Thomas Mars (vocals), Deck D'Arcy (bass), and Christian Mazzalai (guitars) were the original trio who would become known as Phoenix. Mazzalai's older brother Branco joined the trio when his band broke up in 1995 (see Darlin'), and two years later they called themselves Phoenix. At this point they were still making rock music without the synth-rock sounds, and released a single on their own label Ghettoblaster. Shortly there-after, they were signed to the Paris-based Source Records (FR). While there, they got aquainted with label-mates AIR, and were the backing band for a number of TV appearances. From this connection, Phoenix created their first French house track in 1999, "Heatwave." This was the precursor to their debut album, "United". From this, they appeard on a number of compilations, but went on a creative hiatus until 2004.
There have been a number of artists going by the name of Phoenix
(1) A popular French alternative rock band
(2) A Romanian folk rock band
(3) A short-lived British hard rock band
(4) A UK-based filk band
(5) A goa project
(6) A rac band with members from France and Sweden.
(7) A hungarian rock band
(8) A hungarian rapper
(9) An Oklahoma City garage-soul band from the late 1960s/early 1970s
(10) A Japanese pop group from the 60s.
(11) A British rapper Phoenix (1)
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Phoenix Legend (simplified Chinese: 凤凰传奇; traditional Chinese: 鳳凰傳奇; pinyin: Fènghuáng Chuánqí) is a Chinese popular music duo, consisting of female vocalist Yang Wei Ling Hua (杨魏玲花), who is from Inner Mongolia and sings in both Mandarin Chinese and Mongolian, and male rapper Zeng Yi (曾毅), who is from Hunan.
In 2012 Phoenix Legend was rated the most popular Chinese pop duo. Their music blends folk music with rap and hip hop elements and has a wide appeal with fans from migrant to white-collar workers, children to retirees. Some[who?] have dubbed them as "the savior of Chinese music industry", because of the popularity of their songs. In May 2012 Phoenix Legend was reported in the China Daily as having sold more than 6 million albums in China since 2005, and 10 songs from their four albums have recorded one billion online hits.
Their song "On the Moon" (月亮之上; Yueliang Zhi Shang) brought them national attention after they performed it on the television show Star Boulevard.
Their song "Fly Freely" (自由飞翔) has also been placing high on Chinese download charts.