Florent Pagny is a French singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.
Florent Pagny was born Monday, November 6, 1961 (age 61 years; as of 2022) in Chalon-sur-Saône, France. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Besides French, he also records his work in Italian, Spanish, and English. His greatest hits are “N’importe quoi”, “Savoir aime” and “Ma Liberté de pense”- all three number one in France. He has sold over 6 million singles and 10 million albums in France, making him the 17th best-selling artist of all time.
Height (approx): 5 ft 6 in / 167 cm
Weight: 150 lbs / 68 kg
Eye color: Hazel
Hair color: Dark brown
Family and ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
He has brother Frédéric Pagny and a sister Marie-Pascale Giunta (singer/musician.)
Wife and children
Florent married Azucena Caamaño (South American painter) in 2006.
They have a daughter, Ael Pagny (b. 26 May 1999 (age 22 years; as of 2022)) (Photographer), and a son, Inca Pagny (b. March 1996 (age 26 years; as of 2022)) (Artist).
He started his artistic career as an actor in popular movies and TV dramas. He appeared in La Balance, L’As des As, and A Captain’s Honor or Fort Saganne. He wrote his first song, “N’importe quoi”, in 1987. Pagny’s first album, Merci, was released in 1990. The songs on the album, mostly written by him, sparked controversy, with the press eventually boycotting some of them. As a result, sales declined, culminating in his personal issues. Its sequel, Réaliste, wasn’t as successful either.
Under the pseudonym of Sam Brewski, Jean-Jacques Goldman wrote three songs for Pagny and introduced him to a new range. He began his career as an interpreter only with Remain true. It was a dazzling success when the semi-compilation Bienvenue chez moi was released in 1995. Pagny also covered the hit “Caruso” by Lucio Dalla.
Pagny as an interpreter
His next album was Savoir Aimer in 1997. Several writers contributed to the album, including Jean-Jacques Goldman, Erick Benzi, Jacques Veneruso, Zazie, and Pascal Obispo, who also produced the album. “Savoir Aimer” was an immediate success.
In 1999, Pagny released an album of covers of his old song, Recréation. From “Jolie Môme” to “Antisocial”, he mixed musical styles and plunged into techno.
Calogero produced the title track for his album Châtelet Les Halles, which was released in 2000. In 2001, he released 2, an album of duets. In 2003, he returned with Ailleurs land, whose first single, “Ma Liberté de penser”, was composed by Pascal Obispo and Lionel Florence and recounts Pagny’s setbacks with the French Treasury. Pagny released Baryton in 2004, an album of opera songs.
Pagny released an album of covers of songs written and performed by Jacques Brel titled Pagny Chante Brel in 2007.
- Music Awards Male Artist of the Year (1998)
Despite government efforts to draw the rich, French pop singer Florent Pagny sparked political controversy when he said he planned to move to Portugal for tax reasons. In 2005, Pagny was charged with fraud and tax evasion and fined 15,000 euros ($20,000). France 24
Facts / Anecdotes
- Florent Pagny supports many causes and one of them was to raise funds for leukodystrophy patients. For the same, he put his chair from The Voice and his stage jacket up for auction.
- He can speak four languages, Spanish, French, Italian, and English.
- Florent Pagny has a lot of tattoos.
- He has 308k followers on Instagram as of 2022.
- He has been on the covers of Gala France with his wife and daughter.
- He loves to drive motorcycles.
- He has a huge garden where he likes to grow flowers and other plants. He frequently posts about it on his Instagram.
- His first picture on Instagram was on March 14, 2019.
- He has a pet cat named Cruz and two dogs.