Viktor Lazlo
Viktor Lazlo
Born
Sonia Dronier

(1960-10-07) 7 October 1960 (age 60)
Lorient, France
NationalityFrance/Belgium
Occupationsinger
Websitewww.viktorlazlo.net

Viktor Lazlo (real name: Sonia Dronier, born 7 October 1960 in Lorient, France) is a French-Belgian singer of Grenadian and Martiniquan descent. She studied in Belgium, where she is primarily known. Her biggest hit was "Breathless" in 1987. That year she also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1987 held in Brussels.[1]

Dronier took her stage name from Paul Henreid's character Victor Laszlo in the 1942 film Casablanca. She sings in French, English, Spanish and German.

In October 2016 Viktor Lazlo announced the release of her new single "Promised Land". A new studio album is scheduled for 2017.

In February 2017 Viktor Lazlo announced the release of her new single "Lola & Jim". In October 2017 Viktor Lazlo's new album Woman was released.

Biography

Lazlo was born in France to parents who are originally from Martinique and Grenada. She grew up in Belgium, studied art history and also worked as a model.

Discography

Albums

Most of her albums were released in an English/international and a French version. The discography lists both albums (naming the international version first). Also, numerous compilation albums have been released. The discography only lists those albums released by record companies to which she was signed at that point.

In 1987, a vocal clip of Lazlo announcing ‘Germany, twelve points!’ at the Eurovision Song Contest was sampled in ‘Okay!’ by Okay!, a dance record that reached #1 in Austria and #2 in Germany.

Singles

Single releases differed from country to country. The brackets indicate where the single was released. Int = international.

Charts

Albums

Year Album D[2] CH[2] AUT[2] NL[3] FR[4] BE
1985 She 34 27
1987 Viktor Lazlo 20 17 16 11
1989 Hot & Soul 22 22 30
1991 Sweet, Soft N' Lazy (The Exclusive Collection) 63
1991 My Delicious Poisons 71
2002 Loin de Paname 67
2017 Woman 157[5]

Singles

Year Single D[6] FR[7] CH[6] AUT[6] BE[8] NL[4]
1985 Pleurer des rivières 27
1985 Canoë rose 14 33
1987 Breathless 7 33
1989 City Never Sleeps 53
1990 Das erste mal tat's noch weh 6 17 3
1990 Ansiedad 56 18
1991 Jesse (Douce Et Innocente) 25
1993 Engel wie du 14 25
1999 It's A Message For You 7
2017 Promised Land Tip[9]
2017 Debout Tip[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Viktor Lazlo". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Viktor Lazlo – Alben". ChartSurfer.de. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Viktor Lazlo". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Viktor Lazlo". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Viktor Lazlo – Woman". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Viktor Lazlo – Songs". ChartSurfer.de. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  7. ^ "LesCharts.com:Viktor Lazlo". LesCharts.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Viktor Lazlo". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Viktor Lazlo – Promised Land". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Viktor Lazlo – Debout". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
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