Amel Bent (real name Amel Bentbachir) was born on June 21, 1985 in Paris, France. Her father was Algerian & her mother was Moroccan. She grew up in Joué-Les-Tours. She was taught music by her cousin, and even if she didn’t take singing lessons, she started to compose songs. At 18, she passed the casting for Nouvelle Star.

Thanks to her voice & her charisma, Amel became semifinalist of the second season. She decided to record her first album Un Jour D’été, released in 2004. Every track was soul/R&B, the first single “Ma Philosophie” became N°1 & Amel received a Victoire De La Musique for this song. In 2007, she released her second album À Vingt Ans, including the successful single “Nouveau Français”.


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  1. Wow, I can't believe she hasn't taken singing lessons, she sounds like she has studied the voice somewhat 🙂

  2. she’s not black…and she’s from North Africa.

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