N'Dour, Youssou

Portrait
Born: Oct 01, 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Entertainers


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.
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