M. Pokora
French singer
M. Pokora
Matthieu Tota in Strasbourg, France commonly known as M. Pokora or Matt Pokora, is a French-Polish singer and songwriter.
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M. Pokora, concert - Mise à jour tour - - viaFrance
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Entre ses titres dansants et efficaces, ses chorégraphies précises et son minois d'éternel adolescent, M. Pokora a su s'imposer et devenir une figure emblématique du R'n'B français. Le chanteur-danseur-compositeur a sorti, à quelques mois d'intervalle,
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Valérie Bègue et Malika Ménard : Très copines et inséparables devant M. Pokora - Pure People
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Tandis que Laury Thilleman, Miss France 2011, défendait parfaitement nos couleurs à l'élection de Miss Univers, ses aînées Malika Ménard, qui portait la couronne en 2010, et Valérie Bègue, élue en 2008 et compagne du nageur Camille Lacourt,
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Shy'm et M.Pokora : Une belle histoire d'amitié ! - Gossy
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Depuis leurs débuts respectifs sur la scène musicale, Shy'm et M.Pokora partagent une belle et grande histoire d'amitié. En effet, de nombreux points communs les unissent : une passion pour la musique urbaine, une jeunesse étincelante, ... - -
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Colonel Reyel feat M Pokora Angela live sur France 2 - YouTube
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Viens decouvrir de nouveau tubes sur cette page ci dessous http://www.facebook.com/pages/TODAY-LIVE-MUSIC/128722017210298
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M Pokora: "En Attendant La Fin"... et un nouvel album en 2012 ? - Musiqueradio - News
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Avec sa reprise de la chanson de Jean-Jacques Goldman, « A nos Actes Manqués », M Pokora nous a généreusement accompagné tout cet été. Avant de repartir sur les routes pour une série de concerts, le chanteur met l'accent sur un nouvel extrait de son ... - -
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M Pokora ne sera pas juré dans The Voice - News de stars
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M Pokora aime la télévision, et elle le lui rend bien. Mais près avoir participé à Popstars et Danse avec les Stars, il préfère s'arrêter et ne participera pas à la prochaine émission de TF1, The Voice. Interviewé par Télé Star, le chanteur fera une ... -
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M. Pokora en tête d'affiche du NRJ in the park - 7sur7
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Magic System, M. Pokora, Alexandra Stan et Suarez figurent notamment au programme de la soirée. En 2010, le "plus grand concert gratuit de Wallonie" avait attiré quelque 50.000 personnes. Au total, une quinzaine d'artistes belges et internationaux se
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M. Pokora en concert - viaFrance
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L'album Mise à jour est déjà le quatrième de M Pokora, et le premier en français depuis Mp3, qui lui a permis de tourner hors des pays francophones. Première observation évidente à l'écoute des 14 titres de cet opus : Pokora a privilégié les mélodies
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M Pokora réalise son rêve avec Manchester United - Gala
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En vacances dans le sud de la France depuis quelques jours, M Pokora en profite pour vivre ses rêves de gosse. Après avoir fait la fête aux côtés de P. Diddy lors des deux shows de la star du hip-hop au Gotha club de Cannes et au VIP de St Tropez,
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Photos : M Pokora profite de la plage avant d'aller faire la fête avec Tony ... - Public.fr
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Photos : M Pokora profite de la plage avant d'aller faire la fête avec T... Vidéo : Gregory Lemarchal : son association continue le combat ! M Pokora rêvait de ses vacances et elles sont enfin arrivées ! Le beau gosse s'est accordé une sortie à la
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Photos : M.Pokora très pressé d'arriver à St Trop' pour ses vacances ! - Public.fr
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Après de longues journées de travail acharné en studio pour préparer son cinquième album et l'enregistrement d'émissions télé, M.Pokora s'est enfin autorisé à lever le pied et à prendre quelques jours de vacances ! Et c'est jeudi 28 juillet qu'elles
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M. Pokora (déjà) en studio pour son cinquième album - Charts in France
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M. Pokora veut son nouvel opus résolument pop (à l'instar de sa reprise du tube de Fredericks/Goldman/Jones "A nos actes manqués" ?), et travaille à cet effet aux côtés de Matthieu Mendès (Ycare, Luce...). Visionnez le clip de M. Pokora,
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Vidéo Sosie or not sosie : M.Pokora se fait passer pour un voleur de voiture - News de stars
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Dans la deuxième émission, le 16 juillet dernier, M Pokora s'est laissé prendre au jeu et a piégé une jeune femme nommé Marie. Depuis quelques semaines, TF1 a dévoilé l'émission Sosie or not Sosie. Le principe de ce nouveau programme est simple : les
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of M. Pokora
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    M. Pokora appeared in the lead role of Robin Hood in the French musical comedy Robin des Bois (full title Robin des Bois: Ne renoncez jamais) that premiered on 26 September 2013 in Palais des congrès de Paris with performances in that venue extending to 10 November 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The act then toured all over France. The musical, a Gilbert Coullier, Roberto Ciurleo and RDB-P presentation, with musical mise en scène by Michel Laprise and text and music by Patrice Guirao and Lionel Florence is tipped as the musical event of 2013 in France.
    The soundtrack for the musical was released on Capitol Records / EMI on 22 March 2013 and entered the SNEP official French Albums Chart in its first week of release eventually reaching number 3 and also reaching number 4 in the Belgian (Wallonia) francophone Singles Chart.
    More Details Hide Details It was released in two versions, the standard edition and the digipack limited edition. Two tracks from the album as performed by M. Pokora have been released as singles. The first was "Le jour qui se rêve", a solo performance by Pokora, and "À nous", a hit performed by M. Pokora (Robin des Bois), Nyco Lilliu as Frère Tuck (Friar Tuck) and Marc Antoine as Petit Jean (Little John). M. Pokora was troubled by the divorce of his parents and remained greatly attached to his mother after the divorce. He lived with her in Strasbourg before renting a personal flat in Paris. His autobiographical song "Sur ma route" co-written by Jack Robinson, M. Pokora and Jordan Houyez from his album MP3 is about his experiences as a child in a broken home. He keeps contact with his father, who actively supports him.
  • 2011
    In 2011 Pokora voiced Duncan Rosenblatt, the main character of Firebreather, in the French dub of the Cartoon Network movie.
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    He also launched in March 2011 Mise à jour Version 2. that included extra materials including the Jean-Jacques Goldman, Carole Fredericks and Michael Jones classic "À nos actes manqués" which was destined to be his new single.
    More Details Hide Details It immediately became the number one physical single sales and reached the Top 10. The album Mise à jour Version 2. was made available on 18 April 2011, containing 17 titles including 14 form the original, the Jean-Jacques Goldman cover single three English language titles from Updated and a new French track "Si on échangeait les rôles", the French version of Updateds "Finally Found Ya". The fifth studio album A la poursuite du bonheur by French singer M. Pokora, was released on 20 March. The album's leading single "Juste un instant" was released on 30 January 2012 and reached number eighteen on the French singles chart. The album entered the French albums chart at number two. The second single from the album was "On est là" released in April 2012. In order to promote the album, M. Pokora embarked in a national tour in May 2012. The third single from the album was announced in the end of May; "Merci d'être" was officially released on 2 July 2012. On 4 September 2012 M. Pokora's official website posted the news that the album had sold over 200,000 copies in France, earning double platinum certification. The album is set to be re-issued on 19 November 2012; the new edition is set to include five new tracks, including the Jean-Jacques Goldman cover "Envole-moi" with singer Tal.
    As a prelude, he also appeared in French, Belgian and Swiss clubs with dates from April to June 2011.
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    In March 2011, M. Pokora announced a tour of 15 French cities, venues in Belgium and a final show in the Olympia.
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    Finally the English version titled Updated was launched on 14 March 2011, containing 11 songs, mostly adaptations of the French language hits on Mise à jour.
    More Details Hide Details Six of the titles were already known by the French public through the August 2010 Mise à jour Édition Deluxe release. For promotion of the album, he organized a mini tour and a series of open-air concerts rather than concerts in halls. In November 2010, a follow-up single "Mirage" was released accompanied with a new music video. The single received a great number of downloads, but not enough physical sales to reach the top of the charts and the single made only up to #64 despite the top position in downloads. In January 2011, "Oblivion" an English language of "Mirage" was released with same arrangement but with new English lyrics for the international markets. The single was an opener for the release of Updated, destined for non-French markets of Mis à jour songs, but was made available for French markets as well.
    The first single from the album was "Juste une photo de toi" released concurrently with the launching of the album. On 22 January 2011, during the NRJ Music Awards, the song was chosen as "Song of the Year" in addition to M. Pokora being chosen "French Male Artist of the Year".
    More Details Hide Details To consolidate his international drive started with the MP3 album, he announced that an English version was under preparation.
  • 2010
    The lead single "Juste une photo de toi" was released on 7 June 2010 and was a big hit reaching #4 in the French Albums Chart.
    More Details Hide Details It includes collaborations with Wayne Beckford, Gee Futuristic, X-Plosive, Astro Boyz, Tarz, STX and Bionix. Simultaneously a Mis à jour Édition Deluxe was released that in addition to the original 15 tracks of Mis à jour also contained seven new tracks exclusive for the Deluxe edition (including six in English).
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    He also toured Belgium (6 December), Switzerland (13 December) ending with a final concert in Lyon, France on 14 December 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Fourth studio album titled Mise à jour was released on 23 August 2010.
    To coincide with MP3 release, M. Pokora launched his Catch Me Tour 2008 ending with a concert in Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy on 18 November 2008.
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    The result was his third album MP3 that was released on 24 March 2008, and included 14 tracks, including 12 in English.
    More Details Hide Details The title of the album was a play on his name Matt Pokora (MP) and the number 3 (his third album) but also referring to the popular gadget MP3, the audio format for consumer audio storage. Pokora promoted the launching of the album with a prerelease of single "Dangerous" featuring American hip hop artist Timbaland and Sebastian, Timbaland's brother and the timing of the release was picked to coincide with the NRJ Music Awards of 2008. The album reached #7 with estimated physical sales of 200,000 copies and additional downloads of 151,000. The album was certified gold. The album also did well internationally charting in Finland, Germany, Mexico, Belgium and in his homeland Poland where he won the Polish Eska Music Awards as the "International Pop Artist of the Year". After the success of "Dangerous", Pokora released a second single "They Talk Sh#t About Me" that features the young English rapper Natalia Kills credited on the release by her stage name Verse. The single unlike "Dangerous" (that had reached #1) was not played heavily on French radio because of English language content and managed to reach only #24. A third release from MP3, namely "Catch Me If You Can" was made with the music video featuring Julie Ricci. She is known for her appearances on Top Model in 2007 on M6 and in Secret Story in its 4th season on TF1. The single failed to make it to the French charts, but was successful in Poland reaching #11.
  • 2006
    In January 2006, his second album Player was released topping the French chart.
    More Details Hide Details For producing the new album, he collaborated with Belgian producers Bionix, Rachid Mir and Christian Dessart mixing R & B with pop and crunk'n b, and artists Red Rat and Zoxea and geared toward the younger and feminine fan brackets. He also enjoyed great popularity with gay audiences. The first single from his second album was the very successful "De retour" featuring Tyron Carter. That was followed with single "Oh la la la (Sexy Miss)" with Red Rat. During a concert organized by NRJ Radio in France, he met Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin and Martin asked M. Pokora to make a collaboration on Martin's hit "It's Alright". The result was a bilingual French/English Ricky Martin/M. Pokora release also entitled "It's Alright" that sold more than 100,000 copies. Finally, a last single from the Player album followed called "Mal de guerre", which was a relative success. M. Pokora released Player in a second edition in March 2006 with the bonus track added of the duet with Ricky Martin.
  • 2005
    Under the stage name Matt Pokora, he released his first eponymous solo album originally entitled Matt Pokora. In 2005, he was forced to change his chosen name after a lawsuit from French R&B singer Matt Houston.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, he changed his stage name to M. Pokora and re-released the album as M. Pokora. The debut single from M. Pokora was the very successful. Called "Showbiz (The Battle)", it was a Top 10 hit in France, and also charted in Belgium and Switzerland. The second single Elle me contrôle featuring Sweety reached #6 in France and Pokora received two NRJ Music Awards for the single. Yet a third successful single was released called "Pas sans toi". The album released on Universal was certified gold. He also started collaborating with Hakim Ghorab who became his long-time choreographer and took part in many of his music videos. He also developed a close collaboration with music video director Karim Ouaret who directed most of his successful videos.
  • 2004
    In 2004, soon after the break-up of Linkup, Mattieu started working preparing for a solo career collaborating with the producers Kore & Skalp.
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  • 2003
    He was a crowd and jury favourite, and became a member of a boy band called Linkup formed with Lionel and Otis, two other winners in 2003 Popstars.
    More Details Hide Details The female winners were formed into another group Diadems formed of Marylore, Angel, Pookie, Ophélie and Alexandra. In the final showdown, the boy band including Matthieu Tota won the series over the girl band Diadems, who ended up runners-up. Their first Linkup single "Mon Étoile" was very successful topping French charts, and the debut album Notre Étoile was moderately successful. However the second single release "Une seconde d'éternité" was much less successful despite good sales. The band tried again their hand in a collaboration with the British boy band Blue making a bilingual English/French version with Blue based on the latter's song "Bubblin'". The bilingual English/French Blue/Linkup version was entitled "You & Me Bubblin". Soon afterwards, Linkup disbanded due to poor performance of sales on releases.
    In fall 2003, he participated in the third season of Popstars, a French talent reality television show broadcast on M6.
    More Details Hide Details The concept of the program was to present possible candidates the winners of which would take part in the formation of a boy band or girl band.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Matthieu Tota is the son of professional footballer André Tota and Brigitte Tota. His parents divorced in 1998 when he was 13 years old.
    More Details Hide Details As a child, he studied in an elementary school in Hohberg, and later at Collège Paul-Émile Victor in Mundolsheim, and Lycée Aristide Briand in Schiltigheim near Strasbourg. When he was younger, football was his first ambition and he wanted to become a professional player. However, he later opted for music. Matthieu Tota explained the origin of his stage name Matt Pokora in an interview during the documentary Mise à jour broadcast on 26 August 2010 on NRJ 12 TV channel. He said he was searching for an artistic name and happened to be talking to his grandmother of Polish origin and the importance of humility came up. He asked her "how do we say 'humility' in Polish language," and she said "pokora". Tota immediately decided to adopt the word as his stage name, and shortened his first name to Matt.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Born on September 26, 1985.
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