Azet (rapper)

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Azet
Azet in 2019
Azet in 2019
Background information
Birth nameGranit Musa
Born (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 27)
Tirana, Albania
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2008–present
LabelsKMN Gang

Granit Musa (pronounced [gɾaˈnit muˈsa]; born 6 March 1993 in Tirana, Albania), professionally known as Azet, is a German-Albanian rapper, songwriter and entrepreneur.[1][2][3][4]

Azet released his debut studio album Fast Life in 2018 peaking at number one in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.[5][6] He continued to achieve similar success with the subsequent collaborative album Super Plus in 2019 which additionally peaked the album charts in the German-speaking Europe.[7]

Life[edit]

1993–2017[edit]

Granit Musa was born on 6 March 1993 into a Kosovo Albanian family in the city of Tirana, Albania.[a] His family left Kosovo for political reasons due to the persecution of Albanians initiated with the disintegration of Yugoslavia.[8] After relocating to Dresden, he grew up in the district of Prohlis and met his future friend and longtime collaborator Nash.[9][10]

In 2016, Musa announced his debut extended play, "Fast Life", and peaked at number fiftyone in Switzerland. In 2017, he almost released three singles, including Gjynah, which peaked at number eight in Germany and Switzerland. His follow-up single, "Qa Bone" in collaboration with Austrian rapper RAF Camora, became his first single to be certified gold by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie, IFPI Austria and IFPI Switzerland.[11][12][13][14] The same year, he was featured on "Nummer 1" in collaboration with rappers Zuna and Noizy, which achieved to be certified platinum in Germany and gold in Austria and Switzerland.[15]

2018–present[edit]

In 2018, Musa released his debut studio album, Fast Life, and experienced commercial success in German-speaking Europe debuting at number one on the Austrian, German and Swiss album charts.[16][17] Afterwards, he collaborated with fellow Zuna on his follow-up top ten singles "Skam koh", "Lelele" and "Hallo Hallo". In December 2018, he announced his first collaborative album, Super Plus, with the aforementioned rapper to be released in March 2019.[18][19] After the release, it debuted at number-one on the charts of Austria and Germany and peaked at number two in Switzerland.

Discography[edit]

  • Fast Life (2018)
  • Super Plus (2019)
  • Fast Life 2 (2020)

Notes[edit]

a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azet–Biografia". teksteshqip.com (in Albanian).
  2. ^ "Azet". hiphot.de (in German). Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Azet on MTV Germany". mtv.de (in German). MTV Germany. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  4. ^ Azet & Albi – Interview with Aria Nejati – Min. 10:06
  5. ^ "Azet – Fast Life (KMN Gang)". grooveattack.com/ (in German). Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Azet stürmt auf Platz 1 der Offiziellen Deutschen Album-Charts". goodtogo.de (in German). Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Azet & Zuna – Super Plus (KMN Gang)". grooveattack.com/ (in German). Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  8. ^ ""Ein Leben lang kriminell" – Azet im Kesselhaus". morgenpost.de (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2019. Seine Eltern kamen als Kriegsflüchtlinge aus dem Kosovo, der Vater ist querschnittgelähmt, und die Familie weiß aus Erfahrung, was Rassismus bedeutet.
  9. ^ ""Willkommen im Milieu" – KMN Gang gibt Konzert in Dresden". dnn.de (in German). 22 October 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Azet erzählt, wie Zuna, Nash und Er sich kennengelernt haben". raptastisch.net (in German). 13 March 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Azet und Raf Camora stellen europäischen Rekord auf!". raptastisch.net (in German). 6 April 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Gold–/Platin–Datenbank (Azet; 'Qa Bone')" [Gold and platinum database (Azet; 'Qa Bone')] (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  13. ^ "Ergebnisse Ihrer Suche: – Azet" [Results of your search: – Azet]. IFPI AUT.
  14. ^ "Azet | Edelmetall". Hitparade.
  15. ^ "BVMI - Datenbank". Musikindustrie.de. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Fast Life". laut.de (in German). Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Azet stürmt auf Platz 1 der Offiziellen Deutschen Album-Charts". goodtogo.de (in German). Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Azet & Zuna kündigen gemeinsames Album "Super Plus" an und veröffentlichen erstes Video". rap.de (in German). 21 December 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Super Plus". laut.de (in German). 8 March 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2020.

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