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Who is the leader of Moroccan and Arab music?

Saad Lamjarred is a Moroccan singer and an international phenomenon among the Arab music world and his fans. This young prodigy was able to expand his fan base in a very short amount of time compared to other singers who sometimes have to wait years before being able to come a little bit close to the massive success Saad has been able to accomplish.

Saad Lamjarred has spread his energy and talent on many national and international stages. Author, singer, composer, performer, he grew up in a family of renowned artists. Although he sings in “Darija”, which is the Moroccan dialect, the talented artist also interprets oriental music, as well as in English. His hits accumulate tons of views on YouTube. He is definitely the number one Moroccan and Arab singer and he is, therefore, the most famous Moroccan singer that everyone is listening to today.

 

Who is Saad Lamjarred? The leader of Moroccan and Arab music…

Born in Rabat on 7 April 1985, Saad Lamjarred is a young Moroccan singer known for his unique voice and his unmistakable performances. Coming from a family of artists, from an early age he was immersed in an environment where art is king. He is the son of the Moroccan singer Bachir Lamjarred, better known as Bachir Abdou, and the famous Moroccan actress Nezha Regragui.

Very early on, he learned to play the piano, which led him to sing and to choose the same profession as his father. He naturally decided to enroll at the National Conservatory of Music in order to devote himself to his passion. He then went to the United States to pursue his higher education but never forgot his dream of becoming a singer. Later on, Saad Lamjarred marks his first experience in the world of cinema, with the movie “ESPRIT”. He joined the prestigious castings of the film where he played a very intriguing role and became this way an actor, just like his mother. Even though, up until now, he is mostly considered to be a singer.

 

A promising talent

Saad Lamjarred made himself known in the Arab world in 2007 thanks to his participation in the Lebanese TV show ”Super Star”. Saad Lamjarred imposed himself with force and left his mark through his unique and exceptional performances. His appearances in this show are breathtaking, his unique voice and style put him at the top.

Saad Lamjarred, the leader of Moroccan and Arab music, posing for a photoshoot.

And this is only the beginning, as he continued to dazzle everyone with the release of his single “Waadini” in 2009. This was followed by a video clip shot in California which was a great success with the Moroccan public, but his career only really took off after the release of his second single ”Salina Salina”.

December 21, 2012, marks the long-awaited release of “Wala Alik”, the first album signed Saad Lamjarred, after 3 years of work and preparation. Saad became afterward the phenomenon of 2013 in just a few months, thanks in particular to the single “Mal Hbibi Malou”, a hit that touched millions of fans.

“Enty”, is THE Moroccan and even Arab song of the year 2014. It was such a hit that had provoked a lot of reactions from his fans and the Arab public. It is a successful collaboration between an artist with a powerful and distinctive voice, Saad Lamjarred, and a famous Moroccan DJ passioned by the beats of modern music, DJ Van.

“We got like 20 million of views, and all the Arabic countries know my song from A to Z. So we were very surprised and we were very honored as Moroccans not only me, but also my friends, my DJ, and my team. And I think all Morocco should be proud of this song. “Enty” is our song today.”

With millions of views on Youtube in just a couple of days, the track was a hit and a commercial success, reaching the top 1 of the music charts in the Arab world. Nominated at the MTV awards and selected as the best song at the Meditel Morocco Music Awards 2014, the song “Enty” was and is still is, one of the best Moroccan and Arab songs.

 

The huge success

After his short cinematic break, Saad Lamjarred signs a comeback in force by unveiling the clip of his new single “Lm3allem”. Directed by Amir Rouani, “Lm3allem” is a number one success not only in Morocco, or the Arab world but even internationally. He is the first Moroccan and Arab singer to have nearly a billion views on Youtube for this song.

This song won the prize for the best song of the year 2015 at the “Dear Guest Awards” in Egypt. Saad Lamjarred even took part in the 15th edition of the Mawazine Rhythms of the World festival which took place from 20 to 28 May 2016.

 

A star who got supported by the King of Morocco

Saad Lamjarred has been heard by judges on charges of rape, allegedly committed between 2010 and 2018. In September 2018, after a campaign on social networks, some Moroccan media stopped broadcasting the singer’s songs. But this definitely did not affect the singer’s growing popularity, because, despite his legal wrangling, he remained popular in Morocco and of course in the Arab world where his latest hits definitely keep growing in popularity by touching even foreign countries.

Saad Lamjarred has also benefited so far from significant support in Morocco. In 2015, he received a “Ouissam” which is a medal decoration given from the hands of the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, on the occasion of the Youth Festival.

At the end of October 2016, the official press agency of the Moroccan kingdom, MAP, announced that the sovereign would pay for the legal fees of Saad Lamjarred. “Saad Lamjarred’s family had asked for the support of King Mohammed VI, who had responded favorably,” said the artist’s manager at the agency, under the presumption of innocence and with respect for the independence of the French justice system.

 

The following successes that continue to grow in popularity

A pioneer in his musical style, passionate about his music and his art and innovative, he never ceases to impress his audience. He makes his mark with highly entertaining music. Especially with his latest hits: “Ana Machi Sahel”, “Let go”, “Casablanca”, “Ghazali”, “Salam”, “Ensay” (which you can discover below, was a collaboration with Mohamed Ramadan considered to be one of the best Egyptian actors) and “Njibek Njibek” which he released recently with a beautiful accoustic version.

Both creative and boldly innovative, Saad Lamjarred is a unique and authentic artist who promises his audience several good surprises. Today, Saad Lamjarred is considered one of the most influential artists of his generation and most famous Moroccan singer that everyone is listening to today like you would’ve understood by reading this article.

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