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Nyls on the red carpet at the MTV EMA 2015 in Milan
Born (1982-09-23) September 23, 1982 (age 36)
Years active2007-Present
Icon Records France

Nyls (born September 23, 1982) is a French singer and composer of Italian origin. Nyls is a pseudonym; his real name is unknown.

Life and career[edit]

Nyls grew up in Grenoble (France) and in Lama dei Peligni (Italy).[1]

His musical career began in 2007 when he teamed up with the Italian pop duet Paola e Chiara, for which he wrote the single “Seconde Chance” in French, taken from their album "Win The Game".[2] The single reached position 4 in the Italian charts.

In 2008, he gets to meet Frederic Messel, CEO of Icon Records France.[3] This meeting led to the production and release of his debut album “Kairos”, published in 2012. Four singles “Avance” (4th), “Ce Que Tu N'es Pas” (7th), "A Califourchon "(6th)," Comme Une Trace "(8th) taken from this album will make it into the French iTunes Top 10. The art direction was entrusted to Marco Contini, who collaborated with artists such as Irene Grandi and Marco Carta in the past.[4] The album also gets a Japanese release.[5]

Later, Nyls released an English single, “It's Gonna Be Alright”, which only achieved moderate success. The single was pulled from his second album, “Nightlife”.

"Crazy" was chosen as the second single. The song peaked at position 8 on the French iTunes Single charts.

In December 2013, Nyls was asked to create and record the main theme for the movie “Dragon Nest”. The song is titled “ Keep The Dragon Alive”.[6][7][8] In 2015, his album Pulse was released.[9]


  1. ^ "Nyls Biography on MTV.com". MTV.com. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Paola & Chiara - Second Life (Song)". Italiancharts.com. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Interview de Nyls". Idoles Mag. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Nyls, Kairos". Idoles Mag. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Kairos (Japanese Edition)". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  6. ^ Ritter, Tobias (21 December 2013). "Video des Tages - Keep the Dragon Alive - Offizieller Dragon Nest Europe Theme Song". OnlineWelten. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Albums et singles de Nyls". Charts in France. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  8. ^ Wallus, Thomas (19 December 2013). "Dragon Nest Europe: Moderner Popsong ist offizieller Theme Song zum Spiel". Playnation. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  9. ^ Janeuj, Thomas (17 April 2015). "Interview with Electro Pop Sensation Nyls". CNN.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016.