FILMED AT PARIS’ ICONIC
French-Malian superstar Aya Nakamura, the most listened-to Francophone singer in the world, unveils a new performance video today for “Fly” from her recent album AYA – now Platinum-certified in France, having earned over 700 million streams globally. Directed by David Ctiborsky for Paris-based film collective La Blogothèque, the performance takes place under the iconic stained-glass dome of Paris’ Galeries Lafayette; watch/share HERE.
Aya Nakamura shared her eponymous third album AYA last November via Rec. 118 / Warner Music with features from British rap stars Stormzy and Ms Banks as well as rising French-Malagasy artist OBOY; stream/share HERE. Aya’s 2018 album NAKAMURA has surpassed one million album sales worldwide and 3.5 billion streams globally, bridging Europe, Africa, Latin America and most recently Asia. The record earned Aya ten certified singles, propelled by the French #1 hits “Djadja,” which has reached more than 1 billion streams and became this past fall the most streamed French-language song of all time on Spotify, and the recent viral TikTok hit “Copines.”
At only 25 years old, Aya Nakamura has already claimed her role as one of the most important figures in contemporary French music. Born Aya Danioko in Bamako, Mali in 1995, she later took the stage name Nakamura after the character Hiro Nakamura from NBC’s popular series Heroes. She developed her 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 and the Caribbean dance sounds of Zouk.
Named “One of the most important acts in Europe now, musically and socially” by The New York Times, Aya closed the year 2020 as the most streamed Francophone singer for the third consecutive year, reaching over 2.5 Billion views on YouTube. In 2019 she earned her first BET Awards nomination from Best International Act.