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Imany
Imany performing in Paris on Bastille Day 2011
Imany performing in Paris on Bastille Day 2011
Background information
Birth nameNadia Mladjao
Born (1979-04-05) 5 April 1979 (age 41)
Martigues, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
GenresFolk, soul, blues, pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2008–present
LabelsThink Zik!
WebsiteImanymusic.com

Nadia Mladjao (born 5 April 1979), better known by her stage name Imany (/ˈɪməni/), is a French pop-soul recording artist of Comorian descent. Her debut album, The Shape of a Broken Heart,[1] which was released in 2011, reached platinum status in France, Greece and triple platinum in Poland.

Early life

She was born in Martigues near Marseille, in a family from the Comoros[2] in 1979. Her stage name, Imany (Imani) means faith in Swahili (from Arabic ايمان - imaan). As a youth, she was an athlete, doing high jump.

Career

She became a model for the Ford Models Europe. She went to the United States for seven years,[3][4] before coming back to France, when she started her singing career.[5][6][7]

In 2008, she began singing. She performed at the Beau Lounge, at the Réservoir, at the Bellevilloise, and at the China Club.

Imany’s first album, The Shape of a Broken Heart, which was named after a drawing she made with closed eyes,[8] contains twelve songs written in English.

Imany produced the soundtrack for the 2014 film French Women by Audrey Dana.[9]

In 2016 the Filatov & Karas remix of her song "Don't Be So Shy" became a Europe-wide hit, topping the charts in Austria, Germany, Poland and Russia.

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
FRA
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL
(Fl)

[12]
BEL
(Wa)

[13]
GER
[14]
ITA
[15]
POL
[16]
SWI
[17]
The Shape of a Broken Heart 19 55 47 47 10 4 36
The Wrong Kind of War
  • Released: 26 August 2016
  • Label: Think Zik!
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 23 49 19 19 40
[20]
10 9

Extended plays

  • 2010: Acoustic Sessions

Soundtracks

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
FRA
[10]
BEL
(Wa)

[13]
POL
[22]
Sous les jupes des filles (soundtrack - Imany and various artists)
  • Released: 26 May 2014
  • Label: Think Zik!
  • Formats: CD, digital download
84 120 16

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
FRA
[10]
AUS
[24]
AUT
[11]
BEL
(Wa)

[25]
GER
[14]
ITA
[15]
JPN
[26]
POL
[27]
RUS
[28]
SWI
[29]
"You Will Never Know" 2011 26 [A] 2 5 1 The Shape of a Broken Heart
"Please and Change" 56
"The Good the Bad & the Crazy" 2014 79 [B] 1 Sous les jupes des filles soundtrack
"Don't Be So Shy"
(Filatov & Karas remix)
2015 1 9 1 3 1 22 1 1 3 The Wrong Kind of War
"There Were Tears" 2016 50 38
"Silver Lining (Clap Your Hands)" 32
"Nothing to Save" 179
"No Reason No Rhyme" 2017 174
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[10]
BEL 
(Wa)

[25]
"Le mystère féminin"
(Kery James featuring Imany)
2013 120 [C] Dernier MC

Notes

  1. ^ "You Will Never Know" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 20 on the Ultratip chart.[25]
  2. ^ "The Good the Bad & the Crazy" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 42 on the Ultratip chart.[25]
  3. ^ "Le mystère féminin" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 10 on the Ultratip chart.[25]

References

  1. ^ Sandra Zistl (14 June 2012). "Super Musik, Super-Model". Focus (in German). Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Get to Know: Afro-Soul Singer, Imany Mladjao". Afromag. 3 May 2011. Archived from the original on 6 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  3. ^ Imany (27 January 2013). "Imany im Interview bei ZDF". ZDF.kultur (Interview). ZDF. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  4. ^ Mina Soundiram (10 December 2012). "Imany, princesse soul" (in French). L'Express (France). Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Une journée avec Imany". Elle (in French). 10 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  6. ^ Interview with France Today Archived 2012-01-23 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Imany – Vom Topmodel zur Soul-Diva". Die Welt (in German). 28 April 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  8. ^ Ten minutes with... Imany Archived 2014-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Imany signe la bande-son de Sous les Jupes des Filles Archived 2014-05-19 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ a b c d "Imany on French Charts" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Imany on Austrian Charts" (in German). austriancharts.at. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Imany Albums on Belgian Charts (Flanders)" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Imany Albums on Belgian Charts (Wallonia)" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  14. ^ a b "Discographie von Imany. Offizielle Deutsche Charts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Imany on Italian Charts". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  16. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Poland:
  17. ^ "Imany Albums on Swiss Charts". swisscharts.com/hitparade.ch. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Certifications Albums Platine - année 2012" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  19. ^ "Polish platinum certifications of 2013" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  20. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 40 (dal 2016-09-30 al 2016-10-06)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  21. ^ "Polish gold certifications of 2017" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  22. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Poland:
  23. ^ "Polish gold certifications of 2016" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  24. ^ "Imany on Australian Charts". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  25. ^ a b c d e "Imany on Belgian Charts" (in French). ultratop.be. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  26. ^ "Imany – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  27. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Poland:
  28. ^ "Imany – Airplay chart history" (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  29. ^ "Imany Singles on Swiss Charts". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  30. ^ a b "FIMI - Certifications for Imany" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  31. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  32. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2016". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  33. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Imany)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  34. ^ "Austrian single   certifications – Imany" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  35. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Imany)". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  36. ^ "Polish diamond certifications of 2016" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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