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|Birth name||Timur Ildarovich Yunusov|
August 15, 1983 |
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B, hip house|
|Labels||Black Star inc. Timati|
|Associated acts||Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, P. Diddy, Dirty Money, Timbaland, Fat Joe, Eve, Xzibit, Cam'ron, Mario Winans, Kalenna, Mims, Mann, Craig David, Jean Roch, DJ Antoine, La Fouine, Laurent Wolf, Big Ali, Shontelle, J-Son|
Timur Ildarovich Yunusov (born August 15, 1983), better known by his stage name Timati (Russian: Ти́мати), is a Russian rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. He collaborated with American artists such as Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, P. Diddy and his group Diddy – Dirty Money, Xzibit, Mario Winans, Fat Joe, Anthony Z, Eve and Timbaland.
Early life 
Timur Ildarovich Yunusov (Russian: Тиму́р Ильда́рович Юну́сов) was born on August 15, 1983 in Moscow, Soviet Union to an ethnically mixed family of Tatar father Ildar Yunusov and Jewish mother Simona Yunusova (née Chervomorskaya), he also has a younger brother, Artyom. His current stage name "Timati" has stuck with him since he was young. Yunusov lived in Los Angeles for 3 years, and now he lives in Moscow. At the urgent request of his grandfather, composer and conductor Yakov Chervomorsk, Timur has graduated from a violin class at the four-year music school. State University - Higher School of Economics, but dropped out in his third year. He later became associated with the YPS squad. First single came out with Konaldo.
He became well known to the Russian community from the music reality show Star Factory 4, but before it he collaborated with Detsl. Member of the group Banda (Russian: Банда; lit. "Gang") and co-founder of VIP 77. Ex-owned B-Club nightclub, the bar Black October and the stores Ё-Life. Also is the CEO of his own label called "Black Star Inc". In 2006, was featured in Heat produced by Fyodor Bondarchuk. In 2008, Timati was featured in a Fat Joe song called "Put U Take It", also featuring Nox and Raul, produced by Scott Storch, which references Jacob Arabo. In 2008 Mario Winans featured Timati in the single "Forever". Timati, in 2009, featured Snoop Dogg in the single "Groove On".
Michael 'Mike' David is currently Timati's UK producer. Responsible for the collaboration of Timati with foreign artists, such as Snoop Dogg and Mario Winans, he is responsible for much of Timati's Western popularity.
In Summer 2011 he topped most European charts with a single "Welcome to St. Tropez" vs. DJ Antoine and feat. Kalenna Harper from Diddy - Dirty Money, shortly after winning in nomination for the best clip in Russia's Capital Moscow with a soundtrack "I'm on You" feat. P Diddy. The clip was created by Timati's old friend and partner Pavel Hoodyakov on the East Coast of U.S.
- Noviye Lyudi (2004) - with Banda
- The Album (2006) - with VIP77
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
|2010||"Welcome to St. Tropez"
(featuring Blue Marine)
(Remix) (featuring Snoop Dogg & Wolffman)
|2011||"Welcome to St. Tropez"
(vs. DJ Antoine featuring Kalenna)
|2012||"I'm on You"
(with P. Diddy featuring Dirty Money & DJ Antoine)
|"Not All About The Money"
(featuring La La Land Timbaland & Grooya)
|"Sex in the Bathroom"
(featuring Craig David)
As featured performer 
- 2008 — Sergey Lazarev featuring. Timati - Lazerboy
- 2011 — DJ Smash featuring. Timati - (Tricks)
- 2011 — Evii featuring. Timati - Hollywood
- 2012 — DJ M.E.G. featuring. Sergey Lazarev & Timati - Moscow to California
- 2012 — Jean-Roch featuring. Timati - 8 Days a Week
- 2012 — Nick Mccord featuring. Timati - Taking You Home
Promotional singles 
- 2007 — Dirty Bi***es featuring. Bogdan Titomir, Geegun, Music Hayk
- 2008 — Get Money featuring. Nox
- 2008 — Put U Take It [Smack That Shit] featuring. Fat Joe, Nox Scott Storch & Raul
- 2012 — Fantasy featuring. Aida
- 2012 — Match Me featuring. J-Son
Guest appearances 
- 2010 — S.A.S. featuring. Cam'ron, Timati & Fler - Foreign Exchange ("Mega & Mayhem's Excellent Adventure")
- 2011 — Laurent Wolf featuring. Timati - Got Damn ("Harmony")
- 2011 — DJ Antoine vs Mad Mark featuring. Timati & Scotty G - Happy Birthday (Original Mix) ("2011")
Russian Music Awards MTV 
- Best Hip-Hop Artist - 2007 (nominated)
- Best Hip-Hop Artist - 2008 (nominated)
- Best Artist - 2008 (nominated)
- Best Male Act - 2008 (nominated)
MUZ-TV Awards 
- Best Hip-Hop Artist - 2009 (nominated)
- Best Hip-Hop Artist - 2010 (won)
- Best Album "The Boss" - 2010 (won)
- Best Video "Love You" - 2010 (won)
- Best Video "I'm on You" - 2011 (won)
Europe Music Awards MTV 
- Best Russian Act - 2009 (nominated)
- Best Russian Act - 2010 (nominated)
- Best Russian Act - 2011 (nominated)
- 2006: Arthur and the Minimoys
- 2007: Surf's Up
- Kamenev, Marina (January 18, 2008). "The word on the street". The St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- Redeeva, Elena (December 25, 2006). "Тимати: Я совершенно уникален!" (in Russian). Moskovskij Komsomolets. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- Gasparyan, Artur (November 18, 2009). "Тимати: понты юция" (in Russian). Moskovskij Komsomolets. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
- "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Timati)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- "Edelmetall 2011". Hitparade (in German). Retrieved 2011-02-20.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Timati|
- Official website (Russian)
- Timati at the Internet Movie Database
- Belugina, Jana (2009-04-22). "Bling-bling party in Tallinn". The Baltic Times. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- Malpas, Anna (2008-11-28). "In the Spotlight". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- Malpas, Anna (2007-11-16). "In the Spotlight". The St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- "Russian Rap on the Riviera". Russia Today. 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2009-06-14.