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Malika Ayane

Malika Ayane

Italian singer
Malika Ayane
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Intro Italian singer
Is Musician Singer Composer
From Italy
Type Music
Gender female
Birth 31 January 1984, Milan
Age 37 years
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Malika Ayane
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Biography

Malika Ayane (Italian pronunciation: [maˈliːka aˈjan]; born 31 January 1984, Milan, Italy) is an Italian pop singer.

Early life

Malika Ayane was born in Milan, Italy, on 31 January 1984, from a Moroccan father, Ahmed, and an Italian mother. She grew up in the Zone 2 of Milan, the most multi-ethnic area of the city. In 1995, she entered the White Voices Choir at the Teatro alla Scala in her hometown, where she sang for seven years. In the meanwhile, she started studying cello at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory in Milan, where she graduated in 2001.

Career

During the mid 2000s, Ayane recorded songs for some TV spots, including a cover of "Over the Rainbow" for the campaign of Italian food company Yomo in 2005, and the original track "Soul Waver", performed in 2007 for Swedish car manufacturer Saab.

In 2007, Ayane met Italian record producer and former singer Caterina Caselli, which granted her a deal with independent label Sugar Music. As a result, "Soul Waver" was released as her debut single. The song was also re-released in an Italian-language version, "Sospesa", with singer-songwriter Pacifico. Malika Ayane's self-titled first studio album was released on 26 September 2008. The album also spawned the single "Feeling Better", which became a radio hit in 2008, while the track "Il giardino dei salici" was chosen by Barilla for a TV commercial.

In December 2008, Ayane was chosen as one of the contestants of the Newcomers' section of the 59th Sanremo Music Festival. During the show, held in February 2009, she performed her entry "Come foglie", written by Negramaro's frontman Giuliano Sangiorgi. During the third night of the show, the song was also performed as a duet with singer-songwriter Gino Paoli.

For Valerio Scanu, contestant of the eighth season of the talent show "Amici di Maria De Filippi", she wrote the song "Dopo Di Me" that reached the ninth position in the Italian charts.

Malika, in April 2009, took part in the song "Domani 21-04-09" with other Italian singers to obtain money to rebuild schools in Abruzzo. In 2010, she was a contestant in the 60th edition of the prestigious Italian song contest Sanremo Music Festival where she won the "Mia Martini" critics award for her song "Ricomincio da qui".

Discography

Albums

List of albums, with chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Chart positions Certifications
ITA
Malika Ayane
  • Released: 26 September 2008
  • Label: Sugar
  • Formats: CD, download
9
  • FIMI: Platinum
Grovigli
  • Released: 19 February 2010
  • Label: Sugar
  • Formats: CD, download
2
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum
Ricreazione
  • Released: 18 September 2012
  • Label: Sugar
  • Formats: CD, download
2
  • FIMI: Gold
Naïf
  • Released: 12 February 2015
  • Label: Sugar
  • Formats: CD, download
9
  • FIMI: Gold

Singles

Title Year Chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
"Soul Waver" / "Sospesa" (feat. Pacifico) 2008 Malika Ayane
"Feeling Better" 6
"Come foglie" 2009 2
  • FIMI: Platinum
"Contro vento"
"La prima cosa bella" 2010 5
  • FIMI: Platinum
Grovigli
"Ricomincio da qui" 2
  • FIMI: Platinum
"Satisfy My Soul"
"Thoughts and Clouds"
"Il giorno in più" 2011
"Tre cose" 2012 13
  • FIMI: Platinum
Ricreazione
"Il tempo non inganna"
"E se poi" 2013 8
  • FIMI: Platinum
"Niente" 39
"Cosa hai messo nel caffè?"
"Neve casomai (Un amore straordinario)"
"Adesso e qui (nostalgico presente)" 2015 9
  • FIMI: Gold
Naïf
"Senza fare sul serio" 10
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum
"Tempesta"
  • FIMI: Gold
"—" denotes singles that did not chart

Featured singles

Title Year Chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
"Domani 21/04.09"
(Artisti Uniti per l'Abruzzo)
2009 1
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum
Charity single
"Verrà l'estate"
(Pacifico feat. Malika Ayane)
Dentro ogni casa
"Hello!"
(Cesare Cremonini feat. Malika Ayane)
2010 7
  • FIMI: Gold
1999-2010 The Greatest Hits
"L'unica cosa che resta"
(Pacifico feat. Malika Ayane)
2012 Una voce non basta
"—" denotes singles that did not chart

Other appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, showing year released and album name
Song Year Album
"Blue Christmas"
(Andrea Bocelli feat. Malika Ayane)
2009 My Christmas
"Ragazza del '95"
(Francesco De Gregori feat. Malika Ayane)
2012 Sulla strada
"Omero al Cantagiro"
(Francesco De Gregori feat. Malika Ayane)
"Quella giusta per te"
(Stylophonic feat. Malika Ayane & Dargen D'Amico)
2013 Boom!
"La ladra"
(Marta sui Tubi feat. Malik Ayane)
2014 Salva gente
"Sirene"
(Fedez feat. Malika Ayane)
Pop-Hoolista
"Anima"
(Ron feat. Malika Ayane)
2016 La forza di dire sì

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Sospesa" (with Pacifico) 2008 Paolo Rambaldi, Roberto Battaglia
"Feeling Better" Marco Gentile
"Come foglie" 2009 Federico Brugia
"Contro vento"
"Domani 21/04.09" (Artisti Uniti per l'Abruzzo) Ambrogio Lo Giudice
"Verrà l'estate" (with Pacifico) N/A
"La prima cosa bella" 2010 Simone Manetti
"Ricomincio da qui" Federico Brugia
"Satisfy My Soul" N/A
"Thoughts and Clouds" Federico Brugia
"Il giorno in più" 2011
"Tre cose" 2012
"Il tempo non inganna"
"E se poi" 2013
"Niente"
"Cosa hai messo nel caffè?"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2010 TRL Awards First Lady Herself Won
2010 Premio Videoclip Italiano Best Video by a Female Artist "Ricomincio da qui" Nominated
2010 Premio Tenco Best Interpreter Grovigli Nominated
2010 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Italian Act Herself Nominated
2010 Premio Videoclip Roma Special Award "Cinema Meets Music" "La prima cosa bella" Won
2011 TRL Awards Best Look Herself Nominated
Italians Do It Better Herself Nominated
2012 Nastro d'Argento Best Original Song "Something Is Changing" Nominated
2013 "Grovigli" Nominated
Lunezia Award Lunezia for Sanremo Award "E se poi" Won

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