Sinik

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Sinik
Birth name Thomas Idir
Also known as Malsain
l'Assassin
S.I.N.I.K.
Born (1980-06-26) 26 June 1980 (age 33)
Paris, France
Genres French rap, hardcore rap
Years active 1996–present
Labels 6-0-9 (Six-O-Nine)
Associated acts Diam's
Tandem
James Blunt
L'Skadrille
Vitaa
Jérôme Le Banner
Alpha 5.20
Seth Gueko
Hebo
LfD
Alibi Montana
Jeff Le Nerf
Kery James
Soprano
Kennedy
Reeno
Bakar
Grodash
Ul'TeamAtom

Thomas Idir a.k.a. Sinik (French pronunciation: ​[siˈnik]; born June 26, 1980) is a French-language rap artist. He is also known as Malsain, L'assassin and S.I.N.I.K.. His father is Algerian while his mother is French. In 2001, he founded his label Six o Nine (6-0-9).

Collaborations / Clashes[edit]

His meeting with Diam's at 14 was the turning point of his career. They consider themselves as brother and sister.

Le Toit du Monde, released in 2007, contains a song called "Je réalise" which features British singer songwriter, James Blunt. The single is bilingual, with English parts performed by Blunt and French parts by Sinik.

He is also notorious for a number of clashes with other rap artists, most notably Kizito, Booba and Gaiden

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Record
label
Peak positions Certifications
FR
[1]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
SUI
[3]
2005 La Main sur le coeur Warner 3 78 47 SNEP: 2X Gold
250,000 copies
2006 Sang froid Warner 2 5 11 SNEP: Platinum
300,000 copies
2007 Le Toit du monde Warner 5 20 34 SNEP: 2X Gold
250,000 copies
2009 Ballon d'or 6-0-9 19 40  – SNEP: Gold
50,000 copies
2012 La plume et le poignard 6-0-9 11 23 81 SNEP: Gold
50,000 copies

Street albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certifications / Sales
FR
[1]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
SUI
[3]
2004 En attendant l'album  –  –  – 40,000 copies
2011 Le Côté malsain 8 29  – 40,000 copies

Other releases[edit]

Mixtapes
  • 1999: Ul’Team At Home 1er Volet (Mixtape Ul'Team Atom)
  • 2011: Immortel (Best of de Sinik )
Maxis
  • 2000: Malsain
  • 2002: Artiste triste

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
FR
[1]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
SUI
[3]
2006 "Ne dis jamais"
(feat. Vitaa)
26 38 70
"La cité des anges" 36  –  –
2008 "Je réalise"
(feat. James Blunt)
3 11 38
2012 "Les 16 vérités"
(feat. Médine)
143  –  –

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sinik discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sinik discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sinik discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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