PNL (band)

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PNL
Peace & Lovés
PNL's Logo
PNL's Logo
Background information
OriginCorbeil-Essonnes, Île-de-France, France
GenresCloud rap, alternative hip hop, trap
Years active2014–present
LabelsQLF Records, Musicast
Websitehttps://shop.qlf.fr/
MembersAdemo
N.O.S

PNL (French pronunciation: ​[pe ɛn‿ɛl]; acronym for Peace N' Lovés, lit. 'Peace and Money') is a French rap band formed in 2014 by Ademo (/əˈdɛm/; born Tarik Andrieu, French: [taʁik ɑ̃dʁijø]) and N.O.S (born Nabil Andrieu, French: [nabil ɑ̃dʁijø]),[1] from Corbeil-Essonnes.[2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Tarik and Nabil Andrieu grew up in the difficult neighbourhood of Les Tarterêts in Corbeil-Essonnes, in the southern suburbs of Paris. Tarik was born in 1986, and Nabil in 1989. Their father, René Andrieu, a Pied-Noir native of Corsica, was involved in a bank robbery and served an eight years sentence at the Maison centrale— the designation of prisons for dangerous and/or long sentence detainees in France— of Poissy. René is an important figure in his community. The brothers were brought up in the absence of their mother, a native of Algeria (Kabylie). Ademo (Tarik) went to jail twice in 2010 and 2013 for drug trafficking [3] [4].

Career[edit]

The duo released their first song together in early 2014. They released their debut album Que la famille in March 2015. Their second album Le monde Chico was released on 30 October 2015 and was certified 2X platinum in March 2016 for selling over 200,000 copies in France.[5][6]

Their third album Dans la légende released on 16 September 2016 was certified diamond for selling over 1,000,000 copies in total in more than 5 countries around Europe.[7]

PNL were set to perform at Coachella, one of the biggest music festivals in the United States during its 2017 edition. However, due to Tarik's criminal record, he was denied entry into the country.[8]

On April 5, 2019, PNL released their fourth album, Deux Freres, which sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week of release, a record for French rap.[9] This album has been nominated for IMPALA's European Independent Album of the Year Award (2019).[10]

The video clip of their song "Au DD" was shot on the Eiffel Tower.[11]

On July 5, 2020, PNL release a 1 hour documentary on Netflix France where they show them live performing their 2016 released album ”Dans La Legende” in a concert in 2017.

Discography[edit]

  • Que la famille (2015)
  • Le Monde Chico (2015)
  • Dans la légende (2016)
  • Deux frères (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Dans la légende", la fascination PNL". Libération. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  2. ^ "French rap duo PNL rise rapidly through the Itunes charts.|mxdwn.co.uk". www.mxdwn.co.uk. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ Potiron, Albert (April 5, 2019). "PNL, de A à Z".
  4. ^ "10 rappeurs français qui ont déjà été en prison • Page 5 sur 5 • RapCity". www.rapcity.fr.
  5. ^ "PNL est disque d'or avec Le Monde Chico !". Melty.fr. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  6. ^ "PNL, le phénomène rap de la rentrée est disque d'or en une semaine". Les Échos. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  7. ^ "PNL entre Dans La Légende en battant ce nouveau record" (in French). Melty.fr. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  8. ^ "PNL au festival Coachella avec Beyoncé et Radiohead" (in French). The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  9. ^ "PNL : les chiffres stratosphériques de la première semaine de "Deux Frères"". Mouv.
  10. ^ "22 nominees shortlisted for IMPALA's European Independent Album of the Year Award | Impala". www.impalamusic.org. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  11. ^ Felicity, Martin. "French rap icons PNL share video for "Au DD" announce "Deux Frères" album". Dummy. Retrieved 13 April 2020.

14.https://whatsnewonnetflix.com/usa/1907214/pnl-dans-la-legende-tour-2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.