|Tags:||french female vocalists jazz chanson francaise chanson pop|
|Decades:||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 father, and German mother. The latter was devoted to the world of showbusiness, and as a result Patricia was pushed relentlessly into a singing career. She performed widely at fairs and country balls, mainly addressing torch singer standards drawn from the songbooks of Liza Minnelli, Joni Mitchell and even Eurovision songs. Her debut release came in 1985, when she recorded a single, Jalouse, produced by Gallic film star Gérard Depardieu and written by his wife Elisabeth and Francois Bernheim. Jalouse built Kaas a big reputation, and successive singles and albums,...