Sunday, 29 April 2012

maher zain

    Maher Zain was born March 16 1981. He is a singer, songwriter, and song producer of Lebanese origin. His debut album Thank You Allah, an internationally successful album with strong Muslim religious influences, was released in 2009. He released follow-up album Forgive Me on April 2, 2012.
    In January 2009, Maher Zain began working on an album with Awakening Records. Maher Zain and Awakening Records successfully used new media such as Facebook, You Tube, and i-Tune to promote tracks from the album. In early 2010 his music very quickly gathered a huge online following in Arabic speaking and Islamic countries as well as among young Muslims in western countries. By the end of 2010 he was the most googled celebrity in Malaysia for that year. Malaysia is also the country where he has had the most comercial success. The album Thank You Allah received 8 Platinum awards from Warner Music Malaysia as the highest selling album of 2010. In 2011, Thank You Allah earned a double Platinum award from Sony Music Indonesia.
     Maher Zain sings mainly in English but has released some of his most popular songs in other language. The song "Insha Allah", for example, is now available in Malay, Arabic, French, Turkish, and Indonesian versions. Another song, "Allah Allah Kiya Karo", ("Continuously Saying Allah"), is sung in Urdu and features the Pakistan born Canadian singer Irfan Makki.
    In March 2011, Maher Zain released "Freedom", a song inspired by the events and the actions of the people taking part in Arabic Spring. In July 2011 he featured on the cover of the UK Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel.
    Maher Zain was featured on Irfan Makki's track "I Believe" from his debut studio album of the same name. He was also featured on Mesut Kurtis' album, Beloved, in the track named "Never Forget".

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