Christophe Maé is a French singer who has been playing the role of Monsieur in the hit musical "Le Roi Soleil" from 2005 to 2007. He is known for songs such as 'Ca Marche' and 'Et Vice Versailles'. He has sold more than 1 million copies of his first solo album, "Mon Paradis", released in 2007. Born October 16, 1975 in Carpentras, he learned to play the violin at age 6. He began playing the guitar and harmonica at age 16 after he was immoblised from a chronic illness. He was very sick back then, and as a result of that, he had to be in bed 24/7. To please himself he started singing. This is when he discovered his inspiration: Stevie Wonder. When he got better, he was struggling to gain fame. He performed in bars, restaurants and as opening act for artists like Cher, Seal and Jonathan Cerrada. During the opening act for Jonathan Cerrada Cristophe got noticed by Dove Attia, who asked him if he would do a casting for the musical Le Roi soleil. He got the part. France's most pupular radio station named Christophe "revolution of the year", and in March 07 he released his first soloalbum (mon paradis). Over 1 million copies were sold. His musical influences are Bob Marley, Ben Harper, Tracy Chapman, and Jack Johnson.