Biography of France Joli

France Joli – this name might be unfamiliar to some of you, but upon hearing her smash hit ‘Come to Me’ from 1979; you will surely going to recognize this Diva. The song is still loved and played on different radio stations throughout America.

France Joli is known widely as a Canadian singer who earned popularity in the early 1980s. She is famous for her dance-pop music along with sexually suggestive performances. In her career, France released six albums and numerous hit singles in the US and Canada.

Short career summary

Montreal, Quebec native France Joli is a singer best remembered for the disco favorite “Come to Me.” Exposed to music when she was a kid, and she eventually had her first hit (which is “Come to Me”) when she was only 15 years old. She later would score other hits such as “Feel Like Dancing”/”The Heart to Break The Heart,” and “Gonna Get Over You.” She has released several albums, to name a few: “Tonight,” “Now!,” “If You Love Me” as well as her eponymous debut album.

Early life and career

France Joli was born France Joly (yes, with a “y”) in Montreal, Quebec, on January 26, 1963. Singing and performing were already in her blood, as she began performing as a child to entertain her relatives. By age six she made her professional foray into show business by appearing on television. By the time she was eleven years old, Joli had already been a veteran on the small screen by appearing in several commercials and talent shows.

Young disco sensation

Musician and record producer Tony Green encountered Joli, who asked him to work with her. Eventually, the young girl got to sing at Green’s home; another source cited that it was Green who discovered Joli when he spotted her singing at a school production.

At first, Green reportedly refused Joli’s invitation to be her record producer but eventually, he went to work for Joli’s first album. He also wrote the potential hit “Come to Me”. Joli, then 15 years old, recorded the track along with The Sweethearts of Sigma Sound, a well-known group of session vocalists from Philadelphia, USA.

France Joli’s self-titled album was released on the disco-oriented label Prelude, in April 1979. When the young singer performed “Come to Me” at a concert in New York (as a last-minute replacement for Donna Summer), the song garnered a big boost.

“Come to Me” eventually landed on top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and stayed at that position for three weeks. The single also peaked at #15 on the Billboard pop charts, not a bad performance for a new artist. However, the relatively low placing of “Come to Me” gave an indication that audience and radio stations were growing disillusioned toward the disco genre. The single also peaked at #47 on the adult contemporary singles chart and #36 on the R&B singles chart.

The LP France Joli reached #26 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The young singer made appearances on US television for the first time, debuting on the late-night musical variety series The Midnight Special. She later was a guest onThe Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, and Dinah!; Joli also appeared on a Bob Hope television special.

Her second LP Tonight was released in 1980. It carried the single “Feel Like Dancing”/”The Heart to Break the Heart” went as high as #3 on the Billboard’s dance singles rankings, but didn’t chart anywhere else – a sign that the reign of disco in the mainstream scene was virtually over. The album Tonight still managed to score a placing on the Billboard 200 at #175.

1981 saw the release of Joli’s third album Now, which was helmed by new producers Ray Reid and William Anderson. The album failed to chart this time, and its singles “Gonna Get Over You” and “Your Good Lovin'”/”Can We Fall in Love Again” only managed to score positions on the dance chart (at #2 and #53 respectively).

By this time Joli left Prelude, wanting to try something outside the disco market. She signed with Epic Records. Her albums with the major label, Attitude (1983) and Witch of Love (1985) failed to generate mainstream interest, despite the quality of her songs and her strong performance. Joli was eventually dropped from the label.

Post-disco years

Joli spent the next decade focusing more on performing. In 1996 she reunited with Green to record and release a new single “Touch,” which was released on Popular Records. It went to #24 on the Billboard dance tracks chart a year later its release; it was also to be her final charting single to date. In recent years she has performed in several clubs particularly around New York City.

Joli’s signature song “Come to Me” is featured in the 2003 documentary When Ocean Meets Sky as well as in the 1998 drama film 54.

France Joli Net Worth

It is almost impossible to calculate the total assets or monthly income of someone. However, as per various sources, the net worth of France Joli is $5 million. She is known as one of the most popular and richest Pop Singers even today.

Who is France Joli Dating?

This is the most asked question by Joli’s fans. However, France Joli chose to keep her love life private. As per some sources, she previously had at least 1 relationship. Regardless, no official statement of public announcement has been released from the singer herself. 

It is assumed that she has not been engaged and still enjoying her single life.

France Joli Age

Joli was born on 26th January 1963 in Canada. According to her birth year, she is 60 years old in 2023. Her birth sign is Aquarius.

Where Does Joli Lives?

According to sources, France Joli is currently residing in her birth country, Canada. She is a Canadian National. 

Hobbies of France Joli

France loves to read and travel in her leisure time. Besides, photography is also one of her hobbies. She likes to spend time on internet surfing in her free time as well. 

Most Searched Queries About France Joli On The Internet 

The most googled queries about France Joli are mainly about her age, photos, love relationships, social media accounts, net worth, salary, height, music, family, etc.

France Joli in 2023

Joli still performs across the country, even after 40 years in the music industry. Apart from concerts, she actively participates in clubs and festivals, etc.