Sheila has been experiencing an artistic and media renaissance for several years. As proof, the 77-year-old singer gave her very first concert at the Francofolies de la Rochelle last Saturday, after 60 years of career and 85 million records sold. A true consecration! ” Like what, in life, you have to persevere. I waited 60 years… They say that patience and length of time are more than strength or rage. The proof “reacts the interpreter of “The rumor” near France 3taking the situation with great humour: I’m here today, but what they don’t know is that I’m coming every year now. I have to make up for lost time “. In The ParisianSheila evokes her revenge on the ambient snobbery in the world of music: Don’t be an average French girl here. Maybe I wasn’t connected enough… (…) We understood that being popular isn’t a defect, it’s the recognition of a life “.
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“You always have to believe in it”
At the same time, Sheila received excellent news on July 14: she received the title of Officer of the Legion of Honor, just like actor Christian Clavier or director Michel Hazanavicius. She had already been made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in March 1998. I did not expect that ! “confesses the interpreter of “Spacers” on France 3, again honored with this recognition: “ It’s important because I think of my parents. When I was knighted with them, my father was in tears. And there, I think of them above my head. And I think my father is dancing the bourrée so proud of his daughter “. The one who was defrauded by her former producer has also learned watching CNews ! ” What happiness that it happens to me at the same time as my first Francos. What revenge on life! exclaims the yéyés icon at the Parisianshe who still can’t believe it: Officer of the Legion of Honor, Commander of Arts and Letters… Where I come from, me, the little candy seller. Like anything is possible. Obviously, you need character, you have to fight, especially when you’re a girl, take a slap… But you always have to believe in it “.
Currently, Sheila relishes her strong bond with French audiences as she celebrates her 60-year career on tour throughout France (Le Havre, Béziers, Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse…). She will also be in concert at the Grand Rex in Paris on November 12, before two new dates at Salle Pleyel on November 15 and 16, 2024! On October 20, the artist will also publish the live album of his 60th anniversary tour.