Benjamin Biolay

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Benjamin Biolay is a French actor, multi-instrumentalist & singer-songwriter, born on January 20, 1973 in Villefranche-sur-Saône, France. He grew up in a musical universe (his father was an amateur clarinettist) & became interested himself, playing violin & tuba in a symphonic orchestra. At 17, he changed gears & founded his first pop music band.

After touring with many bands, Benjamin released his first single "La Révolution" in 1996 and "Le Jour Viendra" the following year. In 2001, Benjamin released his first album, Rose Kennedy, and instantly made a name for himself as a songwriter. In 2003, Benjamin wrote songs for some French artists & released his second album, Négatif.

After a soundtrack & the duet-album Home with his wife in 2004, he came back in 2005 with his autobiographical album À L'Origine,  a sometimes heavy, sometimes crude, but still beautiful work. In September 2007, Benjamin released Trash Yéyé, another beautiful album. In April 2009, put out his double album La Superbe.  On October 10, 2012, French Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti decorated Benjamin "Officier des Arts et des Lettres".