The careers of most pop stars last two years at best. By the end of that time, their fickle fans have move on to the next big thing. The situation is even worse for TV reality show winners – their careers can be over after their debut release.
France’s Nolwenn Leroy has done well in comparison. She won TF1’s Star Academy in 2002 and is still going strong a dozen years later.
Cassé was issued as her first single following her win. This big ballad topped the French charts in early 2003. A self-titled album followed suit, quickly selling more than 300,000 copies.
As her career has progressed, her musical style has evolved to take in the Celtic influences of her Breton heritage. In 2010, she released the album Bretonne, which featured several songs in the Breton language.
“As her career has progressed, her musical style has evolved to take in the Celtic influences of her Breton heritage”
Her fan base has matured with the singer – or even overtaken her in age. An American study found her music to be beneficial for ageing listeners.
That may not be Grammy but it’s an accolade that may serve the singer well in years to come. A Granny perhaps?