BEGIN:VCALENDAR METHOD:PUBLISH VERSION:2.0 X-WR-CALNAME:columbiahalle_2024-05-11_soolking PRODID:-//hacksw/handcal//NONSGML v1.0//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:5164@Columbiahalle DTSTAMP:20231210T203944Z DTSTART:20240511T180000Z DTEND:20240511T220000Z SUMMARY:Soolking DESCRIPTION:Abderraouf Derradji aka Soolking is one of the world’s biggest French-speaking pop stars\, having achieved a staggering 13 billion streams on his global catalogue.\nBorn in Algeria\, Soolking was a dancer and even a drummer in a rock band before moving to Paris where his rap and R[&]B career took off. What’s even more amazing to an Anglophone audience is the polyglot intercontinental fusion of styles that characterizes his massively popular music. Addictively melodic\, it’s a mélange of French road rap\, R[&]B\, reggaeton and raï. The performance that skyrocketed his career dates back to an appearance in 2018 on French radio station Skyrock FM and its Planete Rap show. A freestyle titled “Guerilla” which has been viewed an incredible 351M times on YouTube since\, combined many unique appealing aspects of his work. From that moment Soolking has continued to release huge singles that have cemented his place in the French mega-star pop firmament.\nThe multi-faceted artist continues rising on the international scene. His many collaborations with artists from all over the world in recent years have enabled him to build up a loyal following fan base in many countries. Among others\, he has collaborated with Gims\, Dadju\, SCH\, Niska\, Kendji Girac (France)\, Mero (Germany)\, Reynmen (Turkey)\, Diplo (US)\, Dhurata Dora (Albania)\, Ghali and Boro Boro (Italy)\, Khaled (Algeria)... and more !\nHe unveils his single "Suavemente" in early 2022: an unstoppable hit now accumulating +1B streams worldwide\, certified double diamond in France and abroad. The success story continues with the release of his 3rd album "Sans Visa" (June 2022)\, now certified platinum in France and abroad. He continues to develop his international career through live performances. 2022 marks the start of a sold-out world tour in the US\, Canada\, UK\, Germany\, Netherlands\, Italy... \nHis latest release "Casanova" ft. Gazo follows the footsteps of "Suavemente"\, released on July 6th[nbsp] 2023\, it already cumulates more than 60 million streams worldwide\, 40 million views on the music video and was #1 of the French single charts for 7 successive weeks.\n LOCATION:Columbiahalle\, Columbiadamm 13-21\, 10965 Berlin GEO:52.4845171;13.3905217 URL;VALUE=URI:http://www.columbiahalle.berlin/de#event_5164 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR