Camille Dalmais, better known by her mononym Camille (born in 1978 in Paris, France), is a French singer, songwriter and occasional actress.
In early 2002, Camille signed a recording contract with Virgin Records. She released her first studio album Le Sac des Filles. In 2004, she began working with Marc Collin and his band Nouvelle Vague, which incorporates new wave and bossa nova music.
In 2005 she released the album Le Fil, which was produced in collaboration with English producer MaJiKer. This album incorporated an avant-garde concept – a string, or thread ("le fil"), which was a drone that persisted throughout the entire course of the album. All of the songs in this album are based on the exploration of the voice, with only a double bass, bass guitar, guitar, trombone, percussion or keyboard as accompanying instruments. Le fil quickly became a gold album.
In June 2007 Camille performed Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and a new a cappella work God is sound (The 12 World Prayers) at L'église Saint-Eustache, Paris.
Camille's song "1, 2, 3" from Le Sac des Filles was used in the television ad for Cacharel's Promesse perfume starring Laetitia Casta and Matthew Avedon. Her song "Waves" was used in Perrier's "Melting" television ad.
Also in 2007, she contributed to the soundtrack of Pixar's Ratatouille in the song entitled "Le Festin". This style of music, which may be termed "typical Parigot street singing", is also found in the movie Porco Rosso in the song "Le Temps des Cerises". Additionally, she provides the European French dub voice of Collette in Ratatouille.
A new album entitled Music Hole was released on 7 April 2008, again produced in collaboration with MaJiKer. Music Hole was recorded and mixed by Valgeir Sigurdsson. The first single from the album entitled "Gospel With No Lord" was released for online download on 11 February 2008, along with another new song from the album entitled "Money Note".
Her song, "Ta douleur" was featured in the American television program Saturday Night Live. The original sketch aired in October 2010 titled "Les jeunes de Paris" hosted by actress Emma Stone. In March 2011, singer Miley Cyrus showcased this song in a similar sketch. The skit which seemed inspired by Jean-Luc Godard's Band of Outsiders was entirely in French and involved a dance off to the song.
She contributed to the track "Putain putain" on Nouvelle Vague's 2010 album Couleurs Sur Paris for whom she had previously done work for on their first album. Recently she appeared on Jérôme Van Den Hole's self-titled album on the track, "Debout".
Her most recent album, titled Ilo Veyou, came out in October of 2011.