Lartiste

Youssef Akdim (Berber: ⵢⵓⵙⴻⴼ ⴰⵇⴷⵉⵎ, Arabic: يوسف أقديم‎; born 4 July 1985), better known as Lartiste (French pronunciation: ​[laʁtist]), is a French-Moroccan singer and rapper. Born in Marrakesh, Morocco, he emigrated to France at 7 years old, having lived in Bondy and later in Le Blanc-Mesnil, outside of Paris. At age 13, he became part of the rap band Malédiction and at 16 he adopted the stage name Lartiste ("L'artiste" - "The artist" in English).

Lartiste
Birth nameYoussef Akdim
Born (1985-07-04) 4 July 1985 (age 35)
Marrakesh, Morocco
GenresFrench hip hop, Afropop
Occupation(s)Singer, rapper
Years active2006–present
LabelsPurple Money

He released "Évasion", his first maxi solo, in 2006 and joined the collective French Cut, having released a mixtape, Rap 1.9, in 2010. Going solo, his 2013 studio album, Lalbum ( l'album - "the album" in English), included several musical influences including funk, soul, pop, electro and African sounds. He released his second studio album, Fenomeno, in 2015, his third and fourth albums, Maestro and Clandestino, in 2016, and his fifth Clandestino, in 2018. Also in 2018, the third single from Clandestino, "Mafiosa", which features Brazilian singer Caroliina, reached number 2 in the main French singles chart, number one in the Megafusion chart (which contabilizes the selling and streaming numbers in France), number six in Wallonia and number one in Portugal, where it was also the first radio hit containing a significant part of lyrics in French since Stromae's "Papaoutai", in 2014.

DiscographyEdit

LartisteEdit

Year Album Peak positions Notes
FR
[1]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
2013 Lalbum
No.TitleLength
1."Étincelle"4:08
2."J'bénis le mic"4:38
3."Mévader"3:56
4."Toi et moi ce soir (Liouma)"3:18
5."Toucher le ciel"4:06
6."Tendre la main"4:36
7."Baby Love"3:35
8."Hello"3:58
9."Africa 2.0" (feat. Ayano)3:16
10."International"4:15
11."Cool"4:42
12."Rockstar"3:45
13."Le poids de mes erreurs"3:16
14."Post-scriptum"4:21
2015 Fenomeno 14 102
No.TitleLength
1."A bon entendeur"4:04
2."Donde Cuando"3:23
3."Trop de flow" (feat. Clayton Hamilton)3:34
4."Destination finale"3:33
5."Polygame" (feat. Dr. Beriz)3:08
6."Bang Bang"3:17
7."Fenomeno"2:58
8."Jamais abandonner"3:06
9."L'héritier" (feat. Rim'K)4:13
10."Pay Me"3:43
11."Pas pousser"3:28
12."Lampedusa" (feat. Double M)4:10
13."Hypocrite"3:59
14."Fais le"2:38
2016 Maestro 4 13
No.TitleLength
1."Étincelle"4:08
2."J'bénis le mic"4:38
3."Mévader"3:56
4."Toi et moi ce soir (Liouma)"3:18
5."Toucher le ciel"4:06
6."Tendre la main"4:36
7."Baby Love"3:35
8."Hello"3:58
9."Africa 2.0" (feat. Ayano)3:16
10."International"4:15
11."Cool"4:42
12."Rockstar"3:45
13."Le poids de mes erreurs"3:16
14."Post-scriptum"4:21
Clandestino 24
[3]
59
No.TitleLength
1."Intro"2:37
2."Joker"3:31
3."Soleil"2:50
4."Dark Vador"3:35
5."Le Gouffre"3:43
6."Le Moral" (featuring Kazmi)3:48
7."Chocolat" (featuring Awa Imani) 
8."Clandestina"3:56
9."Bye Bye Baby"2:47
10."Liaisons Dangereuses"3:50
11."Tony Montana"2:47
12."Gonzales" (featuring 7liwa)4:09
13."Echec et M.A.T" (featuring Kamelenouvo & Gianni)3:36
14."Subito"3:40
15."Lifat Mat"3:05
16."Chauffeur Capable" (featuring 7Liwa, The Wind & Laguardia)3:25
17."Vue du ciel"3:13
2018 Grandestino 6 18
2019 Quartier Latin Vol.1 7
[4]
30

Others

  • 2006: "Évasion" (maxi)
  • 2010: Rap 1.9 (mixtape)
  • 2017: Projet 000

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak positions Album
FR
[1]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
SWI
2012 "Toi et moi ce soir (Liouma)" 145 Lalbum
"Mévader"
2016 "Maestro" 59 Maestro
"Clandestina" 59 Clandestino
"Chocolat"
(feat. Awa Imani)
4 12 75
2017 "Pardonner" 176
"Catchu Catchu" 11 26 Grandestino
2018 "Vai et viens" 4 2*
(Ultratip)
"Mafiosa"
(feat. Caroliina)
1 6 38
2019 "Peligrosa"
(feat. Karol G)
94
[5]
Quartier Latin Vol. 1

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Other charted songsEdit

Year Single Peak positions Album
FR
[1]
2015 "Destination Finale" 153 Fenomeno
"Polygame" (feat. Dr. Beriz) 196
"Bang Bang" 144
"Destination Finale" 153
2016 "Trop de flow"
(feat. Clayton Hamilton)
154 Maestro
"Missile" 106
"Amour parano" 109
"J'arrive pas"
(feat. Lefa)
110
"Combien tu t'appelles?" 183
"Soleil" 158 Clandestino
"Liaisons dangereuses" 102
"Bye Bye Baby" 154
2018 "GB"
(feat. Kaaris x DJ Mc Fly)
62 Grandestino
"Bête blessée" 185
"Grandestino" 175
"Neymar"
(feat. Gradur)
186
"Attache ta ceinture"
(feat. Naza)
75 Taxi 5 (soundtrack)
"Pas le choix"
(with Sofiane & Kaaris)
90 93 Empire
"Dinero"
(with Da Uzi & Don Milli)
143

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Featured inEdit

Year Single Peak positions Album
FR
[1]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
2014 "Déconnectés"
(DJ Hamida feat. Kayna Samet, Rim'K & Lartiste)
14 7*
(Ultratip)
À la bien mix party 2014
"Trabendo Musical"
(DJ Hamida feat. Lartiste & Kader Japonais)
149
2015 "Miss Vilaine"
(DJ Hamida feat. Lartiste, Leck & Big Ali)
194
"Insta"
(La Fouine feat. Lartiste)
36 24*
(Ultratip)
2016 "Vida loca"
(Rim'K feat. Lartiste)
146 Monster Tape
2017 "Laisse nous passer"
(DJ Babs feat. Lartiste)
187
"Grand Paris"
(Médine feat. Lartiste, Lino, Sofiane, Alivor, Seth Gueko, Ninho & Youssoupha)
48
"Mama nostra"
(Rim'k feat. Lartiste)
183 Fantôme
"C'est une frappe"
(DJ Hamida feat. Lartiste)
86 12*
(Ultratip)
À la bien mix party 2017
"Dalé"
(Alonzo feat. Lartiste)
69 100%
2018 "Ciao bella"
(DJ Hamida feat. Lartiste)
48 À la bien mix party 2018
2019 "On Fleek"
(Eva feat. Lartiste)
1
[6]
26

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Lartiste discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Lartiste discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 26, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 July 2017.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 6, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 11 February 2019.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – SNEP (Week 23, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 16 August 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – SNEP (Week 4, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 9 February 2019.[permanent dead link]

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