Corneille among the most beloved French people

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Every year, French weekly “Le Journal du Dimanche” organizes a national poll, which aims to elect the most beloved personalities in France: artists, sportsmen, politicians, actors, etc. This year's poll confirms Corneille's popularity. The man who wrote and composed the 2006 French Eurovision entry places in the Top 22, gaining 21 spots since last year's poll.

It is a fact though that French people don't remember that Corneille wrote Virginie Pouchain's song or that he was even involved in France's 2006 low Eurovision placing.

Other singers part of the Top 50 are : Michel Sardou (5), Charles Aznavour (7), Renaud (9), Florent Pagny (12), Johnny Hallyday (17), Patrick Bruel (21 – he wrote Sandrine François' Eurovision entry in 2002), Francis Cabrel (30), Henri Salvador (31), Alain Souchon (41), Christophe Willem (45 – he's the one chosen by the OGAE France for the OGAE Video contest) and Patricia Kaas (48).

Regarding Corneille, his third album was released a few weeks ago, with 12 songs, in English. The CD is entitled "The birth of Cornelius" but it failed to impress many people, as it peaked at number 23 only. It is now at # 65.