|Birth name||Lucien Voulzy|
|Born||18 December 1948|
|Genres||Alternative rock, French pop, pop rock, experimental, chanson, soft rock|
Lucien Voulzy (French pronunciation: [lysjɛ̃ vulzi] , born 18 December 1948), better known as Laurent Voulzy ( [loʁɑ̃ vulzi] ), is a French singer-songwriter, composer and musician.
Voulzy was born in Paris, France. He originally led the English-pop-influenced Le Temple de Vénus before joining Pascal Danel as guitarist from 1969 to 1974. However, he is best known for his collaborative songwriting efforts with singer-songwriter Alain Souchon and his solo singing career, which spanned several successful albums.
Voulzy had an international hit with the song Rockollection . The French lyrics were interspersed with some lines from classic rock hits after the chorus. His major French hits also include 'Le Soleil Donne' – sung in French, English and Spanish – and 'Les Nuits Sans Kim Wilde' ('Nights without Kim Wilde'), inspired by the chart-topping English singer.
In 2005, Voulzy co-produced and co-composed Nolwenn Leroy's second album Histoires Naturelles .
Voulzy had a huge hit with his album La Septième Vague which reached number one in 2006. Featured on the album is a cover of the Everly Brothers hit "All I Have to Do Is Dream", recorded as a duet with Irish singer Andrea Corr. The song was released as a single and was also included on The Corrs' greatest hits album Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection .
Voulzy recorded in 2007 a duet with the French guitarist Jean-Pierre Danel on his hit album Guitar Connection 2. The song hit the French charts at No. 7 in 2008. For his 2011 album, Lys and Love, Voulzy recorded a duet on the song "Ma seule amour" with English singer Roger Daltrey of The Who.In 2007, Voulzy toured France.
| FR || BEL|
| SWI |
|1979||Le Cœur grenadine||RCA|
|1983||Bopper en larmes|
|2006||La Septième Vague||1||—||1||7|
|2011||Lys & Love||Columbia||2||—||1||30|
|2014||Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy|
(joint album with Alain Souchon)
| FR || BEL |
|2004||Le Gothique flamboyant pop dancing tour||RCA||10||12|
|2013||Lys & Love Tour (live)||Columbia||18||28|
|2019||Mont Saint-Michel (live)||24||24||89|
| FR || BEL |
| SWI |
|2002||Les Essentiels 1977–1988||RCA|
|2003||Saisons, Le double best of 1977–2003||–||8||46|
|2012||Belle île en mer 1977–1988||Columbia||167||–||–|
| FR || BEL |
| SWI |
|1984||"Désir désir" |
(duo with Véronique Jannot)
|1984||"Belle-Île-en-Mer, Marie Galante" /|
"Les Nuits Sans Kim Wilde" (featuring Kim Wilde)
|1987||"My Song of You"||31|
|1989||"Le soleil donne"||21|
|1993||"Le pouvoir des fleurs"||–|
|"Le rêve du pêcheur"||37|
|1995||"Rockollection (Live 95)"||37||39|
|2002||"La fille d'Avril"||26||8|
|2003||"Là où je vais"||–||–|
|2008||"My Song of You" |
(instrumental duo with Jean-Pierre Danel)
|2009||"Le vent qui va"||–||–||–|
|2012||"C'était déjà toi"||–||6|
|"En regardant vers le pays de France"|
(featuring Nolwenn Leroy, backing vocals)
|2014||"Derrière les mots" |
(duet with Alain Souchon)
|"La baie des fourmis" |
(duet with Alain Souchon)
|2017||"Spirit of Samba" |
(featuring Chyler Leigh, Nina Miranda and Luisa Maita)
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