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One of little handful of females to infiltrate the male-dominated globe of France hip-hop, “rappeuse” Diam’s nevertheless enjoyed significant business and critical achievement culminating with 2003’s award-winning Brut de Femme. Given birth to Mélanie Georgiades in Nicosia, Cyprus, on July 27, 1980, she spent nearly all her adolescence within the Parisian suburb of Orsay and gravitated to hip-hop as a teenager. By 14, she started writing her personal songs, implementing the alias Diam’s from a dictionary access defining diamonds with regards to both their opulence and their impenetrability. By 1995 Georgiades was a fixture from the Paris rap circuit, frequently collaborating using the Situations Glauques collective. In 1997, she befriended rapper Yannick from your Mafia Trece posse, guesting on two songs on the LP Cosa Nostra and carrying out around the anti-racism tour “Sachons Dire No.” While operating some odd careers, Diam’s teamed with composer and maker Dark Mozart to record her 1999 debut single LP, Leading Mandat, issued around the impartial label Reel Up. The recording earned little interest, but 2 yrs later she switched mind with “Suzy,” a standout contribution towards the compilation Initial Bombattack. Diam’s authorized to main label EMI within the springtime of 2002, but her sophomore LP, Brut de Femme, was shelved because of corporate reshuffling. Once the recording finally strike retail around the Hostile imprint in middle-2003, it demonstrated a surprise strike, starting the chart-topping solitary “DJ” and earning the honor for Greatest Rap/Hip Hop Recording in the annual Victoires de la Musique honors. Dans Ma Bulle adopted in early 2006, topping the French graphs within weeks, and finally becoming the largest selling French recording of 2006. Its achievement got Diam’s her personal MCM cable display, Télé Diam’s, in addition to an A&R gig using the renowned U.S. label Motown’s French department. The pressure of popularity got its toll on Diam’s, and in Oct 2009 following a battle with despair, she discovered solace in Islam. That same season, Diam’s third record, S.O.S. premiered.

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