Gilbert Montagné

Gilbert Montagné

Personal Life

  • Birth Name: Gilbert Montagné
  • Date of Birth: December 28, 1951
  • Place of Birth: Paris, France
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer
  • Years Active: 1971–present


Gilbert Montagné is a French singer, songwriter, and record producer who has been active since 1971. He is known for his distinctive singing voice and his soulful songs, which often deal with themes of love, loss, and hope. Montagné has released over 20 albums and has sold over 10 million records worldwide. He has also won numerous awards, including a Grammy Award and two Victoires de la Musique.

Montagné was born in Paris, France, in 1951. He was born with a rare genetic disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, which causes progressive vision loss. Montagné lost his sight completely by the age of four. Despite his disability, Montagné pursued a career in music. He began singing and playing piano at a young age, and he eventually formed his own band.

Montagné's big break came in 1971 when he released his debut album, "The Man with the Hat." The album was a commercial success, and it spawned the hit single "The Fool." Montagné followed up with a series of successful albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Comme un zoo" (1974), "Liberté" (1984), and "Y'a qu'les mots" (1987).

In 1990, Montagné released his first English-language album, "Just a Man." The album was not as successful as his French-language albums, but it did help to raise his profile in the United States. Montagné continued to release albums throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and he has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Asia.

Montagné is a respected and beloved figure in the French music industry. He is known for his positive attitude and his unwavering commitment to his craft. Montagné is an inspiration to many people, both with and without disabilities.

Awards and Honors

  • Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (1984)
  • Two Victoires de la Musique for Best Male Artist (1985, 1988)
  • Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (2012)


  • The Man with the Hat (1971)
  • Comme un zoo (1974)
  • Liberté (1984)
  • Y'a qu'les mots (1987)
  • Just a Man (1990)
  • Changer d'air (1993)
  • Les Sunlights des tropiques (1996)
  • En vie (1999)
  • Normal (2001)
  • Du plaisir (2006)
  • Gilbert Montagné & the Sunlights (2012)
  • Acoustique (2015)
  • La vie devant nous (2018)
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