Maitre Gims

Born:     May 6, 1986
Birthplace:   Kinshasa, DR Congo
Zodiac Sign:  Taurus

Career

Gandhi Djuna (French pronunciation: ​[gɑ̃di dʒuna], born 6 May 1986), better known by his stage name Maître Gims ([mɛtʁ ɡims]) or just Gims, is a Congolese rapper and singer. He grew up in France and currently lives in France and Morroco. He is a former member of the hip hop group Sexion d'Assaut, and released his major label debut album, Subliminal, in 2013. The album went to sell over one million copies in France and peaked at number two in the French album chart. His next two albums reached number one in France and Belgium (Wallonia) and peaked on the top 40 across various European countries, including Denmark, Italy and Switzerland. He topped the French singles chart four times, including once as a featured artist, most recently in 2018 with his song "La même". The song was the most played in France in 2018 and it helped Gims to become the most played artist on French TV and radio for the same year.

In 2018 he was the 7th most played artist worldwide on Deezer. Across his career he has worked with several international artists such as Sia, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, Stromae and others.

Maître Gims created his own record label MMC (standing for Monstre Marin Corporation) that is affiliated with Universal Music France. He signed rapper Bedjik (his younger sibling), rapper Yanslo (19e arrondissement), Vitaa, Coupé-Décalé artist DJ Arafat, DJ Last One who already DJs for Maître Gims and Amalya, a contestant in.

Personal Life and Family

Coming from a musical family, his father is Djanana Djuna, a vocalist of Papa Wemba's band. Maître Gims' brother Dadju is a French singer/rapper. Brothers Bedjik and Xgangs are also rappers in their own right. Maître Gims married very young and is the father to four children. In 2013, following the huge international success of "J'me tire", Maître Gims launched Vortex, his own clothing line. In the music video for "J'me tire", he is seen wearing one of his Vortex creation T-shirts.

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