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Yael Naïm

A singer/songwriter born to Jewish and Tunisian parents, Yael Naïm first hit the pop-music scene in 2001, but her debut was not what she had hoped for, and it wasn't until 2007 that her follow-up appeared. Born in Paris in 1978, Naim first got a taste for pop music when she discovered the Beatles. Adding Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell to her list of influences, Naïm soon found herself playing shows with Winton Marsalis' backing musicians in Tel Aviv (where she had moved at the age of four). During her obligatory military service for Israel, Naïm started her first band, the Anti-Collision, and her appearance at a charity concert in 2000 scored her a record deal with EMI. After an appearance as Miriam in a French production of The Ten Commandments, she recorded her debut album on both coasts of the United States. The album, In a Man's Womb, was a sobering affair for Yael, who considered the album a personal failure. She kept on singing to make a living, but it wasn't until she met up with David Donatien, a West Indian percussionist, in 2004 that she regained her desire to write and perform. Working as a group, Donatien and Naim came together to record Naim's second album, Yael Naïm. Released in October of 2007, the album contained songs in French, English, and Hebrew, and included a surprising cover in Britney Spears' "Toxic." Critical acclaim and chart success followed -- the album hit number 11 in France and broke the top forty in Switzerland -- and in 2008, Naim's song "New Soul" was used in a commercial for Apple's new MacBook Air computer. ~ Chris True
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Yael Naïm

  1.   Song
  2.   New Soul
  3.   Stupid Goal
  4.   Toxic by David Donatien
  5.   Come Home
  6.   Mystical Love
  7.   Flashdance... What a Feeling
  8.   Too Long by David Donatien
  9.   Older
  10.   Pachad by David Donatien
  11.   Too Long
  12.   Meme Iren Song
  13.   Ima
  14.   Today
  15.   She Was a Boy
  16.   My Dreams
  17.   If I Lost the Best Thing
  18.   I Try Hard
  19.   The Endless Song of Happiness by David Donatien
  20.   7 Baboker by David Donatien
  21.   Far Far by David Donatien
  22.   Levater by David Donatien
  23.   Paris by David Donatien
  24.   Lonely by David Donatien
  25.   Walk Walk
  26.   Trapped
  27.   Coward
  28.   Dream In My Head
  29.   Never Change
  30.   Go to the River
  31.   Game Is Over
  32.   Shelcha featuring David Donatien
  33.   Lachlom by David Donatien
  34.   Man of Another Woman
  35.   Puppet
  36.   Yashanti by David Donatien
  37.   Take Me Down
  38.   I Walk Until
  39.   Make a Child

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