Ghali (rapper)

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Ghali
Birth name Ghali Amdouni
Also known as Fobia, Ghali Foh
Born (1993-05-21) 21 May 1993 (age 25)
Lodi, Italy
Origin Tunisia
Genres trap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Labels Tanta Roba / Sto Records
Associated acts Troupe D'Elite, Charlie Charles, Lacrim, Sfera Ebbasta

Ghali Amdouni, known by the mononym Ghali (born 21 May 1993), is a Tunisian-Italian trapper.

Born in Milan from Tunisian parents, he lived in Baggio, a suburb of the city. He started rapping under the name Fobia, and changed it later to Ghali Foh. In 2011, he became part of Troupe D'Elite, which also included rapper Er Nyah (later known as Ernia), singer Maite and producer Fonzie (later known as Fawzi). The same year, he received an invitation from rapper Gué Pequeno to sign with the record label Tanta Roba, and toured with Fedez.

Troupe D'Elite released the self-titled Troupe D'Elite EP with label Tanta Roba, and the album Il mio giorno preferito in 2014. In between, Ghali also published in 2013 his Leader Mixtape with collaborations with Sfera Ebbasta, Maruego and others. From 2014 to 2016, Ghali Foh published a series of singles and music videos on his YouTube channel, and in 2015 changed his name to the mononym Ghali.

In October 2016, Ghali released his hugely successful single "Ninna nanna" through Sto Records solely on Spotify. It became number one based on 150,000 copies sold and was certified as triple platinum. The video hit 67 million views on YouTube, a record for a debutIitalian artist. "Pizza kebab" in 2017 was also certified platinum. The follow-up single "Happy Days" was released in May 2017. Besides the favour of the musical press, Ghali was also praised by Italy's literary scene and major newspapers, with writers like Roberto Saviano calling him "a blessing" in La Repubblica[1] and Vanni Santoni praising his poetical skills in Il Corriere della Sera.[2]

Discography[edit]

as part of Troupe D'Elite
  • 2012: Troupe D'Elite EP (EP)
  • 2014: Il mio giorno preferito (studio album)

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
ITA
[3]
BEL
(Wa)

[4]
SWI
[5]
2017 Album 2 96 24

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2013: Leader Mixtape

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
ITA
[3]
SWI
[5]
2016 "Ninna nanna" 1
2017 "Pizza kebab" 3
"Happy Days" 4 Album
2018 "Cara Italia" 1
[7]
73
"Peace & Love"
(with Charlie Charles and Sfera Ebbasta)
1
[8]
31
"Zingarello"
(featuring Sick Luke)
4
[9]

Other charting songs

Year Title Peak positions Album
ITA
[3]
2017 "Ricchi dentro" 6 Album
"Habibi" 10
"Lacrime" 14
"Milano" 20
"Boulevard" 23
"Vida" 28
"Liberté" 30
"Oggi no" 32
"Ora d'aria" 37

Featured in

Year Title Peak positions Album
ITA
[3]
SWI
[5]
2017 "Tristi"
(Lacrim feat. Ghali)
- 91 Lacrim album
Force & Honneur
"Bimbi"
(Charlie Charles feat. Izi, Rkomi, Sfera Ebbasta, Tedua & Ghali)
3 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/musica/2017/06/04/news/ghali_il_ragazzo_della_via_rap_che_canta_l_islam_l_isis_e_i_migranti-167196276/
  2. ^ http://www.corriere.it/la-lettura/cards/ghali-trapper-uscito-ghetto/gli-inizi_principale.shtml
  3. ^ a b c d "Ghali discography". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Ghali discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Ghali discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Ghali - FIMI's Database Top of the Music" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 5" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 19" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 22" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 2 June 2018.