French-Canadian R&B vocalist Corneille translated personal tragedy into pop music achievement along with his 2003 debut LP, Parce Qu’on Vient de Loin, a robust and frequently harrowing song routine motivated by his family’s murder as a result of a Rwandan loss of life squad. Delivered Corneille Nyungura in Freiburg, Germany, on March 24, 1977, he was created right into a Rwandan family members completing an abroad study plan. He even so spent nearly all his years as a child in Africa, absorbing indigenous musical traditions along with the pioneering American spirit of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Question, and Prince. As a teenager, Corneille also uncovered his parents’ assortment of traditional chanson information by Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, among others, which melting container of affects converged to create a kid prodigy who initial recorded his personal original tunes at age group 16. An appearance on Rwanda’s nationwide Discovery Honours broadcast soon adopted, but in Apr 1994 Corneille’s budding music profession ground to some horrifying halt whenever a Rwandan armed service group stormed his house, eliminating his Tutsi dad, his Hutu mom, and his siblings while he appeared on in terror from behind the family members couch. Still reeling from his ordeal, Corneille became a member of up with several fellow Rwandan refugees and fled to Zaire, where he located a German few who once befriended his parents. The few required him in and brought him to European countries, where he continued to be prior to shifting to Canada in 1997. Upon settling in Montreal, Corneille began monitoring marketing communications while moonlighting in O.N.E., an R&B trio he founded with close friends from Haiti. After rating a Quebecois strike with the solitary “Zoukin’,” the group became fittings from the Montreal live circuit, starting for headliners including Isabelle Boulay. Corneille break up from O.N.E. in 2001 to support a solo profession, earning interest and acclaim for any breakout performance in the 2002 Francofolies event. The appearance gained him a gig alongside Eurythmics alum Dave Stewart, and the next year he released Parce Qu’on Vient de Loin, a wrenchingly honest roman ? clef documenting the increased loss of his family members and subsequent get away from his homeland. The name cut and “Seul au Monde” had been both huge strikes, and gained Corneille nominations as Greatest Newcomer and Greatest Album in the 2004 Victoires de la Musique honours. Following a well-received tour that included an appearance in the Good Jazz Event, he returned towards the studio room to slice “Dix ans Outfit,” a duet with mbalax pioneer Youssou N’Dour for any fund-raising LP for the Helps activism group Outfit Contre le Sida. At year’s end, Corneille came back to Quebec to get the exclusive Félix honor for Best Man Artist of the entire year. At a particular wedding ceremony, he also became the official Canadian resident. In 2005 he produced his first come back visit to Africa since his family’s murder, executing on the N’Dour-organized Africa Live concert to improve money for malaria victims. Corneille’s much-anticipated sophomore work, Les Marchands de Rêves, finally strike shops that November, painting a far more positive family portrait of African culture while additional embracing the Afrobeat, reggae, and spirit affects that dominated his youngsters. In 2007 he produced his first try to split the English-speaking marketplace with the record The Delivery of Cornelius. The record do well in France but got little impact somewhere else until it had been picked up 2 yrs afterwards by Motown, who re-released it within the U.S. and in various other English-speaking territories, where it begun to pick up vapor. For the time being, Corneille returned to French, creating two more strike albums, Sans Titre in ’09 2009 and Les Inséparables in 2011, which provided him his third French TOP hit.
|1||He is an ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Canada. He did a trip to Africa in June 2006 for the UN.|
|2||Singer: single "Chanter qu'on les aime" (2004)|
|Samedi soir on chante Goldman||2013||TV Movie performer: "Né en 17 à Leidenstadt", "4 mots sur un piano", "Au bout de mes rêves"|
|The Eurovision Song Contest||2006||TV Special writer: "Il etait temps"|
|La chanson de l'année||2004||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Voice||2014||TV Series||Himself - Advisor|
|La parenthèse inattendue||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|Signé Mireille Dumas||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Samedi soir on chante France Gall||2013||TV Movie||Himself|
|Samedi soir on chante Goldman||2013||TV Movie||Himself|
|La Happy Hour de Canal+||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Le plus grand cabaret du monde||2010-2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Paris-Québec sous les étoiles||2010||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Mo'Nique Show||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Eigo de shabera-night||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|20 heures le journal||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Samedi soir avec...||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde||2003-2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Symphonic Show||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Le grand journal de Canal+||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|On a tout essayé||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|13 heures le journal||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Star Academy||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|Tout le monde en parle||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|La chanson de l'année||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|Nouvelle Star||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|20h10 pétantes||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|Victoires de la musique||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|O.N.E. and Corneille: Zoukin||2001||Short||Himself|
|C à vous||2009-2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Du côté de chez Dave||2014-2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Thé ou café||2006-2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Vivement dimanche||2004-2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Les Enfoirés||2005-2015||TV Series||Himself|
|300 choeurs pour + de vie||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|Danse avec les stars||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|Village départ||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|On n'est pas couché||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|Mes Chers Contemporain||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|La nouvelle génération chante Goldman||2013||TV Movie||Himself|
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