Juliette Nourredine, known to her fans simply as Juliette
, is an acclaimed singer/songwriter from France whose albums regularly chart within the national Top Ten. Born on September 25, 1962, in Paris, France, the chanteuse began her performance career in Toulouse, where as a teenager she performed the songs of Jacques Brel
and Edith Piaf
on piano. In time she began writing songs of her own and singing. One of her early performances, a theater show from 1986, was released independently on cassette as Juliette
(1987). Another live performance, ¿Que Tal?
(1991), followed several years later on the label Le Rideau Bouge. Subsequent releases on the label include Irrésistible
(1993), her studio album debut; Juliette Chante aux Halles (1995), another theater performance; Rimes Féminines
(1996), a studio album; and Deux Pianos
(1998), a live album co-featuring Didier Goret
. Assassins Sans Couteaux
(1998) marked a turning point in the career of Juliette
. Reissued by Universal in 2000, it was the first of her major-label releases. In 2001 Universal reissued the remainder of her back catalog titles on Le Rideau Bouge. Her next album of new material, Le Festin de Juliette
(2002), was her most popular to date, peaking at number 21 on the French albums chart its opening week. In the wake of its success, the best-of collection Ma Vie, Mon Oeuvre, Vol. 1
(1993) was released as a career retrospective, subtitled "20 Ans, 20 Chansons." Subsequent albums Mutatis Mutandis
(2005) and Bijoux & Babioles
(2008) were even more popular, both charting within the Top Ten of the French albums chart.