He then took an interest in the guitar. His career as a singer began in 1995 when he let his interest in writing come out. He stopped playing in bands that sang covers of more famous bands like Pink Floyd. He wanted to work on his own songs that he had written and try to attract a new audience. In 1999, a record company became interested in his compositions, and he signed a record contract with Island and began to record his first album Jours étranges which went double platinum.
His first single Jeune et con was broadcast on many radio stations and reached the general public, which earned him a nomination for award The Newcomer of the Year' at the Victoires de la Musique in 2001. In December 2001 his first poetry collection was published entitled À ton nom. In March 2002, he released his second album God Blesse/Katagena. In the meantime he released a piece of instrumental work called Katagena. It was available online via non-official web-sites and downloadable free of charge. Brian de Palma contacted him and asked him to contribute to the original soundtrack of the movie Femme Fatale that was released in April 2003.
The song that was chosen Sexe caused a lot of commotion due to its vulgar lyrics. Many radio stations refused to broadcast it, and the music video was banned from the television. On April 22nd, 2002, the day after the first round of presidential elections, he wrote a song called Fils de France online, which was meant to be against French right-wing politician Jean-Marie Le Pen who qualified for the second ballot. The song was written and recorded in about 10 hours, then made available for free on the Universal Music's website. His third album, Debbie, was released in 2004 with a more rock style than the previous albums. In 2005 he quit Universal Music and went on the Damien Saez: Piano and Voice Tour and developed his own musical style in which his singing was accompanied by three guitars and a piano. Read more on Last.fm.
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