Ali B

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Ali Bouali
Ali B - 13-09-2008 1.jpg
Ali B in 2008
Born Ali Bouali
(1981-10-16) 16 October 1981 (age 37)
Zaanstad, Netherlands
Occupation Rapper, singer, songwriter
Years active 1999-present
Label(s) SPEC
Spouse(s) Breghje Kommers (m. 2006)
Children 3
Website (in Dutch)

Ali Bouali, stage name Ali B (born 16 October 1981), is a Dutch rapper of Moroccan descent.[1] He is one of the most well known rappers in the Netherlands[2][3] and he has performed together with Akon and Dutch artist Marco Borsato. In 2007 he made an Arab Remix of Akon's song "Ghetto."

He is seen as a prominent figure in Dutch inter-ethnic relations.[4]

In 2011 he was given his own television-show for broadcast on TROS -station; Ali B op volle toeren invites young rappers and (established) artists of other genres to make cover-versions of each other songs. Since 2013, Ali B has served as a coach on The Voice of Holland (replacing Roel van Velzen) and The Voice Kids (replacing Nick & Simon). In 2016 Ali B released a single with long-time collaborator Brace and chart-topping reggae-artist Kenny B.

In 2017 he made his acting-debut in the Belgian movie Patser'; the premiere was early 2018.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Breghje Kommers, the half-sister of professional footballer Abel Tamata.[5]


Ali B
Albums in the Dutch Album Top 20/50/100
Title Release
#Weeks Notes 
Ali B vertelt het leven van de straat 30-03-2004 28-08-2004 19 43 Length: 1:04:45
Petje Af 2006 20-10-2006 42 9
Een klein beetje geluk 25-11-2016 03-12-2016 4


Singles in the Dutch Top 40
Title Release
#Weeks Notes
Waar gaat dit heen? 26-4-2003 tip feat. Karima
Ik ben je zat 10-7-2004 3 20 feat. Brace
Wat zou je doen 25-9-2004 1 18 feat. Marco Borsato
Leipe mocro flavour 2-4-2005 2 11 feat. Yes-R and Brace
Hartendief 27-8-2005 7 9 feat. Brace
Het kind 19-11-2005 40 2 feat. Brace and J-Rock
Ghetto remix 18-2-2006 4 13 feat. Akon and Yes-R
Rampeneren 6-5-2006 4 15 feat. Yes-R & The Partysquad
Hard 2 get 13-5-2006 tip feat. Gio & The Partysquad & Ambush
Celebrate, iedereen, ewa! 03-06-2006 - feat. Yes-R
Wij houden van Oranje 10-6-2006 2 5 feat. André Hazes
Zomervibe 12-8-2006 28 4 feat. Yolanthe van Kasbergen
Till morning 18-11-2006 38 2 feat. Ziggi
Dit gaat fout 24-2-2007 20 6 feat. Gio
Jeweetzelluf 01-04-2007 41 5 feat. The Opposites
Groupie Love 03-10-2007 20 feat. Yes-R, Darryl and Gio
Eeyeeyooo 03-10-2007 20 feat. Soumia, Darryl and Rio


  1. ^ van Wijk, Jetteke (4 April 2007). "Dutch rapper Ali B. in Middle East". Radio Nederland Wereldomroep. Retrieved 22 January 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Kooijman, Jaap (2008). Fabricating the absolute fake: America in contemporary pop culture. Amsterdam University Press. p. 113. ISBN 90-5356-492-6.
  3. ^ Miezkowski, Sylvia; Smith, Joy; de Valck, Marijke (2008). Sonic interventions. Rodopi. p. 269. ISBN 90-420-2294-9. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  4. ^ "The rapper Ali B has charmed the Netherlands. Can he stay above the fray?". The Economist. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Abel Tamata bonkt op de deur bij PSV" (in Dutch). BN/DeStem. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2015.

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