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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 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
EDM, Electronic pop
Pierre David Guetta (born 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 2011, ...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 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 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