AWARD-WINNING FRENCH-MALIAN SUPERSTAR AYA NAKAMURA RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘DNK’ OUT JANUARY 27th
RETURNS TO STAGE WITH THREE PARIS ACCOR ARENA CONCERTS
As her repertoire combines +6 Billion streams and she gathers +20M followers around the world on her social media, French-Malian superstar AYA NAKAMURA releases her much anticipated new album DNK. Preceded by the video single ‘Baby’ out earlier this month, DNK album is the follow-up album to NAKAMURA (2018) – the most streamed francophone album of all time and her France music award-winning album Aya (2020), the most streamed female album of 2021 in France. Albums combine +1.5M sales globally with an impact stretching from Latin America to Europe, Africa and South East Asia.
A viral sensation, Aya Nakamura now totals over 40 Million TikTok creations and +40 Billion TikTok views over 5 continents. DNK (a hint at her real name last name Danioko) showcase unique style of lyrics that blends the use of Parisian argot, Arabic and Bambara, the Malian language of her parents, as well as bringing a fresh take on Afrobeat, Pop, R&B while deeply rooted in the Caribbean dance sounds of Zouk. The album features risings rapstars Tiakola & SDM, as well as West indies acclaimed Zouk singer Kim.
At only 27 years old, multi-award-winning French-Malian superstar Aya Nakamura has already claimed her role as one of the most important figures in contemporary French music. Born Aya Danioko in Bamako, Mali, she comes from a family of Griots, West African storytellers and praise singers. She grew up in the Parisian suburb of Aulnay-Sous-Bois and later took the stage name Nakamura after the character Hiro Nakamura from NBC’s popular series Heroes.
Named “One of the most important acts in Europe now, musically and socially” by The New York Times, Aya Nakamura just closed the year 2022 on a high note as the most streamed Francophone female artist in the world for the 5th consecutive year
She became also this October the first francophone singer to perform in Fortnite, one of the most popular game in the world offering to millions of fans a very special performance of her biggest hits Djadja, Copines (2018), Pookie (2019), Jolie Nana (2020), Bobo (2021) and her recent fifth #1 single in France with Dégaine feat. Damsoout this March, that went on to be certified Diamond, the highest achievable certification in France.
Earlier in February 2022, her eponymous third album AYA (Nov. 2020) featuring the #1 singles “Plus Jamais (feat. Stormzy) and Jolie Nana, won the Victoire de la Musique France Music Award 2022 for the most streamed album by a female artist, having earned over 1 billion streams globally. Meanwhile, Aya’s 2018 album NAKAMURA, had surpassed one million album sales worldwide, bridging Europe, Africa, Latin America and most recently South East Asia, becoming the most streamed French-language album of all time.
Her discography earned Aya over five #1 hits and over 19 Top 10 singles, among which “Djadja,” which has reached more than 1 billion streams, the TikTok viral hit Copines or her latest #1 “Dégaine.” She is followed by +20 Million fans around the world on her social media.
Listen to DNK above, see album details below, and stay tuned for more AYA NAKAMURA.
January 27, 2023
3. Daddy (feat. SDM)
5. Tous les jours (every day)
6. T’as peur (you’re scared)
8. Cadeau (feat. Tiakola) (Gift)
9. J’ai Mal (I’m hurting)
10. Coller (Sticking)
11. Le goût (Taste)
12. Chacun (feat. Kim) (Each one)
13. Haut niveau (High level)
14. Bloqué (Blocked)
15. Fin (The End)
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