Kids United

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Kids United
OriginFrance
GenresPop
Years active2015–2018
Members
  • Gloria Palermo de Blasi
  • Ilyana Raho-Moussa
  • Dylan Marina
  • Nathan Laface
  • Valentina Tronel
Past members

Kids United was a French musical group of five children (six children when the group was formed) born between 2005. 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 even certified 2x platinum. It won a Felix Award for best pop album; making it the band's first award. In 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]

Present Members[edit]

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

Gloria Palermo de Blasi[edit]

Born in Metz, Moselle, Lorraine(age 12). 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.

Dylan Marina[edit]

Dylan was born on (2004-07-22) July 22, 2004 (age 15). he was a contestant in Season 4 of Voice Kids France. 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.


Ilyana Raho-Moussa[edit]

Ilyana was born on (2005-02-18) February 18, 2005 (age 14) in Le Havre. She was a contestant in Season 4 of Voice Kids France. She is a part of the album Sardou et nous: she sings Je vole with Nemo Schifman.

Nathan Laface[edit]

Nathan Laface is Italian-Swiss and is from the Swiss city of Neuchâtel. He is 13 years old and was born on the 6th of June 2006. His hair color is dark brown and his eye color is brown.

Valentina Tronel[edit]

Valentina was born on the 6th of April 2009 in Brittany, France. She auditioned for The Voice Kids at the age of 6, 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

Original members[edit]

Erza Muqoli[edit]

Erza[3] was born on (2005-09-21) September 21, 2005 (age 14)[4] in Sarreguemines, Moselle, Lorraine.[5] Her parents are from Kosovo.[6] 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.

Carla Georges[edit]

Carla was born on (2003-04-21) April 21, 2003 (age 16) 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.[7] 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 19) 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 was 15 when Kids United was formed. He announced that he will be quitting the group for a solo career. He also has 2 sisters and 4 brothers including himself. He has twin siblings too, their names are Arhamah and Ali. His other siblings names are Syed Maaz, and Syed Hamza.

Gabriel Gros[edit]

Gabriel was born on (2002-04-27) April 27, 2002 (age 17) 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.

Nilusi Nissanka[edit]

Nilusi was born on February 12, 2000 (age 19) 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![8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FRA
[8]
BEL
(FL)

[9]
BEL
(WA)

[10]
SWI
[11]
Un monde meilleur
  • Released: 20 November 2015[12]
  • Label: Play On, M6 Interactions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 3 6
Tout le bonheur du monde[A]
  • Released: 18 August 2016[13]
  • Label: Play On, M6 Interactions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 178 1 2
Forever United[B]
  • Released: 18 August 2017[14]
  • Label: Play On, M6 Interactions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1
[15]
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
[16]
27 36
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released.

Live albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FRA
[8]
BEL
(WA)

[10]
SWI
[11]
Le Live
  • Released: 17 February 2017[17]
  • Label: Play On, M6 Interactions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
4 1 16

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[8]
"On écrit sur les murs" 2015 3 Un monde meilleur
"Imagine" 197
"Last Christmas" 95
"Qui a le droit"[18] 2016 195 Tout le bonheur du monde
"Destin"[19] 58
"L'oiseau et l'enfant" 58
"Tout le bonheur de monde"
(featuring Inaya)
91
"Chante (Love Michel Fugain)"[20] 2017 115 Chante la vie chante (Love Michel Fugain)
"Mama Africa"
(featuring Angélique Kidjo and Youssou N'Dour)
76
[21]
Forever United
"Chacun sa route"
(featuring Vitaa)
96
[22]
"Pour changer la monde"
(featuring LEGO)
2018 Au bout de nos reves

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[8]
"Au soleil"
(featuring Jenifer)
2017 145
[21]
Forever United
"Alors regarde"
(featuring Patrick Bruel)
199
[21]
"Les lacs du Connemara" 38
[23]
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. ^ "Kids United, des voix pour les enfants réfugiés".
  4. ^ "Kids United - Aujourd'hui c'est l'anniversaire d'Erza! - Facebook".
  5. ^ "La télé sur un plateau pour Erza".
  6. ^ "Sarreguemines : la vie d'Erza n'a presque pas changé".
  7. ^ "Carla Officiel on Twitter".
  8. ^ a b c d "Discographie Kids United". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Discographie Kids United". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ a b "Discographie Kids United". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  11. ^ a b "Discographie Kids United". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Un monde meilleur par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  13. ^ "Tout le bonheur du monde par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  14. ^ "Forever United par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  15. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 34, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 45, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Kids United (Live) par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  18. ^ "Qui a le droit - Single par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  19. ^ "Destin - Single par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  20. ^ "Chante (Love Michel Fugain) - Single par Kids United sur Apple Music" (in French). iTunes Store.
  21. ^ 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]
  22. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 33, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  23. ^ "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]