Arno Santamaria

Arno Santamaria (born 1978 in Argenteuil, France) is a French singer-songwriter.

Arno Santamaria
Arno Santamaria
Arno Santamaria
Background information
Born (1978-11-09) 9 November 1978 (age 42)
Argenteuil, France
GenresChanson, French pop
LabelsMy Major Company, Capitol Records


Arno Santamaria – Café de la Danse

Arno Santamaria taught himself to play the guitar alone. At 15 he formed a hard-rock band and played several rock and hard-rock scenes. At 17 he discovered Léo Ferré and began writing songs. He obtained a degree from Schola Cantorum de Paris as an audio engineer.[1]

In 2009, he made his first album via Spidart, a crowdfunding platform.[2]

In 2012, his second album 1362 was made with the help of 1362 producers on MyMajorCompany. He was the opening act for concerts by Murray Head, Gérald de Palmas and Arno.[3]

Rising StarEdit

In 2014, Arno was candidate at the French version of Rising Star.[4] He seduced the audience, and the singer Cali who was in the jury, by singing his own compositions. He finished in second place. After that Arno signed a contract with Capitol Records. In December, an EP with 4 tracks has been released and a third album was released in June 2015.[5]



Year Album Peak positions Certification
2009 Arno Santamaria  –
2012 1362  –
2015 Des corps libres 42


  • 2014: Debout (je me sens bien)


Year Single Peak positions
2014 "Debout (je me sens bien)" 155



  1. ^ Biography,, 8 December 2014
  2. ^ Arno Santamaria suit les pas de Grégoire,, 8 December 2014
  3. ^ Arno, les yeux fermés,, 8 December 2014
  4. ^ Arno veut conquérir le public de Rising Star,, 8 December 2014
  5. ^ Rising Star : Le finaliste Arno Santamaria sortira un album début 2015,, 8 December 2014
  6. ^ a b "Arno santamaria discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  7. ^ Arno Santamaria sur les RFP,, 8 December 2014

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