Mylène Farmer

Born Sep 12, 1961

Mylène Farmer, born Mylène Jeanne Gautier; born 12 September 1961), is a French singer, songwriter, occasional actress and author. She has sold more than 30 million records and is among the most successful recording artists of all time in France. She holds the record for the most number one hits in the French charts, with twelve to date, eight of which were consecutive.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on September 12, 1961.


1984 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Farmer met Laurent Boutonnat, a young film student, after answering a newspaper advert for an actress for a small film he was working on. … Read More
1986 - 1988 2 More Events
1989 27 Years Old In spite of her drama courses, Farmer found it difficult to overcome shyness when facing an audience. She hesitantly agreed to tour in 1989. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old 1 More Event
By the turn of the decade Farmer was a full-blown superstar in France, but it wasn't until the release of her third album, L'Autre, and single "Désenchantée" that she became iconic. The album, released on 8 April 1991, displayed a new image to her audience: more mature, more confident, with very short hair and a more defiant attitude (as evidenced in the videos for "Désenchantée" and particularly "Je t'aime mélancolie", in which Farmer plays a professional boxer fighting a male opponent). … Read More


1992 - 1996 2 More Events
1999 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Farmer returned in spring 1999 with her 5th studio album Innamoramento. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old In 2000, Farmer and Boutonnat had assembled songs and video ideas they felt appropriate for a younger, new star. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Le Figaro announced Farmer as top earning French entertainer of the year thanks, in part, to her writing, recording, and producing credits of Alizée's music, which earned 10.4 million €. … Read More


2004 42 Years Old In December 2004, after a long period of silence, Farmer held a press conference announcing her new album, Avant que l'ombre and the single "Fuck Them All" as well as a special 13-night concert engagement at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in January 2006. … Read More
2006 44 Years Old As announced in her press conference, she returned to the stage in January 2006 for 13 dates in Paris-Bercy. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old In 2007, Farmer's long-time songwriting partner, Laurent Boutonnat, directed his second feature film, Jacquou le Croquant. … Read More
In March 2008, Universal confirmed Farmer would release her seventh studio album near the end of 2008, and embark on her fifth concert tour the following year, including two shows at the Stade de France. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Farmer's sold-out tour began in May 2009 in Nice and ended in September 2009 in Brussels, garnering an extremely positive response from critics. … Read More
A DVD of her Stade de France concerts followed on 12 April 2010, instantly being certified Diamond.


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2012, Farmer said that she was recording a new album which was to be released in late 2012. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old Farmer's tour for the album, Timeless 2013, started in September 2013. … Read More
2015 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2015, a new site was launched, announcing new material from Farmer. … Read More
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