Bands/Musicians 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
Electronic music, House music, French house Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in ...more

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop Pierre David Guetta is a French disc jockey and record producer. He co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster ...more

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Synthpop, New Wave, French rock 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
Dance-punk, Rock music, Indietronica Justice is a French Grammy-award winning electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Michel Andre Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. The duo is one of the most successful groups on Ed Banger ...more

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Air is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music Air is a music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. Air's debut EP, Premiers Symptômes, was followed by the critically acclaimed album ...more

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Mylène Farmer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music Mylène Farmer is a French recording artist, songwriter, occasional actress, writer and entrepreneur. She was born in Pierrefonds, Quebec, but brought up in France. She has sold more than ...more

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Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music Jean Michel Jarre is a French composer, performer, and music producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient, and new-age genres, and known as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his ...more

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Françoise Hardy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Françoise Madeleine Hardy is a French singer and actress. Hardy is a popular figure in music and fashion.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Electro, Folk rock, French pop music Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg is an Anglo-French actress and singer. She is the daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. After making her musical ...more

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Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music Éric Alfred Leslie Satie – he signed his name Erik Satie after 1884 – was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. His ...more

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Vitalic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Electro house, House music, Electroclash Pascal Arbez, 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
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B 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
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electronic music 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
Pop music, Opera, Neoclassical New Age music Emma Shapplin is a French operatic coloratura soprano.

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Gojira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal Gojira is a French heavy metal band from Ondres, close to Bayonne in the South West of France. Formed in 1996, the band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on ...more

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Vanessa Paradis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Rock music Vanessa Chantal Paradis, known as Vanessa Paradis, is a French singer, model and actress. She 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
Pop music, Classical music, Easy listening Richard Clayderman is a French pianist who has released numerous albums including the compositions of Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint, instrumental renditions of popular music, ...more

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Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Chanson, Pop music, Jazz Charles Aznavour is a Franco-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly ...more

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Johnny Hallyday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Rock music, Rock and roll Jean-Philippe Smet, known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, is a French singer and actor. An icon in the French-speaking world since the beginning of his career, he has been called "the ...more

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Arthur H is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Rock music, Experimental rock, Electronic dance music Arthur H. is an actor and composer.

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Laurent Garnier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Laurent Garnier, also known as Choice, is a French electronic music producer and DJ. Garnier began DJ-ing in Manchester during the late 1980s. By the following decade, he had a broad stylistic ...more

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Téléphone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Rock music 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
Jazz Henri Texier is a French jazz double bassist born in Paris. He is perhaps best known for his 1960s work with Don Cherry and for his 1980s band the Transatlantik Quartet, which featured Joe ...more

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Keny Arkana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Political hip hop, French hip hop Keny Arkana is an Argentine-French rapper who is active in the alter-globalization and civil disobedience movements. In 2004 she founded a music collective called La Rage du peuple, in the ...more

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Alexis Korner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Blues-rock, Blues Alexis Korner was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a founding father of British blues". A major influence on the sound of the ...more

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Aes Dana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Black metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal Aes Dana is a French Celtic/black metal band, based in Paris. The name of the band is Old Irish for "people of the arts". The band mix black metal features like growling vocals or ...more

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Total Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Psybient, Psychedelic trance, Ambient music Total Eclipse is a psychedelic trance band founded in 1992 by three French musicians, Stéphane Holweck, Serge Souque and Loïc Van Pouckein, with the first remaining the sole member ...more

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Manu Chao is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Ska, Rock music, Latin American music Manu Chao is a French-born musical artist of Spanish origin. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Galician, and Portuguese and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his ...more

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Alizée is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Hip hop music, Chanson, Synthpop Alizée Jacotey, known professionally as Alizée, is a French singer, dancer and voice actress. She was born and raised in Ajaccio, Corsica. She was discovered by Mylène ...more

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MeeK is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Indie MeeK is a Franco-British Indie Pop songwriter born in Montmorency France on February the 16th, 1971. The choice of his stage name (always written with a capital "M" and a capital ...more

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Uffie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop Anna-Catherine Hartley, better known by her stage name Uffie, is an American electronic musician, songwriter, rapper, and fashion designer formerly signed to French electronic music record label ...more

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France Gall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Yé-yé France Gall is a popular French yé-yé singer. Gall was married to, and had a successful singing career in partnership with, the late French singer-songwriter Michel Hamburger, ...more

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Alexandre Tharaud is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Alexandre Tharaud is a French pianist. He is active on the concert stage and has released a large and diverse discography.

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Amanda Lear is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
New Wave, Disco, Pop music Amanda Lear is a French singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model. Lear grew up in the South of France and in Switzerland, and studied art in Paris and at Saint ...more

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Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
French hip hop Philippe Fragione, better known by his stage name Akhenaton, is a French rapper and producer of French hip hop. He has also worked under the aliases Chill, AKH, Sentenza, and Spectre. He became ...more

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Frédéric Leclercq is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Black metal Frédéric Leclercq is the bassist and backing vocalist for power metal band DragonForce and the guitarist/vocalist in his own band, Maladaptive. He is a session musician for various ...more

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Les Nubians is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Hip hop music, Spoken Word Soul, Neo soul Les Nubians is an Grammy-nominated duo composed of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris, France. In 1985 the sisters moved with their parents to Chad. Seven years ...more

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Soko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Indie, Pop music, Rock music Stéphanie Sokolinski, better known by her stage name Soko, is a French singer-songwriter, musician and actress.

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Julie Zenatti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
French pop music Julie Zenatti, is a French singer celebrity. She first played the role of Fleur-de-Lys and later Esmeralda on stage for the musical Notre-Dame de Paris. Zenatti was involved with Notre-Dame de ...more

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CocoRosie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Hip hop music, Psychedelic folk, Experimental music CocoRosie is an American musical group formed in 2003 by sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady. The sisters were born and raised in the United States, but formed ...more

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Larusso is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Pop music Larusso is a French singer. She popularized songs such as "Tu m'oublieras" and "Je survivrai", the latter sung by Régine in the 1980s, which is a French adaptation of ...more

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Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. He rose quickly to stardom, and by the age of 23 was already being compared ...more

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Serge Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Adult contemporary music, Chanson, New Wave Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular ...more

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Gong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock Gong is a Franco-British rock band formed by Australian musician Daevid Allen. Other notable band members include Tim Blake, Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Gilli Smyth, Steve Hillage, Francis Moze, ...more

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Mister You is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Mister You Rap music Younès Latifi, better known by his stage name Mister You, is a French rapper known for his freestyles.

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Noir Désir is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock Noir Désir was a French rock band from Bordeaux. They were active during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, and have had two albums certified double platinum in France and three certified ...more

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Sinik is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Hardcore hip hop, French hip hop, Gangsta rap Thomas Idir a.k.a. Sinik is a French-language rap artist. He is also known as Malsain, L'assassin and S.I.N.I.K.. His father is Algerian while his mother is French. In 2001, he founded his label ...more

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Benjamin Sotto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Power metal Benjamin Sotto is a French metal vocalist and frontman of the band Heavenly.

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Les Fatals Picards is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Ska, Rock music Les Fatals Picards is a French rock/punk band, founded in 1996. The Fatals Picards are best known to general audiences because they represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with ...more

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Eths is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from France
Nu metal, Deathcore, Groove metal Eths is a French heavy metal band from Marseille. They have garnered much attention and critical acclaim for their mix of different styles such as groove metal, nu metal, alternative metal and, ...more