SoFly and Nius

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soFLY & Nius
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Nius (left) & soFLY (right)
Background information
Genres Hip hop, hip house, pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Producer
Years active 2008–present
Labels APG / Atlantic Records / Warner/Chappell Music
Associated acts Flo Rida, Sia, B.o.B, Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull
Members soFLY (Raphaël Judrin)
Nius (Pierre-Antoine Melki)

soFLY & Nius is a French music producing and songwriting duo of hip hop, R&B and pop signed to Artist Publishing Group (APG) / (Atlantic Records / Warner/Chappell Music[1]).

Members[edit]

It is made up of:

  • Raphaël Judrin (artist name soFLY) - born in Paris in 1985
  • Pierre-Antoine Melki (artist name Nius) - born in Lyon in 1988.

They regularly work with guitarist Yoan "Oddfellow" Chirescu.

Career[edit]

Before joining each other, Nius had produced many tracks on M. Pokora's album Mise à jour,[2] while soFLY was working on the Blue Tape projects with the rapper Vicelow.[3]

In France they worked with a great number of artists including Rohff, AKH, Soprano, M. Pokora, Amel Bent,[4] Shy'm[5] and with the music collective Mafia K-1 Fry.

Moving to the United States, they also produced for a number of American artists including Cory Gunz ("A Little Taste"), rapper Tony Yayo,[6] T. Mills.[7]

Very notably, they produced Justin Bieber's "Take You" from the album Believe and 5 tracks in Flo Rida's album Wild Ones[8] including title track and international hit "Wild Ones" featuring Sia and 4th single "I Cry". They also produced Enrique Iglesias' last single "Finally Found You".[9][10]

Their work has resulted in one Grammy Award nomination for 2013 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Wild Ones - Flo Rida featuring Sia).[11][12]

They were also chosen to be part of the jury, along with Hype Williams, for the first edition of the Dubai International Music Awards in November 2013.[13][14]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Year Game Title Artist Notes
2012 FIFA 13 Let It Roll (Pt. 2) Flo Rida feat. Lil Wayne
2013 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Double or Nothing Big Boi & B.o.B. Game’s official theme song, made with Oddfellow

Songs[edit]

Notes

* (additional strings from Yoan "Oddfellow" Chirescu)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artist Publishing Group: soFLY & Nius
  2. ^ Charts in France.com: M. Pokora en interview (French)
  3. ^ Zikaddict: Vicelow (French)
  4. ^ "Amel Bent en interview". chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  5. ^ "Les Charts". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  6. ^ "Tony Yayo - They Hate". youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  7. ^ "T. Mills - Leaving Home". thinktankdigital.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  8. ^ "Wild Ones Album Review". billboard.com. 
  9. ^ "Finally Found You on Billboard.com". billboard.com. 
  10. ^ "Finally Found You on aolradioblog.com". aolradioblog.com. 
  11. ^ "Grammy Awards 2013 Nominees List on Billboard.com". billboard.com. 
  12. ^ "Grammy Awards 2013 Nominees List on Grammy.com". grammy.com. 
  13. ^ "Dubai International Music Awards 2013 soFLY & Nius". dimawards.com. 
  14. ^ "Dubai International Music Awards 2013 Jury". dimawards.com. 
  15. ^ "Flo Rida - Wild Ones". lescharts.com. 
  16. ^ "Flo Rida - Let It Roll". lescharts.com. 
  17. ^ "Flo Rida - I Cry". lescharts.com. 
  18. ^ "Sammy Adams Interview". arjanwrites.com. 
  19. ^ "Enrique Iglesias - Finally Found You". lescharts.com. 
  20. ^ "Justin Bieber - Take You". lescharts.com. 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  21. ^ http://feedlimmy.com/2014/03/14/neon-jungle-welcome-to-the-jungle/
  22. ^ "Artist Publishing Group". Artist Publishing Group. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  23. ^ "DANNY MERCER | Watch “Who Are You Loving Now?” Video". 360magazine. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 

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