Jenifer Yaël Dadouche-Bartoli
(born on 15 November 1982 in Nice
), better known as simply Jenifer
, is a pop singer who has, since 2002, had a number of hit singles
in the French, Belgium and Swiss charts
. Revealed by its participation in the french television show Star Academy
Jenifer was raised with her younger brother Jonathan, by her mother and father, Michel Dadouche and Christine Bartoli. Her mother is part Corsican and part Spanish; her father is a Jewish-Algerian pied noir
. She comes from a modest background. She participated in the Graines de star
television broadcast in 1997, but this was a failure.
Jenifer decided to go to Paris and attend the casting for the first series of Star Academy
. She was selected, and eventually won. The hit single "J'attends L'amour" (I'm waiting for love
) soon followed.After the tour with her band that followed her victory, she went on the road as a solo artist from October 2002 until January 2003, and eventually performed at the Paris Olympia
, which she had dreamed of as a child.
Her debut self-titled album went on to sell over three quarters of a million copies. The album featured a song written by Marc Lavoine
and a duet with fellow Star Academy student Mario. The second single "Au Soleil" became one of the "tubes de l'été" (Summer hits) of 2002 in France. The album was re-released later to include two new tracks: "Entre Humains" and "Des Mots Qui Résonnent".... Read More