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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
Electronic
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
EDM, Electronic pop
Pierre David Guetta (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ david ɡɛta]; ; born 7 November 1967) is a French DJ, music programmer, record producer and songwriter. He has sold over nine million albums and ...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 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
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music
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
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music
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
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music
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
Françoise Madeleine Hardy (French: [fʁɑ̃swaz aʁdi]; born 17 January 1944) is a French singer-songwriter. She made her musical debut in the early 1960s on Disques Vogue and found immediate ...more
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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 (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
Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music
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
Electro house, House music, Electroclash
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
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 (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
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
Gojira may refer to:
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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 (French pronunciation: ​[vanɛsa ʃɑ̃tal paʁadi]; born 22 December 1972) is a French singer, model and actress. Paradis became a child star at 14 with the worldwide success ...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 (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
Chanson, Pop music, Jazz
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
Rock music, Rock and roll
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
Rock music, Experimental rock, Electronic dance music
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
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
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 (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
Political hip hop, French hip hop
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
Blues-rock, Blues
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