Nekfeu

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Nekfeu
Nekfeu avp.jpg
Nekfeu in 2017
Background information
Birth name Ken Samaras
Also known as
  • Nekflamme
  • Nek le Fennek
Born (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 (age 27)
La Trinité, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Genres French hip hop
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.nekfeu.fr

Ken Samaras (born 3 April 1990), better known by his stage name Nekfeu, is a French rapper and record producer who is also a member of the collective L'entourage, and the rap group 1995. He started his career as a member of the group S-Crew, with childhood friends Framal, Mekra, 2Zer Washington and DJ Elite, he joined 1995 in 2007, participating in open mic duels around Paris.[1]

Apart from two extended plays with 1995 (La Source in 2011 and Le Suite in 2012), as well as the studio album Paris Sud Minute in 2013, Nekfeu released his debut studio album Feu on 8 June 2015, for which he won Best Urban Music Album at the Victoires de la musique in February 2016, as well as Destins Liés with S-Crew in June 2016. In 2015, he also wrote and performed a song for the French version of the film Creed.[2]

In 2017, he made his acting debut in the film Tout nous sépare, opposite Catherine Deneuve.[3]

EPs and albums[edit]

As part of 1995
  • 2011: La Source
  • 2012: La Suite
  • 2013: Paris Sud Minute
With Alpha Wann (member of 1995)
  • 2011: En Sous-Marin
As part of S-Crew
  • 2010: Même Signature
  • 2012: Métamorphose
  • 2013: Seine Zoo
  • 2016: Destins Liés
As part of L'Entourage
  • 2014: Jeunes Entrepreneurs
As part of 5 Majeur
  • 2011: 5 Majeur
  • 2013: Variations

Solo[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
FRA
[4]
BEL
(Fl)

[5]
BEL
(Wa)

[6]
SWI
[7]
2015 Feu
  • Release date: 8 June 2015
  • Record label: Seine Zoo / Polydor
3 65 3 5
2016 Cyborg
  • Release date: 2 December 2016
  • Record label: Seine Zoo
1[12] 3 10
  • FRA (SNEP): Gold[13]
  • FRA (SNEP): Platinum[13]
Nekfeu in 2014, performing at a festival in Grenoble.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
[4]
BEL
(Wa)

[6]
SWI
[7]
2014 "Time B.O.M.B." 86
2015 "Égérie" 49 Feu
"On verra" 14 37
"Nique les clones, Pt. II" 57
"Tempête" 21
"7:77 AM"
(featuring 86 Joon)
26 Feu (Réédition)
2016 "Jusqu'au bout"
(S-Crew)
75 Destins liés
Other charted songs
Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
[4][14]
BEL
(Wa)

[6]
SWI
[7]
2015 "Reuf"
(featuring Ed Sheeran)
72 Feu
"Rêve d'avoir des rêves" 111
"Ma dope"
(featuring S.Pri Noir)
125
"Martin Eden" 129
"Mon âme"
(featuring Sneazzy)
152
"Princesse"
(featuring Nemir)
172
"Plume" 13 Feu (Réédition)
"Mal aimé" 51
"Question d'honneur"
(featuring S-Crew)
78
"Deux-trois"
(featuring 1995)
56
"Pars avec moi"
(featuring 1995)
46
"Les Bruits de ma Ville"
(featuring Phénomène Bizness)
44
"La Ballade du Frémont"
(featuring Doums)
52
2016 "Mauvaise graine" 7[14] 18 72 Cyborg
"Squa" 15 67
"Humanoïde" 19 69
"Galatée" 21
"Saturne"
(featuring Sneazzy and S.Pri Noir)
25 76
"Avant tu riais"
(featuring Clara Luciani)
56
"Réalité augmentée" 67
"Esquimaux"
(featuring Nepal)
71
"Nekketsu"
(featuring Crystal Kay)
75
"Besoin de sens"
(featuring Framal and Jazzy Bazz)
106
"Le regard des gens"
(featuring Némir, 2zer, Mekra and Doum's)
113
"Vinyle"
(featuring Alpha Wann)
142
"O.D"
(featuring Murkage Dave)
152
"Programmé" 197

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

  • 2017 : Tout nous sépare, directed by Thierry Klifa
  • 2018 : L'Échappée, directed by Mathias Pardo

Television[edit]

  • 2015 : Casting(s) (television series, one episode : guest appearance as himself)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Booska-p. "Biographie de Nekfeu". 
  2. ^ "Creed : Nekfeu serre les poings avec Stallone et signe le générique du nouveau Rocky". Charts in France (in French). 13 January 2016. Retrieved 2017-08-14. 
  3. ^ Nekfeu et Catherine Deneuve réunis au cinéma, le premier teaser dévoilé, Le Parisien, 13 August 2017
  4. ^ a b c "Nekfeu discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nekfeu discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Nekfeu discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Nekfeu discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Nekfeu est disque d'or en Belgique !". Melty.fr (in French). 31 March 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Nekfeu est Disque D'Or en 3 semaines avec FEU". 13or-du-hiphop.fr (in French). 3 July 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nekfeu : Feu est disque de platine". Melty.fr (in French). 23 November 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Nekfeu décroche le disque de diamant pour Feu !". Generations.fr (in French). 25 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 50, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Nekfeu : Disque de platine en 2 semaines avec Cyborg !". 13OR du Hip Hop (in French). December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 49, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 

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