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Alizée Jacotey ( born 21 August 1984) is a French recording artist, known professionally as Alizée, a registered trade name. Born and raised in Ajaccio, Corsica. Considered one of the top "''100 Sexiest Women in the World''" by FHM magazine, and being an influential figure in music. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to cause controversy. She was discovered by Mylène Farmer, following her winning performance in the talent show, ''Graines de Star'', in 1999. While collaborating with Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat, she followed it with a series of albums that attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on NRJ, Europe 1, MTV, Virgin, and many others. Throughout her career, many of her songs have been in top 25 hit lists on the record charts, including "Moi... Lolita", "L'Alizé", "J'en ai marre!" "Gourmandises", "Mademoiselle Juliette", "La Isla Bonita", "Parler Tout Bas", "Les collines (never leave you)" and "À cause de l'automne". According to the SACEM and SNEP, Alizée is one of the best-selling female French artist of the 21st century. Alizée entered the music business in 2000. She has since released four studio albums, the first two of which were composed by Laurent Boutonnat and written by Mylène Farmer. Her first album was ''Gourmandises'', which received Platinum certification within three months of release. After its international launch in 2001, ''Gourmandises'' was a success both in France and abroad, earning Alizée the distinction of being the highest selling female French singer in 2001. The album featured her most successful single "Moi... Lolita" which reached number one in several countries in Europe and East Asia. ''Gourmandises'' was followed by a second studio album, ''Mes Courants Électriques'', in 2003. Following its release, Alizée toured during the fall of 2003, performing in 43 concerts throughout France, Belgium and Switzerland. Alizée married fellow French singer Jérémy Chatelain in late 2003. Following her marriage, she took a hiatus from singing before returning with a new album, ''Psychédélices'' on 3 December 2007, which became most popular in Mexico. Her fourth album titled ''Une Enfant Du Siècle'' was released on 29 March 2010 this one of the most acclaimed by the critic. In early 2011 she recorded a duet with Alain Chamfort for his new album Elle & lui. Alizée's fifth and the newest album, titled 5, was released on 25 March 2013.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.