High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wallen (born Nawell Azzouz, January 23, 1978) is a French R&B singer. HEr stage name comes from the rearrangement of the letters of her first name.SHe was born in Saint-Denis, France, to Moroccan parents. AS a child, she learned to play the violin and developed a passion for singing. SHe grew up listening to Funk, Hip hop, and R&B. SHe decided to become a singer after seeing Lauryn Hill in the movie Sister Act 2.INfluenced by Aaliyah, Wallen made her recording debut with producer Sullee B Wax, and female rapper Sté Strass. IN 1998, she was featured on the French RnB compilation "24 Carats", with "Je ne pleurs pas" (I'm not crying).