FRESH: ‘On Oublie Le Reste’ – Jenifer and Kylie Minogue

Kylie teams up with French pop singer Jenifer for “On Oublie Le Reste”.

by Christopher Smith

Kylie Minogue continues her musical odyssey with another joint collaboration, this time with French pop singer Jenifer, for the track “On Oublie Le Reste” (We Forget The Rest), taken from Jenifer’s most recent, eighth studio album “Nouvelle page”. It follows her most recent partnership with Tove Lo on the track “Really Don’t Like U” and offers a rare opportunity to hear Kylie sing in French, something she’s only occasionally offered up with songs like “Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi” in 1988 and a French version of her 1994 smash hit “Confide In Me”.

So who is Jenifer? Well, she was born in Nice in 1983 and is a Francophone pop singer (real name Jenifer Yaël Dadouche-Bartoli). She burst onto the French pop scene when she won the first series of reality talent show Star Academy in 2002. This victory (overshadowing her loss at a similar endeavor in 1997 on the television show Graines de Star) led to a recording contract and saw the release of her first single “J’attends L’amour”, shortly thereafter. A self-titled debut album was not far behind and was a hit, selling more than 800,000 units. Touring followed, and she took a short break when she gave birth to her son in December 2003.

2004 found Jenifer back on track, releasing her second album “Le Passage”. A tour and live album, Jenifer Fait Son Live, followed in 2005. In 2007, Jenifer hit number one on the French album charts for the first time with that year’s November release “Lunatique”. She also won a number of NRJ Radio awards, including Best French Female Artist and Best French Album for the 2010 release “Appelle-Moi Jen”, as well as Best French Artist at the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards. Her well-received fifth album “L’amour et Moi” appeared in 2012 and reached the top five of the French charts. The same year she starred as a judge on the French version of television show The Voice, after she had found fame herself in a similar manner.

In 2013 “Ma Déclaration” arrived, including Jenifer’s own versions of songs originally performed by France Gall alongside collaboration with Corsican group Chjami Aghjalesi and a duet with Christophe Willem. Pior to releasing “Nouvelle page”, her 2016 album “Paradis secret” won her a sixth top ten album, the title track of which was a top ten hit in her home country, her first since “Comme un hic” in 2008. “On Oublie Le Reste” follows on from her duet with French singer Slimane “Les choses simples”, which charted in France and Belgium, a country where Jenifer has attained three chart topping albums and ten top ten singles.

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