Lara Fabian  ( Fr. Lara Fabian , real name is Crocart ( Dutch: Crokaert ), Fabian is a modified spelling of Uncle Fabiano's name; born January 9, 1970 , Etterbek , Belgium ) is a French-speaking singer of Belgian - Italian descent, a Canadian citizen . Performs songs in French, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian and other languages. Representative of Luxembourg at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest .
fr. Lara fabian
|Full name||Lara Sophie Katie Crockart|
|Date of Birth|
|Place of Birth||Etterbek , Belgium|
singer , songwriter, composer, actress
|Years of activity||from 1986 to this day|
|Genres||pop , folk , pop rock|
Universal music group
Is recognized [by whom? ] a pop- vocal star of Europe with a reference lyrical soprano .
- 1 Childhood and first success
- 2 Canada
- 3 Pure and the Conquest of Europe
- 4 First English album
- 5 "Nue"
- 6 "9"
- 7 “All women in me”
- 8 "Mademoiselle Zhivago"
- 9 Le Secret
- 10 San Remo Festival 2015
- 11 votes
- 12 Personal life
- 13 Discography
- 14 Notes
- 15 Links
Childhood and First Success
Lara Fabian was born on January 9, 1970 in Etterbek , a suburb of Brussels . Her mother, Maria Louise (Serio), is from Sicily , and her father, Pierre Crockart, is a Belgian . The first five years, Lara lived in Sicily, and only in 1975 her parents settled in Belgium. Lara was 5 years old when her father noticed her vocal abilities. At 8, her parents bought her the first piano, on which she composed her first tunes. At the same time, Fabian began to study at the Brussels Conservatory  .
Lara began her career at the age of 14. Her father was a guitarist and performed with her in music clubs. In parallel, Lara continued music classes at the conservatory. She participated in contests. For example, the competition "Springboard" ("Tremplin de la chanson") in 1986, which she won. The main prize was a record. In 1987, Lara recorded her first 45th L'Aziza est en pleurs , a tribute to Daniel Balavuan , about whom she said: “Balavuan is an example to follow. A real man who lived without compromise, always making his choice, based on his ideas about honor and not looking at someone else's opinion. A man admired by an entire generation. ” L'Aziza est en pleurs now [ when? ] is a real rarity. In 2003, its copy was sold for 3,000 euros.
Lara's international career began in 1988 when she represented Luxembourg at Eurovision 88 with the song Croire (“Believe”) and where she finished fourth. 45 Croire was sold in Europe in the amount of 600 thousand copies and translated into German (Glaub) and English (Trust) languages.
After her first European success, Lara recorded the second album, Je sais.
Tipping point moment in her career - May 28, 1990, when in Brussels Lara met Rick Allison (Rick Allison). After a few months, they decide to try their luck in Quebec and leave for another continent.
Meanwhile, Pierre Crockaert, Lara’s father, is funding her first album, which was released in August 1991. The singles “Le jour ou tu partiras” and “Qui pense a l'amour” sold out instantly. A warm welcome awaited her at every concert and in 1991 she was nominated for the Felix (equivalent to Victoires de la Musique ).
1994 was marked by the release of the second Carpe Diem album in Canada, which became gold two weeks after the release. Then Lara presented her performance "Sentiments acoustiques" in 25 cities of Canada. And later, the song 'Si tu m'aimes from the same album was performed by Lara herself, only in Portuguese and became the soundtrack for the series “ Clone ”.
In 1995, at the ADISQ awards ceremony (Canadian Recording Association), Lara Fabian received the award for "Best Artist of the Year" and "Best Performance". At this time, Lara Fabian begins to take an active part in charity events.
And on July 1, 1995, on the National Holiday of Canada, a young Belgian receives Canadian citizenship .
Pure and the Conquest of Europe
Her third album, Pure , was released in Canada in September 1996 and, in less than two weeks, it went platinum . When asked why she named her latest album “Pure,” Lara replied: “This word best describes my manner of expressing myself with all sincerity. Pure ... like water, like air, it is inseparable from my work. ” For this album in 1997, Lara received Felix in the "Album of the Year" nomination. 1997 is the year of return to the European continent. Lara participates in Emilie Jolie by singing the song “La Petite fleur triste”, written by Philippe Chatel.
The album "Pure" was released in France on June 19, 1997. Success was not long in coming, and on September 18, Lara received her first European gold disc . Since the summer of 1997, she appears in all television programs and on the covers of the largest French magazines. In the same year, Lara Fabian signed a contract with Sony Music to record her English albums.
On November 3, 1998, a big tour began, which included concerts in France , Monaco and Switzerland . It was a triumph. In February 1999, Lara released Double Live. It should be noted that less than 24 hours after the release of this album rose to the top of the French charts, eclipsing even the musical “ Notre-Dame de Paris ”. Then she was nominated as "Singer of the Year" in Victoires de la musique. May 5, 1999 in Monaco at the World Music Awards, Lara Fabian won the Best Performer from the Benelux countries.
First English album
November 30, 1999 the singer releases her first English album. Working on this album, she collaborated with the most famous composers who wrote for Barbra Streisand , Mariah Carey , Madonna and Cher . Then Lara writes several songs in Spanish . Explaining her sympathy for the Romance languages , she said that the rhythm of these languages corresponds to her character. In general, Lara speaks 4 languages - Italian, French, Spanish and English. Lara ended 1999 with her participation on TF1 on December 31, where she performed several songs, in particular the duet with Patrick Fiori “L'hymne a l'amour”.
Throughout 2000, Lara was promoting her album in the USA . January 29, 2001 Lara participated in the recording of the performance Enfoires. On May 2, the World Music Awards 2001 ceremony was held in Monte Carlo , where Lara Fabian received a prize for her sales in the Benelux countries .
In the summer of 2001, Lara participated in the recording of two songs for American films. One of them is a duet with Josh Groban “For always”, which is the main theme for Steven Spielberg's film “ Artificial Intelligence ”. The second is the animated film " Last Fantasy: Spirits Inside ."
May 28, 2001 the official release of the album " Nue " in Montreal . In connection with the release of the album in Europe on September 5, Lara organized several meetings with fans at Virgin Megastore in three cities of France - Marseille (from 12 to 13 hours), Lyon (from 16 to 17 hours) and Paris (from 21 to 22 hours). On September 28, 2001 in Montreal, on the Molson stage, Lara participated with many other artists in a charity concert, the funds from which went to the needs of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack in the United States .
At the end of 2002, Lara Fabian performed on stage in the acoustic performance “ Entoute intimité ”, which was released on CD and DVD on October 14, 2003. With this performance, Lara traveled to the cities of France, Switzerland and Belgium. On April 27 and 28, 2004, Lara also performed in Moscow, on the stage of the Moscow International House of Music. On February 27 and 28, 2004, Lara performs in the Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, Lara Fabian made her film debut in the movie De-lovely, a musical drama about the life of composer Cole Porter .
On June 1, 2004, the new English album “A Wonderful Life” was released. November 18-20, Lara participates in the play Autour de la guitare and on the last evening she sings "J'ai mal a ca", written by J.-F. Lalanne (Jean-Felix Lalanne).
February 25, 2005 Lara Fabian released a new album, entitled "9" with the first single "La Lettre", written by JF Lalann.
From September 2005 to June 2006, Lara toured France. Her show “ Un Regard 9 ” was a huge success. Soon, CDs with show recordings and DVDs with a concert video version were released.
In June 2007, in a message to fans on her official website, Lara reports that she is pregnant . “This is the best news I could tell you,” she writes. Indeed, the singer repeatedly said in an interview that she would not feel completely happy if she did not become a mother. But, despite her pregnancy, Lara took part in various concerts and TV shows until the birth of her daughter.
On November 20, 2007, baby Lou was born, named after Mom Lara Louise. The girl’s father is the famous French director Gerard Pullicino .
The next few months with Lara were associated with family concerns. But already in the spring of 2008, she was ready to give several big concerts around the world. Lara Fabian’s mini-tour began in Greece , where she performed with Marios Frangoulis (a famous Greek singer), continued in Russia, where Lara traditionally visits every spring, and ended in Ukraine, which the singer visited for the first time. The concert was held in the Kiev Palace "Ukraine" , gathered a full hall and received a very warm welcome from the Kiev public.
“All Women in Me”
In the summer of 2008, Lara begins to prepare a new album. She decides to devote it to women who have influenced her life and work. A release date was set for October, but was postponed several times. As a result, the long-awaited “TLFM” (“Toutes les femmes en moi” or “All women in me”) was not seen by the world until May 2009. Sunny and bright, it became a good gift for music lovers in anticipation of the summer.
Later - in October 2009 - the album “Every Woman in Me” was released, for which Lara performed the songs of her beloved English-speaking singers. She recorded this album exclusively accompanied by a piano .
In the fall of 2010, Toutes les femmes en moi was released in Canada . The CD included the version of the song “Nuit magique”, which Lara performed with Canadian singer Coral Egan.
The release of the albums was accompanied by a tour of the cities of Western and Eastern Europe. Including Lara visited Moscow, St. Petersburg , Kiev and Odessa.
Speaking in Moscow, the singer presented not only a new album, but also a new duet. Together with Lara, the famous Russian composer Igor Krutoy performed on stage. They performed two songs: “Lou” (which Lara dedicated to her daughter) and “Demain n'existe pas” (translated - “Tomorrow does not exist”).
The TLFM font leur show was later released on DVD.
After Lara presented her new tandem with the Russian composer Igor Krutoy to the Moscow public, their cooperation began to develop and resulted in an entire album, the music for which was written by Igor Krutoy, and the words, traditionally, were Lara herself. It included songs in 4 languages - English, French, Italian and Spanish. And besides, Lara recorded the song in Russian for the first time - she performed “Love Like a Dream” from the repertoire of Alla Pugacheva . The album was named "Mademoiselle Zhivago" - in honor of the heroine of Pasternak's novel " Doctor Zhivago ", which Lara owes her name.
After the release of the album, Lara Fabian and Igor Krutoy went on a short tour, performing with the eponymous program in Kiev, Minsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
As a complement to the album, a series of clips were filmed, combined into one musical film. The film premiered in April 2013. 
In the fall of 2010, Lara Fabian's "Best of" was released. The disc includes the singer’s best songs and two new songs: “On s'aimerait tout bas” and “Ensemble” (a virtual duet with Ray Charles ).
April 15, 2013 Lara Fabian released a new album called " Le Secret " ("Secret"), it consists of 2 discs and includes 17 songs, including the songs "Mirage" and "Le secret", which were previously performed by Lara Fabian at her acoustic concerts. At the end of February 2013, the first single from the new album - “Deux ils, deux elles” (“Two of them, two of them”) was released, and on April 4 - a clip for this song, which was attended by fans of the singer. Also on the day the album was released, Lara held a small concert presentation at the Théâtre de Paris , where songs from The Secret were performed. The world tour in support of the album should start in September 2013 and, according to various sources, will include 60 to 80 concerts in Belgium, France, Switzerland, the USA (concert in the famous New York Carnegie Hall ) and Russia (Moscow, Kremlin; Kaliningrad ) and Belarus ( Minsk ) and Latvia ( Riga ) In January 2014, Lara said that for medical reasons (hearing problems started) the tour was canceled.
2015 San Remo Festival
Lara took part in the 65th festival of Italian songs San Remo 2015, where she performed the song "Voice" (Voice).  
Critics call Lara Fabian's voice “ angelic ” and classify it as a lyrical soprano . He skillfully uses high notes of pop register.
- The former common-law husband is Gerard Pullicino , director and producer, composer.
- daughter - Lou Pullicino (born November 20, 2007). Lara named her daughter after her mother.
In 2012, the singer broke up with her husband.
- Husband - Gabriel Di Giorgio, Illusionist (since 2013)
- German National Library , Berlin State Library , Bavarian State Library , etc. Record # 134600789 // General regulatory control (GND)
- Internet Movie Database
- Biographie de Lara Fabian
- A more accurate version of the transcription, according to the rules , is Fabian .
- Lara Fabian biography . Billboard. Date of treatment November 16, 2016.
- In January 2015, the project “Lara Fabian. Mademoiselle Zhivago "
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