Mylène Farmer is a French singer, songwriter, and actress who has become a pop icon and one of the most successful musical artists in French history. With a career spanning over 35 years, Mylène has released 11 studio albums, sold over 30 million records, and won numerous awards, including a World Music Award and several Victoires de la Musique.
Mylène’s breakthrough came in 1984 with the release of her debut single “Maman a tort,” which became an instant hit in France and established her as a rising star. Her next single, “Libertine,” cemented her status as a cultural phenomenon, with its provocative music video featuring Mylène in various states of undress and bondage.
Over the course of her career, Mylène has collaborated with numerous artists and producers, including Laurent Boutonnat, Jean-Louis Murat, Seal, and Moby. One of her most successful collaborations was with songwriter and producer RedOne, who worked on her 2008 album “Point de suture.” The album debuted at #1 in France and spawned the hit singles “Dégénération” and “Appelle mon numéro.”
In 1999, she worked with musician and producer Bryan Adams on the song “There Will Never Be Another Tonight,” which appeared on his album “On a Day Like Today.” Mylène also worked with Sting on the 2006 duet “Stolen Car,” which was a hit in France and several other European countries. In addition to her musical collaborations, Mylène has also been featured in the work of North American directors and filmmakers, including Luc Besson and Quentin Tarantino, who included her song “My Soul Is Slashed” in the soundtrack of his film “Kill Bill: Vol. 1.”