Arthur H had been honing his craft in various venues around Paris before launching his first eponymous album in 1990. The son of noted musician Jacques Higelin, Arthur was compared to French mavericks Serge Gainsbourg and Boris Vian but it wasn't long before he made a name (or, should we say, an initial) for himself. With his idiosyncratic mix of jazz, pop, rock and musette, H won francophones and francophiles crowds the world over. Albums Trouble-fête (1996), Pour Madame X (2000) and Adieu tristesse (2005) are some of the staples of a consistent discography. His seventh opus, L'homme du monde, won the Victoire (the French equivalent of a Grammy Award) for Best Pop-Rock Album in 2009. Baba Love came out two years later.