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Pascal Michel Obispo (born 8 January 1965) is a French singer-songwriter.

Pascal Obispo
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Obispo performing on stage in Paris on Bastille Day 2011
 
Background information
Birth namePascal Michel Obispo
Born (1965-01-08) January 8, 1965 (age 54)
OriginBergerac, Dordogne, France
GenresPop, rock, progressive rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocalist, piano, bass guitar
Years active1990–present
LabelsEpic/Sony
Associated actsFlorent Pagny, Zazie, Johnny Hallyday, Jenifer Bartoli and Natasha St-Pier
Websitewww.pascalobispo.com

Contents

CareerEdit

Pascal Obispo was born in Bergerac, Dordogne, France, and started singing in 1980. [1] He got his first record deal in 1990. The record deal was Le long du fleuve. Some of his most famous songs are "Plus que tout au monde", "Laurelenn", "Tombé pour elle", "L'important c'est d'aimer", "Personne" and "Fan".

With his 2007 release of Les Fleurs du Bien (a play on Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal) he makes allusions to Rosa Parks, Pablo Picasso and others. He is also well known for his various escapades, his unconservative behavior, his haircut, etc. His name is an anagram of painter Pablo Picasso's name. [2]

Obispo used his popularity to help with charity work and particularly for fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS. [3] [4] He has worked with many other well-known artists such as Jean-Jacques Goldman, Florent Pagny, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Amel Bent, and Natasha St-Pier.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album Chart positions Certification Sales
FRA
[5]
BE
(Fl)

[6]
BE
(Wa)

[7]
SWI
[8]
1990 Le long du fleuve
1992 Plus que tout au monde
  • FRA: 2x Gold[9]
1994 Un jour comme aujourd'hui 17 27
  • FRA: Platinum[9]
1996 Superflu 2 2 47
1999 Soledad 2 4 38
  • FRA: 2x Platinum[9]
2004 Studio Fan – Live Fan
(2-CD set, one a studio album, the other live album)
1 1 9
  • FRA: Platinum[9]
2006 Les fleurs du bien 1 1 8
2009 Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samourai Flower 2 1 52
2011 Adam & Eve - La seconde chance (musical) 18 54
2013 Millésimes 1 82 1 18
  • FRA: 2× Platinum[9]
Le grand amour 3 130 2 25
  • FRA: 2× Platinum[9]
2016 Billet de femme 1 65 1 11
2018 Obispo 87 2 10

Live albumsEdit

Year Album Chart positions Certification Sales
FR
[5]
BE
(Wa)

[7]
SWI
[8]
1998 Live 98 1 2
  • FRA: Platinum[9]
2001 Millésime / Live 00/01 2 1 28
2004 Live Fan
(NB: Refer to studio albums section)
N/A N/A N/A
  • FRA: Platinum[9]
2007 Les Fleurs de forest 10 2 76
Millésimes - Live 2013-14 6 4  –
2016 Billet de femme - Le concert symphonique 50
[13]
30  –

SinglesEdit

Year Title Chart positions Album Certifications Sales
FR
[5]
BE
(Wa)

[7]
SWI
[8]
1992 "Plus que tout au monde" 33 Plus que tout au monde
1993 "Tu vas me manquer (les mains qui se cherchent)" 16
1995 "Tombé pour elle" 12 37 Un jour comme aujourd'hui
1996 "Tu compliques tout" 21
"Personne" 9 26 Superflu
1997 "Il faut du temps" 40
"Lucie" 6 14
"Les meilleurs ennemis"
(with Zazie)
39 20
1998 "Assassine" 18 14 Live 98
"Tombé pour elle (Live)" 80 40
2000 "L'important c'est d'aimer" 32 12 Soledad
2001 "Pas besoin de regrets" 43
"Ce qu'on voit, allée Rimbaud" 29 26
2002 "Millésime" 3 2 Millésime Live 00/01
"So Many Men"
(with Youssou N'Dour)
35 27 85 Nothing's In Vain (Coono Du Réér)
2003 "Fan" 1 1 15 Studio Fan – Live Fan
"Zinedine" 8 4 53
2004 "Mourir demain"
(with Natasha St-Pier)
7 4 18 L'Instant d'après
"Y'a pas un homme qui soit né pour ça"
(with Florent Pagny & Calogero)
20 45
2006 "1980"
(with Melissa Mars)
5 3 43 Les Fleurs du bien
2007 "Les fleurs du bien" 18 32
"Nouveau voyage (C'est la vie)"
(feat. Baby Bash)
10 Les Fleurs de Forest
2009 "Le drapeau" 6 7 Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samouraï Flower
"Idéaliste" 18
2010 La valse des regrets"
2012 "Tu m'avais dit" 62 30 MillésimeS
2013 "Millésime" (rerelease) 79
"D'un Avé Maria" 33 28 Le Grand Amour
"Le Grand Amour" 175
2014 "Arigatô" 134
"Où et avec qui tu m'aimes" 78
2015 "Le secret perdu" 93 Billet de femme
2016 "Je ne sais plus, je ne veux plus" 198
"Je laisse le temps faire" 198
[15]
Billet de femme - Le concert symphonique
2018 "Chante la rue chante" 24 TBA
2019 "Rien ne dure" 32
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

MusicalsEdit

PhilanthropyEdit

Obispo has been a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 1997.[16]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography". Wrasse Records. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ Blake, Barry J. "Secret Language". Oxford University Press. p. 13. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ Shore, Joanna (27 April 2002). "Epic's World Cup Single I AIDS research Fundraiser". Billboard. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ Pride, Dominic (14 November 1998). "Global Music Pulse - France". Billboard. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c lescharts.com Pascal Obispo discography
  6. ^ Ultratop.be/nl/ Pascal Obispo discography
  7. ^ a b c Ultratop.be/fr/ Pascal Obispo discography
  8. ^ a b c lescharts.com Pascal Obispo discography
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Les certifications". SNEP. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d Hamard, Jonathan (19 September 2010). "Série de l'été : la carrière de". chartsinfrance. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Awards". Swiss Charts. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  12. ^ a b Berthelot, Théau (7 October 2018). "Histoire d'un tube : "Fan" de Pascal Obispo (2004)". Charts In France. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 49, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 3 January 20169. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  14. ^ "Gold and Platinum Awards". Ultar Top. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 50, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Pascal Obispo" (in French). Enfoires.com. Retrieved 23 February 2017.