Julie Zenatti

Julie Zenatti ( born February 5, 1981 in Paris) is a French singer, known for her role as Fleur -de- Lys in the musical Notre Dame de Paris by Luc Plamondon and Riccardo Cocciante.

Childhood and personal life

Julie Zenatti was born in Paris in 1981 and has Algerian and Italian roots. Even as a child sang Julie Zenatti with her father who accompanied them on the piano. She interpreted Edith Piaf, Johnny Hallyday, Barbra Streisand and Fugain.

Today Julie Zenatti lives with her ​​boyfriend, the French comedian Benjamin Bellecour, and their daughter was born in January 2011 in Paris.

At twelve, she was discovered in a holiday club by an authorized representative of EMI. She got a record deal in 1994, she took in London a song with Lenny Kravitz on. Shortly after the contract was dissolved, because the pressure was too high for them. A year later Zenatti took the soundtrack to an animated series ( the French version of Princess Starla and the crystal savior ) on France 3. That same year she was offered to represent France at Euro Vision Song Contest, but she refused.

In 1996, the singer at the music festival Francofolies in La Rochelle part. Danièle Molko, the artistic director of the festival, accompanied her first steps. She imagined Zenatti Luc Plamondon, author of the musical Notre Dame de Paris. My first was then offered in the Musical the role of Esmeralda. This role, however turned out for a girl at the age of 15 years as too demanding out why she got the part of the Fleur -de- Lys. At 17 she left school to devote himself entirely to music. In 1999, she played the Fleur -de- Lys in Canada, after her return to France she played the role of Esmeralda for six months.


In 2000, she released her first album Fragile ( Fragile ). The album was produced in collaboration with Zazie, Galogero, Passi and Luck Mervil. Their first single Si je m'en sensor they wrote with Patrick Fiori and achieved her first solo success. The excellent with gold uptake was sold 150,000 times. In 2002 he released her second album Dans les yeux d'un autre (in the eyes of others ). A large part of the texts they wrote with Patrick Fiori, but used among other texts by Maxime Le Forestier, Jacques Veneruso and Jacques Lanzmann. The album sold 140,000 copies and was certified gold.

2004 her third album Comme vous was ( As you ) issued out of the pop-rock genre. Except you were involved in the album Patrick Fiori, Jean -Jacques Goldman, Axel Bauer and Lionel Florence. The album received a gold disc. They also began to write lyrics for other artists such as Chimène Badi, Patrick Fiori and Grégory Lemarchal. In 2007 she composed for her next album La boîte de Pandore ( Pandora's Box ), the majority of the music alone. With around 75,000 copies sold, it achieved moderate success compared to their previous releases.

In November 2008, she organized with the help of her manager Daniele Molko a reunion of the original cast of Notre Dame de Paris in which the idea was to return with a concert version of the musical on stage together. Julie Zenatti tried his hand as a writer and started writing the story in diary form. 2009 was the singer alongside Marc and Alain Lanty Ceronne part of the jury team of the French version of the talent show X-Factor. 2010 their fifth album Plus de Diva appeared ( More of the Diva ) in the genre of symphonic pop. The songs on this album were written by Frederic Chateau, Nathasha St Pier, Florent Pagny and Pascal Obispo.



  • 2000: Fragile
  • 2002: Dans les yeux d'un autre
  • 2004: Comme vous
  • 2007: La boîte de Pandore
  • 2010: Plus de Diva