Wallen

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This article is about the singer. For the famous red light district of Amsterdam, see De Wallen.

Nawell Azzouz better known as Wallen (born January 23, 1978) is a French R&B singer.[1] Her stage name comes from the rearrangement of the letters of her first name.

She was born in Saint-Denis, France, to Moroccan parents. As a child, she learned to play the violin and developed a passion for singing. She grew up listening to Funk, Hip hop, and R&B.

Influenced by Aaliyah, Wallen made her recording debut with producer Sullee B Wax, and female rapper Sté Strass. In 1998, she was featured on the French RnB compilation "24 Carats", with "Je ne pleurs pas" (I'm not crying).

Her first hit came with "Celle Qui Dit Non" with the rapper Shurik'n. In 2004, she released the album Avoir La Vie Devant Soi which includes the singles "Bouge Cette Vie", "L'Olivier", and "Donna"'. She also sang with Usher on the French version of "U Got It Bad".

With Abd al Malik and a few other rappers she created a group called Beni Snassen, that recorded an album under that name.

In 2008, she released her 3rd album Misericorde.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to the French rapper Abd al Malik. Wallen has one child and has stopped singing to concentrate on raising her child.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
FR
[2]
2001 À force de vivre 8
2004 Avoir la vie devant soi 12
2008 Miséricorde 25

Singles[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Album
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)
SUI
2001 "Celle qui a dit non" 13 26
(Ultratop)
 – À force de vivre
"Celle qui a dit non" 32  –  –
2004 "Bouge cette vie"
(feat. Lord Kossity)
35  –  – Avoir la vie devant soi
"Donna" 10 33
(Ultratop)
69
2005 "Charisme"
(Rohff with Wallen)
27 9
(Ultratip)
 – Rohff album
La fierté des nôtres
"L'olivier" 21  –  – Avoir la vie devant soi
Featured in
Year Album Peak positions Album
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)
2011 "Mon amour"
(Abd al Malik feat. Wallen)
67 2
(Ultratip)
Abd al malik album
Château Rouge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Une phrase peut bouleverser l'existence de quelqu'un". Le Parisien. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Wallen discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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