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Kungs

KUNGS
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Kungs doing an interview with Dance FM 2018
Background information
Valentin Brunel
Born (1996-12-17) 17 December 1996 (age 22)
Toulon, France
Genres
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
2015-present
LabelsHouse of Barclay
Websitekungs-music.com

Valentin Brunel (French pronunciation: ​[valt b?yn?l]; born 17 December 1996), better known by his stage name Kungs , is a French DJ, record producer and musician.

Born in Toulon, he released his first album Layers in 2016 after success with "This Girl", a collaboration with Cookin' on 3 Burners that became an international hit for him, and the follow-ups "Don't You Know" featuring Jamie N Commons and "I Feel So Bad" featuring Ephemerals.

Career

Valentin chose the stage name 'Kungs' ('Mister (Mr.)' in Latvian) after searching online for the translation of the word 'gentleman' in various languages.[1] He began playing music when he was five, playing a djembe that was a gift from his parents. He grew up listening to rock and roll classics with his father, including The Who and The Kooks. He began writing and posting online his own compositions when he was seventeen. His remixes of "Jamming" by Bob Marley and the Wailers and "West Coast" by Lana Del Rey featuring new vocals from Molly both reached several million plays on SoundCloud and YouTube. Kungs's remix of Lost Frequencies' "Are You with Me" achieved more than 16 million views on YouTube. In January 2016, he was the opener of some performances in Europe on David Guetta's Listen Tour.

Kungs released his first extended play This Girl in 2016 following his remix of Cookin' on 3 Burners "This Girl"[2], which reached number 1 in France, Germany and Switzerland and number 2 on the UK Singles Chart in 2016.[3] He has since released the single "Don't You Know" featuring Jamie N Commons and "I Feel So Bad" featuring Ephemerals. Kungs' three 2016 singles were released on his debut album Layers, which was released on 4 November.[4]

On 23 March 2018 'Kungs' played a live set at the Miami Ultra Music Festival. He followed acts from fellow artists Raiden and Kosuke to perform his individual set on the 2018 Ultra Main Stage.

Discography

Album

Title Details Peak chart positions
FRA
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
GER
[8]
UK Dance
[9]
US
[10]
Layers 8 74 33 56 4 196

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
FRA
[5]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[6]
DEN
[12]
GER
[8]
NL
[13]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[3]
"This Girl"
(Kungs vs. Cookin' on 3 Burners)
2016 1 17 2 9 1 3 20 8 6 2 Layers[21]
"Don't You Know"
(featuring Jamie N Commons)
5 -- 8 -- 16 -- -- -- 17 172
  • SNEP: Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold[19]
"I Feel So Bad"
(featuring Ephemerals)
3 -- -- -- 88 -- -- -- 52 --
  • SNEP: Diamond
"You Remain"
(featuring Ritual)
45 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"More Mess"
(featuring Olly Murs and Coely)
2017 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- TBA
"Be Right Here"
(with Stargate featuring Goldn)
2018 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"Disco Night"
(with Throttle)
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"--" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"To Describe You"
(Mozambo & Kungs featuring Molly)
2015 N/A
"We'll Meet Again"

Other charted song

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[5]
"Melody"
(featuring Luke Pritchard)
2016 144
[22]
Layers

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome Ref
2016 NRJ Music Awards Best New DJ Kungs Nominated [23]
Best Single Dance/Electro "This Girl" Won
LOS40 Music Awards International New Act of the Year Kungs Won [24]
2017 Electronic Music Awards New Artist of the Year Kungs Nominated [25]

References

  1. ^ Claude, Gaspard (25 May 2016). "Découvrez qui se cache derrière " This girl " du clip de Kungs - UNTITLED MAGAZINE". UNTITLED MAGAZINE (in French). Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.popflock.com/video?id=scuGfXXIn4U
  3. ^ a b Peaks in the UK:
  4. ^ a b "Kungs : son premier album "Layers" sortira le 4 novembre. Découvrez la tracklist !". ChartsInFrance. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Discographie Kungs". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Discographie Kungs". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Kungs - Chart history (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Discographie Kungs". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "UK Dance Album Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Kungs - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Discography Kungs". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Discography Kungs". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ "Discografie Kungs". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Discography Kungs". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Discography Kungs". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Discographie Kungs". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "British single certifications - Kungs". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2018.Select singles in the Format field. Type Kungs in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ "American single certifications - Kungs - This Girl". Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.
  21. ^ "Layers by Kungs on Apple Music". Retrieved 2017.
  22. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 45, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2016.
  23. ^ "Palmares NRJ DJ AWARDS 2016 - Meilleurs DJs". NRJ.fr (in French). Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ "Ganadores de LOS40 Music Awards 2016". LOS40 (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017.
  25. ^ "Electronic Music Awards 2017 Results: Album, Single, Festival of The Year". EDM Sauce. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 2018.

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