|Also known as Maude|
Years active 2013–present
Genres Pop, Dance-pop
Name Maude Harcheb
|Occupation(s) Singer, dancer|
|Birth name Maude Gabrielle Harcheb|
Born 1 July 1987 (age 28) Cannes, France (1987-07-01)
Albums Poparoid, #HoldUp, Pelota Court, Le temps invente
Nominations NRJ Music Award for Francophone Female Artist of the Year
Similar People Big Ali, Nabilla Benattia, Kevin Lyttle, Tal, Ayem Nour
Maude Gabrielle Harcheb (born in Cannes on 1 July 1987) mostly known by her mononymous name Maude is a French singer and dancer who took part in season 5 of the popular French reality television series Les Anges de la téléréalité broadcast on NRJ 12 channel. Maude's first album #HoldUp was released on 1 September 2014.
Life and career
Originally kabyle and Sicilian, she studied literature. Since the age of 4, she devoted herself to her first passion: dance. She took early during ballet and modern jazz. Very quickly, her artistic passion turned to singing. At 16, she started to take classes to improve its accuracy and closer to her dream of becoming a singer. She then entered music school. Her father is a guitarist. In March 2013 she appeared on Les Anges de la téléréalité as an "anonymous angel" pursuing the aim of making a hit record in the United States. She recorded "Love Is What You Make of It." in a Fort Lauderdale (Florida) studio and the song produced and written by Richard Zahniser and Tommy Hubbard charted in France after released on 16 April 2013.
In July 2013, in a special program titled Les Anges de la Téléréalité 5: Les Retrouvailles, it was announced that Maude would return to the United States to record a full studio album based on the success of the song. Her second single "Love Not Money" was featured in the French Top 20, which allowed her to be nominated as "Révélation francophone de l'année" for the NRJ Music Awards 2014. In 2014 Maude returned with "Cool". For the third single, Maude returns to the team that gave her his first hit and co-wrote the text. In 2014, she also appeared on a special version of "Trumpets" with Jason Derulo, which was widely broadcast in France. This was followed up by the single "Rise Up". Maude's first album #HoldUp was released on 1 September 2014. In June 2015, Maude released a new single "Jamais" and she announced a new album on 25 September 2015 Poparoïd. On June 2 2017, she released a new single "Looking for Peace" and the music video (directed by Anthony Ghnassia) was released on August 25.
*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.