Hottest French Artists You Need To Know


Francophone singers are getting big in the UK, and it’s easy to see why! From the gorgeous vocals of Aya Nakamura, to the electric energy of Fally Ipupa, there is an entire world of international music to explore. Check out our list of the hottest French artists on our radar!


Aya Nakamura



Hailed as one of the most popular French-speaking artists in the world, Aya Nakamura has gripped everyone by the ears with hits like Djadja and Copines! Amassing seven billion-plus streams with her powerful voice and unique fusion of afrobeats, RnB, and zouk, she has an incredible lyricism that is pure poetry. Over twenty million fans, and you can be one of them!



Aya Nakamura is bringing her infectious rhythms and velvet-smooth vocals to London on her international live debut! Don’t miss the chance to catch her during the incredible DNK Tour this October - book here.


Fally Ipupa



Renowned for his iconic performances and high-octane singing voice, Fally Ipupa is a force to be reckoned with! This Congolese superstar has become a global sensation, with honours including the Kora Awards and the MTV Africa Music Awards accredited to his name.



Pure charisma on the big stage, he combines ndombolo, soukous, RnB, and more for the ultimate mix! Enjoy his charismatic presence live at the OVO Arena Wembley this December – tickets are selling fast!





A francophone rapper of Congolese descent, Ninho’s intricate delivery and resonate voice nets him a spot among France’s dazzling rising stars! Breaking in with a series of mixtapes, influenced by the sounds of Atlanta trap, his debut album Comme Prévu propelled him to number one on the French album chart.



Now wielding an extensive discography, new fans in the making can introduce themselves to Ninho with popular hits like Mamacita, Maman Ne Le Sait Pas, and the recent No love ft. Ayra Starr.





Playful and bombastic, with Latin and trap influences – that’s the music Gambi brings to the table! A French rapper and hip hop artist, he has topped the French Singles Chart SNEP on multiple occasions.



With cheerful sounds that get you to dance, Gambi’s sunshine vibes are the perfect antidote to encroaching winter. Having collaborated with Niska and Lacrim, and earning two Victoires de la Musique Awards, Gambi is rising on the international stage – and we love it!





Rapper, singer, songwriter – Soprano is doing it all! Starting off as part of Psy 4 de la Rime, Soprano made the Billboard European Top 100 with his solo debut album Puisqu'il Faut Vivre.



Releasing banger after banger, the American influences of RnB and hip hop are clear, with addictive beats and a mind-blowing vocal range! Soprano is certainly a star to keep on your radar.


By Isabella Hassan