Willy William

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Willy William
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Willy William in 2016
Background information
Born (1981-04-14) 14 April 1981 (age 37)
Fréjus, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Genres Electronic[1]
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels Play On
Associated acts Collectif Métissé

Willy William (born 14 April 1981) is a French DJ, record producer and singer, famous for his club remixes and vocal collaborations with a number of dance music artists. Born to Mauritian immigrant parents, Willy was brought up in the small town of Champagné, Pays de la Loire, in north-western France.[citation needed]

Willy William was born on 14 April 1981 in Fréjus, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France[2] and came to prominence in 2003 with his work with DJ Flex in the dancefloor hit B Boyz Shake da Body and in 2004 as producer of Tragedie using the pseudonym "Lord William".[3] He later joined the French music collective Collectif Métissé,[4] also continuing to produce his own materials.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Track listing
FRA
[5]
BEL
(Wa)

2016 Une seule vie 12 87
  1. "Te quiero" (radio edit)
  2. "Ego" (radio edit)
  3. "Une seule vie"
  4. "Suis-moi" (featuring Vitaa)
  5. "Le tour du monde" (featuring Natty Rico & Mika V)
  6. "Dangereuse" (featuring Makassy)
  7. "Qui tu es?"
  8. "Tentation"
  9. "Les 6T d'or"
  10. "Tes mots"
  11. "On s'endort" (featuring Keen'V)
  12. "Love"
  13. "Personne n'est parfait" (featuring JMI Sissoko)
  14. "Les souris dansent"
  15. "Dernier jour" (featuring Willy Denzey)
  16. "Si j'étais le même"

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
FRA
[5]
AUS
[6]
BEL
[7]
GER
[8]
ITA
[9]
NL SPA
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
US
[14]
"Te quiero" 2015 24 [A] Une seule vie
"Ego" 12 3 39 18 4 75
"On s'endort?"
(featuring Keen'V)
2016 36 [B]
"Paris"
(featuring Cris Cab)
106 TBA
"Voodoo Song" 2017 182 [C]
"Mi Gente"
(with J Balvin)
10
[17]
27 7 3 1
[18]
1 1
[19]
4
[20]
4 5 19
"Mi Gente (Remix)"
(with J Balvin feat. Beyoncé)
111 32 16 51 31
[23]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Notes
  • Note 1: Uses combined chart entries for "Mi Gente" and "Mi Gente (remix)"1

Featured in[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
[5]
BEL
(Wa)

2011 "Baila"
(feat. Lylloo)
2012 "C Show"
(Les Jumo feat. Willy William & Vybrate)
Les Jumo album
Cartes sur table
2013 "Je n'ai pas eu le temps"
(Ridsa feat. Willy William & Ryan Stevenson)
76 From Ridsa EP
Es tu fiesta
featuring Willy William
"Li tourner"
(DJ Assad feat. Alain Ramanisum & Willy William)
12 —*
2014 "Me gusta"
(Dj R'AN feat. José de Rico, Willy William & Anna Tores)
"Alalila (Le Sega)"
(DJ Assad feat. Denis Azor, Mario Ramsamy & Willy William)
76 —*
"L'Italienne"
(Les Jumo feat. Willy William and Frédéric François)
2015 "Englishman in New York"
(Cris Cab feat. Tefa & Moox, Willy William)
41

* symbolizes a recording that did not appear on the official Belgian (Wallonia) Ultratop chart but did make the Ultratip chart.

Other singles[edit]

(selective)

  • 2010: "Playground" (DJ Assad feat. Big Ali & Willy William) (Promo digital single release)
  • 2011: "Si t'es chaud" (Edalam feat. Willy William)
  • 2011: "Hula Hoop (Willy William & Lylloo) (Promo digital single release)
  • 2011: "I'm Free" (Alan Pride feat. Willy William)
  • 2013: Es tu fiesta EP (Ridsa feat. Willy William) – track list: 1. "Es tu fiesta" (radio edit) 2. "Es tu fiesta (club edit) 3. "Je n'ai pas eu le temps" (Reggaeton radio remix) 4. "Je n'ai pas eu le temps" (extended Reggeaton remix) 5. "Je n'ai pas eu le temps" (original pop rock version)
  • 2013: "C'est l'été" (Keen'V feat. Willy William) in Keen'V album Ange ou démon
  • 2014: "La demoiselle" (Miky Uno feat. Willy William)
  • 2015: "Le bordel" (Miky Uno feat. Willy William)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Te Quiero" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 20 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[7]
  2. ^ "On s'endort?" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 10 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[7]
  3. ^ "Voodoo Song" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 10 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J Balvin's Fast-Rising "Mi Gente" Is A Challenge To The US-Centric Pop World". BuzzFeed. 10 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Buchanan, John D. "Willy William – Biography". AllMusic. RhythmOne. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  3. ^ South Indies Crew: Willy William biography
  4. ^ Skyrock website: Collectif Metissé page
  5. ^ a b c Peak chart positions in France:
  6. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Willy William discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Discographie von Willy William". offiziellecharts.de. GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Willy William discography". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Discography Willy William". spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Discography Willy William". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Discographie Willy William". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "J Balvin/Willy William". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "J Balvin & Willy William – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  15. ^ a b c "Willy William - Certificazioni" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  16. ^ "Polish single certifications – Willy William – Ego". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 40, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  18. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 38" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  19. ^ "Top 100 Canciones — Semana 29: del 14.07.2017 al 20.07.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  21. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  22. ^ a b "J Balvin & Willy William – Mi Gente". elportaldemusica.es. Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 
  23. ^ Trust, Gary (9 October 2017). "J Balvin, Willy William & Beyonce Blast to No. 3 on Hot 100 With 'Mi Gente,' Cardi B No. 1 for Third Week". Billboard. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 

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