Big Ali

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Big Ali
Big Ali 2011.jpg
Background information
Also known as Breakingz, Grimer (earlier on)
Genres Hip hop, crunk, electro house, dance, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, DJ, MC, rapper
Years active 2001-present
Labels Up Music
Associated acts Timati, Lucenzo
Website www.bigali.fr
Big Ali at Music Expo 2011

Big Ali (earlier Breakingz or "Grimer") is an American singer-songwriter, DJ, and rapper born in Queens, New York and based in Paris, France since 2001. He is signed to Up Music, a Warner Music label.

Career[edit]

Big Ali released his debut album Louder in May 2009 on the record label. The album featured a great number of French and international producers and artists.[1] "Hit the Floor" taken from the album became his first big single in October 2008 followed by "Neon Music" released in March 2009. A third single "Universal Party" followed in November 2009.

In collaborations, the joint 2006 single "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)" by Sinclar and Cutee-B featuring Dollarman, Big Ali & Makedah stayed at #1 for four weeks on the Ultratop 40 Belgian charts. In 2007, it became a #1 hit in Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs.

Big Ali wrote his first lyrics at the age of 8. He created a crew of DJs called "World Famous Vynil Squad".[2] He also had radio and TV collaborations such radio show "Full Thrtottle" with national US emissions in led by his friend Fatman Scoop and is creator of the show Jumpoff hosted by Ed Lover and Doctor Dre. He hosted his own show "The Magic Hour" at the Vassar College in New York.

Big Ali has also worked in club venues in the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe and is very famous in France. He participated as an MC at the Cannes Film Festival, and is at the Saint Tropez VIP Room every year. He has worked with many successful French artists such as Kool Shen, Amine, Jean-Roch, Kore & Scalp, Leslie, Magic System, Bob Sinclar with Rohff on the hit "Dirty Hous" and more recently Sinik and others. Big Ali hosts one Saturday per month the show "Show Time" on Radio NRJ.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Charts Certification Tracklist
FR
[3]
2009 Louder 47
  1. Hit the Floor (feat. Dollarman)
  2. Hunger
  3. Shake It Up (feat. Kat DeLuna)
  4. Neon Music 2009 (Remix 2009 by Soundshakerz)
  5. Make Some Noïse
  6. Burn It Up (feat. Luckie D)
  7. Universal Party (feat. Gramps Morgan)
  8. Can We Cut
  9. Dancehall Queen (feat. Beenie Man)
  10. High Energy
  11. Drop (feat. One World)
  12. Here We Go Now
  13. Fun Time (feat. Chaka Demus & Pliers)
  14. Des Larmes De Sang (feat. Florent Pagny)
  15. I'm Sorry
2012 Urban Electro

Solo singles[edit]

Charting
Year Single Charts Album
FR
[3]
AUT BEL
(Vl)

Ultratop
BEL
(Vl)

Ultratip
BEL
(Wa)

Ultratop

[3]
BEL
(Wa)

Ultratip*

[3]
GER SWE
2008 "All We Need"
(DJ Abdel, Loïs Andréa and Big Ali)
65
2009 "Hit the Floor"
(feat. Dollarman)
46 34 Tip 9 19 24
"Neon Music Remix 2009" Tip 13
2010 "Universal Party (feat. Gramps Morgan) / Neon Music / Hit the Floor (feat. Dollarman) 24
2011 "Distress (Sending Out An SOS)"
(feat. Shana P.)
47
"Bring me Coconut"
(feat. Gramps Morgan and Lucenzo)
2012 "WatiBigAli"
(feat. Wati B)
9 Tip 32 7
2013 ""Cœur de guerrier"
(feat. Youssoupha, Corneille & Acid)
Tip 6

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Featuring[edit]

Charting

(Peak positions in parenthesis)

Year Single Charts Album
AUS AUT BEL
(Vl)
BEL
(Wa)
DEN ESP FIN FR
[3]
ITA NED NOR NZ SWE SWI
2006 "C'chô, ça brûle"
(Magic System feat. Akil, Cheb Bilal & Big Ali)
52 4
"Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)"
(Bob Sinclar & Cutee-B feat. Dollarman, Big Ali & Makedah)
6 12 1 1 19 7 3 3 11 12 16 30 14
2010 "Ce matin va être une pure soirée"
(Fatal Bazooka feat. Big Ali, PzK, Dogg Soso & DJ Chris Prolls)
20 52
"Vem dançar kuduro"
(Lucenzo feat. Big Ali)
14 12 2 15 1 31
2012 "Lovumba"
(Daddy Yankee feat. Big Ali)
135
2013 "Funk You 2"
(DJ Abdel feat. Mister You, Francisco & Big Ali)
74 118
Others
  • 2006: Midas Touch (with Matt Houston ) on the album Phoenix 2006
  • 2007: "Dirty House" Rohff with Big Ali) in the album La Résurrection (Banlieue South Remix)
  • 2008: "Stronger" (English version) / "Plus fort" (French version) (with Anggun) from her album Elevation
  • 2008: "Habibi" (with Leslie and Amar)
  • 2008: "Bienvenue chez les Bylkas" (with Sinik, Cheb Bilal)
  • 2009: "No Stress" (with Laurent Wolf et DJ Snake)
  • 2009: "New New New" (with Bob Sinclar) (Big Ali appears only in the music video for the song)
  • 2009: "Groove On" (remix) (with Timati and Snoop Dogg)
  • 2010: "Des larmes de sang" (with Florent Pagny)
  • 2010: "Calypso" (DJ Snake feat. Big Ali)
  • 2010: "Playground" (with DJ Assad and Willy William)
  • 2010: "Make Some Noise" (with Claude N'Joya and Richard Bahericz)
  • 2010: "Ciao Amore" (with Dara Bubamara)
  • 2012: "Le Dernier Jour" (the last day) (with PZK)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Big Ali page". SwissCharts. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Vynil Squad Official website". Vynilsquad.net. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  3. ^ a b c d e LesCharts.com: Big Ali page

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