Lara Fabian

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Lara Fabian
Real name:
Lara Sophie Katy Crokaert
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(54 y.o.)
Place of birth:
Etterbeek, Belgium
5'4 ft ()
128 lb (58 kg)
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Lara Fabian Biography

Lara Fabian is a globally recognized French-speaking singer of Belgian-Italian descent and a songwriter. Her powerful, unique voice is recognizable from the very first note, and her most famous song is undoubtedly "Je T'aime." Lara sings in French, English, Spanish, Italian.
Singer Lara Fabian
Singer Lara Fabian

Early Life

Lara Fabian (real name: Lara Crokaert) was born on January 9, 1970, in Etterbeek, Belgium. With her mother being Italian, Lara spent the early years of her life with her family in Sicily, from where they later moved back to Belgium. Lara's father was a guitarist and he was the first to recognize her musical talents, enrolling her in a music school. Not only did Lara learn to play the piano, but she also began composing music.
Lara Fabian's childhood photo
Lara Fabian's childhood photo
At 14, Lara performed on stage for the first time with her father. Even then, her melodious voice amazed the audience. This experience later helped Lara when she participated in the prestigious "Tremplin" competition in 1986, which she won triumphantly.
Lara Fabian's career was advanced by her father
Lara Fabian's career was advanced by her father
Two years later, Fabian represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest and secured fourth place with the song "Croire" ("Believe"). The song instantly gained popularity across Europe and sold over 600,000 copies.
Eurovision 1988 - Lara Fabian - Croire

Musical Career

A pivotal moment in Lara's career was her decision to venture to another continent, specifically to Canada, in 1990. Together with Rick Allison, who became the composer for her songs and her producer, she settled in Montreal, a city she fell in love with instantly. Around the same time, her debut album "Lara Fabian" was released, funded by her father.
Cover of Lara Fabian's first album
Cover of Lara Fabian's first album
Canada warmly welcomed the singer. Singles "Qui pense a l’amour" and "Le jour ou tu partiras" quickly became fan favorites. Her romantic repertoire started attracting more and more genre enthusiasts. That same year, Lara was nominated for a "Felix" award.
Lara Fabian - Qui Pense à L'amour (Live 1993)
Lara's debut album achieved platinum and later gold status. In 1994, her "Carpe diem" album mirrored the success of the first. Her concerts started drawing full houses, and her musical performance "Sentiments Acoustiques" toured 25 Canadian cities. Critics began to compare the expressive lyrical soprano to Celine Dion. But it wasn't long before everyone recognized Lara Fabian's unique voice and style.

In a 1994 survey, Lara was acknowledged as Canada's most promising singer—an exception, considering she wasn't Canadian-born. At Gala de l'ADISQ-95, Lara Fabian received nominations for "Best Concert" and "Best Female Artist of the Year."
Young Lara Fabian
Young Lara Fabian
Her third album "Pure" was released in 1996, making it clear that Lara Fabian had not only conquered Canada but the entire world. This album included the soul-stirring song "Je T’aime", a track hard to compare to any other in its intensity. Another song from this album, "Si Tu M'aimes," was featured in the soundtrack of the popular series "Clone."
Lara Fabian – Je T'aime
This third album, like the first two, was produced by her beloved Rick Allison, who also composed the music for her songs. Lara penned most of the lyrics.

In 1996, Disney offered Lara the role to voice Esmeralda in the movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." That same year, Fabian became a Canadian citizen.
Lara Fabian - Dieu Aide Les Exclus
In 1997, the album "Pure" made a splash in Europe. The first single from the album sold 1.5 million copies, and a few months later, the singer received her first European gold disc and the "Felix" award for "Most Popular Album of the Year."
Lara Fabian without makeup
Lara Fabian without makeup
Lara's song "Requiem pour un fou," performed with French star Johnny Hallyday, deeply moved her fans. Fabian's music and performance style consistently touched the hearts of those who didn't even understand French. Lara gained fans worldwide and started working on her first English album, which released in Europe and Canada in 1999. One notable track from this album was "Adagio," a vocal version of a famous melody.
Lara Fabian – Adagio
In early 2000, the singer frequently appeared on French TV screens. She participated in various shows, and her single "I Will Love Again" topped the Billboard Club Play Chart. At the end of her world tour, Fabian received another "Felix" award as the best French-speaking singer. The "Lara Fabian" ("Adagio") album faced criticism in France but sold 2 million copies worldwide.
The singer is known and loved worldwide
The singer is known and loved worldwide
In the following years, Fabian often faced comparisons with Celine Dion. In the US, people constantly compared her to the famous Canadian, although both were unique in their own right. In 2001, Lara tried once again to win over America – her song "For Always" was featured in Steven Spielberg's popular film "A.I. Artificial Intelligence."
Lara Fabian – For Always
The tour supporting her new album "Nue" began in late 2001 in Brussels and lasted until March 2002. After the tour, Lara Fabian released a double CD of her live performances and a DVD titled "Lara Fabian Live." The success of the new album bolstered Fabian's confidence in remaining on the global music scene. In mid-2004, she released her second English album, "A Wonderful Life." The album didn't achieve great success, and Lara decided to continue singing in French.
Lara Fabian with her idol – Barbra Streisand
Lara Fabian with her idol – Barbra Streisand
In 2005, the album "9" was released. On the cover, Lara is depicted in an embryonic pose, symbolizing the star's rebirth. At that time, the singer left Canada, settled in Belgium, changed her band, and asked Jean-Félix Lalanne to assist in the album's creation.
Album Cover '9'
Album Cover '9'
Two years later, the album "Toutes Les Femmes En Moi" ("The Women in Me") was released. With this record, Lara Fabian expressed her admiration for singers from Quebec and France.

In late 2009 in Kyiv, Lara Fabian participated in the filming of the musical movie "Mademoiselle Zhivago". According to the singer, her parents named her after the heroine of Boris Pasternak's novel, making her participation in this project particularly symbolic.
Lara Fabian - A Love Like a Dream
Later on, the singer released several more French albums: "Le Secret" (2014) and "Ma vie dans la tienne" (2015).
Lara's performances can be described as minimalist. Fabian doesn't dance; she takes the stage in modest attire with minimal makeup and jewelry. All that remains for the audience is her incredible 4.1 octave lyrical soprano voice.
All of Lara Fabian's songs follow the best traditions of French chanson. She has made her mark among the world's best singers. With 16 albums in her discography, each has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Lara Fabian - Growing Wings
In 2017, Lara Fabian released a melodic English album titled "Camouflage" and embarked on a tour featuring the new tracks.

Lara Fabian's Personal Life

Lara's personal life has always intertwined with her artistic pursuits. Her first great love was pianist Rick Allison, whom she met at the age of 20. Their romantic and creative partnership brought sincere and touching compositions to the world. Yet, their relationship had a heartbreaking ending, which Lara expressed in her most famous song, "Je T’aime".
Lara Fabian and Rick Allison were together for 6 years
Lara Fabian and Rick Allison were together for 6 years
After a 6-year relationship, the couple parted ways, but Rick and Lara continued their musical collaboration for a long time. Following Allison, Lara had several short-term relationships with creative professionals, but for various reasons, each ended in separation.
Lara Fabian with her ex-husband and daughter Lou
Lara Fabian with her ex-husband and daughter Lou
On November 20, 2007, Lara gave birth to her daughter Lou with her partner, French director Gérard Pullicino. Lara named her daughter after her own mother. In 2012, she split with Pullicino, and in 2013, announced her marriage to Italian illusionist Gabriel Di Giorgio.
Lara Fabian is now married to Gabriel Di Giorgio
Lara Fabian is now married to Gabriel Di Giorgio
Fabian is happily married and lives with her husband and daughter in a suburb of Brussels.

Lara Fabian Now

Lara continues to delight fans with new albums and singles. In 2019, she introduced several remixes of the song "Je suis à toi", the track "Papillon", and soon after, an album of the same name with 11 tracks. In 2020, she kept creating, releasing "Papillon(s)", an extended version of the previous album.
The singer continues to delight her fans with new recordings
The singer continues to delight her fans with new recordings
By the end of 2020, she released a new album "Lockdown Sessions". As the name suggests, it features songs Lara wrote during the COVID-19 lockdown.

In 2022, Fabian appeared in a Canadian satirical film by Mariloup Wolfe, "Arlette". She played a French minister, and interestingly, the director initially intended a male actor for the role. However, due to the pandemic, finding the right actor became challenging. Coincidentally, the stylist of the lead actress, Maripier Morin, also worked with Lara. He suggested Lara try this new genre, and she eagerly accepted.
Lara Fabian in the movie “Arlette”
Lara Fabian in the movie “Arlette”

  • Fabian has unreal voice, no doubts. And as a person I think she is sincerely, she is being good with her fans.
    2021-04-28 20:48:32
  • I recognized this singer only when my mom asked me to download her album and that`s why I also listened and I like it. Old music but powerful
    2021-04-28 11:52:03
  • One of the most talented with amazing voice singer. Every song of her is a masterpiece and does not the same like the others.
    2021-04-27 14:43:55
  • I can talk hours and hours about Lara`s creative work, she is a favorite of many people. I think almost everyone know at least one of her songs, she is gorgeous.
    2021-03-14 12:28:18
  • I think the song Adagio everybody knows by rote :) Especially when she became famous, her songs were everywhere in cafes, bars, restaurants, gyms, radio.. Even now I`ll enjoy her songs
    2021-03-14 12:19:10
  • Lara is the most Breathless presentation of ‘Self”, I have ever witnessed ‼️ So passionately affected, mind, body and soul, by every word of her lyrics sung in the most soul grabbing voice I have ever heard❤️ You just NEED to hear needing a glass of water.‼️ She stirs your self belief . Incredible ‼️‼️ There is No One, her equal...ever ‼️ Bless You✝️ Valerie McCloy .
    2021-01-23 14:28:50