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Amel Bent

Amel Bachir
Amel Bent at the NRJ Music Awards 2014
Background information
Born (1985-06-21) June 21, 1985
Origin La Courneuve, France
Genres Pop, R&B, Soul
Occupation(s) Vocalist
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sony BMG

Amel Bent (born Amel Bachir, on June 21, 1985 in Paris) is a French singer who gained fame after reaching the semi-finals of season 2 of French TV series Nouvelle Star.


  • Biography 1
  • Discography 2
    • Albums 2.1
    • Singles 2.2
  • Awards 3
  • Notes 4
  • Sources 5
  • External links 6


Amel Bent in 2008 .

Amel Bent grew up in the French commune of La Courneuve[1] with her Algerian father and a Moroccan mother. She has a brother and a sister.[1][2] Her career jump started after making it to the semi-finals of the reality TV show Nouvelle Star 2, France's version of Pop Idol. Although her performance did not make it to the finals, she was still noticed by some of the show's producers, and would end up making her début album later that year, titled: Un Jour d'été, released in late 2004. The album would sell more than 550,000 copies in France alone,[3] but the success of the album would ultimately be derived from the single, "Ma Philosophie", which would sell at more than 500,000 copies, staying at the No.1 slot, in France, for more than six weeks during and after sales. She recently starred in the fourth French version of Dancing with the Stars. She finished in second place with her partner, Christophe Licata.

Bent has the ability to sing in the whistle register.



Year Album Peak Position French Sales French Certification
2004 Un Jour d'été 3 1 12 39 600 000 Platinum
2007 À 20 ans 4 13 15 24 200 000 Platinum
2009 Où je vais 9 5 25 65 160 000 Platinum
2011 Délit mineur 24 8 61 52 000 Gold[7]
2014 Instinct 11 8 14 24 25 000

1 French Digital Charts


Amel Bent during a Olympia (Paris) concert in 2011 .
Year Single Peak Position Sales French Certification Album


2004 "Ma philosophie" 1 1 1 560 000 Diamond
Un Jour d'été
2005 "Le droit à l'erreur" 7 3 16 85 000 Silver
"Ne retiens pas tes larmes" 5 1 5 174 000 Gold
2006 "Eye of the Tiger" 2 17 13 95 400 Silver
2007 "Nouveau Français" 3 18 7 96 000 Silver
À 20 ans
"À 20 ans" (feat. Diam's) 42 13
2008 "Tu n'es plus là" 8 40
2009 "Où je vais" 4 23
Où je vais
2010 "Le mal de toi" 48
"Je me sens bien" 19
"Cette Idée-là" 92 31
2011 "Je reste" 29 1 21 000
Délit mineur
2012 "Délit" 38 27 11 000
"Ma chance" 106 2
"Quand la musique est bonne" (& Soprano) 91
Génération Goldman Vol. 2
2013 "Sans toi" 144 5
2014 "Regarde-nous" 118 34
"En silence" 164
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

1 French Digital Charts
*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Collaborations / featured in
Year Single Peak Position


2007 "Tombé pour elle"
(La Fouine feat. Amel Bent)
2013 "Karl"
(La Fouine feat. Amel Bent)
"Ti amo t'es à moi"
(Rohff with Amel Bent)
2014 "Le loup d'la street"
(Lacrim feat. Amel Bent)

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.



  1. ^ a b "Biographie de Amel Bent". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Biographie de Amel Bent". Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Amel Bent chante son père absent". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ a b in the French Album Charts"Amel Bent". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ in the Belgian (Wallonia) Album Charts"Amel Bent". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ in the Swiss Album Charts"Amel Bent". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  7. ^ "SNEP 2012 Certifications - Gold Albums". SNEP. Retrieved -5/02/2013. 
  8. ^ "Amel Bent in the French Singles Chart". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Amel Bent in the Belgian Singles Chart". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 



External links

  • (French) Official website
  • Amel Bent Ma Philosophie + Lyrics
  • Official MySpace
  • (French) Interview with Amel Bent on (13/12/10)
Preceded by
Jeanne Cherhal
Victoires de la Musique
Group or artist popular révélation of the year

Succeeded by
Miss Dominique
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