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Sliimy performing live
Background information
Birth name Yanis Sahraoui
Born (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 26)
Saint-Étienne, France.
Genres Pop, Rock, Soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, performance artist, dancer
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 2009–present
Labels Warner Music Group

Yanis Sahraoui[1] better known by his stage name Sliimy, pronounced like "Jimmy",[2] (born 16 September 1988) is a French pop musician[3] of Moroccan-Algerian descent who in 2009 released the album Paint Your Face,[2] which reached number 2 in the French charts.[4]


In January 2010 he won an European Border Breakers Award for his album Paint Your Face.[5]


Paint Your Face track listing:

  1. Wake Up
  2. Magic Game
  3. Our Generation
  4. Every Time
  5. Paint Your Face
  6. Baby
  7. Trust Me
  8. Mum
  9. I'm Waiting For
  10. Tic Tac
  11. My God
  12. See U Again


  1. ^ Chrisafis, Angelique (25 August 2009). "Sliimy: France's only mockney pop star". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ a b McGrath, Luke (5 November 2009). "Sliimy: Paint Your Face". PopMatters. 
  3. ^ Souleo (3 June 2010). ""Colors Doesn't Always Mean It's Beautiful": An Interview with Sliimy". PopMatters. 
  4. ^ "Introducing ... Sliimy, the French Mika". London Evening Standard. 7 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "European Border Breakers Awards 2010". 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2012.