Timati in 2018
|Timur Ildarovich Yunusov|
|Born||August 15, 1983|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Labels||Black Star inc. Timati|
Timur Ildarovich Yunusov (born August 15, 1983), better known by his stage name Timati (Russian: ?), is a Russian hip hop recording artist, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
Timur Ildarovich Yunusov (Tatar: , Russian: ?) was born on August 15, 1983 in Moscow to an ethnically mixed family of Tatar father Ildar Vakhitovich Yunusov and Jewish mother Simona Yakovlevna Yunusova (née Chernomorskaya), he also has a younger brother, Artyom. He grew up in a wealthy industrialist family, saying "I have very wealthy parents", but "I was never spoiled."
He was raised mainly on Mira Avenue in Moscow. His current stage name "Timati" has stuck with him since he was young. Yunusov also lived in Los Angeles for 3 years. At the urgent request of his grandfather, composer and conductor Yakov Chervomorsk, Timur graduated from violin class in music school. He studied at the Higher School of Economics, finished his third year but left to focus on his music career. He later became associated with the YPS squad. His first single came out with Konaldo.
He became well known to the Russian community from the music reality show Star Factory 4, but before it he collaborated with Detsl. Member of the group Banda (Russian: ; lit. "Gang") and co-founder of VIP 77. Former owner of B-Club nightclub, the bar Black October and the stores ?-Life. He is the CEO of his own label called "Black Star Inc". In 2006, was featured in Heat produced by Fyodor Bondarchuk. In 2008, Timati was featured in a Fat Joe song called "Put U Take It", also featuring German rapper Nox and Raul, produced by Scott Storch, which references Jacob Arabo. In 2008 Mario Winans featured Timati in the single "Forever". In the same year, Timati appeared in the comedy film Hitler goes Kaput!. Timati, in 2009, featured Snoop Dogg in the single "Groove On".
Michael 'Mike' David is currently Timati's UK producer. He is responsible for Timati's collaborations with foreign artists, such as Snoop Dogg and Mario Winans, and much of Timati's Western popularity.
In Summer 2011 he topped the charts in Luxembourg, Poland and Romania with the single "Welcome to St. Tropez" vs. DJ Antoine and feat. Kalenna Harper from Diddy - Dirty Money, shortly after being nominated for the best clip in Russia's Capital Moscow with "I'm on You" feat. P Diddy. The clip was created by Timati's old friend and partner Pavel Hoodyakov in the U.S.
In 2016 Timati gave his biggest solo performance to date in Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Moscow. The concert was attended by 15,000 people and featured a 3D-installation, a car on stage and other spectacular show elements.
On the night of June 21, 2018 Timati and Egor Kreed held an unauthorized mass event in Moscow on Bolshaya Dmitrovka by staging an impromptu performance right on the roof of a car, which caused a major traffic jam on the street. This action was devoted to the opening of Timati's beauty salon. The next day, lawyer Alexander Khaminsky filed an application to initiate a case on this incident in the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tver and the Moscow State Traffic Safety Inspectorate. The court was appointed on August 1, 2018.
On 7 September 2019 a music video was released in collaboration with another Russian rapper Guf, "Moscow" () which got more than 1 500 000 dislikes with more than 62 000 likes hence the video became the most hated video on Russian YouTube. The clip was removed from YouTube on 10 September.
Since 2015, Timati has been dating Russian model Anastasia Reshetova. On October 16, 2019 the couple had a son, named Ratmir.
Timur Yunusov, in particular, includes:
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
|"Welcome to St. Tropez"
(featuring Blue Marine)
|"Welcome to St. Tropez"
(DJ Antoine vs. Timati featuring Kalenna)
|"I'm on You"
(featuring P. Diddy, Dirty Money and DJ Antoine)
|"Not All About The Money"
(with La La Land featuring Timbaland and Grooya)
|"Sex in the Bathroom"
(featuring Craig David)
(with DJ Antoine featuring Grigory Leps)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Sergey Lazarev featuring Timati)
(DJ Smash featuring Timati)
|"Moscow to California"
(DJ M.E.G. featuring Sergey Lazarev and Timati)
|"8 Days a Week"
(Jean-Roch featuring Timati)
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|"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|