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Abderraouf Derradji, also known as Soolking, is one of the French-speaking world's preeminent pop stars, having racked up an impressive 13 billion streams worldwide.



Originally a dancer and drummer in a rock band, the Algerian-born artist launched his rap and R&B career after moving to Paris. Particularly notable for an English-speaking audience is the eclectic intercontinental fusion of styles that characterizes his extremely popular music. His melange of French street rap, sung passages, R&B, reggaeton and Raï is not only catchy but also rousing.


Soolking began his musical journey as a member of the Algerian group Africa Jungle, but his breakthrough as a solo artist came in 2018 on the "Planète Rap" show on the French radio station Skyrock FM. His freestyle titled "Guerrilla" brought together many unique and appealing aspects of his art. Since then, Soolking has regularly released significant singles, cementing his status as a megastar in the French pop landscape. His first two albums, "Fruit du Démon" and "Vintage", were each certified platinum.


The multi-faceted artist continues his rise in the international music scene and has gained a loyal fan base in many countries through numerous collaborations with artists from all over the world. In May 2022, he released his third album "Sans Visa" with the hit single "Suavemente", which again achieved platinum status in France and abroad.


His latest release “Casanova” follows on from this success. The track was released in various versions, including a German version with rapper Milano at the end of October. A new album is imminent, and in May Soolking is going on tour and coming to Berlin.

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May 2024
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