On October 9, Indonesian-French singing sensation Anggun will release “Toujours un ailleurs”, her sixth French-language studio album. The title translates as “Always Elsewhere”. Judging from Anggun’s firece hand choreography, matte skin, golden jewelry and ability to smile with her eyes, we know where she is: Planet High Fashion. Luxe, calme et volupté, bébé!
Toujours un ailleurs: album cover
The album’s title also hints at Anggun’s very global identity. Born in Indonesia, she became a star while still a child, eventually moving to France as a teen in search of even bigger opportunities. Her debut album Snow on the Sahara, which dropped in 33 countries, became the best-selling album by an Asian artist outside of Asia. The title single topped the charts in Italy and Indonesia, and reached #22 on the US Adult Top 40.
Since competing at Eurovision in 2012 and releasing her fifth album Echoes, Anggun has spent a lot of time in Indonesia. She has served as a judge on Asia’s Got Talent and on X Factor Indonesia, where she became the highest-paid judge in the history of Indonesian television. With her voice and look and spirit, this sister deserves every penny!