Clayderman has recorded over 1,300 melodies, and has created a new romantic style through a repertoire which combines his trademark originals with classics and pop standards. He has devoted much of his time to performing concerts, going as far as playing 200 shows in 250 days. He has clocked up worldwide record sales of approximately 70 million, as of 2006, and has 267 gold and 70 platinum discs to his credit. He is popular in Asia and is noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being "the most successful pianist in the world".
His style and particularly his song "A Comme Amour" have a cult following in Asia - every new China Mobile SIM-card purchased in Shanghai since 2006 has this song as the default ringback tone when calling other subscribers.
He lives in Saint-Ouen with his wife Christine, his son Peter, and his daughter Maud.
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