Patrick Bruel

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Patrick Bruel
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Bruel in 2012
Patrick Maurice Benguigui

(1959-05-14) 14 May 1959 (age 59)
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actor
Years active1979–present
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es)10
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
428th, 2009
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)2
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)1

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 family of card games

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.


Life and career

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 Sardou French recording artist, singer

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 Sthers French screenwriter, writer and playwright

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 French and Armenian singer and songwriter

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 French rock musician

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, [4] of which his ten cash winnings at the WSOP account for $411,659. [5] He also comments on the World Poker Tour in France.

World Series of Poker bracelet award

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.

World Poker Tour poker tour held worldwide

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.

World Series of Poker bracelet

YearTournamentPrize (US$)
1998 $5,000 Limit Hold'em$224,000


Bruel is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 1993. [6]

Les Enfoirés French band

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.




Studio albums

1984De face32
1989Alors, regarde135
1995Plaza de los héroes
1999Juste avant113243
2002Entre deux11249
2006Des Souvenirs devant11669
2012Lequel de nous11587
2015Très souvent, je pense à vous...5 [7] 41196
2018Ce soir on sort... [8] 2492

Live albums

1987À tout à l'heure
1991Si ce soir...151
1995On s'était dit...259
2001Rien ne s'efface...2112
2003Entre deux à l'Olympia2116
2007Des Souvenirs... ensemble12845
2009Seul... ou presque9341
2014Live 20146411925
2016Bruel Barbara – Le Châtelet56


2003Les Talents essentiels23
2007S'laisser aimer (3 cd)



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"377Alors regarde
1990"J'te l'dis quand même"12
"Alors regarde"3
1991"Place des grands hommes..."4
"Qui a le droit..." (Live)1Si 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"82Alors regarde / Si ce soir...
"Combien de murs..."8
"Pars pas..."
1995"J'suis quand même là"
1996"Pour exister" (Live)18On s'était dit...
1999"J'te mentirais..."81Juste avant
2000"Pour la vie"13229092
"Au Café des délices"1320
"Tout s'efface"363295
2002"Mon Amant de Saint Jean"1433Entre deux
"La Complainte de la butte"
(Patrick Bruel & Francis Cabrel)
(Patrick Bruel & Charles Aznavour)
2006"J'm'attendais pas à toi"39Des Souvenirs devant
2008"Raconte-moi"68Des Souvenirs... ensemble
2009"Combien de murs..." (Live)Seul... ou presque
2012"Lequel de nous"3532
2015"Pourquoi ne pas y croire..."
(Patrick Bruel, Youness El Guezouli & Idan Raichel)
(Patrick Fiori & Patrick Bruel)
2018"Tout recommencer"45
2019"Pas eu le temps"39

Featured in and collective collaborations

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)
382009: Les Enfoirés font leur cinéma
2010"Parce que c'est toi"
(Grégoire, Zazie, Patrick Bruel, Natasha St-Pier)
302010: Les Enfoirés... la crise de nerfs!
2013"Un arc en ciel" (Téléthon 2013)
(Bénabar, Bruel, Cali & Marina )

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Preceded by
Michel Sardou
Victoires de la Musique
Male artist of the year

Succeeded by
Alain Bashung