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Florent Pagny
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Florent Pagny (born 6 November 1961 in Chalon-sur-Saône) is a French musician and actor. He records his work in French, Italian, Spanish and English, and his greatest hits include "N'importe quoi", "Savoir aimer", "Ma Liberté de penser" (all three were #1 in France) and "Caruso" (#2 in France).

As of 2013, he has sold more than 6 million singles and 10 million albums, becoming the 17th best selling artist in France in the period between 1955 and 2013.

Florent Pagny began his artistic career as an actor in popular films and television dramas. He appeared in La Balance, L'As des as, and A Captain's Honor or Fort Saganne.

In 1987, he wrote his first song titled "N'importe quoi." Pagny's first album, Merci, was released in 1990. The album's songs, mainly written by himself, began to attract controversy[vague], with the press eventually boycotting some of them. This led to a decline in sales, culminating in personal problems. His follow-up album, Réaliste, was also not as successful.[citation needed]

Jean-Jacques Goldman wrote three songs for Pagny under the pseudonym Sam Brewski, and presented to him a new staff. The album Rester vrai marked the beginning of his career as a performer only. Bienvenue chez moi, a semi-compilation released in 1995, was a smash success. Pagny also covered "Caruso", the hit originally performed by Lucio Dalla.
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"Ma liberté de penser" is a 2003 pop song recorded by French singer Florent Pagny. It was the first single from his album Ailleurs land, and was released in March 2003. It achieved a huge success in France and Belgium (Wallonia), topping the singles charts for several weeks.

The song was composed both by Lionel Florence and Pascal Obispo who had previously worked with Pagny. It was also performed during Pagny's 2003 and 2005 tours and was hence available in live versions on the album Été 2003 à l'Olympia and Baryton - L'intégrale du spectacle.

The song is an ironic response to the treasury which, at the time, pursued the singer for unreported income. In the lyrics, Pagny claims that they could take all at the material level, but that they shall never take his independence of mind. In the video, a bailiff and repo men are emptying the singer's apartment.

In France, the single went straight to number six on 29 March 2003 and reached number one from its fourth to its ninth week. It then did not stop to drop, totalling 14 weeks in the top ten, 18 weeks in the top 50 and 21 weeks on the charts (top 100). As of August 2014, the song was the 33rd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 486,000 units sold.

In 2008, the song was covered in a medley named "Au secret" by Amel Bent, Karen Mulder and a choir from Strasbourg, available on Les Enfoirés' album Les Secrets des Enfoirés.
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