Jean-Jacques Goldman

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Jean-Jacques Goldman
Goldman in 2002 at Le Zénith in Paris
Goldman in 2002 at Le Zénith in Paris
Background information
Born (1951-10-11) 11 October 1951 (age 72)
OriginParis, France
GenresPop rock, rock, progressive rock, new wave
InstrumentsVocalist, guitarist, pianist, violinist
Years active1975–2004

Jean-Jacques Goldman (born 11 October 1951) is a French retired singer-songwriter and record producer whose work is popular in the French-speaking world.[1]

A founding member of the Les Enfoirés charity collective in 1986, Goldman also wrote successful albums and songs for many artists, including D'eux for Céline Dion, which is the most successful French language record to date.[2] He received his most notable recognition in the English-speaking world for winning a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997, as a co-author of three tracks on Céline Dion's Falling into You. After a voluntary retirement in the early 2000s, he remains appreciated and influential in France.[3][4][5][6]

Personal life[change | change source]

From 1975 to 1997, Goldman was married with Catherine Morlet. He remarried in 2001 with Nathalie Thu Hong-Lagier. He is a father of six: Caroline (b. 1975), Michaël (b. 1979) and Nina (b. 1985) he had with Morlet, and Maya (b. 2004), Kimi (b. 2005) and Rose (b. 2007) he had with Thu Hong-Lagier.[7] His son, Michaël Goldman along with her daughter Naelle Dominique Marie Jose Goldman, are two of the co-founders of My Major Company France, a major fan-funded music label.

His younger brother Robert Goldman is a songwriter (often known as J. Kapler).

His half-brother Pierre Goldman was murdered in mysterious circumstances in 1979 in Paris.

Discography[change | change source]

Solo[change | change source]

  • Jean-Jacques Goldman (a.k.a. Démodé) (1981)
  • Jean-Jacques Goldman (a.k.a. Minoritaire) (1982)
  • Positif (1984)
  • Non homologué (1985)
  • Entre gris clair et gris foncé (1987)
  • En passant (1997)
  • Chansons pour les pieds (2001)

Taï Phong[change | change source]

  • Taï Phong (1975)
  • Windows (1976)
  • Last Flight (1979)

Fredericks Goldman Jones[change | change source]

  • Fredericks Goldman Jones (1990)
  • Rouge (1993)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jean-Jacques Goldman, personnalité préférée des Français". L'Obs (in French). 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  2. "Céline Dion a "envie" de retravailler avec Jean-Jacques Goldman". (in French). Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  3. "Jean-Jacques Goldman, personnalité préférée des Français". Le (in French). 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  4. "Jean-Jacques Goldman, personnalité préférée des Français pour la 6e fois consécutive". Europe 1 (in French). 2016-01-02. Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  5. "Il est comme ça… Jean-Jacques Goldman". Le (in French). 2019-01-18. Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  6. "Mbappé numéro 1 chez les jeunes : découvrez les classements du Top 50 par catégorie". (in French). 2018-12-31. Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  7. "Jean-Jacques Goldman : qui sont les femmes de sa vie ? - PHOTOS". Femme Actuelle (in French). 2020-07-17. Retrieved 2024-01-23.