Marly-Gomont (song)

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Single by Kamini
from the album Psychostar World
Released November 13, 2006
Format CD single
Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre R&B
Length 5:09
Label RCA Music Group
Writer(s) Kamini
Producer(s) Psychostar
Kamini singles chronology
"J'Suis blanc"

"Marly-Gomont" is the first single by French "agricultural" rapper Kamini, recorded in 2006. It was produced under the RCA Group label and released on November 13, 2006. The song is Kamini's ode to the small, rural village in Northern France where he grew up, Marly-Gomont. In the song, Kamini laments being from the only black family in town. The song became a number-one single in France, and as of August 2014, it was the 57th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 376,000 units sold.[1]

Music video[edit]

The videoclip, shot by Kamini and Émilie Desbonnet and sent on September 12 to several record companies, was refused, but amused the employees of the labels who circulated it until making it a true popular success. The song and the video were quickly broadcast on several media : Fun Radio, Skyrock and Contact FM. Kamini was also invited to perform his song on numerous French broadcasts : Cauetivi, the TV News on TF1, Le Grand Journal, La Méthode Cauet, On a tout essayé, Star Academy on December 1,[2] and on Direct 8 on November 24.

The video was awarded best video clip at time of French show Victoires de la musique 2007.

The song and its video were parodied by the French satirical television programme Les Guignols de l'info with a song entitled "Hénin-Beaumont" after the far-right Front National party won the control of the town of Hénin-Beaumont in the 2014 elections.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Marly-Gomont" — 5:09
  2. "Marly-Gomont" (video) — 5:09
  3. Documentary — 3:54


Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[3] Gold June 16, 2007 25,000
France[4] Platinum October 25, 2007 300,000 350,800[5]


Preceded by
"Fous ta cagoule" by Fatal Bazooka
French SNEP number-one single
January 20, 2007 - February 10, 2007 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Aux arbres citoyens"
by Yannick Noah


  1. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 5 (60-51)". Chartsinfrance. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Belgian certifications (Retrieved May 7, 2008)
  4. ^ French certifications (Retrieved May 7, 2008)
  5. ^ Kamini's certifications and sales in France See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "KAMINI" (Retrieved August 27, 2008)
  6. ^ "Marly-Gomont", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved May 7, 2007)
  7. ^ "Marly-Gomont", French Singles Chart (Retrieved December 17, 2007)
  8. ^ "Marly-Gomont", Swiss Singles Chart (Retrieved December 17, 2007)
  9. ^ 2006 French Singles Chart (Retrieved July 29, 2009)
  10. ^ 2007 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved May 7, 2008)
  11. ^ a b 2007 French Airplay and Video Charts (Retrieved May 14, 2008)
  12. ^ 2007 French Singles Chart (Retrieved May 7, 2008)

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