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Diam's

Diam's

French rapper
Diam's
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Quick Facts

Intro French rapper
A.K.A. Diam’s, Melanie Georgiades, Diams, Mélanie Georgiades
Is Rapper Singer Actor
From France
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 27 July 1980, Nicosia
Age 41 years
Audio
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The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Mélanie Georgiades ([melani ʒɔʁʒjad]; born 25 July 1980 in Nicosia), better known by her stage name Diam's ([djams]), is a French rapper and singer of Greek Cypriot origin.

Early career

In 1998, when she was just 19, Diam's signed a development deal with BMG Music Publishing France. With the publisher's help, Diam's worked on her craft and signed with Universal Records in 1999. She appeared in a song on DJ Mehdi's 2002 album "(The Story Of) Espion".

2003's Brut de Femme was her breakthrough, reaching gold and spawning the top 10 single "DJ." In concert at the 2004 Dour Festival in Belgium, people threw objects at Diam's when she began singing. In 2005, she cemented her importance as a songwriter with "Ma Philosophie"—a huge number one hit for Pop Idol star Amel Bent.

In 2005, she collaborated with Indonesian singer Anggun for her song "Juste Être Une Femme" (Just to be a Woman), which is featured on the French version of her studio album Luminescence.

Dans ma bulle 2006

Dans ma bulle (Inside my Bubble) was released in February 2006, debuting at number one on the French album chart selling 50,000 copies in its first week. Diam's first single from Dans Ma Bulle, La Boulette (The Moron) gained immense popularity and airtime. It stayed at number one on the French music charts for 6 consecutive weeks. Her second single Jeune Demoiselle debuted at #4. Ma France à moi and Confessions nocturnes with Vitaa also proved to popular. Dans Ma Bulle went on to be the biggest-selling French album in France in 2006 and reached diamond status (1,000,000 copies sold). Diam's won the award for Best French Act at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Personal life

Diam's is known for her political activism in both her lyrics and her public persona. She converted to Islam in late 2008 and wears a Jilbāb.

Discography

Albums

Year Album Peak chart positions
1999 Premier mandat
-
-
-
-
2003 Brut de femme
7
-
45
-
2004 Ma vie / Mon live (Live album)
53
-
-
-
2006 Dans ma bulle
1
-
3
19
2009 S.O.S.
1
1
6
18

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
2003 "DJ" (music video directed by J.G Biggs)
2
-
1
16
2003 "Incassables"
31
-
8
29
2004 "Évasion"
29
-
31
45
2006 "La boulette (Génération nan nan)"
1
2
1
12
2006 "Jeune Demoiselle"
4
3
3
20
2007 "Ma France à moi"
11
-
12
-
2009 "I am somebody"
-
-
-
-
2009 "Enfants du désert"
-
6
21
80
2010 "Coeur de bombe"
-
43
-
-
2010 "Peter Pan"
-
-
-
-
As featured artist
2003 "Un peu de respect"
90
-
-
-
2003 "Promise" (music video directed by J.G Biggs)
50
-
-
-
2004 "Relève la tête"
39
-
-
-
2006 "Les mains en l'air"
29
-
-
76
2006 "Non c'sera non (omri omri)"
30
-
-
-

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Recognitions

Year Award-giving Body Award Result
2004 Victoires de la Musique Rap/hip-hop album of the year (Brut de Femme) Won
2006 MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 Best French Act Won
2007 NRJ Music Awards Francophone Album of the Year (Dans Ma Bulle) Won
2007 NRJ Music Awards Francophone Female Artist of the Year Won
2007 NRJ Music Awards Francophone Song of the Year (La Boulette) Won
2007 NRJ Music Awards Music Video of the Year (Jeune Demoiselle) Nominated
2007 L'Année Du Hip Hop Best Song (La Boulette) Won
2007 L'Année Du Hip Hop Best Rap Artist Won
2007 L'Année Du Hip Hop Best Album (Dans Ma Bulle) Won
2010 NRJ Music Awards Francophone Album of the Year (S.O.S.) Nominated
2010 NRJ Music Awards Francophone Female Artist of the Year Nominated
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http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Diam's+feat.+China&titel=Evasion&cat=s
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