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Francis Cabrel

Francis Cabrel

French singer-songwriter and guitarist
Francis Cabrel
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro French singer-songwriter and guitarist
Is Singer Songwriter Musician Guitarist Composer
From France
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 23 November 1953, Agen, France
Age 67 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Awards
Vincent Scotto Award  
Knight of the National Order of Merit 1997
Victoires de la Musique – Male artist of the year 1990
Genre:
Chanson
Instruments:
Guitar
Voice
The details

Biography

Francis Christian Cabrel ([fʁɑ̃sis kʁistjɑ̃ kabʁɛl]; born November 23, 1953 in Agen, Nouvelle-Aquitaine) is a French singer-songwriter-composer and guitarist. He has released a number of albums falling mostly within the realm of folk, with occasional forays into blues or country. Several of his songs, such as "L'Encre de Tes Yeux," "Petite Marie," "Je l'Aime à Mourir", and "La Corrida," have become enduring favorites in French music. Cabrel is considered one the most influential French musical artists of all time.

His first hit song was "Petite Marie", in 1974; since then he has sold 21 million albums. The song was about the woman who soon became his wife, Mariette, to whom he was still married in 2016.

An unauthorized biography was published in 2015. Cabrel, who is one of the most private French singers, attempted to have the book suppressed.

Biography

Francis Cabrel was born in Agen into a modest family of Friulian descent. His father was a labourer in a biscuit factory and his mother a cashier in a cafeteria. He has a sister, Martine, and a brother, Philippe. He spent his childhood in Astaffort, in Lot-et-Garonne.

Albums

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
FRA BEL(Vl) BEL(Wa) CAN QUE ROD SWI
Les Murs de poussière
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette
  • FRA: Platinum
Les Chemins de traverse
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette
2
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
Fragile
  • Released: 20 May 1980
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette
2
  • FRA: Diamond
Carte postale
  • Released: 14 September 1981
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette
15
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
Quelqu'un de l'intérieur
  • Released: 25 August 1983
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
1
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Photos de voyages
  • Released: 9 October 1985
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
6 1
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Sarbacane
  • Released: 21 February 1989
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
1 1
  • FRA: Diamond
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
  • SWI: Platinum
  • WW: 2,000,000
Samedi soir sur la Terre
  • Released: 3 April 1994
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD • MiniDisc
1 1 1
  • FRA: Diamond
  • BEL: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
  • SWI: 2× Platinum
Hors-saison
  • Released: 29 March 1999
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD • digital download
1 1 1
  • FRA: Diamond
  • BEL: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
  • SWI: Platinum
Les Beaux Dégâts
  • Released: 17 May 2004
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • CD • SACD • digital download
1 75 1 9 2 3
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
  • BEL: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
Des roses et des orties
  • Released: 31 March 2008
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • CD • digital download
1 81 1 5 3 3
  • FRA: Diamond
  • BEL: 2× Platinum
  • SWI: Platinum
  • FRA: 800,000
Vise le ciel ou Bob Dylan revisité
  • Released: 22 October 2012
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • CD • digital download
1 63 1 14 3 10
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
  • BEL: Gold
  • FRA: 120,000
In extremis
  • Released: 27 April 2015
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • CD • digital download
1 13 1 6 1 1 2
  • FRA: 3× Platinum
  • BEL: Platinum
  • FRA: 300,000
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
FRA BEL(Vl) BEL(Wa) CAN QUE ROD SWI
Cabrel Public
  • Released: 16 November 1984
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
1
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
D'une ombre à l'Autre
  • Released: 30 September 1991
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
33
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
Double Tour (Électrique & Acoustique)
  • Released: 16 October 2000
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • CD • digital download
2 15 43
  • FRA: 2× Gold
La tournée des Bodegas
  • Released: 21 November 2005
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP • CD • CD/DVD • digital download
15 21 63
  • FRA: Gold
L'In Extremis Tour
  • Released: 14 October 2016
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: LP • CD • CD/DVD • digital download
4 110 3 4 16
  • FRA: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
FRA BEL(Vl) BEL(Wa) CAN QUE ROD SWI
Canta en Español
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
Cabrel 77-87
  • Released: 17 November 1987
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
28 12 19
  • BEL: 2x Platinum
  • FRA: Diamond
  • CAN: Gold
  • SWI: Platinum
Algo más de amor (1990)
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
Algo más de amor (1998)
  • Released: 6 April 1998
  • Label: Colombia
  • Format: LP • cassette • CD
27
L'Essentiel 1977–2007
  • Released: 1 June 2007
  • Label: Colombia
  • Format: LP • CD • CD/DVD • digital download
44 1 3 13 13
  • FRA: Platinum
  • BEL: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Box sets

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
FRA
Les Murs de poussière / Les Chemins de traverse / Fragile
  • Released: 4 November 1996
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
  • FRA: Platinum
Carte postale / Quelqu'un de l'intérieur / Photos de voyages
  • Released: 4 November 1996
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
Cabrel Public / Sarbacane / Samedi soir sur la Terre
  • Released: 7 October 2002
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
193
Collection 1977-1989
  • Released: 20 November 2015
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
FRA BEL(Wa) QUE
"L'instant d'amour" 1977 Francis Cabrel
"Petite Marie" 137
"Pas trop de peine" 1978
"Les Murs de poussière"
"Je l'aime à mourir" 1979 1
  • FRA: 600,000
Les Chemins de traverse
"Je rêve" 15
"L'Encre de tes yeux" 1980 5 13 Fragile
"Je pense encore à toi" 18
"La dame de Haute-Savoie" 1981
"Carte postale" Carte postale
"Répondez-moi" 1982
"La fille qui m'accompagne" 1983 Quelqu'un de l'intérieur
"Saïd et Mohammed" 1984
"Question d'équilibre" 2
"Encore et encore" 1985 14 4 Photos de voyages
"Tourner les hélicos" 17
"Je te suivrai" 1986
"Il faudra leur dire"
(Cabrel and the children)
2 1 Cabrel 77-87
"Sarbacane" 1989 30 1 Sarbacane
"C'est écrit" 6 4
"Animal" 31 1
"Tout le monde y pense" 1990 19
"Petite Marie" (live) 5 8 D'une ombre à l'autre
"La Corrida" 1994 7 3 Samedi soir sur la Terre
"Je t'aimais, je t'aime, je t'aimerai" 78 1
"La cabane du pêcheur" 1
"Octobre" 1995 88 1
"Samedi soir sur la Terre" 14
"Vengo a ofrecer mi corazón"
(with Mercedes Sosa)
1997 39 Algo más de amor (1998)
"Presque rien" 1999 8 Hors-saison
"Le reste du temps" 1
"Hors-saison" 133
"Le monde est sourd" 2000 2
"Ma place dans le trafic" (live) Double Tour
"Bonne nouvelle" 2004 7 Les Beaux Dégâts
"Qu'est-ce que t'en dis?" 9
"Tu me corresponds"
"Les gens absents" 2005 15
"Je pense encore à toi" (live) La tournée des Bodegas
"Gardien de nuit" 2006 40 Le Soldat Rose
"Le gorille" 2007 L'Essentiel 1977-2007
"La robe et l'échelle" 2008 2 11 Des roses et des orties
"Le chêne liège" 31 34
"Des hommes pareils" 2009 22 21
"Né dans le Bayou" 23
"Les cardinaux en costume" (live) 17 N/A
"Comme une femme" 2012 130 5 Vise le ciel ou Bob Dylan revisité
"Je te veux" 26
"Partir pour rester" 2015 42 39 In extremis
"Dur comme fer" 13
"À chaque amour que nous ferons" 141
"Le pays d'à côté" 2016 28
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA BEL(Wa)
"La complainte de la butte"
(with Patrick Bruel)
2002 48 Entre deux
"Tout reste à faire"
(with Souad Massi)
2010 15 Ô houria
"Petite Marie"
(with Umberto Tozzi)
2012 25 Yesterday: The Best of 1976-2012
"Sueno"
(Gipsy Kings featuring Francis Cabrel)
2014 Savor Flamenco
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA BEL(Wa)
"Madame n'aime pas" 2009 12 Des roses et des orties
"Les filles à quoi ça sert"
(with Bénabar, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Alain Souchon)
2011 3 Titeuf
"Lucie"
(with Nolwenn Leroy)
2014 193 Kiss & Love
"Mademoiselle l'aventure" 2015 150 Des roses et des orties
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Videography

  • Sarbacane tour (1989)

Footnotes

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 26 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.franciscabrel.com/biographie
https://www.infodisc.fr/Album_Certification_Liste.php
http://www.snepmusique.com/les-disques-dor/?awards_cat=0&awards_awd=0&awards_year=0&awards_artist=cabrel&awards_title=&awards_edit_distrib=&awards_sort=date_certif-desc&awards_nb=30&submitAdvanced=Rechercher
https://musiccanada.com/gold-platinum/?fwp_gp_search=patrick%20watson&_gp_search=cabrel
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https://www.ultratop.be/fr/or-platine/2008/albums
https://www.ultratop.be/fr/or-platine/2003/albums
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