Kids United

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Kids United
The Kids United on stage for the Don't Touch My Post show at Canal Factory.
The Kids United on stage for the Don't Touch My Post show at Canal Factory.
Background information
OriginFrance
GenresPop
Years active2015–present
Members
  • Gloria Palermo de Blasi
  • Ilyana Raho-Moussa
  • Dylan Marina
  • Nathan Laface
  • Valentina Tronel
Past members

Kids United is a French musical group that consists of five children (six children when the group was formed) born between 2004 and 2009. It has been created to support UNICEF campaigns and is sponsored by Hélène Ségara and Corneille, two Francophone singers. The first album Un monde meilleur (A better world) was launched on Universal Children's Day in 2015, it received gold certification in France.[1] The second album Tout le bonheur du monde was certified 2x platinum. It won a Felix Award for best pop album; making it the band's first award.

On 30 May 2018, it was announced that three of the remaining four members were to leave the group for a solo career, and the one remaining member, Gloria, would continue with other young singers under the name Kids United Nouvelle Génération (Kids United New Generation).[2] In 2020, Kids United Nouvelle Génération joined Green Team; a group of artists who sing to raise awareness of ecological issues.

Present members[edit]

Known as Kids United Nouvelle Génération, the new members of the formation are:

Gloria Palermo de Blasi[edit]

Gloria age 14 years old, Born on 2007 / 4 /27 Metz, Moselle, Lorraine. In 2014, she was a contestant in the first edition of The Voice Kids. She was teamed with Jennifer and lost to Carla in the semi-finals, past member of Kids United. She was the youngest member of the original Kids United group and was 8 when the group was created. Her mother is also a singer who, in 2017, auditioned in The Voice (French TV series) though unfortunately did not make it past the auditions. Gloria played Emilie in the musical Émilie Jolie and in December 2018 released her new single "Petit Papa Noël".

Dylan Marina[edit]

Dylan was born on 2004 so 17 years old. He was a contestant in Season 4 of The Voice Kids where he made it to the semi-final. He participated in the Kids United and Friends tour before joining Kids United, Nouvelle Generation. he was a part of the album Sardou et nous where he sang "La Java de Broadway" and "En Chantant" with Lou, Nemo Schifman and Angie Robba. Dylan's favourite singer is Beyoncé. Dylan is trans he was raised as a girl but at 13 he said he was transgender.

Ilyana Raho-Moussa[edit]

Ilyana was born on (2005-02-18) February 18, 2005 (age 16) in Le Havre. She was a contestant in Season 4 of The Voice Kids where she made it to the semi-final. She is a part of the album Sardou et nous: she sings Je vole with Nemo Schifman.

Nathan Laface[edit]

Nathan was born on June 6, 2006 (age 14). He is Italian-Swiss and is from the Swiss city of Neuchâtel. He has dark brown hair, brown eyes, and plays football. He has several social media accounts, including a Facebook called "Nathan Laface Kids United" and a TikTok account. He played in ducobu 3. He is in love with gloria

Valentina Tronel[edit]

Valentina was born on (2009-04-06) April 6, 2009 (age 12) in Brittany, France. She auditioned for The Voice Kids at the age of 6, with the song Tra te e il mare by Laura Pausini, though none of the judges selected her for their team. She is the youngest member of Kids United Nouvelle Génération. She also participated in The Tremplin 2018,[3] and she represented France in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020[4] with her first single "J'imagine". She went on to win the contest, giving France its first victory.[5] Valentina's favourite artist and idol is Ariana Grande.

Original members[edit]

Erza Muqoli[edit]

Erza[6] was born on (2006-09-21) September 21, 2006 (age 14)[7] in Sarreguemines, Moselle, Lorraine.[8] Her parents are from Kosovo.[9] She has two older sisters and a brother. She was a contestant in La France a un incroyable talent where she notably sang "Papaoutai" by Stromae in her first audition, "Éblouie par la nuit" by Raphaël Haroche in the semi-final, and "La Vie en rose" by Édith Piaf in the finale. She finished in 3rd place. She took piano and singing lessons in Sarralbe and her music teacher regularly posted videos of her singing on the Internet. She was 10 when Kids United was formed. She also came out with an original Je Chanterai in 2019

Carla Georges[edit]

Carla was born on (2003-04-21) April 21, 2003 (age 18) in Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. In 2014, she was a contestant in the first edition of The Voice Kids. She auditioned with the song "Éblouie par la nuit" by Raphaël Haroche. With her coach Jenifer, she won the season. On March 3, 2016, she announced on Twitter that she was quitting Kids United for solo projects.[10] She didn't appear in the second album, but she participated in some of the group activities after she left.

Esteban Durand[edit]

Esteban was born on (2000-06-27) June 27, 2000 (age 20) in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France. His family is from Spain. In 2011, he was a contestant in Season 6 of La France a un incroyable talent with his 14-year-old cousin Diego Losada. In 2013, he was a contestant in Season 4 of Italia's Got Talent, with his cousin Diego, and later participated in Belgium's Got Talent. In 2014, he participated in the first edition of The Voice Kids. He has a YouTube channel called "Esteban y Diego" with his cousin Diego. They both live in Paris and they both play guitar. He also has a sister named Laura. He was 15 when Kids United was formed. He announced that he will be quitting the group for a solo career. He was the oldest boy of the original group.

Gabriel Gros[edit]

Gabriel was born on (2002-04-27) April 27, 2002 (age 19) in Roubaix. He is from England and is part Antillean and Senegalese. He taught other members of the group English songs. He lives in Tourcoing. He was a contestant on the show TeenStar. After, he had to choose between The Voice Kids and Kids United, and chose to join Kids United because he liked the idea of helping children. He was 13 when Kids United was formed. He has since competed on The Voice UK, 2019, where he made it to the knockouts with coach Will.i.am and now lives in London.

Nilusi Nissanka[edit]

Nilusi was born on (2000-02-12) February 12, 2000 (age 21) in Paris. Her family is from Sri Lanka. She participated in L'École des fans in January 2014 with Tal. She won the game with two jury votes. She started a YouTube channel where she posts covers. She plays a number of instruments, such as the guitar, piano and drums. She was the oldest member of the original Kids United, and was 15 when the group was formed. In November 2017, it was announced she was leaving the group to start a solo career. She was the oldest member of the group. She has since released numerous songs including "Je veux" and "Au-Delà".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FRA
[11]
BEL
(FL)

[12]
BEL
(WA)

[13]
SWI
[14]
Un monde meilleur
  • Released: 20 November 2015[15]
  • Label: Play On, M6 Interactions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 3 6
Tout le bonheur du monde[A]
  • Released: 18 August 2016[16]
  • Label: Play On, M6 Interactions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 178 1 2
Forever United[B]
  • Released: 18 August 2017[17]
  • Label: Play On, M6 Interactions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1
[18]
163 1 3
Nouvelle génération: Au bout de nos rêves
  • Released: 17 August 2018
  • Label: Play On, Warner
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 1 3
Nouvelle génération: L'hymne de la vie
  • Released: 1 November 2019
  • Label: Play On, Warner
  • Format: Digital download, CD
7
[19]
27 36
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released.

Live albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FRA
[11]
BEL
(WA)

[13]
SWI
[14]
Le Live
  • Released: 17 February 2017[20]
  • Label: Play On, M6 Interactions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
8 1 16

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Notes
FRA
[11]
BEL
(WA)

[13]
SWI
[14]
Best Of
  • Released: 23 October 2020
  • Label: Play On
  • Format: Digital download, CD
51 85  – Tracklist
  1. "On écrit sur les murs" (2:54)
  2. "Si j'étais président" (3:49)
  3. "L'oiseau et l'enfant" (3:02)
  4. "Sauver le monde" (3:52)
  5. "Mama Africa" (with Angélique Kidjo & Youssou Ndour) (2:49)
  6. "Tout le bonheur du monde" (with Inaya) (3:21)
  7. "L'hymne de la vie" (3:07)
  8. "Les lacs du Connemara" (4:33)
  9. "Imagine" (3:08)
  10. "La tendresse" (2:36)
  11. "Des ricochets" (3:32)
  12. "Chacun sa route" (with Vitaa) (2:44)
  13. "Santiano" (2:37)
  14. "Last Christmas" (3:19)
  15. "Sur ma route" (with Black M) (4:04)
  16. "Le lion est mort ce soir" (2:35)
  17. "Yalla" (with Amir) (4:27)
  18. "Liberta" (3:33)
  19. "Les liens de l'amitié" (3:35)

Other releases[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
FRA
[11]
2017 Un monde meilleur /
Tout le bonheur du monde
15
2018 Forever United / Le live 62
2019 Coffret 4 albums 131

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[11]
"On écrit sur les murs" 2015 3 Un monde meilleur
"Imagine" 197
"Last Christmas" 95
"Qui a le droit"[21] 2016 195 Tout le bonheur du monde
"Destin"[22] 58
"L'oiseau et l'enfant" 58
"Tout le bonheur de monde"
(featuring Inaya)
91
"Chante (Love Michel Fugain)"[23] 2017 115 Chante la vie chante (Love Michel Fugain)
"Mama Africa"
(featuring Angélique Kidjo and Youssou N'Dour)
76
[24]
Forever United
"Chacun sa route"
(featuring Vitaa)
96
[25]
"Pour changer le monde"
(featuring LEGO)
2018 Au bout de nos reves

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[11]
"Au soleil"
(featuring Jenifer)
2017 145
[24]
Forever United
"Alors regarde"
(featuring Patrick Bruel)
199
[24]
"Les lacs du Connemara" 38
[26]
SARDOU et nous...

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alternatively Kids United 2 or Kids United 2ème album.
  2. ^ Alternatively Kids United 3 or Kids United 3ème album.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Les Certifications - SNEP". 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.chartsinfrance.net/Kids-United/news-107021.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ valentina_promo Le Tremplin - Les meilleures voix 2018. YouTube (in French). 5 February 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  4. ^ "France selects Valentina!". Junioreurovision.tv. EBU. 2020-10-09. Archived from the original on 2020-10-09.
  5. ^ https://wiwibloggs.com/2020/11/29/junior-eurovision-2020-result-valentina-wins-for-france-with-jimagine/259126/
  6. ^ "Kids United, des voix pour les enfants réfugiés".
  7. ^ "Kids United - Aujourd'hui c'est l'anniversaire d'Erza! - Facebook".
  8. ^ "La télé sur un plateau pour Erza".
  9. ^ "Sarreguemines : la vie d'Erza n'a presque pas changé".
  10. ^ "Carla Officiel on Twitter".
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Discographie Kids United". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Discographie Kids United". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ a b c "Discographie Kids United". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ a b c "Discographie Kids United". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Un monde meilleur par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  16. ^ "Tout le bonheur du monde par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  17. ^ "Forever United par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  18. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 34, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 45, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 13 November 2019.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Kids United (Live) par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  21. ^ "Qui a le droit - Single par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  22. ^ "Destin - Single par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  23. ^ "Chante (Love Michel Fugain) - Single par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  24. ^ a b c "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 35, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2 September 2017.[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 33, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 19 August 2017.[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 42, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 24 October 2017.[permanent dead link]