Yodelice is a French pop singer/songwriter who made his full-length debut in 2009 with the international hit album Tree of Life.
Born Maxim Nucci
on February 23, 1979, in Créteil, France, he began playing music at a young age and studied for a while in England. He began his professional music career around the turn of the century, when he established himself as a hitmaking producer and songwriter. His first major success was as the producer of the Popstars-spawned girl group L5
, including the chart-topping smash hit "Toutes les Femmes de Ta Vie" (2001) and the Top Ten hit "Une Étincelle" (2002). He subsequently worked with Star Academy winner Jenifer Bartoli (generally known as simply Jenifer
), writing and producing the hit singles "Serre-Moi" (2005), "Tourner Ma Page" (2007), and "Comme un Hic" (2008). He also collaborated with French pop singer Ginie Line
on the Top 20 hit single "Jusqu'à la Tolérance" (2005). In the midst of this success, Nucci
made his full-length solo debut in 2006 with the eponymous album Maxim Nucci, a French-language effort released in association with Mercury Records. While the album wasn't a hit, Nucci
had much greater success a few years later with Tree of Life (2009), an English-language effort released on Mercury Records under the moniker Yodelice. The lead single "Sunday with a Flu" was a hit in not only France but also neighboring Francophone countries Switzerland and Belgium. Written in conjunction with Marianne Groves, Tree of Life peaked at number 11 on the French albums chart. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi