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Jain Singer
Jain
Jain aux Rendez-Vous Soniques 2015 (9).JPG
Jain at Rendez-Vous Soniques (2015)
Background information
Jeanne Galice
Born (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 26)
Toulouse, France
Genres Pop
Musician, singer-songwriter
2013-present
Labels Spookland, RCA

Jeanne Galice, better known by her stage name Jain , is a French musician and singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Zanaka, was released on 6 November 2015. Jain's second album, titled Souldier, was released on 24 August 2018.

Biography

Early years

Jain was born on 7 February 1992 in Toulouse, France. The Occitan singer travelled the world to follow the professional requirements of her father: She left France at age 9 for Dubai, where she spent three years; then lived for four years in Congo-Brazzaville, which she credits for her taste for danceable melodies; and then spent a year in Abu Dhabi, before moving to Paris where she started a pre-art-school foundation course. These trips influenced her musical style. She also learned how to play drums in Pau, Arabic percussion in the Middle East, and musical programming in Congo.[1]

Career beginnings

Jain began composing demo tracks in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazzaville. There she met Mr. Flash, who introduced her to musical programming. She then published her demo tracks on MySpace, where she was noticed by Dready, who became her manager and remains so today. Yodelice also discovered these tracks and invited Jain to meet him in Paris. They began to work together, and Yodelice helped to launch her career.[2]

Jain was a supporting artist for Yodelice's tour.[3] They appeared together on the television show Taratata in 2013 and performed a duet cover of "Redemption Song".[4]

2015-2017: Hope EP and Zanaka

Yodelice became her producer and worked on her first EP, Hope. It was released on 22 June 2015 and included four songs including the single "Come" which met with considerable success in France and Spain. A music video for "Come" was released on 2 June 2015 to Jain's official YouTube channel. In November 2016, "Come" was certified Diamond in France.[5] The song has also been used as jingle by the Polish television channel Polsat[6] and in 2017 was featured in the American horror comedy web television series Santa Clarita Diet.

Jain performed at the 2015 Solidays Festival, the BIG Festival (Biarritz International Groove) in Biarritz and Bebop Festival.[3][7]

Her first album, Zanaka,[8] was released on 6 November 2015. "Zanaka" means "child" in Malagasy, and the title is a tribute to her mother who is of Franco-Malagasy origin. It included 10 songs including the singles "Come" and "Makeba". Zanaka was certified as a Gold record in February 2016 after having sold over 50,000 copies in France.[9] The album was later certified 3x Platinum in France in January 2017.[5]

In 2016, she was one of the nominees at the Victoires de la Musique Awards in the category "Album Révélation" for her album Zanaka.[10]

On 25 November 2016, a deluxe version of Zanaka was released. It added the songs "City" (originally from the Hope EP), "Son of a Sun" and "Dynabeat" as well as an extended version of "Come" and two remixes.[11] A music video for "Makeba" was released to Jain's official YouTube channel on 30 November 2016. The music video was nominated for Best Music Video at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018.[12]

On 1 February 2017, she appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

On 25 April 2017, she appeared on Later... with Jools Holland.

On 10 July 2017, a music video for the song "Dynabeat" was released to Jain's official YouTube channel.

On 3 August 2017, she performed at Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival.

2018-present: Souldier

On 25 May 2018, "Alright" was released as the lead single from her second studio album Souldier, which was released on 24 August 2018.[13][14] A music video for "Alright" was released on 25 June 2018.

The album's title, cover and tracklist were announced on 29 June 2018 and it was made available for pre-order[15] along with "Star" as a pre-order bonus and promotional single.[16][17][18] The album's title is a play-on-words between 'soldier' and 'soul'. The song "Star" is about the position of young women in the music industry.[19]

On 17 August 2018 "Souldier" was released as the album's second promotional single.[16][20] The song was inspired by the Orlando nightclub shooting and describes a soldier who seeks redemption.[21]

Discography

Albums

Year Album Peak positions Sales Certifications
FRA
[22]
BEL
(WA)
BEL
(FL)
CAN
[23]
ITA
[24]
SPA
[25]
SWI
[26]
2015 Zanaka 5
[27]
4
[28]
95
[28]
51 74 68 17
  • France: 300,000[5]
  • Switzerland: 10,000[29]
2018 Souldier 1
[30]
3
[31]
152
[31]
-- -- -- 2

Singles

Year Single Peak positions Sales Certifications Album
FRA
[22]
[32]
BEL
(WA)

[33]
ITA
[24]
POL
[34]
SPA
[25]
SWI
[35]
2015 "Come" 1 5 20 8 1 75
  • SNEP: Diamond[5]
  • ITA: 2x Platinum[24]
  • POL: Platinum[36]
Zanaka
"Hope" 87 -- -- -- -- --
2016 "Makeba" 7 27 -- -- -- --
  • France : 75,000[5]
2017 "Dynabeat" 98 93 -- -- -- --
2018 "Alright" 2[A] 2 -- -- -- 38 Souldier

Promotional singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
Down.

[38]
BE (WA)
2017 "Heads Up" 101 54 Zanaka
"Mr. Johnson" -- --
2018 "Star" -- -- Souldier
"Souldier" -- --

Other charted songs

Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
[39]
2018 "Oh Man" 134 Souldier
"On My Way" 184

Other appearances

Year Title Other performer(s) Album
2017 "L'âme au Mali" Toumani Diabaté
Sidiki Diabaté -M-
Amadou & Mariam
Lamomali
"Kenya" Fakear Karmaprana - EP

Awards and nominations

Notes

  1. ^ "Alright" also peaked at number 1 on the French downloads chart.[37]

References

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  2. ^ "Jain, le nouveau talent de la scène française - Interview Exclusive". Le coin du Guitariste (in French). Retrieved .
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  4. ^ Tampigny, Boris. "3 bonnes raisons d'écouter Jain". metronews. Retrieved .
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  6. ^ "Piosenka z reklamy Polsatu 2015 - francuska piosenka zostanie hitem? - informacje, premiery teledysków - m.eska.pl". m.eska.pl. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Jain : une jeune artiste fraîche et énergique !". Stylistic : Blog mode femme (in French). Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Interview : Jain, 12 choses à savoir sur la chanteuse". Stylistic : Blog mode femme (in French). Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Jain est disque d'or avec " Zanaka " !". Live-Actu.Com (in French). Archived from the original on 2016-03-01. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Lopez, Joséfa. "Victoires de la musique : les nommés en session acoustique". Le Monde.fr (in French). ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Jain : Zanaka, la réédition de son album sort aujourd'hui". virginradio.fr (in French). 2016-11-25. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "See The Full List Of 60th GRAMMY Winners". GRAMMY.com. 2017-11-27. Retrieved .
  13. ^ ""Souldier", le prochain album de Jain, disponible en précommande". lindependant.fr (in French). Retrieved .
  14. ^ Jain: son nouveau single exotique «Alright» est dans le New Hits Friday sur NRJ (in French), retrieved
  15. ^ "JAIN on Twitter". Retrieved – via Twitter.
  16. ^ a b " Album | JAIN - Souldier | SounDarts". SounDarts (in Greek). 2018-08-30. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Souldier en pré-commande + STAR - Jain". www.jain-music.com (in French). Retrieved .
  18. ^ "JAIN on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Musique : avec «Alright», Jain revient en guerrière". leparisien.fr (in French). 2018-05-26. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "SOULDIER - New track - Jain". www.jain-music.com. Retrieved .
  21. ^ ""Souldier" : Jain lance un vibrant appel à la paix sur un titre inspiré des attentats". chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved .
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  23. ^ "Jain Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017.
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  27. ^ http://www.snepmusique.com/tops-semaine/top-albums-fusionnes/?ye=2016&we=26
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  29. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". hitparade.ch. Retrieved .
  30. ^ http://www.snepmusique.com/tops-semaine/top-album-megafusion/?ye=2018&we=35
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  33. ^ "ultratop.be - ULTRATOP BELGIAN CHARTS". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2018.
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  38. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 12, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2018.
  39. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles - SNEP (Week 35, 2018)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2018.

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