David Hallyday

David Hallyday (born David Michael Benjamin Smet; 14 August 1966) is a French singer, songwriter and amateur sports car racer.

David Hallyday
Hallyday in 2009
Background information
Born (1966-08-14) 14 August 1966
France
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsPolyGram
Associated actsErik Godal

Early life

Hallyday was born in Boulogne-Billancourt and is the son of the French singers Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday. David Hallyday is a first cousin of actor Michael Vartan.

Career

Hallyday is most known for writing music for others, including a collaboration with his father on the 1999 album Sang pour sang.

He appeared in the teenage comedy He's My Girl (1987), also performing its title theme song. "He's My Girl" reached #79 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #72 on Cash Box.

Personal life

Hallyday married Estelle Lefébure in 1989; they divorced in 2001. They have two children, Emma and llona. He married Alexandra Pastor, the daughter of businessman Michel Pastor,[1] in 2004. Their son Cameron was born on 8 October 2004.

Discography

Studio albums

  • True Cool (1988)
  • Rock 'n' Heart (1990)
  • 2000 BBF with Blind Fish (1994)
  • Novacaine with Novacaine (1997)
  • Un Paradis/Un Enfer (1999)
  • Révélation (2002)
  • Satellite (2004)
  • David Hallyday (2007)
  • Un Nouveau Monde (2010)
  • Le Temps D'une Vie (2016)
  • J'ai quelque chose à vous dire (2018)

Live albums

  • On the Road (1992)

Singles

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
2003 Courage Compétition Philippe Alliot
Carl Rosenblad
Courage C65-JPX LMP675 41 DNF DNF
2007 PSI Experience Claude-Yves Gosselin
Philipp Peter
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 289 28th 12th
2008 Larbre Compétition Christophe Bouchut
Patrick Bornhauser
Saleen S7-R GT1 306 28th 7th
2011 Team Oreca-Matmut Alexandre Prémat
Dominik Kraihamer
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 200 DNF DNF
2014 IMSA Performance Matmut Raymond Narac
Nicolas Armindo
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
323 31st 11th

References

  1. Cohen, Arnault (6 December 2017). "Le prince Albert II parle de Johnny Hallyday: les 5 choses à retenir". Monaco Matin. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
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