Introduction about French Pop Music
Before answering the question: What are the French pop music artists in 2019? I need to explain to you the use of the French in the French songs.
It might sound weird but the French singers let down the French language for their songs. For the last years, we can see a come back to the French language for some singers. For a very long time French music artists had the feeling that French songs were a little bit lame, has been. It explains by the fact that the famous songs in French are from the 80s where every single French person would know the lyrics by heart.
Those songs are playing for weddings, birthdays, celebrations in a village or town. Most of the French people would enjoy those songs especially when they are drunk.. I don’t, probably because I listen to those songs too much time. Here some of the (very old) hits:
Number one to sing with your friends when you are wasting. I am pretty sure that the Irish people did not know that the drunk French are singing about the lakes of Connemara.
Michel Sardou – Les lacs du Connemara
Images – Les Démons de minuit (The midnight demons)
and a last one,
Indochine – l’Aventurier (The adventurer)
Now, let’s see the latest and famous French pop songs. I made a selection of the Top 3 trendy French pop music artists in 2019 that I like (and I realized after but this Top 3 is mostly French pop singer female):
1 – La Femme
Group that I enjoy listening, it was founded in Biarritz in 2010. I found on their website their biography that I am going to quote the beginning:
“We became friends with some Californian surfers who were in Biarritz for surfing contests. We wanted to travel and play outside France so our new friends helped us make connections; we earned a little money with summer jobs and flew to California a few months later. It was crazy; we ended up doing 27 gigs in 3 months! Since hitting the West Coast, the gang’s reputation for finely tuned and taught stark anthems has spread like sea spray. No sooner than their debut album was released, it hit No.1 in the French digital charts and La Femme became the cover darlings for Magic, this summer they made crowds dance across Europe’s premier festivals.”
Their first hits from their first album “Psycho Tropical Berlin” (2013):
Sur la planche
Si un jour
Welcome to America
They released in 2016 another great album “Mystère” (to me).
This one probably their biggest hit of the album
Ou va le monde
2 – Clara Luciani
One of the rising French artists in France. She is linked to the group La Femme. She song on two of their songs, on the album Psycho Tropical Berlin, on the track La Femme and It’s Time to Wake Up (2023). She also made a featuring on the album Cyborg of the excellent French rapper Nekfeu:
Avant tu riais
On April 6, 2018, Clara Luciani published her first album, “Sainte-Victoire”. Then, on January 11, 2019, she was named to the “Victoires de la Musique”, in the Revelation category for her album “Sainte-Victoire”. She won the award on February 8, 2019, and she was surprised by winning this award.
In this one, she is talking about her new image and how she lives the celebrity “coming” to her
La Baie (Cover in French : The Bay – Metronomy)
3 – Alice et moi
The name of the artist is Alice and me but there is only Alice. She was a student at the prestigious public University of Science Po. She went through a master degree and after that she made a deal with her parents: take a gap year to try out a music career. At the end, it went pretty well for her she released in 2017 her first EP “Film moi”:
C’est toi qu’elle préfère
Recently, she released her second EP “Frénésie”:
Je veux sortir avec un rappeur (2018)
Did you know those French pop music artists? Want more recommendations? Read the last article about 10 French music artists that you need to listen in 2019. Do want me to publish a French playlist on Spotify about French pop music? Let me know in the comment section 🙂