Orelsan sets himself apart from the pack
A rapper, songwriter, actor, music producer and film director, Orelsan is yet to reach the age of 40. Beginning his career in 2002, this exceptional French talent has achieved a lifetime of accomplishments in a few short years and is fast on the way to set himself apart from the rap pack. Orelsan tickets are ready now to buy or sell via StubHub.
A profile of this multifaceted French rapper
Aurélien Cotentin was born in the region of Normandy, France, and grew up with a passion for basketball, rock music and graphic novels. Under the stage name Orelsan, he released his first mixtape in 2002 with the help of producer Skread, whom he befriended at university, and formed a duo with fellow rapper Gringe in 2004 called Casseurs Flowters, releasing the mixtape 'Fantasy: Episode 1' the same year. In 2006, Orelsan introduced his creations on YouTube for the first time and developed a considerable following in the process, which helped to advance his status as a rapper of note. The debut album, 'Perdu d'avance', arrived in 2009 with tracks such as '50 pour cent', 'Changement' and 'No-life'. It was an instant success and proved to be so influential that the artist took home the MTV Europe Music Award for Best French Act later in the year. If you like Orelsan, you may also enjoy other rap artists such as Booba, Oxmo Puccino and Soprano. Orelsan tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
Orelsan courts controversy despite unqualified music success
2011 was a breakout year for the Frenchman with the release of his second studio recording 'Le chant des sirenes', a sixteen-track album that won him critical acclaim, peaked at number 3 on the SNEP Album Charts and was later certified platinum in France. The following year, he picked up two prestigious Victoires de la Musique awards and won a Songwriter of the Year accolade in 2013. Orelsan's forays into the world of film began in 2015 with the film 'Comment c'est loin', which he wrote, starred in and co-directed, and he is also credited on the film 'Parisienne'. These were followed by two television series, 'Bloques' in 2015 and 'Serge le Mytho' in 2016; a role in the French-Japanese adult animated film 'Mutafukaz' in 2017 and an appearance in the black comedy 'Au poste!' in 2018. Orelsan has been cited for offensive lyrics and has been involved in legal issues surrounding misogyny and homophobia but none of this has overtly dampened his popularity and stand in contrast to the numerous awards he has garnered. Orelsan tickets are ready now to buy or sell via StubHub.
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