Enrico Macias

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World Music Singer
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Date of Birth December 11, 1938
Place of Birth Constantine, Algeria
Age 81 years old
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Enrico Macias

Gaston Ghrenassia, known by his stage name Enrico Macias French pronunciation: ​[ɛn.ʁi.ko.ma'sjas], is a French singer, songwriter and musician of Algerian Jewish descent.

Birth name: Gaston Ghrenassia
Born: Dec 11, 1938, Constantine, Algeria
Origin: Algeria
Genres: Chanson
Occupation(s): Composer, singer, songwriter
Instruments: Guitar
Labels: EMI
Youtube: Enrico Macias's Youtube channel
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About Enrico Macias

World music performer whose 1960s singles "J'ai Quitté Mon Pays," Les Filles de Mon Pays," and "Entre l'orient et l'occident" catapulted him into international stardom. He recorded songs in a number of languages, including French, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Before Fame

He was born Gaston Ghrenassia, and he adopted his stage name after recording his first single in 1962.

Achievement

He made his American debut in a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall in 1968.

Family Life

He was married to Suzy Leyris from 1962-2008.

Associations

He was photographed with fellow singer Louane Emera in late 2016.

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Latest information about Enrico Macias updated on November 28, 2020.

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