July 7, 1979 An unknown French Canadian singer from Montreal --all of sweet 16 -- steps onto the boards of New York’s Fire Island before a screaming crowd of 5,000 to perform her very first single, “Come to me.” She left the stage a star.
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“Come to me” reached # 1 on Billboard’s dance chart, # 13 on its pop chart, and is now regarded as a solid gold disco classic. It was recently included on the soundtrack of the Miramax movie “54”.
Today Joli is an award-winning, international recording artist who continues to perform around the world and has seven albums to her credit. Her top ten hit singles include “Let go,”“Don’t stop dancing,” “Playboy,” “Feel like dancing,” “Heart to break the heart,” “Gonna get over you,” “Partylights.”
Joli has performed live throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and South America. Highlights include concerts at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Paramount Theater, the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, and the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo.
Joli’s many televised appearances include that on The Bob Hope Special, The Midnight Special, The Merv Griffin Show, The Dinah Shore Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and Solid Gold. She was also the subject of a Big Blue Marble documentary.
Interviews, reviews and feature articles focusing on Joli have appeared in such magazines as Billboard, Us, People, GQ, Interview, and Variety.
Joli’s awards include the Juno (Canada’s Grammy) for Best new artist, the 1980 Billboard’s Disco Award as best New Artist, and both the Most Outstanding Vocal Perfomance Award and the Grand Prize at the 1984 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan (with the hit single “Partylights.”)
Joli still resides in Montreal Canada.
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