Number of songs: 18 | Total weeks on charts: 105 Appearing in a total number of: 32 charts | Total period running: 314 days
Sofiane Boussaadia (born in Aubervilliers, France on 28 February 1993), commonly known as Boef (Dutch for 'crook' or 'troublemaker'), is a Dutch rapper and vlogger of Algerian origin.
His first EP Gewoon Boef was released in February 2016 and his first album Slaaptekort came out in March 2017. "Slaaptekort" (Dutch for 'sleep deprivation') is the album with the most streams on release date in the Netherlands, a record that was held before by Ed Sheeran's "÷". Many of his songs have made it on the charts in the Netherlands and Belgian Flanders.
During the New Year's night of 2017-18, Boef had a flat tire after a performance. After three ladies gave him a lift when coming back from a party, he called them hookers on social media. The day after he defended himself by saying that girls who are drunk, wear slutty clothes and are in clubs until eight in the morning, are hookers compared to those girls, who listen to their parents and study and sit at home with decency. Dutch and Belgian radiostations tried boycotting his music, however he still attracts a wide range of fans across the country. He apologized for his statements the following day (January 2nd) and also on January 20th.