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LARA FABIAN

by Grace Sydney

Named after the heroine in the romantic epic Doctor Zhivago, Belgium-born Lara Fabian- a resident of Canada for many years- is most often compared musically with a celebrated native of that country- Celine Dion. Her legions of fans worldwide, however, can attest to the fact that this songstress, who co-writes many of her compositions, is a talent endowed with her own unique qualities. Embraced by the French-speaking public, Lara Fabian has garnered many Juno awards (the Canadian equivalant of a Grammy), and has even been honored with a wax image of her likeness, which is on display in the Musee Grevin in Paris, France. With the rest of the world under her spell, Lara Fabian has set her sights on America, releasing her first English album in 2000.

NUE

As the title suggests, Lara Fabian lays her soul bare in her latest album, Nue (Nude). Knowledge of the French language is not necessary as the singer's voice easily translates the emotions found in such stirring tracks as "Bambina,""Immortelle," and the album's first single, "Aimer Deja."

DISCOGRAPHY

Nue-2001
Lara Fabian (English album)-2000
Live-1999
Pure-1997
Carpe Diem-1994
Lara Fabian-1993