Florent Pagny is a French singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
Florent Pagny was born on Monday, November 6, 1961 (61 years old; since 2022) in Chalon-sur-Saône, France. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Besides French, he also records his work in Italian, Spanish and English. His greatest successes are “N’importe quoi”, “Savoir aime” and “Ma liberté de pense”, all three number one in France. He has sold over 6 million singles and 10 million albums in France, making him the 17th best-selling artist of all time.
Height (approx): 5 ft 6 in / 167 cm
Mass: 150 lbs / 68 kg
Eye colour: Hazelnut
Hair color: Dark brown
Family and ethnicity
Parents and siblings
He has a brother Frédéric Pagny and a sister Marie-Pascale Giunta (singer/musician.)
wife and children
Florent married Azucena Caamaño (South American painter) in 2006.
They have a daughter, Ael Pagny (born May 26, 1999 (22; from 2022)) (photographer), and a son, Inca Pagny (born March 1996 (26; from 2022)) (artist ).
He started his artistic career as an actor in popular movies and TV series. He appeared in La Balance, L’As des As, and A Captain’s Honor or Fort Saganne. He wrote his first song, “N’importe quoi”, in 1987. Pagny’s first album, Merci, was released in 1990. The songs on the album, mostly written by him, sparked controversy, with the press eventually boycott some of them. As a result, sales declined, culminating in his personal issues. Its sequel, Realist, was not as successful either.
Under the pseudonym of Sam Brewski, Jean-Jacques Goldman wrote three songs for Pagny and introduced him to a new range. He started his performing career only with Remain true. Dazzling success when the semi-compilation Welcome to my house was released in 1995. Pagny also covers the hit “Caruso” by Lucio Dalla.
Pagny as an interpreter
His next album was Savoir Aimer in 1997. Several writers contributed to the album, including Jean-Jacques Goldman, Erick Benzi, Jacques Veneruso, Zazie and Pascal Obispo, who also produced the album. “Savoir Aimer” is an immediate success.
In 1999, Pagny released an album of covers of his old song, Récréation. From “Jolie Môme” to “Antisocial”, he mixes musical styles and dives into techno.
Calogero produced the title track for his album Châtelet Les Halles, which was released in 2000. In 2001, he released 2, an album of duets. In 2003, he returned with Ailleurs land, whose first single, “Ma liberté de pense”, was composed by Pascal Obispo and Lionel Florence and recounts Pagny’s setbacks with the French Treasury. Pagny released Baryton in 2004, an album of opera songs.
Pagny released an album of covers of songs written and performed by Jacques Brel titled Pagny Chante Brel in 2007.
- Music Awards Male Artist of the Year (1998)
Despite government efforts to attract the wealthy, French pop singer Florent Pagny sparked political controversy when he said he planned to move to Portugal for tax reasons. In 2005, Pagny was charged with fraud and tax evasion and fined 15,000 euros ($20,000).
Facts / Anecdotes
- Florent Pagny supports many causes and one of them was to raise funds for leukodystrophy patients. For the same, he put his chair from The Voice and his stage jacket up for auction.
- He can speak four languages, Spanish, French, Italian and English.
- Florent Pagny has a lot of tattoos.
- He has 308,000 followers on Instagram in 2022.
- He made the covers of Gala France with his wife and daughter.
- He loves to ride motorcycles.
- He has a huge garden where he likes to grow flowers and other plants. He talks about it regularly on his Instagram.
- His first photo on Instagram dates from March 14, 2019.
- He has a cat named Cruz and two dogs.