Singer and composer Philippe Lafontaine was born on May 24, 1955 in Gosselies, Belgium. Lafontaine spent a short time in a Jesuit college that he left at 17 to pursue a career in music. His first successes came from the writing and recording of jingles for television commercials (including Stella Artois and Coca Cola. Throughout the 1980s he joined the musical comedy "Brel en mille temps", touring in Dakar, Moscow, and Leningrad, and he released three albums. The song "Coeur de Loup" was his first big hit and launched his career once and for all in Europe.