Ridan

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Ridan
Birth name Nadir Kouidri
Born (1975-06-23) June 23, 1975 (age 39)
Brou-sur-Chantereine, Seine-et-Marne, France
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sony BMG

Nadir Kouidri better known by his stage name Ridan (born 1975 in France), is a French singer/songwriter of Algerian origin launched into the limelight in 2004. His stage name is the reversal of his real name Nadir.

He is known for his urban poetry in French banlieue (suburbs). A recurring theme in his songs is the difficult life of Arab immigrants in France. One of his most famous and popular songs is "Ulysse".

In 2005 he won "Victoires de la musique" award for "Album revelation of the year" for his album Le Rêve ou la vie. This prize was shared equally with Daniel Darc for the latter's album Crèvecœur.

In 2012, his single Ah les salauds! (Oh the bastards!) was the subject of controversy and was banned by several radio stations, because of the political message disseminated through the song.

Albums[edit]

  • 2004: Le rève ou la vie [Sony Music)
  1. Le rêve
  2. Le quotidien
  3. Laisse béton
  4. L'agriculteur
  5. Demain
  6. Le rêve ou la vie
  7. Pauvre con
  8. Woman
  9. Flic'n blues
  10. Partie de golf
  • 2007: L'ange de mon démon [Sony Music]
  1. J'en peux plus
  2. Rentre chez toi
  3. Ulysse
  4. Dans ma rue
  5. Les fleurs
  6. 60 millions d'amis
  7. Objectif terre
  8. Le soleil bleu
  9. Alerte à la bombe
  10. On l'aime quand même
  • 2009: L'un est l'autre [Sony Music]
  1. On est comme on naît
  2. Passe à ton voisin
  3. En attendant la fin
  4. Ma petite chipie
  5. Où sont les roses
  6. Le petit prince
  7. Ma fée d'hiver
  8. Star minute
  9. Répondez-moi
  10. A quoi ça rime
  • 2012: Madame la République [Les Fleurs, le Béton]
  1. Le petit malandrin
  2. La comédie humaine
  3. Madame la république
  4. Les enfants de colonies
  5. Un étrange étranger
  6. Ah les salauds!
  7. Le Syndrome du petit beur
  8. Le mensonger
  9. Le manège enchanté
  10. Le mont des lys
  11. Ali baba et les 40 valeurs
  12. La fleur au fusil
  13. Imo pectore
  14. L'indigné

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