musical Express who recognised it with a “Single Of The Week” award. It became a rare example of a foreign-language song to chart highly in the UK, peaking at number 9.