Charles Aznavour

Written by on September 29, 2012 in French Music

Charles Aznavour

For many people Charles Aznavour is the best male French singer of all time

Born Shahnour Vaghenag Aznavourian in Paris, 22 May 1924 to Armenian parents, Charles Aznavour is a singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat.

He has appeared in more than 60 films, composed more than 1000 songs in several languages and worldwide he has sold more than 100 million records.  CNN named Charles Aznavour “Entertainer of the Century” voted for by Times Online users – beating Elvis Presley to first place.

He has been described as the French Frank Sinatra and his soulful love songs  and unique voice have made him a major success in many countries including the UK where one of his most well-known songs “She” reached No. 1 in the charts in 1974.

He has sung with artists from Edith Piaf and Frank Sinatra to Elton John and Serge Gainsbourg – his sound is timeless and appeals to all ages and he is still going strong.

Paris Radio Chanson have picked a song and video to illustrate his style and say:

“This is a little gem… La Boheme. The most famous song of Charles Aznavour… Enjoy!”

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