Michel Charles Sardou is a French singer, songwriter and occasional actor.
Sardou is known not only for his love songs, but also for songs dealing with various social and political issues, such as the rights of women in Islamic countries, clerical celibacy, colonialism or the death penalty. Another sometimes controversial theme found in some of his songs is his respect and support for the culture and foreign policies of the United States of America. He has been accused of being a racist due to his 1976 song "Le temps des colonies", where he sang positively about colonialism and slavery, but Sardou has always claimed the song was sarcastic. His 1981 single "Les lacs du Connemara" was an international hit. A number of his hit songs were written in collaboration with Jacques Revaux and Pierre Delanoë, a few others with Italian singer Toto Cutugno.
Sardou sold out eighteen consecutive dates at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in 2001, while his 2004 album Du plaisir went straight to the number one spot on the French album charts.
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