Faudel ( فضيل; born June 6, 1978 in Mantes- la -Jolie, near Paris as Faudel Belloua ( فضيل بيلوى ) ) is a Franco- Algerian Raïmusiker and actor.

Faudel was born in the Paris suburb of Mantes- la- Jolie, but grew up in Val- Fourré. His father, who was born in Chlef (Algeria), worked as a factory worker. His mother was born in Hennaya (Algeria) and worked as a cleaning woman. They have eight boys. Faudels Farès brother is also a musician. Faudel is known as one of the most important Algerian artists of the present and is often affectionately known as " petit prince du Raï " means. His debut album, Baida, made him famous abruptly. Among other things, he published together with Cheb Khaled and Rachid Taha live album 1 2 3 Soleils.

Faudel is a friend of Nicolas Sarkozy and supported this in 2007 during the campaign for the French presidency.


  • Baida (1997)
  • 1 2 3 Soleils - double live album with Khaled and Rachid Taha (1998)
  • Samra (2001)
  • Un Autre Soleil (2003)
  • Mundial Corrida (2006)
  • L' essentiel - Best of ... (2007)
  • Bled Memory (2010)