Afro Brothers

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Afro Bros
Birth nameGiordano Ashruf & Rashid Badloe
Born (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 31), (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 32)
OriginNetherlands
GenresDance, Latin, house, reggaeton
Occupation(s)DJs, producers
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active2006–present
Associated actsNicky Jam, J Balvin, Pitbull, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Major Lazer, Karol G, Anitta, Pabllo Vittar, Sean Kingston, Natti Natasha, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Ronnie Flex
Websiteafro-bros.com
MembersGiordano Ashruf
Rashid Badloe

Afro Brothers (18 June 1990, 10 June 1989), better known by their stage name Afro Bros, are a DJ and record production duo from Arnhem, Netherlands.[1] Notable productions include the songs "X"[2] and "Instagram".[3]

Career[edit]

In 2017, Afro Bros collaborated with Boaz van de Beatz and Ronnie Flex, and produced two songs, "Energie" and "Come Again" which later received a Buma Award.[4]

Afro Bros co-produced the song "Sua Cara" with Major Lazer, and it later won a Latin Grammy Award.[5]

In 2018, Afro Bros collaborated with Jeon, and produced the track "X", featuring Nicky Jam and J Balvin which has been viewed 1.9 billion times on YouTube and also won a Buma Export Award as well as being nominated for Latin Grammy Awards.[6]

In July 2019, the duo produced the song "Instagram" with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha.[7][8][9] In 2019, they also worked with Jamaican singer Sean Kingston and released the song "How Many Times".[10]

Afro Bros signed a contract with Universal Music Group in 2020.[11][12]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Song Year Artist Reference
18 PLUS 2016 Finest Sno
Kijken Mag 2018 Supergaande
Push 2018 Finest Sno, Kalibwoy & Darr3n
How many times 2018 Sean Kingston [13]
Instagram (song) 2019 Daddy Yankee David Guetta Natti Natasha Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike [14]

Production[edit]

Song Year Artist Ref.
Sua Cara 2017 Major Lazer, Anitta , Pabllo Vittar [15][16]
Energie 2017 Ronnie Flex, Frenna
Come again 2017 Ronnie Flex, Boef
So Much Love 2018 Charly Black
X (Enguis) 2018 Nicky Jam & J Balvin
Dame tu Costita 2018 Pitbull & Karol G
Instagram 2019 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha
How Many Times 2019 Sean Kingston

Awards[edit]

Year Award Song Category Ref.
2018 Buma Award Come Again Best collaboration [17]
2018 Buma Award Energie Best urban song [18]
2019 Buma Award X Best international song [19]
2020 Latin Grammy Awards Amarillo Best Urban Album [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Bieber en J Balvin, het zijn collega's van deze dj's". Regio tv tiel (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  2. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  3. ^ "Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Daddy Yankee, David Guetta, Natti Natasha & Afro Bros' 'Instagram': Here Are the Lyrics Translated to English". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  4. ^ "Arnhems muziekcollectief Afro Bros wint Buma Awards". Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  5. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  6. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  7. ^ "David Guetta, Afro Bros and Daddy Yankee team up for reggaeton summer slammer 'Instagram'". Everything Experiential. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  8. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  9. ^ "DISCOVER: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Collaborates With David Guetta & Daddy Yankee For New Single & Music Video "Instagram" Featuring Afro Bros & Natti Natasha". CelebMix. 2019-07-11. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  10. ^ BWW News Desk. "Afro Bros & Sean Kingston Deliver Summer Cross-Genre Track HOW MANY TIMES". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
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  12. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  13. ^ BWW News Desk. "Afro Bros & Sean Kingston Deliver Summer Cross-Genre Track HOW MANY TIMES". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  14. ^ EE News Desk. "David Guetta, Afro Bros and Daddy Yankee team up for reggaeton summer slammer 'Instagram'".
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  16. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  17. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  18. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  19. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  20. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-12.