|Birth name Matthieu Gore|
Years active 1996–present
Also known as Matt
Name Matt Houston
|Born September 30, 1977 (age 45) (1977-09-30) |
Origin Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe, France
Albums Libra, Racines, Papa est back, Chant de bataille
Nominations NRJ Music Award for Francophone Breakthrough of the Year
Similar Willy Denzey, Mokobé, Kayna Samet
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Matthieu Gore better known as Matt Houston or just Matt is a French R & B singer and music producer originating from Guadeloupe. He was born in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe on 30 September 1977. He has released five albums and a number of singles.
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He started very young in music in Guadeloupe where he won in a singing competition. He later on relocated to Paris living in the 12ème arrondissement. At 16, he took music lessons and played piano and guitar and formed a band with a friend before launching his solo career. In 1996, he established his own record label called On The Track. His debut album was released in June 1999 called Matt with moderate success followed in 2001 by R&B 2 Rue that won the R& B best album category at 2002 Victoires de la Musique awards and reached platinum status. The leading single "R&B 2 Rue" from the album was his best single released. Matt Houston also released Chant de bataille in 2003 that had collaborations with a number of rap artists including Sat, Don Choa (of Fonky Family), Dadoo, Skalde Blase. The album was certified gold. In 2006 he released Phoenix 2006 with collaborations with Big Ali, Joe Houston and VR, rappers Eloquence and Busta Flex, and the young Nathy. Matt produced most of the album, in addition to the producer houses Deck, Da Konsepta and producers Komplex and Stéphane Filey. He came back in 2010 with the album Papa est back with collaborations with Lord Kossity, Kery James, Amel Bent and a mix of R’n’B with hip hop, zouk, Latin and electro vibes.
After writing "I wanna chat" as a soundtrack for Secret Story, Matt launched girl power band Hot.Chick.
Matt Houston was famously involved in a lawsuit against French singer Matthieu Tota who had picked Matt Pokora as a stage name and won the lawsuit forcing Matt Pokora to change his name to M. Pokora after having released his first self-titled album Matt Pokora and his single "Showbiz (The Battle)" under the name Matt Pokora.
In 2012, he bought a night club in Dammarie les Lys (77), near to Paris and released a new album "Racines". His single "Positif" with the Nigerian group P Square was a summer hit in France. His last single is "Happy Birthday" in collaboration with Mokobé.