Edith Piaf Similar Artists

Charles Aznavour - 100% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chahnour Varenagh Aznavourian, 22 May 1924, Paris, France. This premier singer-songwriter has carried the torch for the French chanson tradition for over six decades and remains one of popular music’s last great stylists. He also established a film career as a leading character actor.Aznavour’s parents fled from Armenia after the Turkish mas Read more

Charles Trenet - 94% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1913, Narbonne, France, d. 19 February 2001, Paris, France. One of the leading exponents of the French chanson, Trenet’s mixture of light-hearted comedy and nostalgic romanticism continued to endear him to his countrymen long after most of his contemporaries had passed away. After studying art at the Académie des Arts Décoratives in Paris, Trenet fo Read more

Jacques Brel - 94% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 April 1929, Brussels, Belgium, d. 9 October 1978, Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. Brel remained a figurehead of modern songwriting, despite a reluctance either to sing in English or, owing to his bitter opposition to the Vietnam war, perform in North America - or, indeed, anywhere else, after retiring from concert appearances in 1966. Although Flemish, he conversed in Read more

Yves Montand - 93% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Jazz Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ivo Livi, 13 October 1921, Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy, d. 9 November 1991, Senlis, Oise, Picardie, France. Montand’s Italian parents moved to France where his father became a leader in the French Communist Party. Yves was also later a member of the party until the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. As a young man he worked in Marseilles, France, a Read more

Dalida - 68% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Yolanda Christina Gigliotti, 17 January 1933, Cairo, Egypt, d. 3 May 1987, Paris, France. On winning a Miss Egypt beauty contest, Gigiotti, who was born to Italian parents, moved to Paris, France where she spent several fruitless months seeking work as a film actress. Driven to sing as an intermission act in La Villa D’Este club, she impressed record industry moguls Bru Read more

Maurice Chevalier - 68% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maurice Auguste Chevalier, 12 September 1888, Menilmontant, nr. Paris, France, d. 1 January 1972, Paris, France. The ninth of 10 children eventually reduced by death to three males, Chevalier’s early ambitions to become an acrobat were thwarted by injury. He toured local cafes and music halls as a singer and broad comedian, and later performed at the Eldorado in Paris. Read more

Mireille Mathieu - 67% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 July 1946, Avignon, France. It was convenient, if inaccurate, for the media to brand her a second Edith Piaf, but Mathieu shared a similar poor upbringing. One of 13 children of a stone mason, she used some of her factory wages for singing lessons, until she was noticed by one of Johnny Hallyday’s former managers, Johnny Stark. He groomed her for stardom via an ‘ Read more

Fran├žoise Hardy - 61% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 January 1944, Paris, France. After graduating from the Le Bruyère College, Hardy pursued a musical career as a singer-songwriter. Signed to the prestigious French record label Vogue, she had an international million-selling hit in 1962 with the self-composed ‘Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles’. Three years later, she enjoyed her only major UK hit with Read more

Gilbert Becaud - 59% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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François Silly, 24 October 1927, Toulon, France, d. 18 December 2001, Paris, France. A popular singer-songwriter in France in the 50s and 60s, rivalling other popular balladeers such as Charles Trenet and Charles Aznavour, Bécaud studied music at the Conservatoire de Nice and started writing songs in his early teens. His first collaborator was lyricist Pierre Read more

Joe Dassin - 56% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 November 1938, New York City, New York, USA, d. 20 August 1980, Tahiti. Of Hungarian descent, Dassin changed secondary schools 11 times in three years owing to the peripatetic career of his father, renowned film director Jules Dassin (b. 18 December 1911, Middletown, Connecticut, USA), whom he assisted during the Crete shoot of Celui Qui Doit Mourir in the interim before a Read more

Brigitte Bardot - 55% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s
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Patricia Kaas - 52% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Classical Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 December 1966, Forbach, Moselle, France. The top female performer in France in the 90s, Kaas had already sold over five million albums by her mid-twenties. Those who suggested she was the French Madonna gained further credence for their claims with each successive platinum disc.Kaas was one of seven children to a French coal miner and amateur dancer Read more

Serge Gainsbourg - 44% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lucien Ginsburg, 2 April 1928, Paris, France, d. 2 March 1991, Paris, France. Gainsbourg was a frustrated painter who eked a living as a bar pianist before joining the band hired for the musical Milord L’Arsouville starring Michèle Arnaud. Eventually given a reluctant singing role, his stage fright was interpreted by the audience as part of the act. His subsequen Read more

Salvatore Adamo - 33% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 November 1943, Cosimo, Sicily. Salvatore Adamo’s family emigrated to Belgium where he balanced bookish excellence and artistic leanings while at school in Jemmapes. An able guitarist and singer, he had already been heard on local radio when, following his victory in a Radio Luxembourg contest, he gained a Philips Records recording contract. He then had hits in the Net Read more

Peggy Lee - 29% match to Edith Piaf

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Norma Deloris Egstrom, 26 May 1920, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA, d. 21 January 2002, California, USA. Peggy Lee was of Scandinavian descent, her grandparents being Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. She endured a difficult childhood and her mother died when she was four; when her father remarried she experienced a decidedly unpleasant relationship with her stepmother. Her fa Read more


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