12 Facts About Aya Nakamura


Aya Nakamura was born in Bamako, Mali and emigrated to France with her family, growing up in Aulnay-sous-Bois.


Aya Nakamura later launched into music with the stage name Aya Nakamura, after the character Hiro Nakamura of the NBC Heroes science fiction drama series.


Aya Nakamura released her debut album Journal intime in 2017, followed one year later by its follow-up Nakamura, which was certified Diamond in France.


Aya Nakamura was awarded a Victoires de la Musique award for her 2020 album Aya, and won an NRJ Music Award and received multiple nominations for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best French Act.


Aya Nakamura Coco Danioko was born in Bamako, Mali on May 10,1995.


Aya Nakamura comes from a family of griot, West African storytellers, praise singers, and poets of oral traditions.


Aya Nakamura took the stage name Nakamura from the character Hiro Nakamura of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes, which aired 2006 to 2010.


Aya Nakamura shared the stage with OumouSangare and other Malian artists such as Cheick Tidiane Seck, Lassana Hawa or Mokobe among others.


Aya Nakamura became the first French female artist to reach number one in the Netherlands since Edith Piaf with "Non je ne regrette rien" in 1961.


On 2 November 2018, Aya Nakamura released her second album Nakamura.


In 2021, Aya Nakamura was featured in the music video for 'Sans Moi,' a track in the Franglish's album Vibe, and in the music video for 'C'est Cuit' by Major Lazer.


Aya Nakamura's cover of Vogue France was chosen as the favorite cover of 2021.