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N'Dour, Youssou

Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
2.4 (47.11%) 152 votes

1959 – Born on the 1st of October in Dakar.

1970 – He began performing at the age of 12.

1979 – He formed his own ensemble,the Etoile de Dakar.
         – His early work with Etoile de Dakar was in the typical Latin style popular all over Africa.

1985 – He organized a concert for the release of Nelson Mandela.

1980 – He developed a unique sound when he started his current group,Super Etoile de Dakar.

1988 – He was a featured performer worldwide.

1998 – He wrote and performed the official anthem of FIFA World Cup.

2005 – He won his first American Grammy Award (best contemporary world music album) for his CD.

2006 – He played the African-British abolitionist Olaudah Equiano in the movie Amizing Race.

2.4 (47.11%) 152 votes