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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

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Yael Naïm

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

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