7 October 1960
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.
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.
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.
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.
Single releases differed from country to country. The brackets indicate where the single was released. Int = international.
|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||—|
|1985||Pleurer des rivières||—||27||—||—||—||—|
|1989||City Never Sleeps||—||—||—||—||—||53|
|1990||Das erste mal tat's noch weh||6||—||17||3||—||—|
|1991||Jesse (Douce Et Innocente)||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993||Engel wie du||—||—||—||—||14||25|
|1999||It's A Message For You||—||—||—||—||7||—|