With the encouragement of his manager Jean-Pierre Weiller, his musical career got a great boost in 2000 with his self-titled 4th album Yannick Noah, written by [[Erick Benzi]] and [[Robert Goldman (songwriter)|]]. The single "Simon Papa Tara" written by Robert Goldman. The album also contained songs by [[Bob Marley]] and the group [[Téléphone]].
In October 2006, the album Charango was a major hit, selling more than 1,150,00 copies and culminating in a one-year tour to promote the album. French radio played the singles "Donne-moi une vie" and "[[Aux arbres citoyens]]" from the alburm extensively.
In 2005, Noah performed at [[Bob Geldof]]'s [[Live 8]] concert, a fundraiser aimed at alleviating [[poverty in Africa]].
On 21 July 2009, Noah made his U.S. live debut, headlining a concert in front of a packed house at the popular free outdoor performing arts festival in New York City, [[Central Park SummerStage]]. The performance was part of France's global music celebration [[Fête de la Musique]].
In 2010, Yannick made a comeback with the release of Frontières, his eighth album, containing the single "Angela", a tribute to [[Angela Davis]]. It also contained a duet with in "Hello". On 25 September 2010, he filled the [[Stade de France]] for an exceptional concert that was attended by close to 80,000 spectators.
== Charity ==
Noah is very active in charity work. He supports [[Enfants de la Terre]], a charity created and run by his mother, Marie-Claire, in 1988.
Noah also founded Fête le Mur in 1996, a tennis charity and adaptation for underprivileged children, specially in the poor areas and the banlieues. It is presided by Noah himself.
He is also a spokesman for Appel des Enfants pour l'Environnement that was started by the [[World Wide Fund for Nature]] (WWF).
Finally he has taken part in singing with [[Les Enfoirés]] to help Les Restos du Cœur. He also takes part in [[telethon]]s and sponsored the "Téléthon 2005".
He also sponsors the Association Terre-des-Hommes in Massongex (Suisse) and donated proceeds of his concert of Grands Gamins, in 2008, to [[Sol En Si]], an AIDS charity.
Partly because of his huge involvement in a number of charities, he topped the list of the most favourite French personalities according to a joint survey of Ifop and [[Le Journal du Dimanche]] in 2007.