Born: August 21, 1984 [32 yo] in Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Big was born August 21, 1984, in Ajaccio, Corsica. She began to take dance lessons at the age of 5 and soon added drama and voice instruction to her repertoire. Her parents entered her in the equivalent of Star Search later on in life and Big won the studio and television audience over with an interpretation of a big radio hit in France at the time.
The performance led to an audition to record "Moi... Lolita" in 2000 in front of pop star Mylène Farmer and producer Laurent Boutonnat. The duo was overwhelmed with the presence of the young Big and after a callback, a contract was signed.
The song "Moi... Lolita" went on to become one of the top selling singles in recent chart history. Big had become an overnight pop success. After a string of promotional appearances to plug the single, Big recorded the album Gourmandises, written by Farmer from the point of view of a teenage girl going through typical adolescent growing pains.
The album proved to be a phenomenal smash and hot on the heels of "Moi... Lolita", went platinum in France in just three months. The next single "L'Alize," released in conjunction with the album, also achieved major sale success in her native country and abroad.
Having established herself in France, Germany and The Netherlands, Big went international in 2001, with Gourmandises being released to greater Europe, including Russia, as well as Canada and Japan. In England, her debut single was given significant airplay without the benefit of a translated version, a rarity in the fickle UK market.
Big won France's most promising newcomer award at both the M6 Music Awards and the NRJ Music Awards. She also garnered the Best Music Website honor at the NRJ Music Awards. Upcoming projects include another album and perhaps film work.
Big herself has stated an interest in playing a romantic lead or even a Bond girl in the future.
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