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List of Famous Bands from France

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List of France bands, listed by their level of fame. This France musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous France bands are included, as well as many France musicians of underground status. This list of France musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous France bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from France

Albums: Discovery, Random Access Memories, Homework, Human After All, TRON: Legacy, + more

Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo formed in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. They achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house ...more

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Progressive House, Electro House & Dance-Pop; Nationality: France

Albums: Nothing but the Beat, Just a Little More Love, One Love, David Guetta Presents People OST, Guetta Blaster, + more

Pierre David Guetta (November 7, 1967) is a French DJ, music programmer, record producer and songwriter. He has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2013, ...more

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from France

Albums: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, United, Bankrupt!, Long Distance Call, Too Young, + more

Phoenix is an Indie rock band from Versailles, France, consisting of Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz.

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Justice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: French House,  Electro House &  Funky House; Nationality: France

Albums: †, D.A.N.C.E, Audio, Video, Disco, + more

Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. The duo's label is Ed Banger Records which is managed by the label's head, Pedro Winter. Justice ...more

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Air is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from France

Albums: Moon Safari, The Virgin Suicides, Talkie walkie, Love 2, 10 000 Hz Legend, + more

Air are a French music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel.Air's critically acclaimed debut album, Moon Safari, including the track "Sexy ...more

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Mylène Farmer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Electronic dance music; Nationality: Canada

Albums: Innamoramento, Cendres de lune, Avant que l'ombre..., Anamorphosée, Ainsi soit je..., + more

Mylène Jeanne Gautier (French pronunciation: ​[milɛn ʒan ɡotje]; born 12 September 1961), known professionally as Mylène Farmer, is a French singer, songwriter, occasional actress, ...more

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Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: New Age music, Electronic music & Trance music; Nationality: France

Albums: Oxygène, Jarre in China, Magnetic Fields, Équinoxe, Waiting for Cousteau, + more

Jean-Michel André Jarre (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl ɑ̃dʁe ʒaʁ]; born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and record producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age ...more

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Françoise Hardy ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from France

Albums: Françoise Hardy, La maison où j'ai grandi, Françoise Hardy, Ma jeunesse fout le camp..., The Vogue Years, + more

Françoise Madeleine Hardy (born 17 January 1944) is a French singer-songwriter. She made her musical debut in the early 1960s on Disques Vogue and found immediate success with her song ...more

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Charlotte Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Electro, Folk rock & French pop music; Nationality: France

Albums: 5:55, IRM, The Songs That We Sing, 5:55: The Remixes, Sunset Sound Session, + more

Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg (French pronunciation: [ʃaʁlɔt ɡɛ̃sbuʁ] (listen); born 21 July 1971) is an English-French actress and singer. She is the daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and ...more

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Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Opera, Ballet & 20th-century classical music; Nationality: France

Albums: Early Piano Works, Volume 2, The Best of Erik Satie, Homage to Satie, Parkening and the Guitar: Music of Two Centuries, + more

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (French: [eʁik sati]; 17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. Satie was an influential artist in ...more

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Vitalic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Electro house, House music & Electroclash; Nationality: France

Albums: V Live, Rave Age, No Fun, Flashmob, OK Cowboy, + more

Pascal Arbez-Nicolas (French pronunciation: ​[paskal aʁbɛz nikɔla]; born 18 May 1976), better known by his stage name Vitalic, is a French electronic dance music artist.
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Matt Pokora is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: France

Albums: Génération Goldman, MP3, Player, M. Pokora, Mise à jour, + more

Matthieu Tota, commonly known as M. Pokora or Matt Pokora, is a French singer and songwriter.
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Cassius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from France

Albums: Au rêve, 1999, I Love Techno 2011 (unmixed tracks), 15 Again, I'm a Woman, + more

Cassius is a French musical duo that records and releases music in the house music, indie dance and synthpop genres. The group consists of producers Philippe Cerboneschi and Hubert ...more

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Emma Shapplin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Pop music, Opera & Neoclassical New Age music; Nationality: France

Albums: Etterna, The Greatest Hits, Carmine Meo, Discovering Yourself, The Concert in Caesarea, + more

Emma Shapplin (born Crystêle Madeleine Joliton on 19 May 1974, in the Paris suburb of Savigny-le-Temple) is a French soprano.

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Gojira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from France

Albums: From Mars to Sirius, The Way of All Flesh, L'Enfant Sauvage, Terra Incognita, The Link, + more

Gojira are a French heavy metal band from Bayonne. Originally formed as Godzilla in 1996, they changed their name to Gojira in 2001. The band's lineup, consisting of brothers Joe Duplantier ...more
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Vanessa Paradis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Pop music and Rock music; Nationality: France

Albums: Divinidylle, Variations sur le même t'aime, Bliss, Vanessa Paradis, M & J, + more

Vanessa Chantal Paradis (born 22 December 1972) is a French singer, model and actress. Paradis became a child star at 14 with the worldwide success of her single "Joe le taxi". Since ...more

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Richard Clayderman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Pop music, Classical music & Easy listening; Nationality: France

Albums: Romantic America, The Christmas Collection, The Best Of Richard Clayderman 40 Classic Songs Of Love, Les Melodies Originales, Christmas, + more

Richard Clayderman (French pronunciation: ​[ʁiʃaʁ klɛidɛʁman]; born Philippe Pagès French pronunciation: ​[filip paʒɛs], 28 December 1953 in Paris) is a French pianist who has released ...more

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Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Chanson, Pop music & Jazz; Nationality: France

Albums: Christmas in Vienna III, 40 Chansons d'Or (disc 1), Paris — Palais des Congrès: Intégrale du spectacle, Sus mas grandes exitos, La mamma, + more

Charles Aznavour (, French: [ʃaʁl aznavuʁ]; born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, Armenian: Շահնուր Վաղինակ Ազնավուրյան; 22 May 1924 – 1 October 2018) was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, and ...more

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Johnny Hallyday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Rock music and Rock and roll; Nationality: France

Albums: Master Série, Volume 2, Gang, En anglais, Volume 2 : 1975-92, + more

Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ filip leo smɛt], 15 June 1943 – 6 December 2017), better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, was a French rock and roll and pop ...more
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Arthur H is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Rock music, Experimental rock & Electronic dance music; Nationality: France

Albums: Piano Solo, Fête trouble, inséparables mais...remixes, Adieu Tristesse, Pour madame X, + more

Arthur Higelin (27 March 1966), better known under his stage name Arthur H [aʁtyʁ ɑːʃ], is a pianist, songwriter and singer. He is best known in France for his live performances—four of his ...more

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Laurent Garnier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from France

Albums: 30, Shot in the Dark, Greed, Unreasonable Behaviour, Laboratoire Mix, + more

Laurent Garnier, (French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ ɡaʁnje], born 1 February 1966) also known as Choice, is a French electronic music producer and DJ. Garnier began DJ-ing in Manchester during the ...more

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Téléphone ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from France

Albums: Au Cœur de la Nuit, Dure limite, Crache ton venin, Un autre monde, Rappels, + more

Téléphone was a French rock band formed in 1976 by Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corine Marienneau and Richard Kolinka. Their first, self-titled album, was released in 1977; ...more
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Henri Texier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: France

Albums: In Other Words, Carnet de Routes, 3+3, Mad Nomad(s), La Compañera, + more

Henri Texier (born January 27, 1945) is a French jazz double bassist.He is known for his 1960s work with Don Cherry and for his 1980s band the Transatlantik Quartet, which featured Joe Lovano, ...more
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Keny Arkana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Political hip hop and French hip hop; Nationality: France

Albums: Entre ciment et belle étoile, L'esquisse, Tout Tourne Autour du Soleil, L'Esquisse 2, Désobéissance

Keny Arkana (French pronunciation: ​[keni aʁkaˈna]; born 20 December 1982 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris) is an Argentine-French rapper who is active in the alter-globalization and civil ...more

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Alexis Korner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Genre: Blues-rock and Blues; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: The Party Album, Alexis Korner And... 1972-1983, 1961-1972, Alexis Korner Blues, Bootleg Him!, + more

Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984), known professionally as Alexis Korner, was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as ...more