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Anggun

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An Indonesian pop princess who later on moved to Europe to conquer the American charts aswell, Anggun was created in Jakarta and paid attention to local Javanese music in addition to rock symbols like Elvis Presley. She started performing at age seven, and documented her first record just 2 yrs later. By enough time Anggun was 17, she acquired become the most widely used artist in the united states through the early ’90s. Unhappy with her achievement, she transferred to London and afterwards Paris to begin with recording for the breakthrough in to the Western european charts. By using manufacturer Erick Benzi (whose credits extend from Celine Dion to Jean-Jacques Goldman and Johnny Hallyday), the soulstress documented the record Snow over the Sahara for the 1998 discharge on Epic Information. The record was influenced with the ethno-dance (e.g. Deep Forest) and adult modern female vocalist/songwriter pop (e.g. Julia Fordham) well-known at that time, and though it had been only a achievement, the title-track one offered her what will be her biggest ever worldwide strike; charting in eight countries, it visited number 1 in Italy and strike no. 22 on the united states Billboard graph. The recording was also released both in a French edition (entitled Au Nom de la Lune) and an Indonesian (Anggun), creating a pattern that might be replicated with all her following albums. The 2000 follow-up Chrysalis (aka Désirs Contraires) noticed her take even more control of songwriting and move around in an electro-pop path, and in 2002 she documented the soundtrack for the Danish Dogme film Elsker Drill down for Evigt (aka Open up Hearts), that was to become her last recording released in america. For 2005’s Luminescence she select not to use Erick Benzi once again, instead deciding on a collection of makers. She also turned brands to Heben Music, an imprint of Common. The recording was her biggest strike in France, achieving quantity 16, and created her second biggest ever solitary hit in the form of “Saviour” (aka “Cesse la Pluie”). The music was included on the soundtrack from the Jason Statham automobile Transporter 2, which topped the U.S. package office graphs. Elevation adopted in 2008, and her 5th worldwide recording, Echoes, in 2011; it had been her 1st for Warner, and designated the very first time that any British edition of her albums moved into the French graph.

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Full Name Anggun
Height 1.63 m
Profession Businessperson, Music Producer, Philanthropist, Spokesperson, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality French, Indonesian
Spouse Cyril Montana, Olivier Maury, Michel Georgea
Children Kirana Cipta Montana
Parents Darto Singo, Dien Herdina
Awards Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, World Music Award for World's Best Selling Indonesian Artist
Music Songs Nos vies parallèles, A Rose in the Wind, Saviour, Still Reminds Me, Cesse la pluie, In Your Mind, La Neige Au Sahara, Echo, I'll Be Alright, Undress Me, Tua Tua Keladi, Bayang-Bayang Ilusi, Snow on the Sahara, Hanyalah Cinta, Yang 'Ku Tunggu, Je partirai, À nos enfants, Au nom de la lune, Gebyar-Gebyar, Teka Teki, Etre une Femme, Lepaskan, Mon Meilleur Amour, C'est le début, La rose des vents, Look into Yourself, Face au vent, Une île, Katakan Kita Rasakan, Fly My Eagle, Let's Groove, Gaya Remaja
Albums Snow on the Sahara, Echoes, Toujours un ailleurs, Luminescence, Chrysalis, Elevation, Nocturno, Dunia Aku Punya, Anak Putih Abu Abu, Open Hearts, Yang Hilang, Anggun C. Sasmi... Lah!!!, Mimpi, Takut, Best-Of, Tua Tua Keladi, Best-Of: Design of a Decade 2003–2013, Persembahan Terbaik, Gaya Remaja, Laba Laba, Di Kota Mati, Désirs Contraires, Anggun, Echoes (International Special Edition)
Nominations Indonesian Movie Award for Favorite Soundtrack, World Music Award for World’s Best Female Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, Robert Award for Best Song
Movies What Love May Bring, Raped by Saitan
TV Shows Asia's Got Talent, X Factor Indonesia


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#Fact
1 Anggun is the first Indonesian artist to win a World Music Award.
2 She and her husband Cyril Montana, welcomed their first child, a girl named Kirana, on November 8, 2007 in France.
3 Her daughter's name Kirana means Beautiful sunbeam in Indonesian.
4 Anggun is the best-selling Asian artist outside Asia and was the first Indonesian artist to break into the international music scene in 1997.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La nouvelle génération chante Goldman 2013 TV Movie performer: "Né en 17 à Leidenstadt"
The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 TV Special lyrics: "Echo You and I" / performer: "Echo You and I"
La chanson de l'année 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Nuggets TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Earth 2007 Documentary performer: "Un Jour Sur Terre", "World"
Transporter 2 2005 performer: "Saviour"
Genesis II 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary performer: "Eden", "Sacred Silence", "Lullaby" / writer: "Eden", "Sacred Silence", "Lullaby"
Open Hearts 2002 performer: "Counting Down", "Open Your Heart", "Lil Things" / writer: "Open Your Heart"
Anja & Viktor 2001 performer: "Rain"
The Princess & the Marine 2001 TV Movie performer: "On The Breath Of An Angel" / writer: "On The Breath Of An Angel"
A Fish Tale 2000 performer: "Ocean Love/Ton Amour Ocean"
Passions 1999 TV Series performer: "On the Breath of an Angel"
Manatea, les perles du Pacifique 1999 TV Series performer: "La Perle Noir"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ces amours-là 2010 Anggun
Raped by Saitan (Diperkosa setan) 2010

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le bon, la brute et les zombies 2004 Short composer: theme song

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gala de l'union 2016 TV Series Herself
Même le dimanche 2016 TV Series Herself
Ce soir avec Arthur 2016 TV Series Herself
Amanda 2016 TV Series Herself
Les grands du rire 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Village départ 2013-2016 TV Series Herself
Comment ça va bien! 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Le grand 8 2016 TV Series Herself
Folie passagère 2016 TV Series Herself
Les années bonheur 2007-2016 TV Series Herself
Du côté de chez Dave 2016 TV Series Herself
300 choeurs pour + de vie 2012-2015 TV Series Herself
Élection de Miss France 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
Touche pas à mon poste! 2015 TV Series Herself
C à vous 2015 TV Series Herself
Peuples autochtones: Notre Combat 2015 Documentary Narrator
La fête de la chanson française 2006-2015 TV Series Herself
Asia's Got Talent 2015 TV Series Herself - Judge
Le grand show 2014 TV Series Herself
Le plus grand cabaret du monde 2005-2013 TV Series Herself
La nouvelle génération chante Goldman 2013 TV Movie Herself
Jamel comedy club 2013 TV Series Herself
Chabada 2009-2013 TV Series Herself
Hier encore 2013 TV Series Herself
X Factor Indonesia 2012 TV Series Herself - Judge
The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 TV Special Herself - French Entry
Thé ou café 2012 TV Series Herself
Vivement dimanche 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
Ellinikos telikos gia tin anadeixi tou tragoudiou pou tha mas ekprosopisei ston 57o panevropaiko diagonismo tis Eurovision 2012 TV Movie Herself
Les stars du rire 2012 TV Series Herself
La chanson de l'année 2011 TV Series Herself
La Happy Hour de Canal+ 2011 TV Series Herself
N'oubliez pas les paroles! 2011 TV Series Herself
Star Academy 2005-2008 TV Series Herself
2008 World Music Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
La méthode Cauet 2008 TV Series Herself
Salut les Terriens 2006-2007 TV Series Herself
On n'a pas tout dit 2007 TV Series Herself
Earth 2007 Documentary Narrator (French version)
Symphonic Show 2005-2007 TV Series Herself
Festival di Sanremo 2007 TV Series Herself - Performer
Muppets TV 2006 TV Series Herself
93 Faubourg Saint-Honoré 2006 TV Series Herself
Tout le monde en parle 2000-2006 TV Series Herself
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde 2006 TV Series Herself
Dolce Italia 2005 TV Series Herself
Double je 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Bêtes de scène... le concours 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
On a tout essayé 2005 TV Series Herself
The 2002 World Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Musikbutikken 2001 TV Series Herself
Victoires de la musique 1998-2000 TV Series Herself
Les Enfoirés 1999 TV Series Herself
Tapis rouge 1998 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Nom de code: Balasko 1998 TV Movie Herself
Sessions at West 54th 1997 TV Series documentary Herself (Vocals, Piano)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Herself
Vivement dimanche 2007 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Robert Robert Festival Best Song (Årets Sang) Elsker dig for evigt (2002)


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