Yelle

Yelle

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French band founded in 2005 by lead singer and namesake Yelle (Julie Budet) and GrandMarnier (Jean-François Perrier). The name of the band is an acronym for "You Enjoy Life" (“Yel”), but was later feminised to "Yelle" because a Belgian band was already using the former.
They rose to fame on MySpace with a song called "Short Dick Cuizi" (later renamed as "Je Veux Te Voir") in which they diss Cuizinier (TTC) in a humorous way. This song caught the attention of the label Source Etc, which signed a record deal for their first album, Pop Up. At this point, French DJ Tepr joined the band and produced a very succesful remix of their song À Cause Des Garçons, making it an instant hit and one of the main representations of the Tecktonik style.
After a long world tour and a few collaborations (highlighting the succesful Parle À Ma Main with Fatal Bazooka), they released their second album (Safari Disco Club) in 2011, which didn't achieve the sales success of its predecessor but also had a huge world tour and made Yelle the opening band for Katy Perry's UK tour.
After that, Tepr left the group to focus on his solo career, but Dr. Luke (who had discovered them in 2009 with their remix of Katy's Hot N Cold) contacted them and they started working together on their third studio album, Complètement Fou, released on September 2014.
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Yelle Discography

Albums

Yelle Pop-Up (Album) Source Etc Russia 2007 Sell This Version
Yelle Safari Disco Club (Album) Barclay, Recreation Center, Universal Music France Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Yelle Complètement Fou (Album) Because Music US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Yelle Je Veux Te Voir (Single, Maxi) Source Etc, Source Etc France 2006 Sell This Version
Yelle A Cause Des Garçons (Single) Kitsuné Music France 2007 Sell This Version
VIC-4995 Katy Perry Feat. Yelle Katy Perry Feat. Yelle - Hot N Cold(12", Promo) Vicious Recordings (2) VIC-4995 USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version
5099 92440841 7 Yelle Ce Jeu(12") Source Etc 5099 92440841 7 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
Yelle La Musique (Single, EP) Kitsuné Music France 2010 Sell This Version
YCOOLER Crookers & Yelle Crookers & Yelle - Cooler Couleur(7", S/Sided, Ltd, Whi) Recreation Center YCOOLER France 2010 Sell This Version
Yelle Que Veux Tu (Single) Cooperative Music 2011 Sell This Version
Yelle Comme Un Enfant (Single, Maxi, EP) Recreation Center UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Yelle Safari Disco Club (Single) Cooperative Music UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Yelle Safari Disco Club (Remixes)(CDr, EP, Promo) V2 Records International, Cooperative Music none US 2011 Sell This Version
none Yelle The Contest Pack(6xFile, EP, MP3, 320) Recreation Center none Europe 2012
Yelle L'Amour Parfait (Maxi, EP) Kitsuné Music US 2013 Sell This Version
Yelle Complètement Fou (Single) Because Music France 2014 Sell This Version
BEC 724 Yelle Bouquet Final(CD, Single, Promo) Because Music BEC 724 France 2014 Sell This Version
BEC788 Yelle Ba$$in(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Because Music BEC788 France 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none J0HNNY* Vs Yelle J0HNNY* Vs Yelle - J0HNNY Vs Yelle(File, MP3, 192) Not On Label (J0hnny Self-released) none 2007
none Yelle iTunes Foreign Exchange Single # 2(File, AAC) Parlophone none UK, Europe & US 2009
none Yelle Go Fresh(CD, Promo) Unilever France none France 2009 Sell This Version
none Yelle Les Femmes (Siriusmo Remix)(File, MP3, 192) Not On Label (Yelle Self-released) none France 2013
none Yelle Un Million(File, WAV) Not On Label (Yelle Self-released) none 2016

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mjb

mjb

October 21, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
Every time I get a Yelle album, I end up liking it, so I look to see if she's on tour. Every single time, she was performing in my city less than two days earlier. It just happened again. I missed the show by 3 hours.

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