Imany

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... read moreImany is one of the few supermodels to make the transition from the catwalk to the recording studio appear effortless. Born Nadia Mladjao in 1979 in the Comoros Islands, she grew up in France, where she initially started out as a successful athlete before being signed by the Ford Models Europe...

Key songs

You Will Never Know (Live At The Casino De Paris, June 2018)
Imany
5:26
Slow Down (Live At The Casino De Paris, June 2018)
Imany
4:33
Don't Be So Shy (Live At The Casino De Paris, June 2018)
Imany
5:08
The Good The Bad & The Crazy (Album Version)
Imany
2:48
Silver Lining (Live At The Casino De Paris, June 2018)
Imany
7:50

Biography

Active: 2010s
Country Of origin: France

Following in the sophisticated footsteps of Carla Bruni rather than the ill-advised musical forays of Naomi Campbell, Imany is one of the few supermodels to make the transition from the catwalk to the recording studio appear effortless. Born Nadia Mladjao in 1979 in the Comoros Islands, off the southeast coast of Africa, she grew up in France, where she initially started out as a successful high jumper before being signed by the Ford Models Europe Agency. After several years of traveling around the world, including a six-year stint in the U.S., she returned to France to pursue her lifelong ambition of becoming a singer. Inspired by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Tracy Chapman, she began performing a blend of acoustic folk and soulful blues under the guise of Imany (Swahili for "hope") in various Parisian nightclubs and jazz bars, before releasing her debut EP, Acoustic Sessions. After supporting Ben l'Oncle Soul and Angie Stone on their European tours, she worked with producer Malick N'Diaye (Ayo) on her first album, The Shape of a Broken Heart, which was released to critical acclaim in 2011. ~ Jon O'Brien~ Rovi

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