Mi Gna

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"Mi Gna"
Single by Super Sako featuring Spitakci Hayko
from the album Love Crimes
Released2016
FormatCD single, digital download
Recorded2016
GenreR&B, popular Armenian music
Length3:37
Songwriter(s)
  • Artak Aramyan
  • Sarkis Balasanyan
Producer(s)Super Sako
Spitaktsi Hayko singles chronology
"Mi Gna"
(2017)
Music video
"Mi Gna" on YouTube
"Mi Gna (Maître Gims Remix)"
M-Gna-Maitre-Gims-Super-Sako-Hayko.jpg
Single by Maître Gims and Super Sako featuring Hayko
from the album Ceinture noire
Released19 January 2018
FormatCD single, digital download
Recorded2017
GenreR&B, Popular Armenian music, dance music
Length3:35
LabelChahawat / B1 (Sony Music)
Songwriter(s)
  • Artak Aramyan (Armenian)
  • Sarkis Balasanyan (English)
  • Maître Gims (French)
  • Araik Mouradian
Producer(s)
  • Maître Gims
  • MG Mouradian
Maître Gims singles chronology
"Caméléon"
(2017)
"Mi Gna (Maître Gims Remix)"
(2018)
Super Sako singles chronology
"Mi Gna"
(2018)
Music video
"Mi Gna (Maître Gims Remix" on YouTube

"Mi Gna" (Armenian: Մի Գնա, "Don't Go") is a song in Armenian and English by the Armenian American DJ Super Sako (Sarkis Balasanyan) and features vocals by the Armenian rabiz singer Spitaktsi Hayko (Hayk Ghevondyan).

"Mi Gna" was written by Artak Aramyan with added English lyrics by Sarkis Balasanyan (Super Sako) and appeared in Super Sako's 2016 album Love Crimes. The song was uploaded to YouTube on August 17, 2016. And without even the release of any official music video for the song, it became a huge hit in Armenia, the Armenian diaspora, Turkey,[1] the Arab countries,[2][3] and elsewhere worldwide. The video attracted 50 million views by June 2017,[4] making it the most viewed song on YouTube by Armenian artists, not including songs by Armenian-American band System of a Down.[5] The video has garnered more than 186 million views as of December 2019.[6]

Maître Gims Remix[edit]

Notable artists who have covered the song include French rapper Maître Gims in a trilingual Armenian, French and English version titled "Mi Gna (Maître Gims Remix)". This version included additional French-language lyrics by Maître Gims and Araik Mouradian and was produced by Gims and MG Mouradian.[7] The remix was released on 19 January 2018 in France. The release was accompanied by an official music video filmed in New York and Directed By Adam Nael.[8][9] The video with Maître Gims version attracted 192 million views as of May 2019.

In its first week of release in France on Chahawat / B1 labels and distributed by Sony Music, "Mi Gna (Maître Gims Remix)" entered the French Singles Chart at number 7,[7] peaking eventually at number 4. It also reached #14 on the SNEP Telecharged Singles chart and #35 on SNEP "Top Singles - Streaming" chart. In Belgium, where the single is released by Play Two and distributed by Warner Music, it reached number 38 in the Belgian Ultratop Wallonia chart.[10] and peaked at number 8 on Belgian Wallonia Urban Top 50 Chart.[10] The single also charted in the Swiss Hitparade, entering at number 74.[7]

"Mi Gna" was included in Maître Gims' 2018 album Ceinture noire that made it to the number one position on the French SNEP Albums chart, on the Swiss Hitparade Albums chart and on the Ultratop Belgian (Wallonia) Albums chart.

Versions[edit]

Language versions[edit]

The song has been subject to a great number language versions including:

Language Performer Original
title
Title
English
transliteration
Link
Arabic
including
dialects
Rachelle مي غنا Mi Gna [1]
Balti Mi Gna Mi Gna [2]
Haitham Dassouki and Nazo Nazarian شعّل نار / Mi Gna Sha33el Nar / Mi Gna [3]
Maya توحشتك آنا - Mi Gna
(Cover Mashup Song)
Twahachtek Ana - Mi Gna
(Cover Mashup Song)
[4]
Big Shift & Dr Black تانبغيك أنا Tanibghik ana [5]
Bulgarian Toni Storaro and Fiki feat. Ustata Моята жена Moyata zhena [6]
French Maître Gims & Super Sako
(feat. Hayko)
Mi Gna (Maître Gims Remix) [7]
Georgian Shai Gal დღე არის თუ ღამეა Dghe aris tu ghamea
Greek Grigoris Markelis feat. Patro Όσα έρθουν Osa ertun [8]
Super Sako feat. Panos Kiamos & Bo Θέλω να σε ξαναδώ Thelo na se xanado [9]
Hebrew Dj Avi Panel feat. Zehava Cohen מי גנה Mi Gna [10]
Kurdish Navid Zardi & Hardi Salami Ishqt (عيشقت)
Romanian Elis Armeanca feat Mr Juve Cine e inima mea [11]
Turkish Berat Toksöz feat. Barış Koçak Bitti Artık Bu Sevda [12]
Serbian VANJA MIJATOVIC x GASTTOZZ SKUPO BI TE PLATIO [13]

There are also versions in Albanian, Assyrian, Dutch, German and Russian amongst many.

Samplings and adaptations[edit]

Armenian singer Agas released an adaptation "Nazani, Mi Gna, Sirun Kuku" sampling heavily from the song.

"Mi Gna" has also been subject to many remixes, samplings and adaptations notably by DJ Pantelis (Greece).

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[17] Gold 75,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Mi Gna' by Armenian rapper Super Sako becomes top hit in Turkey". Armenpress. 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ Hakhverdyan, Nune (29 December 2017). "Newsmakers in Armenia in 2017". media.am. Media Initiatives Center.
  3. ^ "Под "взрывной" армянский хит "Ми Гна" в Египте "заснули"?". Rambler (in Russian). 23 December 2017.
  4. ^ "'Mi Gna' by Super Sako Hits 50 Million Views on YouTube". Asbarez. 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Mi Gna by rapper Super Sako and Spitaktsi Hayko hits record number YouTube views in Armenian show-biz". Armenpress. 10 June 2017.
  6. ^ Super Sako YouTube channel: Super Sako - Mi Gna ft. Hayko
  7. ^ a b c "Maître Gims & Super Sako feat. Hayko - "Mi gna (Maître Gims Remix)"". LesCharts.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Maître Gims - Mi Gna ft. Super Sako, Hayko (Clip Officiel)". Maître GIMS. 18 January 2018.
  9. ^ Johann Ruelle (19 January 2018). "Clip "Mi Gna" : Maître Gims remixe le tube phénomène de Super Sako et Hayko" (in French). chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b Ultratop.be/fr/ - Maître Gims & Super Sako feat. Hayko - Mi Gna (Maître Gims Remix) song page
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maître Gims & Super Sako feat. Hayko – Mi gna (Maître Gims Remix)" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Mi Gna". Acharts.co.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Maître Gims & Super Sako feat. Hayko – Mi gna (Maître Gims Remix)" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  14. ^ https://www.unsitedemuzica.ro/topuri/Top-Airplay-100-G-Eazy-pastreaza-coroana-clasamentului-p5234
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Maître Gims & Super Sako feat. Hayko – Mi gna (Maître Gims Remix)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Airplay 100 – Topul Anului 2018" [Year-end chart 2018] (in Romanian). Kiss FM. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  17. ^ "French single certifications – Maître Gims & Super Sako feat. Hayko – Mi Gna" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 20 March 2018.

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