Bruel in 2012
Patrick Maurice Benguigui
14 May 1959
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|World Series of Poker|
|Highest ITM |
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
Patrick Maurice Benguigui (French: [bɛnɡiɡi] ; born 14 May 1959), better known by his stage name Patrick Bruel ( [patʁik bʁyɛl] ), is a French singer-songwriter, actor and professional poker player.
Poker is a family of card games that combines gambling, strategy, and skill. All poker variants involve betting as an intrinsic part of play, and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players' cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand. Poker games vary in the number of cards dealt, the number of shared or "community" cards, the number of cards that remain hidden, and the betting procedures.
Patrick is the son of Pierre Benguigui and Augusta Kammoun, daughter of Elie and Céline ben Sidoun.
In his youth, Bruel aspired to be a football player, but decided instead to pursue singing after seeing Michel Sardou in 1975. His first success came as an actor, in 1979's Le Coup de sirocco. He continued acting in films, on television, and in the theater while pursuing his singing career. His first single, "Vide" ("Empty"), released in 1982, was not a success, but the follow-up, "Marre de cette nana-là" ("Fed up with that chick"), was a hit.
Michel Charles Sardou is a French singer, songwriter and occasional actor.
In 2003, just before his partner, the writer and playwright Amanda Sthers, gave birth to his first child, Oscar, on 19 August, he changed his name to Bruel-Benguigui, combining his stage name with his birth name. On 21 September 2004, he wed the 24-year-old Sthers; it is his first marriage. His second child, Léon, was born on 28 September 2005. The couple separated in 2007.
Amanda Queffélec-Maruani, known professionally as Amanda Sthers, is a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker.
As of 2004, Bruel has acted in more than forty television and film productions, and has made five studio albums and several live albums. In 2002, Bruel released Entre Deux, a double CD of classic chanson that features duets with Charles Aznavour, Jean-Louis Aubert, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Alain Souchon and Renaud, among others. It sold two million copies and made Bruel France's best paid singer of the year. At the beginning of 2005, in response to the South Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004, Bruel wrote the song "Et puis la terre" with Marie-Florence Gros, with whom he had begun a long-term collaboration in 1998, to benefit the Red Cross. His latest album, "Des souvenirs devant", was his fourth chart-topper in France.
A chanson is in general any lyric-driven French song, usually polyphonic and secular. A singer specializing in chansons is known as a "chanteur" (male) or "chanteuse" (female); a collection of chansons, especially from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, is also known as a chansonnier.
Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a composer/singer/songwriter career spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in nine languages. Moreover, he wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others.
Jean-Louis Aubert is a French singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer and producer. He went on a solo career after the split of the rock band Téléphone that he co-founded.
Bruel is a world-class professional poker player. He won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1998 for the $5,000 Limit Hold'em event. As of 2009. he has earned more than $900,000 in tournament play,of which his ten cash winnings at the WSOP account for $411,659. He also comments on the World Poker Tour in France.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet is considered the most coveted non-monetary prize a poker player can win. Since 1976, a bracelet has been awarded to the winner of every event at the annual WSOP. Even if the victory occurred before 1976, WSOP championships are now counted as "bracelets". During the first years of the WSOP only a handful of bracelets were awarded each year. In 1990, there were only 14 bracelet events. By 2000, that number increased to 24. As the popularity of poker has increased during the 2000s, the number of events has likewise increased. In 2011, 58 bracelets were awarded at the WSOP, seven at the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), and one to the WSOP National Circuit Champion. This brought the total number of bracelets awarded up to 959. Five additional bracelets were awarded for the first time in April 2013 at the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific in Melbourne, Australia.. In 2017, 74 for bracelets were awarded at the WSOP and an additional 11 will be awarded at the WSOPE in Czech Republic.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) is an internationally televised gaming and entertainment brand. Since 2002, the World Poker Tour has operated a series of international poker tournaments and associated television series broadcasting playdown and the final table of each tournament.
|1998||$5,000 Limit Hold'em||$224,000|
Bruel is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 1993.
Les Enfoirés is the name given to the singers and performers in the yearly charity concert for the Restaurants du Cœur. Founded in 1986, its first concert was held in 1989.
|FR|| BEL |
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|1995||Plaza de los héroes||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006||Des Souvenirs devant||1||1||—||6||69|
|2012||Lequel de nous||1||1||58||7||—|
|2015||Très souvent, je pense à vous...||5||4||119||6||—|
|2018||Ce soir on sort...||—||2||49||2||—|
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|1987||À tout à l'heure||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991||Si ce soir...||1||—||—||—||51|
|1995||On s'était dit...||25||9||—||—||—|
|2001||Rien ne s'efface...||2||1||—||12||—|
|2003||Entre deux à l'Olympia||21||16||—||—||—|
|2007||Des Souvenirs... ensemble||12||8||—||45||—|
|2009||Seul... ou presque||9||3||—||41||—|
|2016||Bruel Barbara – Le Châtelet||56||28||—||—||—|
|FR|| BEL |
|2003||Les Talents essentiels||23||—||—|
|2007||S'laisser aimer (3 cd)||—||—||—|
|FR|| BEL |
|1984||"Marre de cette nana-là !"||—||—||—||—||De face|
|1985||"Comment ça va pour vous ?"||27||—||—||—|
|1986||"Non, j'veux pas"||—||—||—||—|
|"J'roule vers toi"||—||—||—||—|
|1987||"Tout l'monde peut s'tromper"||—||—||—||—|
|1989||"Casser la voix"||3||—||—||77||Alors regarde|
|1990||"J'te l'dis quand même"||12||—||—||—|
|1991||"Place des grands hommes..."||4||—||—||—|
|"Qui a le droit..." (Live)||1||—||—||—||Si ce soir...|
|1992||"Casser la voix" (Live)||—||—||—||8|
|"J'te l'dis quand même" (Live)||—||—||—||45|
|"Décalé" (Live) |
(Patrick Bruel with Mariza Corréa)
|"Elle m'regardait comme ça"||—||—||—||82||Alors regarde / Si ce soir...|
|"Combien de murs..."||8||—||—||—|
|1995||"J'suis quand même là"||—||—||—||—|
|1996||"Pour exister" (Live)||—||18||—||—||On s'était dit...|
|1999||"J'te mentirais..."||—||—||—||81||Juste avant|
|2000||"Pour la vie"||13||22||90||92|
|"Au Café des délices"||13||20||—||—|
|2002||"Mon Amant de Saint Jean"||14||33||—||—||Entre deux|
|"La Complainte de la butte" |
(Patrick Bruel & Francis Cabrel)
(Patrick Bruel & Charles Aznavour)
|2006||"J'm'attendais pas à toi"||—||39||—||—||Des Souvenirs devant|
|2008||"Raconte-moi"||—||68||—||—||Des Souvenirs... ensemble|
|2009||"Combien de murs..." (Live)||—||—||—||—||Seul... ou presque|
|2012||"Lequel de nous"||35||32||—||—|
|2015||"Pourquoi ne pas y croire..."|
(Patrick Bruel, Youness El Guezouli & Idan Raichel)
(Patrick Fiori & Patrick Bruel)
|2019||"Pas eu le temps"||—||39||—||—|
Featured in and collective collaborations
|FR|| BEL |
|2006||"Dit is mijn stem (Casser la voix)" |
(Xander de Buisonjé feat. Patrick Bruel)
(Xander de Buisonjé album)
|2009||"Je n'attendais que vous" |
(Christophe Maé, Catherine Lara, Maurane, Patrick Bruel)
|—||38||—||—||2009: Les Enfoirés font leur cinéma|
|2010||"Parce que c'est toi" |
(Grégoire, Zazie, Patrick Bruel, Natasha St-Pier)
|—||30||—||—||2010: Les Enfoirés... la crise de nerfs!|
|2013||"Un arc en ciel" (Téléthon 2013)|
(Bénabar, Bruel, Cali & Marina )
Bruno Nicolini (born 16 June 1969), better known by his stage name Bénabar, is a French songwriter and singer, who could be compared to Vincent Delerm and other singers from his generation. As many of them he was influenced by Georges Brassens, Renaud, Jacques Higelin and also Tom Waits. His songs describe day-to-day life events with humour and a tender cynicism. His songs are influenced by French chanson and a heavy influence is placed on the piano or the accordion and on typical French fanfare for the most upbeat of them. This genre of music is very typically French and differs from most in that emphasis is placed on appreciation of the lyrics and that it is linked to a specific culture of modern "guinche" appreciated a lot by Bobos among others.
Jean-Jacques Goldman is a French singer-songwriter and music producer. He is hugely popular in the French-speaking world. Since the death of Johnny Hallyday in 2017 he has been the highest grossing living French pop rock act. Born in Paris and active in the music scene since 1975, he had a highly successful solo career in the 1980s, and was part of the trio Fredericks Goldman Jones, releasing another string of hits in the 1990s.
Laure Pester, professionally known as Lorie, is a French singer. She has sold over 8 million albums and singles worldwide as of December 2007. Her first studio album Près de toi was certified triple platinum in France and she followed it with five other certified albums. Lorie is also an actress, who lent her voice for many French versions of international movies including Stuart Little 2. She stars in the TF1 TV film De feu et de glace, and guest-starred as a Parisian model on the American soap opera The Young and the Restless. She has also launched a clothing line, “Lorie”, only found in the Z stores in France. Her contract with Z ended in early 2009.
Dorothée is the stage name of Frédérique Hoschedé, a French singer and television presenter. She was a continuity announcer on Antenne 2 in France from 1977 to 1983, but she is more known for having presented tv shows for children in France : Les mercredis de la jeunesse (1973), Dorothée et ses amis (1977–1978), Récré A2 (1978–1987), but most of all Club Dorothée (1987–1997).
Alain Souchon is a French singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films.
Marc Lucien Lavoine is a French singer and actor. In 1985, his hit single "Elle a les yeux revolver..." reached number four on the French Singles chart and marked the beginning of his successful singing career. He stars in the television series Crossing Lines as Louis Daniel, head of an International Criminal Court police team that investigates crimes that 'cross' European borders.
Patrick Fiori is a French singer.
Pascal Michel Obispo is a French singer-songwriter.
La Caravane des Enfoirés is an album performed by Les Enfoirés, released in 2007. It was recorded during the show at Le Zénith in Nantes, on 27 January 2007.
Liane Foly is a popular French blues and jazz singer, actress, presenter and impressionist.
"Je voulais te dire que je t'attends" is a ballad song originally recorded in 1976 by the French singer Michel Jonasz. It was covered by The Manhattan Transfer in 1978 on the album Pastiche, and released as a double A-sided single with a cover of Where Did Our Love Go reaching No 40 in the UK singles chart. Also by Isabelle Boulay, Maurane and Patrick Bruel in 2001 for Les Enfoirés' album L'Odysée des Enfoirés, and by Hoda, Lucie and Sofiane, three contestants of the French version of Star Academy 4 whose cover is available on the 2004 album Les Meilleurs Moments.
"Évidemment" is a 1987 pop song recorded by French singer France Gall. It was the third single from her album Babacar and was released on 7 March 1988. In France, the song achieved success, becoming Gall's third top ten hit.
"Qui a le droit..." is a pop song recorded by French artist Patrick Bruel. Written and composed by Gérard Presgurvic and Patrick Bruel, it was the first single from his album Si ce soir..., recorded after his first concerts tour. It was released in a live version in late October 1991 under RCA label and was a hit in France, becoming Bruel's only number-one single.
Jean Benguigui is a French actor. He is of Jewish-Algerian descent. In 2006 and 2007 he played the role of impresario Cartoni in a new adaptation of the operetta Le Chanteur de Mexico at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
Colette Renard born Colette Lucie Raget, was a French actress and singer. Renard is closely associated with the titular character from the musical Irma La Douce, a role she played for over a decade.
Isabelle Marie Anne de Truchis de Varennes, better known by her stage name Zazie, is a French singer-songwriter and former fashion model. Her greatest hits include "Je suis un homme", "À ma place" and "Speed". She co-produces all her albums and is noted for her playful use of language.
Philippe Grimbert is a French writer and psychoanalyst.
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