Multilingual Artists

Created by Euterpa on 16 Feb 2018 | Last edited by Euterpa on 27 Feb 2018

This is a collection of songs of artists that speak more than two languages. This collection will be updated and suggestions are welcome.

Except her native Spanish, Shakira speaks English, Italian, and Portuguese. According to some sources, she also speaks Catalan.

Translations:  English Turkish Serbian 14 more

This Canadian singer is of Italian descent and speaks Italian, English and French. Her debut single "Bambola" combines all three languages.

Charles Aznavour speaks French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, and Armenian.

Translations:  English Japanese Persian 7 more

Joan Baez speaks English, French, and Portuguese.

Translations:  German Greek Serbian 9 more

Tony Cetinski speaks his native Croatian, Italian and English.

Translations:  English Russian German 2 more

Toše Proeski was a singer from FYR Macedonia, died at age 26 in a car accident. He spoke Aromanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Italian and English.

Translations:  English Russian German 12 more

Andrea Bocelli speaks Italian, English, Latin, German, and Spanish.

Translations:  English Serbian Croatian 1 more

Rashid Behbudov was an Azerbaijani singer and actor. He spoke Azerbaijani, Russian, Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali

Translations:  Turkish English

Manu Chao speaks Spanish, French, and English. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and occasionally in other languages.

Translations:  English Dutch German 13 more

Celine has recorded songs in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Mandarin, and German.

Gloria Estefan speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French.

Translations:  English Italian Serbian 8 more

Laura Pausini besides her native Italian speaks English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Eros Ramazzotti speaks Italian, Spanish, and English.

Translations:  English

Nelly Furtado speaks Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Translations:  English Serbian Italian 7 more
Song | Italian Mina

Mina is an Italian singer that also speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

Translations:  English Russian Romanian 5 more

L'Aura speaks Italian, English and French.

Translations:  Portuguese Italian

Anitta (Brazil) speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Song | English Dihaj

Dihaj speaks Azerbaijani, Russian, Ukranian, English, and Turkish.

Eldar speaks Azerbaijani, German, English, Turkish, and Russian.

Translations:  Spanish French Russian 17 more

Julio Iglesias speaks Spanish, French, English, Italian, and Filipino.

Translations:  English Romanian

Enrique Iglesias speaks Spanish, English, and Italian.

Translations:  Spanish French Serbian 23 more

Luciano Pavarotti spoke Italian, English, Spanish, and French.

Translations:  English Dutch Bulgarian 6 more

Besides "the language of love", Cliff Richard speaks English, Italian, and Spanish. His discography also includes songs in German.

Translations:  German

Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam speaks English, Greek, and Arabic.

Translations:  Serbian Spanish French 12 more

Marija Šerifović speaks Serbian, English and Russian.

Translations:  English Russian Greek 25 more

Caetano Veloso speaks Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Translations:  English French Italian 1 more
Song | Arabic Dalida

Dalida was born in Egypt, but spent most of her career in France. She spoke French, Italian, Spanish, German, Arabic. She performed and recorded in 11 languages (French, Italian, German, Spanish, English, Egyptian and Levantine Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Greek).

Translations:  English

Gitte Hænning (Denmark) has recorded songs in Danish, Swedish, German, Italian, English and French.

Translations:  English Russian

Tarja Turunen: she speaks Finnish, Spanish and English. She has recorded/sung songs in English, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Swedish and Latin. The song "Mystique Voyage" is sung in Spanish, English and Finnish.

Translations:  English German Dutch 1 more

Roberto Carlos (Brazil) has recorded songs in Portuguese, Italian, English, and Spanish. In 1968, he became the first and only Brazilian to win the Festival of Sanremo, with the song "Canzone Per Te".

Translations:  English French Dutch 2 more

Raffaella Carrà has recorded songs in Italian, Spanish and English.

Translations:  Portuguese English Greek 1 more

Renato Russo was a Brazilian singer and songwriter who sang in Portuguese, Italian, and English.

Caterina Valente, Italian singer, guitarist, dancer, and actress born in France. She speaks 6 languages - Italian, French, German, English, Spanish, and Swedish; but also sings in Dutch, Por­tuguese, Hebrew, Greek and Japanese.

Translations:  Russian

Anna German sang in Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Neapolitan, Spanish, Latin, Polish (Silesian dialect), Portuguese, German and Mongolian.

Sergey Lazarev (Russia) has recorded songs in Russian, English and Ukrainian.

Translations:  Russian English Italian 2 more

Alexander Rybak (Norway) speaks Norwegian, Russian and English fluently. He has performed songs in all three languages, plus in Belarusian, Spanish and Swedish.

Tiziano Ferro speaks Italian, English, and Spanish. He has also recorded songs in French and Portuguese.

Translations:  English Portuguese Hungarian

Lara Fabian (born in Belgium, lives in Canada) speaks Italian, French, Flemish, Spanish and English. She has recorded songs in Italian, French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, Greek and German.

Translations:  English Japanese Greek 11 more

Françoise Hardy speaks her native French, German, and English. She has also recorded songs in Italian, although there's no written source (online) that would confirm she also speaks it.

Thalía speaks English, Tagalog, French, and Portuguese language.

Translations:  English Croatian Spanish

Eivør Pálsdóttir speaks native Faroese, English, Icelandic, Danish, and probably even Swedish.

Translations:  English
Comments
Markku    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 11:08

I think Laura Pausini could be included in this collection too. Smile

Euterpa    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 11:28

Thank you! I added it Regular smile

Alma Barroca    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 11:31

You may want to add Melody Gardot, Elisa (Italy), Mina, L'Aura, Anitta...

Euterpa    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 12:03

I found that Melody speaks English and French, and Elisa Italian and English... I believe if I include artists that speak two languages, that the list will be too long. Teeth smile So for now I'm adding only artists that speak more than two. I added Mina, L'Aura and Anita. Thank you! Regular smile

RadixIce    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 12:43

Hey, interesting collection. You may want to add Dihaj (Diana Hajiyeva), Ell (Eldar Gasimov) to the list.
Dihaj speaks Azerbaijani, Russian, Ukranian, English, Turkish.
Eldar speaks Azerbaijani, German, English, Turkish, Russian.

Euterpa    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 13:13

Thank you! Regular smile I have added both of them. Regular smile

maluca    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 17:47

Dalida (French, Italian, Arabic, German, English...)
Gitte Hænning (German, English, Italian, Danish, Swedish...)

maluca    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 17:50

It's hard to find out, what languages the singers speak or spoke and what languages they recorded songs. Dalida, according to some sources, recorded songs in 15 languages...

Euterpa    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 21:36

Thank you! Wikipedia says 11 so I'll go with that. Regular smile Impressive, in any case...

maluca    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 23:10

There's a song in Neapolitan sung by her on our list here at lyricstranslate, so that makes it at least 12...

Josemar    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 18:59

Tarja Turunen: she speaks Finnish, Spanish and English. She has recorded/sung songs in English, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Swedish and Latin.

This is one of her songs, it is sung in Spanish, English and Finnish.

Euterpa    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 22:08

Added. Thank you! Regular smile

Diazepan Medina    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 19:37

Roberto Carlos. Most of his songs in portuguese were recorded in spanish. He also recorded in english and italian.

Alma Barroca    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 20:55

If I'm not mistaken, he has performed at least one song in Hebrew as well.

Euterpa    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 21:58

And I just found he's the only Brazilian who won Sanremo! I made this list for fun, didn't expect to learn some new stuff like this! Teeth smile Thank you! Regular smile

Diazepan Medina    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 20:40

Another two: Raffaella Carra. Many of her hits in Italian were recorded in Spanish with great success

And Enya: She sang lyrics in english, in latin, Irish gaelic (her native language) and a made up language called Loxian creater by her lyricist Roma Ryan

Euterpa    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 19:57

I added Raffaella, however, I found that Enya speaks (only) two of those languages fluently, English and Irish Gaelic. I believe if I include artists that speak two languages, the list will be too long... So for now I'm adding only artists that speak more than two. Regular smile Thank you! Regular smile

Alma Barroca    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 21:24

Renato Russo has songs in Portuguese, English and Italian.

Euterpa    Sat, 17/02/2018 - 19:51

Seems like I forgot to reply to this, I added him Regular smile

Enjovher    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 22:49

EDIT:

1. Anna German: Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Neapolitan, Polish (Silesian dialect), Portuguese German and Mongolian.
2. Sergey Lazarev: English, Russian and Ukrainian
3. Alexander Rybak: Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Belarusian, Spanish (1 song) and English.
4. Tiziano Ferro: Italian, Spanish, French, English and Portuguese.
5. Yasmin Levy: Spanish, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Hebrew and Catalan.
6. Mor Karbasi: Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Spanish and Hebrew.

Euterpa    Tue, 20/02/2018 - 21:19

I had been busy so it took me a while to add these...sorry for that. Thank you! Regular smile I'll have to ask though...
Can you tell me does Tiziano speak French and Portuguese or has just recorded songs in those languages?
And does Yasmin speak Catalan? I found that she only sings in Ladino, but doesn't speak it, for example. I can't seem to find that info... Confused smile

Euterpa    Sat, 17/02/2018 - 19:41

Added! Thank you Regular smile

mk87    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 23:00

As far as I know, Cliff Richard doesn't actually speak German, even though he recorded some hit songs in German. I vaguely remember an interview on German television during which he said that all the lyrics were spelled out phonetically for him during recording sessions and that he didn't actually understand a word of what he was singing.

Euterpa    Sat, 17/02/2018 - 19:47

Thank you! It's been corrected. Regular smile

3oudicca    Fri, 16/02/2018 - 23:20

According to their website, the wonderful Mediæval Bæbes sing in "in an impressive array of obscure and ancient languages".
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/mediaeval-baebes-lyrics.html
I'm not sure how many different languages exactly but am sure Wikipedia can answer that question. However, I very much doubt that they actually speak these languages, so if this is a condition, they are disqualified.

Euterpa    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 20:39

According to Wiki: They sing in a variety of languages, including Latin, Middle English, French, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Scottish English, German, Manx Gaelic, Spanish, Welsh, Bavarian, Provençal, Irish, modern English and Cornish. Impressive, indeed. I'm not finding though how many languages they, or at least one of them, actually speaks. Sad smile

3oudicca    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 23:00

Boh, probably just English, sadly. But a fabulous group and worth a listen...

Euterpa    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 20:01

I'm just listening to "Remember Me", sounds beautiful *_* I even understand some things, thanks to the great similarity of Slavic languages... :D 

dhani.ramirez    Sat, 17/02/2018 - 09:59

What about Fey?, she recorded in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Euterpa    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 20:17

Unfortunately, I can't find anywhere which languages she actually speaks. Sad smile

Euterpa    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 21:26

I checked the other members, too and can't find anything about which languages they speak. Sad smile

Alma Barroca    Sat, 17/02/2018 - 20:24

Mia Martini: Italian, Neapolitan, French, English
Lodovica Comello: Spanish, Italian, English
Lara Fabian: French, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
Josh Groban: English, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Adriano Celentano: Cape Verdean, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Gigliola Cinquetti: Italian, Spanish, English, German, French

jsanders14    Mon, 19/02/2018 - 16:29

Aris San sang at least in Greek, Hebrew, and Spanish

Geek49 .    Tue, 20/02/2018 - 00:24

You should remove Croatian or Serbian from the lists and include just one (the main one fot the person) because they are like 90% same and if you speak one you can speak the other, or add both to all singers that speaks one of them. Serbo-Croatian is a good compromise.

Karaula    Tue, 20/02/2018 - 17:51

I agree, the best would be to keep only the main language. E. g. Toše Proeski should be Serbian, especially since he spoke only the "ekavica" which is not proper for Croatian and Bosnian.

Euterpa    Tue, 20/02/2018 - 21:37

I had added Croatian by mistake, somehow I was sure that he had some songs in Croatian standard. Teeth smile I disagree that if you can speak one you can speak the other... you can mainly understand the other, but I consider it an urban myth that you can speak the other automatically. There are many differences that even the natives aren't fully aware of. But I wouldn't want to turn this into that kind of discussion... Teeth smile Thank you, I corrected it. Regular smile

Euterpa    Sun, 25/02/2018 - 12:58

It's been added, thank you! Regular smile

Higgs Boson    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 21:34

Oh, yes, Eivør, what an artist!

Euterpa    Tue, 27/02/2018 - 22:34

Wow! I haven't heard of her and now I'm asking myself...why o.O Such a beautiful and powerful voice! Thank you for your suggestion, I've added her. Regular smile

makis17    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 21:56

The greek singer Νάνα Μούσχουρη (Nana Mouskouri).
During the span of her music
career she has released over 200 albums and singles in 10 different languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish,
Hebrew, Welsh, Mandarin Chinese and Corsican.

Karaula    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 23:56

Muharem Serbezovski and Esma Redžepova both speak and have songs in Romani, Macedonian and Serbian. Muharem also allegedly speaks 5 other languages aswell.

P-Code    Sat, 03/03/2018 - 04:41

Potap & Nastya speak Ukrainian, Russian, and English. Nastya can speak Italian, as well. This song has Russian, and a verse in English and another in Italian: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/potap-and-nastia-kamenskih-ne-hvatilo-voz... Also, this song is in Ukrainian and Russian (the song is about the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/potap-and-nastya-%D0%BC%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA... They even have a song in Armenian: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/potap-and-nastia-kamenskih-sirelis-lyrics... (The lyrics are in Cyrillic and not the Armenian script, though)

The two members of the duo Vremya i Steklo speak Ukrainian, Russian, and English. Almost all of their songs are in Russian, but they have one (very recent) song in Ukrainian: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/vremya-steklo-do-zirok-%D0%B4%D0%BE-%D0%B... They also have one song in English: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/vremya-i-steklo-harmonica-lyrics.html It's admittedly not very good, so don't judge them just on this song. The rest of their songs are far better.

Туна Ченевская    Sat, 03/03/2018 - 07:57

Naviband speak Belarusian, Russian and English, and have songs in Belarusian and Russian.
Irina Bilyk speaks Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian (I'm not sure if she speaks English) and has songs in all the three languages above.
Tina Karol speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and English, and has songs in all of them too.
O. Torvald speak Ukrainian, Russian, and English, though the frontman admits he is reluctant to speak Russian, according to Wikipedia.
There are many artists from Ukraine who can speak Ukrainian, Russian, and English. Are you going to list all of them?

maluca    Sun, 04/03/2018 - 00:33

Ishtar - She speaks and sings in Arabic, Hebrew, French, Spanish, and English

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