Sofiane (rapper)

Sofiane Zermani (French pronunciation: ​[sɔfjan zɛʁmani], Arabic: سفيان زرماني‎; born 21 July 1986) is a French rapper of Algerian descent. He's also known by the name Fianso (pronounced [fjanso]; verlan of his first name). Born in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, in the northern suburbs of Paris, he lived in the nearby Stains until age 13 when he moved to Le Blanc-Mesnil.[1][2]

Sofiane
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Background information
Birth nameSofiane Zermani
Also known asFianso, So
Born (1986-07-21) 21 July 1986 (age 34)
Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
OriginLe Blanc-Mesnil, France
GenresFrench rap, trap, gangsta rap
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2004–present
LabelsSuther Kane, Millenium, Capitol, Universal

In 2011, he released independently the album Blacklist followed by Blacklist II in 2013. In 2016, he launched a series of videos titled #JeSuisPasséChezSo inviting other less-known rappers to take part. In November 2016, he was signed to Capitol Records, an affiliate of Universal Music France. In January 2017, he released "Ma cité a craqué" featuring Bakyl. The album #JeSuisPasséChezSo, same title as the earlier series has peaked at #2 on SNEP, the French Albums Chart. The album is certified Platinum in May 2017 for selling over 100,000 copies internationally.

In May 2017 Sofiane released the album Bandit saleté ("Filth bandit"), which again was certified platinum. For the music video for the song "Toka" from the album, Sofiane and around 10 of his crew stood in the middle of the A3 autoroute, blocking cars, while Sofiane rapped the song in front of cameras. The filming was done without a permit. In February 2018 he was fined €1,500 and given a suspended sentence of four months in jail for obstructing traffic. At the sentencing, Sofiane apologized for his actions, and said that the decision to film there had come to him in a moment of "bad inspiration".[3]

DiscographyEdit

 
Sofiane (2018)

AlbumsEdit

Album details Charts Details
FRA
[4]
BEL
Wa

[5]
SWI
[6]
Bandit saleté
  • Date released: 12 May 2017
  • Record label: Suther Kane, Capitol
1 15 13
Affranchis
  • Date released: 26 January 2018
  • Record label: Suther Kane, Capitol
1 2 13
La direction
  • Date released: 21 May 2021
  • Record label: Capitol
1 9 23

Mixtapes and EPsEdit

Album details Charts Details
FRA
[4]
BEL
Wa

[5]
SWI
[6]
Première claque
  • Date released: 2007
  • Record label:
La vie de cauchemar
  • Date released: 2009
  • Record label:
Blacklist
  • Date released: 2011
  • Record label: I Need Money
Track listing
  • Blacklist
    1. "Intro (Réveillez-vous)"
    2. "M.Fiansooo"
    3. "Normal natural"
    4. "En ouvrant les bras"
    5. "Quaterback"
    6. "Aide moi"
    7. "Elle était belle"
    8. "Mon jnoun"
    9. "I Need Money"
    10. "N'oublie jamais l'homme" feat. BR
    11. "Ghettoyouth" (Remix)
    12. "Falestini"
    13. "Need Money Gang"
    14. "Des regrets" feat. Soumia
    15. "Aller retour"
    16. "Outro"
Blacklist II
  • Date released: 2013
  • Record label: I Need Money
79
Track listing
  • Blacklist II
    1. "Echec et mat"
    2. "So"
    3. "Une balle dans la tête"
    4. "Cio bonne vie" feat. Léa Castel
    5. "Lionne"
    6. "Yema" feat. Gregz & Trade Union
    7. "On veut du gen-art"
    8. "Tout ce que j'ai fait" feat. Mac Tyer
    9. "Love et haine"
    10. "Boxe avec les mots (Remix)" feat. Dosseh
    11. "Juste une larme" feat. Léa Castel
    12. "La rue parle" feat. Rohff
    13. "Un ami à nous"
    14. "#FTGNTM"
    15. "Toujours en Zga" feat. Blankok All-Star
    16. "Lettre à un jeune rappeur"
#JeSuisPasséChezSo (EP)
  • Date released: 27 January 2017
  • Record label: Suther Kane, Capitol
2
[7]
12 39
Track listing
  • #JesuispasséchezSo
    1. "Un boulot sérieux"
    2. "93 Empire" feat. Kalash Criminel
    3. "Fais le mouv" feat. MHD
    4. "Rebeulotte"
    5. "Savastano"
    6. "Dis-moi où tu pécho" feat. YL & Timal
    7. "C'est nous les condés"
    8. "DZ Mafia"
    9. "Ça bicrave la mort"
    10. "X"
    11. "Ma cité a craqué" feat. Bakyl
    12. "Mortal Kombat" feat. Graya, Ninho, GLK, Riane & Le S
    13. "Bakhaw" feat. Boozoo
    14. "Tout l'monde s'en fout"

Collective albumsEdit

Album details Charts Details
FRA
[4]
BEL
Wa

[5]
SWI
[6]
93 Empire
  • Date released: 2018
  • Type: Collective album (project organized by Sofiane)
  • Record label: Affranchis / Capitol
2 10 39
Track listing
  • #93 Empire
    1. "Empire" (Sofiane & Kaaris) (3:12)
    2. "Woah" (Sofiane feat. Vald, Mac Tyer, Soolking, Kalash Criminel, Sadek & Heuss L'Enfoiré (4:06)
    3. "Nouvelle monnaie" (Landy, Kaaris & Sofiane) (3:17)
    4. "Iencli" (Vald & Sofiane) (3:42)
    5. "Crépuscule des empires" (Alpha 5.20 & Sofiane) (3:41)
    6. "Apollonia" (Dadju & Sofiane) (3:48)
    7. "Maman veut pas" (Q.E Favelas, Sadek & GLK) (3:57)
    8. "Pas le choix" (Lartiste, Sofiane & Kaaris) (3:03)
    9. "La maille" (Rémy, Hornet La Frappe & Kalash Criminel) (3:23)
    10. "Drive By" (Sadek, Dinos & Ixzo) (4:19)
    11. "Jusqu'ici tout va bien" (Vegedream & Sofiane) (2:40)
    12. "Rafaler" (Kaaris, 4Keus Gang, Q.E Favelas & Mac Kregor) (4:16)
    13. "Sur le drapeau" (Suprême NTM & Sofiane) (3:19)
    14. "Dinero" (Lartiste, Da Uzi & Don Milli) (3:18)
    15. "93 Coast" (Hornet La Frappe & Sofiane) (2:26)
    16. "Jay-Z" (Busta Flex, Shone, Sofiane & Nakk Mendosa) (3:09)
    17. "Viens dans mon 93" (Dinos, Hornet La Frappe & Sofiane) (3:23)
    18. "Tout le monde sait" (Kalash Criminel, GS CLAN, Brvbus & Kosi) (2:40)
    19. "Dans le bat" (Dabs & Sofiane) (3:08)
    20. "El mero mero" (Sifax, Bakyl, Worms-T & Sofiane) (3:25)
    21. "Vif" (Mayo, Sofiane & Solo Le Mythe) (3:29)
    22. "93 Empire (Remix)" (Boozoo Bakhaw, Goulag, Mansly, Benzo, Sofiane & Kalash Criminel) (5:37)

SinglesEdit

Year Single Charts Certification Album
FRA
[4]
BEL
Wa

[5]
SWI
[6]
2017 "Tout l'monde s'en fout" 3 7
(Ultratip*)
 – #JeSuisPasséChezSo
"Bandit saleté" 115  –  – Bandit saleté
2018 "Longue vie"
(featuring Ninho and Hornet La Frappe)
2 45  – Affranchis
2020 "#JeSuisPasséChezSo Ep 12" 43
[8]
 –  – Non-album singles
"Remontada"
(featuring Azet)
 –  – 95
"American Airlines"
(featuring SCH)
18 19
(Ultratip*)
 –
"Nouveaux parrains"
(featuring Soolking)
42  –  –
2021 "#Attrape-moi si tu peux" 56  –  – La direction

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

Featured inEdit

Year Single Charts Certification Album
FRA
[4]
BEL
Wa

[5]
SWI
[6]
2017 "Grand Paris"
(Médine feat. Lartiste, Lino, Sofiane, Alivor, Seth Gueko, Ninho & Youssoupha)
64
[9]
 –
"Laisse pas traîner ton fils"
(Ninho feat. Sofiane)
8 14
(Ultratip*)
 – Ninho album
Comme prévu
"T'es un marrant"
(Hornet La Frappe feat. Sofiane)
54  –  – Hornet La Frappe album
Nous-mêmes
"Bling Bling"
(Kaaris feat. Kalash Criminel & Sofiane)
9 3
(Ultratip*)
 – Kaaris album
Dozo
2018 "Dragon"
(Vald feat. Sofiane)
4  –  – Vald album
Xeu
"La hagra"
(YL feat. Sofiane & Niro)
45  –  – YL album
Confidences
"Loup Garou"
(Maître Gims feat. Sofiane)
3 38 86 Maître Gims album
Ceinture noire
"ALZ"
(Caballero & JeanJass feat. Sofiane)
132  –  – Caballero & JeanJass album
Double hélice 3
"Encore"
(Sadek feat. Sofiane)
110  –  – Sadek album
Johnny de Janeiro
"Woah"
(Sofiane feat. Vald, Mac Tyer, Soolking, Kalash Criminel, Sadek & Heuss L'Enfoiré)
7 12
(Ultratip*)
 – 93 Empire
(by Various Artists)
"Sur le drapeau"
(Suprême NTM & Sofiane)
4  –  –
"Empire"
(Sofiane & Kaaris)
8  –  –
"Iencli"
(Vald & Sofiane)
11  –  –
"Nouvelle monnaie"
(Landy, Kaaris & Sofiane)
34  –  –
"Apollonia"
(Dadju & Sofiane)
48  –  –
"Crépuscule des empires"
(Alpha 5.20 & Sofiane)
88  –  –
"Pas le choix"
(Lartiste, Sofiane & Kaaris)
90  –  –
"93 Coast"
(Hornet La Frappe & Sofiane)
94  –  –
"Jusqu'ici tout va bien"
(Vegedream & Sofiane)
114  –  –
"Dans le bat"
(Dabs & Sofiane)
149  –  –
"Viens dans mon 93"
(Dinos, Hornet La Frappe & Sofiane)
159  –  –
"Jay-Z"
(Busta Flex, Shone, Sofiane & Nakk Mendosa)
179  –  –
"Fashion Week Rmx"
(Tedua & Chris Nolan feat. Sofiane)
 –  –  –
"Cosa nostra"
(Soolking feat. Sofiane, Lacrim)
39  –  – Soolking album
Fruit du démon
"Il se passe quoi"
(Mac Tyer feat. Kaaris & Sofiane)
107  –  – Mac Tyer album
C'est la street mon pote
2019 "Briganté"
(Kaaris feat. Mac Tyer & Sofiane)
33  –  – Kaaris album
Or noir Part 3
"Khapta"
(Heuss l'Enfoiré feat. Sofiane)
7  –  – Heuss l'Enfoiré album
En esprit
"C'est mon sang"
(RK feat. Sofiane)
3 10
(Ultratip*)
99
"Sur le banc"
(Naps feat. Sofiane, Dika & Kalif)
172  –  –
2020 "Mecs de cités"
(Sifax feat. Sofiane)
38  –  – Sifax album
La mentale

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

Other charted songsEdit

Year Single Charts Album
FRA
[4]
BEL
Wa

[5]
2017 "X" 84 #JeSuisPasséChezSo
"Jesuispasséchezso: Episode 5" / "Police Nationale" 94
"Ma cité a craqué"
(feat. Bakyl)
96
"Un boulot sérieux" 110
"93 Empire"
(feat. Kalash Criminel)
121
"Fais le mouv" 186
"DZ Mafia" 198
"Toka" 16 6
(Ultratip*)
Bandit saleté
"Mon p'tit loup" 9 16
(Ultratip*)
"Dis-leur" 81
"Pegase" 83
"Cordelette" 105
"Parti de rien" 106
"Le bruit des blocks" 113
"Poto" 42
"Marion maréchal" 22
"Bois d'argent" 122
"Le cercle"
(feat. Hornet La Frappe, GLK & YL)
46
"Bain de sang"
(feat. feat. Bakyl & Samat)
156
2018 "Lundi" 3 2
(Ultratip*)
Affranchis
"#JesuispasséchezSo EP 11" 27
"T'es une galère" 38
"200" 41
"Sous contrôle" 42
"Je fais la fête" 56
"Coluche" 57
"Sa mère" 68
"Arafricain"
(feat. Maître Gims)
22
"Cramé" 32
"Mistigris"
(feat. Kaaris)
13
"Madame courage"
(feat. Soolking)
35
"IDF"
(feat. Heuss l'Enfoiré)
49
"#cpasdmafaute"
(feat. Bakyl)
82
2020 "Training Day" 133
[10]
Non-album singles
"Des malades" 113
2021 "Case départ" 40 La direction
"Windsor" 57
"Zidane" 58
"XIII" 64
"Monsieur Alexandre" 71
"Bout de papier"
(feat. Sifax)
79
"C'est la loi"
(feat. Zeguerre)
82
"I.R.F" 83
"Traumatisé" 91
"J'te raconte pas"
(feat. Kenem)
104
"Windsor - A Colors Show" 182

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

FilmographyEdit

TheatreEdit

VideographyEdit

  • 2011: En ouvrant les bras
  • 2012: Aller retour
  • 2012: Elle était belle
  • 2013: Échec et Mat
  • 2013: So
  • 2013: Ciao bonne vie (feat. Léa Castel)
  • 2016: Rapass
  • 2016: #JeSuisPasséChezSo (video series)
  • 2017: Ma cité a craqué (feat. Bakyl)
  • 2017: Tout l'monde s'en fout
  • 2017: Bakhaw (feat. Boozoo)
  • 2017: Toka
  • 2017: Mon ptit loup
  • 2017: Bandit saleté
  • 2017: Pégase
  • 2017: Le cercle (feat. Hornet La Frappe, GLK & YL)
  • 2017: Bois d'argent
  • 2017: Parti de rien
  • 2020: American Airlines Ft. SCH
  • 2021: Nouveaux Parrains Ft. Soolking

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quentin Girard (17 February 2017). "Sofiane: La voix désarme". Libération (in French). Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ Les InRocks: Qui est Sofiane, le rappeur de Blanc-Mesnil devenu porte-parole malgré lui (in French)
  3. ^ Serre, Myrtille (5 February 2018). "Blocage de l'A3: Fianso condamné à 4 mois de prison avec sursis et 1 500 € d'amende". Agence France Presse.
  4. ^ a b c d e f LesCharts.com: Sofiane page
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Discographie Sofiane". ultratop.be. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Sofiane - hitparade.ch". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 5, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Top Singles (Week 5, 2020)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 9, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Top Singles (Week 7, 2020)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 February 2020.