Assia (singer)

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Assia
Birth nameAssia Maouene
Born (1973-11-01) November 1, 1973 (age 45)
OriginAlgeria
GenresPop, R&B, Oriental music
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1998–present

Assia (born November 1, 1973, in Algiers) is an Algerian-born French singer with Kabyle origins. Her albums mixed French variety, rhythm and blues, and Oriental music. She had great success with her hit singles "Elle est à toi" and "Là-bas".

Biography[edit]

At a young age, she spent twelve years at the classical conservatory in Créteil (near Paris), then a few years later obtained a law degree.

From 1998 to 1999, Assia participated in "Une Affaire de famille" with Stomy Bugsy, Passi and Doc Gynéco of the Sector A and the soundtracks of the movies Taxi and Kiss of the Dragon with the song "Ghir Dini".

In 2000, she released her first album entitled Chercheuse d'or (recorded in Paris, Toulouse and Los Angeles). Assia wrote the texts and his brother Khalil signed the music. Her first top single "Elle est à toi" (over 700,000 copies) was written in collaboration with Calbo of Arsenik. The second single is "Là-bas" (music video directed by J.G. Biggs).

In 2002, Assia played in the musical Cindy with Lââm in the lead role.

In 2003, she released a single with Beenie Man, "Street Life".

In 2005, Assia released her second album, Encore et Encore, recorded in Spain, whose second single "Politiquement Correct" was co-written with Diam's.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Certification (FR)[1]
FR[2] BEL (WA)[3] SWI
2000 Chercheuse d'or 47 Gold
2005 Encore et Encore 80

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Certification (FR)[1]
FR[2] BEL (WA)[3] SWI[4]
1999 "Mauvais garçon" 1 50
2000 "Elle est à toi" 3 2 Platinum
2001 "Là-bas" 13 21 Silver
"Ghir dini" 63
"Quelques Mots en ton nom" 2 35
2002 "5,9,1" 3 15 39
2003 "Street Life" 4 41
"Si c'était à refaire" 50 66

1 Duet with Doc Gyneco
2 Duet with Julien Clerc
3 Duet with Rohff
4 Duet with Beenie Man

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Assia certifications in France Chartsinfrance.net (Retrieved October 6, 2008)
  2. ^ a b Assia discography and peak positions in France Lescharts.com Archived October 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved October 6, 2008)
  3. ^ a b Assia discography and peak positions in Belgium (Wallonia) Ultratop.be Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved October 6, 2008)
  4. ^ Assia discography and peak positions in Switzerland Hitparade.ch (Retrieved October 6, 2008)

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