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Willy Denzey
Background information
Birth name William Thongrasamy
Born August 19, 1982 (1982-08-19) (age 27)
Origin Melun, France
Genres Hip-hop, R&B
Occupations Singer
Years active 2002-present

William Thongrasamy, known under the pseudonym Willy Denzey (born 19 August 1982 in Melun, France) is a R&B et soul French-born singer with Loatian origins.



He spent his childhood in Le Mée-sur-Seine. At 15, he formed with his friends a band named Prodyge. In June 2000, he participated in the broadcast Graines de star and reached the final.[1] A producer noticed him and proposed to him to release a disc. In 2001, Denzey participated in the Francofolies of La Rochelle, then in 2002 released his first single, "Que te dire".

Denzey released in May 2003 a second single, "Le mur du son", which earned a gold disc in France for over 300 000 copies sold. In November 2003, he released his first album, # 1, in which many artists participated, including The Weasel, Diam's, Kader Riwan. His single "L'Orphelin" also become a top ten hit in France.

In September 2004, Denzey released a new album entitled Act II, composed of hip-hop and R&B songs and romantic ballads, including a collaboration with Lil Wayne. Then he released in January 2005 the song "Et si tu n'existais pas", a cover of Joe Dassin. Thereafter, Denzey toured throughout France.

He also performed the song "Double Mise (Bet on it)", used in the movie High School Musical 2, produced and broadcast by Disney Channel.

However, after the failure of his last single, "Mon Royaume", which did not appear on the chart, his third album, originally scheduled to be released in 2006, was cancelled.[2]



Year Title Certification (France)[3] Peak position
2003 #1 Gold (2004) 23
2004 Acte II 23 89


Year Title Date of release Certification (France)[7] Peak position Album
2002 "Que vous dire" 9 November 2002 52
2003 "Le mur du son (Bounce)" 4 May 2003 Gold (2003) 8 11 33 #1
"#1 (Si tu veux)" 16 November 2003 20
2004 "L'Orphelin" 14 March 2004 Silver (2004) 5 16 30
"Honey" 11 November 2004 30 21 74 Acte II
2005 "Et si tu n'existais pas" 30 January 2005 5 4
2006 "Mon Royaume" 2006
2007 "Double mise" October 2007


This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-10-18 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.

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