Shirin David

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Shirin David
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Background information
Birth nameBarbara Shirin Davidavičius
Born (1995-04-11) 11 April 1995 (age 25)
Hamburg, Germany
GenresHip hop, R&B, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer, video blogger
Years active2014–present

Barbara Shirin Davidavičius (Persian: باربارا شیرین دیویداویسیوس, born 11 April 1995), known professionally as Shirin David is a German rapper, singer and former YouTuber.

Early life[edit]

Shirin was born in Hamburg, Germany, to an Iranian father and Lithuanian mother[1] and has one younger sister. She graduated from a school of opera singing, dancing and acting in Hamburg. David currently lives in Berlin. She openly talks about the struggles of being raised by a single mother, after her father left the family.

Career[edit]

She started her YouTube channel in March 2014. In the ranking of "Most Subscribed YouTube Channels in Germany", she is in the Top 50 with over 2.6 million subscribers.[2] In 2015, she reached the Top 10 of the German Charts as a feature on German R&B singer Ado Kojo's song "Du liebst mich nicht", a cover of the song with the same name by German rapper Sabrina Setlur. In February 2016 it was reported that she had cancelled her contract with YouTube network TubeOne Networks, who had made her famous.[3] In 2017, she was one of four judges at DSDS, the German version of American Idol.[4] She moved to Berlin in 2018, having lived in Cologne for more than three years previously.

In January 2019, David released her first official single Orbit, which was later one of the tracks of her debut album Supersize.[5] In February, her second single Gib Ihm was released, reaching number one in the German Charts. About two months later, Shirin released the song ICE, which was followed by Fliegst du mit in May. At the end of June 2019, she published the single On Off featuring Maître Gims[6] which was followed by the single Brillis in August. On September 20, 2019, she released both the single Nur mit Dir feat. Xavier Naidoo and her album Supersize, which peaked at number one on the German Album Charts. She thus became the first national female solo hip-hop artist to reach number one with an album as well as the first female hip hop act to top the charts with her debut album.[7]

In a YouTube Video released in September of 2019, she announced her second perfume was set to come out in October 2019, after she had already sold a perfume as part of a collaboration with Dm since 2014.[8] The newest fragrance is a collaboration with Douglas and a first sample of it is found in the limited content box to her album Supersize.[9]

After David had already released two merchandising collections in November 2016 and June 2017 in collaboration with Holymesh[10], she released a pair of slippers with GIB IHM printed on in April 2020 on her Shop ShirizzleShop. The Merchandise happens in collaboration with 30 Management GmbH.

David released the single 90-60-111 on 24th of April 2020[11] which turned being her second number one-hit in Germany, as well as her first number one-single in Austria. She also released a limited merchandise collection for that single. Only two weeks after the release of 90-60-111, David was featured on the track Conan x Xenia by German rapper Haftbefehl [12].

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[13]
AUT
[14]
SWI
[15]
Supersize 1 2 3

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[13]
AUT
[14]
SWI
[15]
"Du liebst mich nicht"
(Ado Kojo featuring Shirin David)
2015 6 8 20 Non-album single
"Orbit" 2019 5 9 14 Supersize
"Gib ihm" 1 3 9
"Ice" 8 8 28
"Fliegst Du mit" 8 9 15
"On Off"
(with Maître Gims)
3 5 6
"Brillis" 4 14 15
"Nur mit dir"
(with Xavier Naidoo)
8 13 11
"90-60-111" 2020 1 1 10 Non-album single
"Conan × Xenia"
(with Haftbefehl)
4 12 19 Das weisse Album
"Hoes Up G's Down" 6 9 13 Non-album single

Achievements[edit]

  • 2017: Place To B Award in the category "YouTube"[18]
  • German Perfume Award Duftstars for "Created by the Community"
  • 2019: Place To B Award - Special Honor[19]
  • 2019: Bambi in the category "Shootingstar"[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shirin David on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ Top 100 German Youtubers by subscribers
  3. ^ "Auch Shirin David verlässt TubeOne". celepedia.de. Archived from the original on 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  4. ^ "DSDS 2017: YouTube-Star Shirin David kommt für Vanessa Mai in die DSDS-Jury". RTL Television. 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  5. ^ "Shirin David geht Gold & gibt Release Date von "Supersize" bekannt". hiphop.de. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  6. ^ "Shirin David feat. Gims - On Off". 16bars.de. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  7. ^ "Shirin David als erste Hiphopperin mit Debütalbum an Chartspitze". GFK Entertainment. 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  8. ^ "Shirin David mir eigener Kosmetik-Marke". News.de. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  9. ^ "Shirin David: Kritik wegen ihrer Supersize-Box". Starzip.de. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  10. ^ Maier, Hanna (2017-06-29). "Shirin David Shop: Hier gibt es ihren neuen Shirizzle-Merch!". StarZip.de. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  11. ^ "Shirin David teilt gegen Shindy und Loredana aus". 16bars.de. 2020-04-24. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  12. ^ "Haftbefehl veröffentlicht Song mit Shirin David: Kann das funktionieren?". Focus.de. 2020-05-08. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  13. ^ a b "Discography Shirin David" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Discography – Shirin David" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Discography – Shirin David" (in German). Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Gold & Platin: Shirin David". IFPI AUT. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  18. ^ "„Place To B"-Award: BILD ehrt die größten Social-Media-Stars", bild.de (in German), retrieved 2017-11-26
  19. ^ "„ Ehrenpreis für Shirin David bei den PLACE TO B Awards!"", bz-berlin.de (in German), 2019-11-15, retrieved 2019-11-17
  20. ^ "„ Shirin David wird in Baden-Baden mit einem Bambi ausgezeichnet"", bz-berlin.de (in German), 2019-11-18, retrieved 2019-11-21