French Pop 

French pop music – the most successful of the local non-English speaking pop phenomena in the world. It’s success much more evident in the example of the achievements of the original Polish or Turkish pop music. French music scene known to virtually all areas of pop music, while at the same time, she gave birth to a number of specific national genres.


French pop music is usually sung in French singers from France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, or any of the other French-speaking areas of the world. Target audience – francophone market (primarily France), which is considerably less than the English-speaking market and is independent of it.

Patricia Kaas - Les Hommes Qui Passent

Joe Dassin "Salut"

Charles Aznavour & Mireille Mathieu - Une vie d'amour

Alizée - Fifty Sixty

It is noteworthy that the French radio station must play at least 40 percent of their songs in French, during core hours. This rule is established by the French law on broadcasting.


French pop music – one of the most interesting and influential European musical cultures, which derives from the origins of Celtic folklore and Germanic tribes who lived in ancient times in what is now France. With the emergence of France during the Middle Ages in French music merged folk musical traditions of many regions of the country. French musical culture developed, interacting well with the musical cultures of other European nations, in particular the Italian and German. Since the second half of the 20th century French music scene has been enriched by musical traditions of African descent. It’s did not remain aloof from the world music culture, absorbing new musical trends and gives a special flavor of French jazz, rock, hip-hop and electronic music.


Desireless - Voyage Voyage

List of French pop singers are not as significant, such as the American pop artists, but among French musicians have a bright and unique personality as Amel Bent, Joe Dassin, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Leo Ferre, Mireille Mathieu, Patricia Kaas, Lara Fabian, and others.

French pop music artists

Demis Roussos

Joe Dassin
Mireille Mathieu
Mylene Farmer

Patricia Kaas

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