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Namika
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Namika at the SWR3 New Pop Festival, 2018
Background information
Birth name Hanan Hamdi
Also known as Hän Violett
Born 23 August 1991 (1991-08-23) (age 30)
Origin Frankfurt, Germany
Genres Hip hop, jazz, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper
Years active 2013–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment

Namika (given name, Hanan Hamdi, Arabic: حنان حمادي ), also known by the stage name Hän Violett, is a German singer and rapper with Berber Moroccan roots.

Biography

Namika grew up in Frankfurt. Her grandparents are from the Moroccan coastal city of Nador.

She released her debut album, Nador, on 21 July 2015. The album includes her first single, 'Lieblingsmensch'. By the end of July 2015 the album had reached number thirteen in the German album charts. The single Lieblingsmensch debuted at number twenty-seven in the German single charts and climbed to number one after eight weeks.

Namika has published seven music videos, including the song Na-Mi-Ka, which is from her EP Hellwach. Namika entered a specially edited version of her song Hellwach (English: Wide Awake) in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2015. The track was produced by the German producer team Beatgees, who has also produced for Lena, Curse, and Ann Sophie. She represented the State of Hessen. By the end of the competition on 29 August 2015 the song had reached seventh place. Recently in 2018 she performed ' Je ne parle pas français' whose remix was featuring Black M. The song reached number one in the German charts. On 1 July, she released her second studio album "Que Walou".

Namika performed three songs as a competitor in the 2015 New Music Award competition.

Discography

Albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
GER AUT SWI
Nador 13 58 36
Que Walou
  • Released: 1 June 2018
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12 46 29

Extended plays

Title Details
Hellwach
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER AUT SWI
"Lieblingsmensch" 2015 1 2 14
  • GER: 3x Gold
  • AUT: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
Nador
"Hellwach" 62
"Kompliziert" 2016 60
"Je ne parle pas français (Beatgees Remix)"
(featuring Black M)
2018 1 16
7
  • GER: Platinum
  • AUT: Gold
  • SWI: Platinum
Que Walou

Other releases

  • 2013: Flow zum Gesang (as Hän Violett)
  • 2015: Nador
  • 2015: Wenn sie kommen (feat. Ali As)
  • 2015: Na-Mi-Ka
  • 2015: Mein Film (feat. MoTrip)
  • 2016: Zauberland
  • 2018: Ahmed (1960–2002)
  • 2018: Que Walou
  • 2018: Ich will dich vermissen
  • 2018: Zirkus
  • 2018 Phantom

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
"Lass sie tanzen"
(Ali As featuring Namika)
2016 37
  • GER: Gold
Euphoria
"Traum"
(Ufo361 featuring Namika)
2017 Ich bin 3 Berliner
"Holidays Are Coming"
(The Kingdom Choir featuring Camélia Jordana & Namika)
2018 97 Non-album single

Awards

  • 1Live Krone 2015: Nominated for Best Female Artist
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