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Joyce Jonathan
French singer

Joyce Jonathan

Joyce Jonathan
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro French singer
Is Singer Songwriter Actor Musician Guitarist
From France
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 3 November 1989, Levallois-Perret, France
Age 32 years
Star sign Scorpio
École alsacienne
Pop music
The details (from wikipedia)


Joyce Jonathan (born 3 November 1989) is a French singer and songwriter.

Her first album Sur mes gardes went gold in May 2010 only five months after its release. Less than a year after, the album was certified platinum. On 23 January 2011 she received the NRJ Music Awards of the Francophone Breakthrough of the Year.


Childhood and adolescence

Jonathan was born in Levallois-Perret, the youngest of a family of three girls. Her mother is the director of a travel agency and her father is an architect. She was educated at the Alsatian School in Paris, and studied psychology at the university level.

At the age of seven, she learned to play the piano and began composing her first songs secretly. She continued her efforts by signing up for singing and piano lessons, influenced by artists such as Teri Moses and Tracy Chapman.

Joyce Jonathan was only 16 when she posted three of her compositions on the site MySpace. She also contacted Michael Goldman, co-founder of the new label My Major Company , to make him listen to her tracks.

In December 2007, at the age of 18, Joyce Jonathan was launched on the website of the label My Major Company. It reaches from May 13, 2008 while the 70,000 euros needed for the production of her album, with its 486 producers. Six months after the first album, web-producers of Joyce Jonathan have already amortized their investment

Musical career

Thanks to the Internet, Jonathan began recording in 2008 her first album. She later asked for the help of Louis Bertignac (guitarist of the band Téléphone). Reputedly impressed by the talent and voice of the young artist, he agreed to work with her on the arrangement of her songs. It was in the Bertignac's studio that they worked together for a year. Joyce also recorded a duet with Tété, Sur mes gardes.

Her two singles, "Je ne sais pas" and "Pas besoin de toi", come from her first album "Sur mes gardes" released in January 2010. Only five months after its release, the album was certified gold. In August, the album climbed to first place in sales of albums for download.

In August 2010, her single L'heure avait sonné was chosen by the directors of the American series Gossip Girl to illustrate the soundtrack of the first episode of season 4.

In 2011, she won the category Francophone Breakthrough of the year of the NRJ Music Awards 2011. She has just recorded a song "Mystères" with Pétula Clark.

Her second album, Caractère, was released in June 2013. The first single was Ça ira. She was nominated at the NRJ Music Awards for best female singer and best song.

In late 2014 she became a contestant on the fifth season of TF1's Danse avec les Stars.

Joyce Jonathan released her song Le Bonheur in September 2015. It is the first single of her 3rd album, Une place pour moi, which was released on 5 February 2016.

On 4 May 2018, Joyce Jonathan released her single "On", which is a track on her album of the same name, released in October 2018.



Year Album Peak positions Certifications Sales
BEL (Wa)
2010 Sur mes gardes 17 1 43 Platinum 130,000 (album sales)
15,500 (downloads)
2013 Caractère 16 29 40,000
2016 Une place pour moi 24 41
2017 Ça ira (Album with Mandarin)
2018 On


Year Single Peak positions
BEL (Wa)
2011 "Pas besoin de toi" 100 21* 64
"Je ne sais pas" 65 16  –
"Tant pis"  – 10*  –
2013 "Ça ira" 16 25  –
2014 "Caractère" 183 40*  –
"T'en va pas" 68  –  –
2015 "Le Bonheur" 135
2016 "Les filles d'aujourd'hui"
(featuring Vianney)
2018 "On" 38  –

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