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Hailing from Benin, the award-winning musician Angelique Kidjo has enthralled millions with her music for over three decades. The African born singer and songwriter has become an iconic figure throughout the globe and she continues to charm her worldwide fans. Her creative music videos and a diverse approach in terms of musical style have allowed Angelique to carve a strong footing in the music industry. She has been dubbed as the "undisputed queen of African music" by the Daily Telegraph. She was enlisted as one of the "50 Most Iconic Figures" from Africa by BBC. Angelique has explored several music genres over the years such as Latin, gospel, jazz, world beat, world fusion, world music, reggae, Afro-beat and Afro-pop. As a child, Angelique was inspired by various music icons including Carlos Santana, Miriam Makeba, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, James Brown and Bella Bellow. The famed artist sings in four languages including English, Yoruba, French and Fon. With hits like 'Malaika', 'Batonga', 'Afirika', 'Wombo Lombo', 'Adouma', 'We We' and 'Agolo', Angelique managed to captivate millions of hearts across the globe. This season, the artist will be embracing the US stages to deliver another string of vibrant concerts. The audience can get their hands on Angelique Kidjo tickets and witness the diva live in action.
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Born in 1960, Angelique developed the passion for traditional Beninese music at an early age. She started performing with a local theatre troupe at the age of six. She joined Les Sphinx, her school band, as a singer and managed to grab national radio spot with the cover of 'Les Trois Z'. In 1988, with the help of her brother Oscar and producer Ekambi Brilliant, Angelique recorded her debut album 'Pretty', released only in Africa. With singles like 'Gbe Agossi' and 'Ninive', the album was a hit, allowing Angelique to embark on a tour all over West Africa. Due to political instability in Benin, Angelique moved to Paris in 1983 in order to focus on her musical career. While studying music in Paris at the renowned jazz school CIM, Angelique worked through various jobs to support her education. She became romantically involved with producer Jean Hebrail and the couple later married. Angelique joined a local band as a backup singer. She soon became the lead singer for 'Jasper van't Hof's Pili Pili', a Euro- African jazz group and recorded three albums with the band including 'Hotel Babo', 'Be In Two Minds' and 'Jakko'. During the early 1990s, Angelique had become one of the most famous live performers in the city. During this period, she also released her debut solo album 'Parakou'. The album placed her under the limelight and caught the attention of Chris Blackwell who signed Angelique to his label Island Records in 1991.
In 1991, Angelique released her third studio album 'Logozo'. Produced by Joe Galdo, the album was recorded in Paris and Miami. It featured Manu DiBango and Branford Marsalis on saxophones. The album was well received by fans and critics. It landed at number one spot on Billboard World Music chart. After the release of the album, Angelique embarked on her first world tour, performing at numerous festivals and concerts in 1992. In 1994, Angelique released her fourth album 'Aye' that was produced by Will Mowat and David Z. The album comprised the hit single 'Agolo' that won Angelique her first nomination at the Grammy Awards. In 1996, she released 'Fifa' that contained the single 'Wombo Lombo', which became a hit all over Africa after the launch of its music video. Since then the musician has released seven more albums including 'Oyo', 'Djin Djin', 'Oyaya', 'Black Ivory Soul', 'Keep On Moving' and 'Oremi'. Her most recent album 'Spirit Rising (Live)' was released in 2012.
Throughout her music career, Angelique Kidjo has received numerous honors and accolades. She has been awarded the "Trophee Des Arts", Miroir Award, "Champions of the Earth Award", Premio Tenco Prize, Afropop Hall of Fame, Grammy Awards, "Antonio Carlos Jobim Award", Mobo Award for "Best World Music Act", Kora Music Award and Danish Music Award amongst several others. For her humanitarian efforts, Angelique was honored in 2012 with a "Keep A Child Alive Award" that she shared with Oprah Winfrey. The fans of the artist are always on a look out for cheap Angelique Kidjo tickets. This season, the audience can catch the 'Africa's premier diva' live in action by getting Angelique Kidjo tickets.
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