Pascal Obispo

Pascal Michel Obispo (born 8 January 1965 in Bergerac, Dordogne, France) is a French singer/songwriter.

Pascal Obispo started singing in 1980. He got his first record deal in 1990, Le long du fleuve. With his second album, Plus que tout au monde, selling over 2 million albums, his songs became a popular success. Some of his most famous songs are “Plus que tout au monde”, “Laurelenn”, “Tombé pour elle”, “L’important c’est d’aimer”, “Personne” and “Fan“. With his 2007 release of Les Fleurs du Bien (a play on Baudelaire‘s Les Fleurs du mal) he makes allusions to Rosa Parks, Pablo Picasso and others. He is also well known for his various escapades, his unconservative behavior, his haircut, etc. His name is an anagram of painter Pablo Picasso‘s name. Most of his albums have now sold more than 1 million copies.

Obispo used his popularity to help with humanitarian work and particularly with work to stop the AIDS epidemic. He has worked with many other well-known artists such as Jean-Jacques Goldman, Florent Pagny, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Amel Bent, and Natasha St-Pier.

Discography

Albums

  • Le long du fleuve (1990)
  • Plus Que Tout au Monde (1992)
  • Un Jour Comme Aujourd’hui (1994)
  • Superflu (1997)
  • Live 98 (1998)
  • Soledad (1999)
  • Millésime Live 00/01 (2001)
  • Studio Fan – Live Fan (2004)
  • Les Fleurs du Bien (2006)
  • Les Fleurs de forest(live)(2007)
  • Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samourai Flower (2009)

Musicals

  • Les Dix Commandements (2000) – Music: Pascal Obispo, Book and Lyrics: Lionel Florence and Patrice Guirao

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
FR[1] BE[2] CH[3]
1992 “Plus que tout au monde” 33 Plus que tout au monde
1993 “Tu vas me manquer (les mains qui se cherchent)” 16
1995 “Tombé pour elle” 12 37 Un jour comme aujourd’hui
1996 “Tu compliques tout” 21
“Personne” 9 26 Superflu
1997 “Il faut du temps” 40
“Lucie” 6 14
“Les meilleurs ennemis” (with Zazie) 39 20
1998 “Assassine” 18 14 Live 98
“Tombé pour elle (Live)” 80 40
2000 “L’important c’est d’aimer” 32 12 Soledad
2001 “Pas besoin de regrets” 43
“Ce qu’on voit, allée Rimbaud” 29 26
2002 “Millésime” 3 2 Millésime Live 00/01
“So Many Men” (with Youssou N’Dour) 35 27 85 Nothing’s In Vain (Coono Du Réér)
2003 Fan 1 1 15 Studio Fan – Live Fan
“Zinedine” 8 4 53
2004 Mourir demain(with Natasha St-Pier) 7 4 18 L’Instant d’après
“Y’a pas un homme qui soit né pour ça” (with Florent Pagny & Calogero) 20 45 /
2006 “1980” (with Melissa Mars) 5 3 43 Les Fleurs du bien
2007 “Les fleurs du bien” 18 32
“Nouveau voyage (C’est la vie)” (feat. Baby Bash) 10 Les Fleurs de Forest
2009 “Le drapeau” 6 7 Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samouraï Flower
“Idéaliste” 18
2010 “La valse des regrets”      
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

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