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Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (15 June 1943 – 5 December 2017), better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, was a French rock and roll and pop singer and actor, credited for having brought rock and roll to France.

During a career spanning 57 years, he released 79 albums and sold more than 110 million records worldwide, mainly in the French-speaking world, making him one of the best-selling artists in France and in the world. He won 5 diamond albums, 40 golden albums, 22 platinum albums and 10 Music Victories. He sang nearly 1,154 songs and performed 540 duets with 187 artists. Credited for his strong voice and his spectacular shows, he sometimes arrived by entering a stadium through the crowd and one time by jumping from a helicopter above the Stade de France, where he has performed 9 times. Among his 3,257 shows completed in 187 tours, the most memorable were at Parc des Princes in 1993, at the Stade de France in 1998 (just after France's win in the Football World Cup) and at the Eiffel Tower in 2000, which are all regarded as record-breaking performances in terms of ticket sales for a French artist. A million spectators gathered to see his performance at the Eiffel Tower, joined by 9 million more watching on TV.

Usually working with the best French artists and musicians of his time, he most notably collaborated with Charles Aznavour, Michel Berger and Jean-Jacques Goldman, while his shows were produced by Jean-Claude Camus, considered to be one of the greatest producers in France.

Hugely popular in France, he was usually referred to as simply "Johnny" and seen as a "national monument" (the only singer since Edith Piaf) and a part of the French cultural legacy. His exceptional longevity in public life made him a familiar figure for four generations and a symbol of the Thirty Glorious Years when he emerged in 1960. More than 2,500 magazine covers and 190 books have been dedicated to him during his lifetime. His personal life has been greatly exposed to the public, making him one of the persons most widely covered by the media in France along with Charles de Gaulle, Dalida and Brigitte Bardot during the 1960s. His death from cancer in 2017 was followed by a "popular tribute" during which a million people attended the procession and 15 million others watched the ceremony on TV. However, he remained largely unknown in the English-speaking world, where he was dubbed "the biggest rock star you've never heard of" and introduced as the French version of Elvis Presley.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Collection, Volume 37 : Duos avec Sylvie Vartan : 1965 - 1975 Johnny Hallyday & Sylvie Vartan 1
1993 Collection, Volume 38 : Publicités : 1970 - 1984 Johnny Hallyday 1
1993 Collection, Volume 39 : Inédits : 1962 - 1976 Johnny Hallyday 1
1993 Collection, Volume 40 : Ready Teddy : 1959 Johnny Hallyday 1
1993 Collection, Volume 33 : En Anglais - 2 : 1975-1992 Johnny Hallyday 1
1993 Collection, Volume 35 : En espagnol, en allemand : 1963 - 1982 Johnny Hallyday 1
1993 Collection, Volume 36 : BO films et séries TV : 1961 - 1972 Johnny Hallyday 1
1993 Collection, Volume 40 : Parc des Princes 1993 Johnny Hallyday 1
1994 Karaoké Johnny Hallyday 1
1995 Johnny Hallyday, Volume 1 : Retiens la nuit / L'Idole des jeunes / Les Bras en croix Johnny Hallyday 1
1995 Paroles d'hommes Johnny Hallyday 4 1
1998 Master Série, Volume 3 Johnny Hallyday 1
1998 Anthologie 1960-63 Johnny Hallyday 1
1998 Anthologie 1964-66 Johnny Hallyday 1
1998 Anthologie 1966-69 Johnny Hallyday 1
1998 Anthologie 1970-75 Johnny Hallyday 1
1998 Anthologie 1975-84 Johnny Hallyday 1
1998 Anthologie 1985-97 Johnny Hallyday 1
1998 Anthologie, Volume 1 : 1960-66 Johnny Hallyday 1
1998 Anthologie, Volume 2 : 1966-75 Johnny Hallyday 2
1998 Anthologie, Volume 3 : 1975-97 Johnny Hallyday 1
1999 Ballades Johnny Hallyday 2
2001 I miti musica: Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday 1
2003 Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons Johnny Hallyday 1
2003 10 Titres de Légende Johnny Hallyday 1
2006 Souvenirs, souvenirs... Johnny Hallyday 1
2006 Artistes de légende Johnny Hallyday 1
2006 Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons Johnny Hallyday 5 1
2008 Triple Best Of Johnny Hallyday 1
2009 Les N°1 de Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday 1
2009 Les Années Vogue Johnny Hallyday 1
2009 Master Serie, Volume 1 Johnny Hallyday 1
2010 Le Roi de France (1966-1969) Johnny Hallyday 1
2010 Master Serie Johnny Hallyday 1
2011 50 ans / 50 standards Johnny Hallyday 1
2011 Musicorama Europe 1 Live à l'Olympia Johnny Hallyday 1
2013 Best Of 70e anniversaire Johnny Hallyday 1
2014 L'Essentiel des albums studio Vol.1 Johnny Hallyday 1
2014 Les Vieilles Canailles Jacques Dutronc, Johnny Hallyday et Eddy Mitchell 1
2015 Johnny Hallyday - Ses plus belles chansons Johnny Hallyday 1
Collection Johnny Hallyday 1
En anglais, Volume 2 : 1975-92 Johnny Hallyday 1
Johnny in Italia Johnny Hallyday 1
Long box JH Volume 3: 1985-2004 Johnny Hallyday 1
Ses premiers succès Johnny Hallyday 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Olympia 67 Johnny 1
1988 Johnny à Bercy Johnny Hallyday 2
1991 Dans la chaleur de Bercy Johnny Hallyday 2
1992 Pavillon de Paris Johnny Hallyday 1
1993 Bercy 92 Johnny Hallyday 2
1993 Parc des Princes 1993 Johnny Hallyday 2
1996 Lorada Tour Johnny Hallyday 2
1998 Johnny allume le feu : Stade de France 98 Johnny Hallyday 2
2000 100% Johnny: Live à la Tour Eiffel Johnny Hallyday 1
2000 Olympia 2000 Johnny Hallyday 4 2
2003 Parc des Princes 2003 Johnny Hallyday 1
2004 Olympia 1964 Johnny Hallyday 1
2004 Palais des Sports 1967 Johnny Hallyday 1
2004 Palais des Sports 1982 Johnny Hallyday 1
2006 Flashback Tour Johnny Hallyday 4
2006 Flashback Tour Johnny Hallyday 0
2007 La Cigale : 12–17 décembre 2006 Johnny Hallyday 1
2008 En concert à La Cigale Johnny Hallyday 1
2008 Live at Montreux 1988 Johnny Hallyday 1
2009 Tour 66 : Stade de France 2009 Johnny Hallyday 1
2013 On Stage Johnny Hallyday 1
2013 Born Rocker Tour Johnny Hallyday 1
2016 Rester Vivant Tour Johnny Hallyday 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Ja, der Elefant / Aber nur mit mir Johnny Hallyday 1
1964 Mein Leben fängt erst richtig an / Ma guitare Johnny Hallyday 1
1964 Das alte Haus in New Orleans / Wilde Boys Johnny Hallyday 1
1965 Johnny Hallyday Meets The Rattles Johnny Hallyday 2
1968 Le Mauvais Rêve Johnny Hallyday 1
1969 Rivière... Ouvre ton lit Johnny Hallyday 4 1
1969 Que je t'aime / Voyage au pays des vivants Johnny Hallyday 4 1
1970 Essayez / C'est écrit sur les murs Johnny Hallyday 1
1971 Oh ! ma jolie Sarah / Que j'aie tort ou raison… Johnny Hallyday 1
1972 Avant / Tu peux partir si tu le veux Johnny Hallyday 1
1973 Comme un corbeau blanc / La musique que j'aime Johnny Hallyday 1
1973 Эстрада Планеты Karel Gott, Puhdys, Johnny Hallyday & Юрий Антонов 1
1975 Hey, Lovely Lady / La Fille de l'été dernier Johnny Hallyday 1
1975 À propos de mon père / À l'hôtel des cœurs brisés Johnny Hallyday 1
1975 La Terre promise / La Première Fois Johnny Hallyday 1
1976 Requiem pour un fou / Les Chiens de paille Johnny Hallyday 4 1
1979 Ma gueule Johnny Hallyday 5 1
1980 À partir de maintenant / Qu'est-ce qu'elle fait Johnny Hallyday 1
1982 Mon Amérique à moi Johnny Hallyday 5 1
1985 Rock'n'Roll Attitude Johnny Hallyday 5 1
1987 J'oublierai ton nom Johnny Hallyday en duo avec Carmel 5 1
1998 Allumer le feu Johnny Hallyday 5 1
1998 Seul Johnny Hallyday 4 1
1999 Sang pour sang Johnny Hallyday 5 1
1999 Un jour viendra Johnny Hallyday 4 2
1999 Vivre pour le meilleur Johnny Hallyday 4 1
2000 Partie de cartes Johnny Hallyday 1
2000 Pardon Johnny Hallyday 1
2000 Quelques cris Johnny Hallyday 5 1
2002 Marie Johnny Hallyday 4 2
2002 Tous ensemble Johnny Hallyday 3 1
2003 Je n'ai jamais pleuré Johnny Hallyday 4 1

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