Namika

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Namika
Namika
Namika live in Kiel, 2018
Background information
Birth nameHanan Hamdi
Also known asHän Violett
Born (1991-09-07) 7 September 1991 (age 27)
OriginFrankfurt, Germany
GenresHip hop, jazz,pop
Occupation(s)Singer, rapper
Years active2013–present
LabelsSony Music Entertainment
Websitewww.namikamusik.de

Namika (given name, Hanan Hamdi), also known by the stage name Hän Violett, is a German singer and rapper from a Riffian Moroccan family. She is most famous for her hit song “Lieblingsmensch”.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Namika grew up in Frankfurt. Her grandparents are from the Moroccan coastal city of Nador.[3]

She released her debut album, Nador, on 21 July 2015. The album includes her first single, 'Lieblingsmensch'. By the end of July 2015 the album had reached number thirteen in the German album charts. The single Lieblingsmensch debuted at number twenty-seven in the German single charts and climbed to number one after eight weeks.

Namika has published seven music videos[4], including the song Na-Mi-Ka, which is from her EP Hellwach. Namika entered a specially edited version of her song Hellwach (English: Wide Awake) in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2015. The track was produced by the German producer team Beatgees, who has also produced for Lena, Curse, and Ann Sophie. She represented the State of Hessen. By the end of the competition on 29 August 2015 the song had reached seventh place. Recently in 2018 she performed ' Je ne parle pas français' whose remix was featuring Black M. The song reached number one in the German charts. On 1 July, she released her second studio album Que Walou.

Namika performed three songs as a competitor in the 2015 New Music Award competition.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
GER AUT SWI
Nador 13 58 36
Que Walou
  • Released: 1 June 2018
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12 46 29

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Hellwach
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER AUT SWI
"Lieblingsmensch" 2015 1 2 14
  • GER: 3x Gold
  • AUT: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
Nador
"Hellwach" 62
"Kompliziert" 2016 60
"Je ne parle pas français (Beatgees Remix)"
(featuring Black M)
2018 1 16
[5]
7
  • GER: Gold
  • AUT: Gold
Que Walou

Other releases

  • 2013: Flow zum Gesang (as Hän Violett)
  • 2015: Nador
  • 2015: Wenn sie kommen (feat. Ali As)
  • 2015: Na-Mi-Ka
  • 2015: Mein Film (feat. MoTrip)
  • 2016: Zauberland
  • 2018: Ahmed (1960–2002)
  • 2018: Que Walou
  • 2018: Ich will dich vermissen
  • 2018: Zirkus

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[6]
"Lass sie tanzen"
(Ali As featuring Namika)
2016 37
  • GER: Gold
Euphoria
"Traum"
(Ufo361 featuring Namika)
2017 Ich bin 3 Berliner

Awards[edit]

  • 1Live Krone 2015: Nominated for Best Female Artist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music In October". NPR.org. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  2. ^ "Namika Birthday & Biography". Wikibirthdays.com. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  3. ^ "Namika im Interview: "Als Kind war ich traurig, keine richtige Deutsche zu sein" - Wildwechsel" (in German). 2015-09-20. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  4. ^ "Videos". namikamusik.de. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. ^ http://oe3.orf.at/charts/stories/oe3austriatop40/
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Ann Sophie" (enter "Ann Sophie" into the "Suchen" box). German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).

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