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

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