K'naan

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Keinan Abdi Warsame (Somali: Keynaan Cabdi Warsame, Arabic: كَينَان عَبدِ وَرسَمَ‎ Kaynān ʿAbdi Warsama), better known by his stage name K'naan (/ˈkeɪnɑːn/), is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence with the success of his single "Wavin' Flag", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Besides hip-hop, K'naan's sound is influenced by elements of Somali music, Ethio-jazz and world music. He is also involved in various philanthropic initiatives.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 The Dusty Foot Philosopher K'naan 2
2009 Troubadour K'naan 8
2012 Country, God or the Girl K'naan 4

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 The Dusty Foot on the Road Live K'naan 2

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 You Can't Buy This Mixtape/Street K'naan 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 The Messengers (Episode 1: Fela Kuti) Remix J.Period & K'naan 1
2009 The Messengers (Episode 3: Bob Dylan) Remix J.Period & K'naan 1
2009 The Messengers (Episode 2: Bob Marley) Remix J.Period & K'naan 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix) K'naan 2
2010 Qi Kai De Sheng (Wavin' Flag Celebration Mix) K'naan feat. Jacky Cheung & Jane Zhang 1
2010 Wavin' Flag K'naan 2
2010 Wavin' Flag (Spanish Celebration Mix) K'naan feat. David Bisbal 1
2012 Is Anybody Out There? K'naan feat. Nelly Furtado 2
2012 Nothing to Lose K'naan 1
2012 Hurt Me Tomorrow K'naan 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Africa Amadou & Mariam feat. K'naan 1
2012 More Beautiful Than Silence K'naan 1

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