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Okayendji Girac between life and dying. The information, which fell this morning, put followers of the younger singer found eleven years in the past in The Voice excited. Before we discovered that his days had been now not numbered.

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It is early this morning of Monday April 22 when the gendarmes arrive on the Traveler reception space in Biscarrosse, within the Landes. They discovered the 27-year-old singer in critical situation, with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to a hospital in Bordeaux. His very important prognosis is, for a time, compromised. According to his first statements to investigators, it was a home accident. Difficult to think about a extra tragic dying for the 27-year-old golden boy, who declared “I have a beautiful story with destiny”, in an interview with Parisianin 2015.

His “destiny” as a music star took form eleven years earlier, in August 2013. Kendji Maillé – Girac is his mom’s final title – was then destined to turn out to be a tree pruner, like his father. His household, gypsies of Spanish origin, are sometimes on the roads. Every winter, the 300 caravans of its group take up residence on the Gilets reception space, in Bergerac, in Dordogne. The kids (Kendji has an older brother and three sisters) go to highschool throughout these journeys. “Without mine, I am nothing,” Kendji will sing in “Mon Univers”, launched in 2018.

READ ALSO “The Voice”: what if it was the perfect French telecrochet? At 13, Kendji sang in cafes, to seduce women and receives a commission for blows. This day comes that adjustments the whole lot: his aunt tells him that she likes the music “Bella”, by Maître Gims. For enjoyable, Kendji decides to sing it in gypsy model, in a meadow, shirtless. His uncle posts the video on the Internet. One million views three days later, his future was launched. The producer of the present The Voice calls him to take part in season 3 of the TF1 program. Integrated into singer Mika's workforce, the younger prodigy received the ultimate, at solely 17 years previous.

In May 2014, he launched his first album, Kendji, with Universal. His model, which he known as “gipsy pop”, might be listened to as a combination between pop music and flamenco. Catchy rhythms, clean vocals, guitar tunes. “Color Gitano” and “Andalouse” are his two fundamental hits. That yr, he received two NRJ Music Awards, that of French-speaking music of the yr for “Color Gitano”, and that of French-speaking revelation of the yr. A yr later, a second album adopted, Together. The two information have bought greater than 2.5 million copies.

READ ALSO “Florent Pagny: the phoenix”: behind the scenes of his returnIn 2018, at age 22, he launched a 3rd opus, Amigo, during which the artist tries his hand at hip-hop. The disc options collaborations with Damso, who notably wrote the title “Maria Maria”, and Vianney. New success. The album topped gross sales within the first week and obtained double platinum certification (200,000 copies bought) after 4 months. That yr, he additionally signed a duet with Maître Gims, “L’aventure Robinson”.

Will observe Mi Vidain 2020, and The School of Life in 2022. In complete, the artist has bought 5.5 million copies, and has recorded 72 titles at Sacem. On Spotify, Kendji Girac has 2.4 million downloads. On YouTube, his channel has greater than a billion views, together with 400 million for “Andalouse” alone.

He additionally fills live performance halls, from his first, on the Olympia in Paris, in 2015. In 9 years, greater than 1,000,000 individuals have come to hearken to him within the halls.–22-04-2024-2558289_3.php