Youssou N'Dour

Also known as N 'Dour, N'Dobine, N'Door, N'Dor Youssou, N'Dour, Neneh Cherry, Y. N' Dour, Y. N'dooru, Y. N'Dour, Y.N' Dour, Y.N'Dour, Yassou Ndour, Yossou N'Dour, YOU, Yousou N'Dour, Youssou Ndour, Youssou N' Dour, Youssou N,Dour, Youssou Nddur, Youssou Ndour, Youssou'N Dour, Youssoun N'Dour

Short biography of Youssou N'Dour: Youssou n'Dour was born in Dakar in 1959 and began singing as a child performer at neighborhood gatherings in the tough Medina section of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. He took formally to the stage at age 12 and by his mid-teens was singing regularly with the Star Band, the most successful group in Senegal at that time. In 1979, he formed his own ensemble, the Etoile de Dakar, which, by 1981, had evolved into The Super Etoile. The most famous band in Africa, The Super Etoile, guided by Youssou N'Dour has crafted and invented a thoroughly modern African pop style, one which has gone on to influence artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon.

It was Gabriel, in fact, who introduced N'Dour to American and British artists via his So album (in 1986) and took N'Dour and The Super Etoile on the road with him in a subsequent world tour. In 1988, Youssou N'Dour was a co-headliner on the Amnesty International "Human Rights Now!" tour alongside Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Tracy Chapman. It was during the "Human Rights Now!" tour that N'Dour first heard Chimes Of Freedom and became friends with Branford Marsalis, who appears on The Guide.

N'Dour's first international album releases on Virgin, The Lion (1989), produced by George Acogny and containing the N'Dour-Gabriel composed single "Shaking The Tree"; and Set (1990), produced by Brian Eno-compadre Michael Brook, prompted Brian Cullman to write in Rolling Stone: "If any third world performer has a real shot at the sort of universal popularity last enjoyed by Bob Marley, it's Youssou, a singer with a voice so extraordinary that the history of Africa seems locked inside it."

In the summer of 1991, Youssou N'Dour signed to Spike Lee's 40 Acres & A Mule Musicworks label, distributed by Columbia. N'Dour was impressed by Lee's stated commitment to "enlarging the legacy of great African-American music" in a wide range of styles and Lee's belief that N'Dour's music constituted a part of that legacy. The result of that union was 1992's Eyes Open; self-produced by N'Dour at his own state-of-the-art Xippi Studio in Dakar and featuring The Super Etoile, Eyes Open went on to win a Grammy Award nomination.

Since the release of Eyes Open, Youssou N'Dour was made an ambassador for UNICEF in conjunction with the Year Of The Child. In July 1993, an African opera composed by N'Dour premiered at the Paris Opera. N'Dour was the subject of a recent episode of the BBC's Rhythms Of The World program.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 5
mp3, CD
1994
2 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 4
mp3, CD
1994 Chaos Recordings
3 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 4
mp3, CD
1994
4 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 5
mp3, CD
1994-00-00 Columbia
5 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 5
mp3, CD
1994 Chaos Recordings
6 Youssou N'Dour - Undecided Undecided 2
mp3, CD
1994 Columbia
7 Youssou N'Dour - Undecided Undecided 4
mp3, CD
1994
8 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 3
mp3, CD
1994 Chaos Recordings
9 Youssou N'Dour - Undecided Undecided 5
mp3, CD
1994 Columbia
10 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 2
mp3, CD
1994
11 Youssou N'Dour - The Best Of The Best Of 16
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1994
12 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 5
mp3, CD
1994
13 Youssou N'Dour - The Lion The Lion 9
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1989 Virgin
14 Youssou N'Dour - Set Set 13
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1990 Virgin
15 Youssou N'Dour - Hey You! (The Best Of Youssou N'Dour) Hey You! (The Best Of Youssou N'Dour) 15
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1993 Music Club
16 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds 7 Seconds 4
mp3, CD
1994 Columbia
17 Youssou N'Dour - Anime Rou (Remixed And Recycled By Hani) Anime Rou (Remixed And Recycled By Hani) 2
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1996 Sony Music Entertainment (Italy) S.p.a.
18 Youssou N'Dour - Eyes Open Eyes Open 14
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1992 40 Acres And A Mule MusicWorks
19 Youssou N'Dour - So Why? So Why? 8
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1997 Sonodisc
20 Youssou N'Dour - La Cour Des Grands (A Ton Tour De Jouer) La Cour Des Grands (A Ton Tour De Jouer) 3
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1998 Work
21 Youssou N'Dour - The Guide (Wommat) The Guide (Wommat) 15
mp3, CD
1994 Columbia
22 Youssou N'Dour - How Come How Come 3
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1998 Interscope Records
23 Youssou N'Dour - Shakin' The Tree Shakin' The Tree 2
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1989 Virgin
24 Youssou N'Dour - The Lion The Lion 9
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1989
25 Youssou N'Dour - Senegal: Gainde - Voices From The Heart Of Africa Senegal: Gainde - Voices From The Heart Of Africa 13
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1995 Network Medien
26 Youssou N'Dour - Nothing's In Vain (Coono Du Réér) Nothing's In Vain (Coono Du Réér) 13
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2002 Nonesuch
27 Youssou N'Dour - How Come How Come 3
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1998 Interscope Records
28 Youssou N'Dour - The Lion / Gaïende The Lion / Gaïende 2
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1989 Virgin
29 Youssou N'Dour - Chimes Of Freedom Chimes Of Freedom 2
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1995 Work
30 Youssou N'Dour - The Lion The Lion 9
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1989
31 Youssou N'Dour - Undecided Undecided 4
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1994 Chaos Recordings
32 Youssou N'Dour - How Come How Come 3
mp3, CD
1998 Interscope Records
33 Youssou N'Dour - Undecided Undecided 5
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1994 Columbia
34 Youssou N'Dour - Undecided Undecided 2
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1994 Columbia
35 Youssou N'Dour - L'Etoile De La Medina L'Etoile De La Medina 11
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1990 Prophil International

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