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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.

List features bands like Daft Punk and David Guetta.

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  • Daft Punk1

    Daft Punk

    Electro, House

    AlbumsDiscovery, Random Access Memories, Homework, Human After All, TRON: Legacy

    Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo formed in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de...  more

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    The Best Daft Punk Albums of All Time#231 of 297 The Best Duos of All Time

  • David Guetta2

    David Guetta

    Progressive House, Electro House

    AlbumsNothing but the Beat, Just a Little More Love, One Love, David Guetta Presents People OST, Guetta Blaster

    Pierre David Guetta (November 7, 1967) is a French DJ, music programmer, record producer and...  more

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    The Best Songs Ft. David Guetta#164 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

  • Phoenix3


    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, United, Bankrupt!, Long Distance Call, Too Young

    Phoenix is an Indie rock band from Versailles, France, consisting of Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy,...  more

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    #1118 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time#73 of 559 The Most Hipster Bands

  • Justice4


    French House,  Electro House

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

    Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. The...  more

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    #112 of 330 The Best DJs in the World Right Now#19 of 51 The Best EDM Duos of All Time

  • Air5


    Downtempo, New Wave

    AlbumsMoon Safari, The Virgin Suicides, Talkie walkie, Love 2, 10 000 Hz Legend

    Air are a French music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and...  more

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    #324 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s#435 of 541 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

  • Mylène Farmer6

    Mylène Farmer

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsInnamoramento, Cendres de lune, Avant que l'ombre..., Anamorphosée, Ainsi soit je...

    Mylène Jeanne Gautier (French pronunciation: ​[milɛn ʒan ɡotje]; born 12 September 1961),...  more

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    #174 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#278 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

  • Jean Michel Jarre7

    Jean Michel Jarre

    New Age music, Electronic music

    AlbumsOxygène, Jarre in China, Magnetic Fields, Équinoxe, Waiting for Cousteau

    Jean-Michel André Jarre (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl ɑ̃dʁe ʒaʁ]; born 24 August 1948) is a French...  more
  • Françoise Hardy8
    Françoise Madeleine Hardy (born 17 January 1944) is a French singer-songwriter. She made her...  more

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    #348 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#316 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg9

    Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Electro, Folk rock

    Albums5:55, IRM, The Songs That We Sing, 5:55: The Remixes, Sunset Sound Session

    Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg (French pronunciation: [ʃaʁlɔt ɡɛ̃sbuʁ] (listen); born 21 July 1971)...  more

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    #50 of 57 The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians#128 of 130 Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies

  • Erik Satie10

    Erik Satie

    Opera, Ballet

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

    Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (French: [eʁik sati]; 17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925), who signed his name...  more

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    #69 of 368 The Best Classical Composers#311 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • Vitalic11


    Electro house, House music

    AlbumsV Live, Rave Age, No Fun, Flashmob, OK Cowboy

    Pascal Arbez-Nicolas (French pronunciation: ​[paskal aʁbɛz nikɔla]; born 18 May 1976), better...  more
  • Matt Pokora12

    Matt Pokora

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsGénération Goldman, MP3, Player, M. Pokora, Mise à jour

    Matthieu Tota, commonly known as M. Pokora or Matt Pokora, is a French singer and songwriter....  more
  • Cassius13


    Hip hop music, Synthpop

    AlbumsAu rêve, 1999, I Love Techno 2011 (unmixed tracks), 15 Again, I'm a Woman

    Cassius is a French musical duo that records and releases music in the house music, indie...  more
  • Emma Shapplin14

    Emma Shapplin

    Pop music, Opera

    AlbumsEtterna, The Greatest Hits, Carmine Meo, Discovering Yourself, The Concert in Caesarea

    Emma Shapplin (born Crystêle Madeleine Joliton on 19 May 1974, in the Paris suburb of...  more

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    #17 of 47 The Best Operatic Pop Artists#12 of 89 The Best Crossover Bands/Artists

  • Gojira15


    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsFrom Mars to Sirius, The Way of All Flesh, L'Enfant Sauvage, Terra Incognita, The Link

    Gojira are a French heavy metal band from Bayonne. Originally formed as Godzilla in 1996, they...  more
  • Vanessa Paradis16

    Vanessa Paradis

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsDivinidylle, Variations sur le même t'aime, Bliss, Vanessa Paradis, M & J

    Vanessa Chantal Paradis (born 22 December 1972) is a French singer, model and actress. Paradis...  more

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    #182 of 271 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Time#1734 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • Richard Clayderman17

    Richard Clayderman

    Pop music, Classical music

    AlbumsRomantic America, The Christmas Collection, The Best Of Richard Clayderman 40 Classic Songs Of Love, Les Melodies Originales, Christmas

    Richard Clayderman (French pronunciation: ​[ʁiʃaʁ klɛidɛʁman]; born Philippe Pagès French...  more

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    #149 of 159 The Best Pianists in the World#126 of 143 The Greatest Pianists of All Time

  • Charles Aznavour18

    Charles Aznavour

    Chanson, Pop music

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

    Charles Aznavour (, French: [ʃaʁl aznavuʁ]; born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, Armenian:...  more

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    #253 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100#46 of 66 The Greatest Crooners of All Time

  • Johnny Hallyday19

    Johnny Hallyday

    Rock music, Rock and roll

    AlbumsMaster Série, Volume 2, Gang, En anglais, Volume 2 : 1975-92

    Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ filip leo smɛt], 15 June 1943 – 6 December...  more
  • Arthur H20

    Arthur H

    Rock music, Experimental rock

    AlbumsPiano Solo, Fête trouble, inséparables mais...remixes, Adieu Tristesse, Pour madame X

    Arthur Higelin (27 March 1966), better known under his stage name Arthur H [aʁtyʁ ɑːʃ], is a...  more
  • Laurent Garnier21
    Laurent Garnier, (French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ ɡaʁnje], born 1 February 1966) also known as...  more
  • Téléphone22


    Rock music

    AlbumsAu Cœur de la Nuit, Dure limite, Crache ton venin, Un autre monde, Rappels

    Téléphone was a French rock band formed in 1976 by Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corine...  more
  • Henri Texier23

    AlbumsIn Other Words, Carnet de Routes, 3+3, Mad Nomad(s), La Compañera

    Henri Texier (born January 27, 1945) is a French jazz double bassist.He is known for his 1960s...  more
  • Keny Arkana24

    Keny Arkana

    Political hip hop, French hip hop

    AlbumsEntre 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...  more

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    #195 of 233 The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time#43 of 69 The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

  • Alexis Korner25

    Alexis Korner

    Blues-rock, Blues

    AlbumsThe Party Album, Alexis Korner And... 1972-1983, 1961-1972, Alexis Korner Blues, Bootleg Him!

    Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984), known professionally as...  more