CHECK OUT ‘7LIWA’ DEBUT SINGLE WITH SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT MIDDLE EAST “OHLALA”
Sony Music just released the debut track of the Moroccan Urban Star entitled “Ohlala” with multiple singles and an album to follow in 2019 featuring some very exciting Hiphop artists from Morocco and beyond.
The young artist who rose to fame 2013 thanks to his viral hits such as ‘’ Da7k T9ada ‘‘and ‘’ Batal l3alam ‘’ is back with another great tune entitled “Ohlala”. This track is about 7liwa’s determination to achieve the career and life goals that he had set for himself and how nobody is going to stand in his way. The Hiphop artist uses his own writing style and flow to deliver his message. “Ohlala” is a trap hop track written 7liwa himself in Moroccan Darija and produced by two amazing producers:’Nabz’ & ‘Naji Razzy’. The Video clip of the song was directed by Moroccan/ Belgian director and cinematographer ‘Soufiane Jarraf’. The video features 7liwa doing things his way surrounded with his crew.
The talented rapper has already collaborated with many regional and international stars such: L’Artiste, Balti, Soolking, LBenj, Laioung, 3robi, a few of them will feature in his upcoming releases with the label. Stay tuned for more info about his releases.
2019: The Year of Aminux
Sony Music Entertainment Middle East announce signing of Moroccan R’n’B StarAminux’s debut single with the label -“Ana Dialek” – drops worldwide TODAY!!Rumors of debut album in pipeline
Sony Music Entertainment Middle East today confirmed the signing of Moroccan RnB sensation Aminux. A hit maker, the 26-year-old boasts over 111 million worldwide streams, 2.8 million passionate social media fans and a history of hits including regional smashes Makayan Ma and Ghanjibo.
release – Ana Dialek (Moroccan Arabic) – which means I am Yours in English, is Aminux’s first release with Sony Music
and falls perfectly with Valentine’s day as a message of love to his fans. The
record is a fresh, uplifting RnB infused pop record, which blends Aminux’s
unique vocals with heartfelt lyrics and a mixture of melodies produced by the
artist, from his heart.
The song represents a mixture of Aminux’s Moroccan/Arabic
Identity and his urban influences beautifully, and is destined to travel far
and wide, touching the hearts of his fans all over the world.
The record is available today on all global digital music
services, including Spotify, Anghami, Deezer and Apple Music. The single is accompanied
by a vibrant and colorful music video which follows Aminux, his love interest and
their relationship journey from youthful fun and passion, to love and the
ultimate bliss of marriage. The video would not be complete without an
appearance from one of Aminux’s great loves: his golden retriever Summer
Sony Music Entertainment Middle East will be representing
and promoting Aminux in the Middle East and worldwide.
Speaking on Aminux signing, Mike Fairburn, General
Manager of Sony Music Middle East commented: “Sony Music is a people and artist first company, passionate about the careers of our talent.
In the Middle East, we are committed to nurturing and promoting Arabic artists
and so today a proud moment for the label and artist teams.”
continued, “Aminux is not only a brilliantly gifted artist, but a humble and
sincere person. Working with him has given us all the greatest thrill, and I
couldn’t be happier for him today as we release his brilliant record Ana
Dialek. And there’s even more to come. Watch this space!”
With more music to follow and rumors of a debut album, it
will be an exciting year ahead for the young superstar. Commenting on the day of release and of the signing,
Amine said “It has always been important
to me to work with passionate people and the entire team at Sony Music really
shares my vision for my music. I’m so excited to finally share Ana Dialek with
the world and my fans but the journey is only just beginning”.
The single is available to stream worldwide on all services.
Born in Tangiers,
Amine Temri, better known as Aminux is one of the most popular Moroccan artists
on YouTube with more 100 millions of views. Winner of the 2015 Morocco Music
Awards in the pop category, this young man has is known for his unique music
style, which is a mix of R’n’B and Moroccan Pop.
His biggest hits
are “Wayema”, “Machi B7alhom”, “Makayn Ma” and
He also took part
in a number of festivals, notably Mawazine (2016 & 2018).
In 2018, he featured
“Men Kol Makan” the official anthem of
the World Youth Forum together with artists from across the globe: Carmen
Soliman (Egypt), Adel Ebrahim (UAE), Kostas Ageris (Greece), Carolina Russi
(Italy), Eden Myrrh (South Africa) and Fatin Shidqia (Indonesia). They
performed the Song at the opening ceremony of the Forum in Sharm Al Sheikh,
Egypt in front of the Egyptian President, Abdelfattah El-Sisi.
Directed by Tarik Azzougarh known as Cilvaringz, an officially affiliated producer and artist with the American rap legends Wu-Tang Clan, with whom he had sold the world’s most expensive album in the history of music, “Taj” was shot in the beautiful city of Marrakesh.
“TAJ” (Crown) is a song that was originally inspired by Manal’s disheartening experience with the Arabic music industry. But the song goes further, invigorating female empowerment and individuality and challenging social expectations as the music video showcases Manal in traditionally male professions while also addressing sexual harassment.
“TAJ is a song and music video like no other. It’s going to be enthralling to see how the fans and the Arab world are going to respond to it. I’m definitely holding my breath for this one…”. [Manal]
The song and music video incorporates the participation of a few well-established artists as well. The song was written by Shayfeen, considered to be one of the best Hip Hop acts in the Arab world. The music video also stars and features the choreography of dancer Shyvon Campbell, a prominent member of multiple world champion award winning dance crew Royal Family, better known as the dancers in Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” video. Shyvon was flown in specially from New Zealand to star in the video.
Manal is set to release another music video later this year. Ever the norm breaker, Manal did the unexpected and headed into the studio with the Moroccan rap group Shayfeen and their affiliated Wa Drari Squad in June 2017. “I have always been a major fan of Shayfeen and their whole clique. I could’ve done the obvious and go into the studio with a pop or soul producer/songwriter, but considering what I wanted to talk about I needed my boys to come in. It was the most exciting and fun recording session I had ever experienced and we are obviously going to be doing much more work together. Can’t wait for the world to hear and see what we cooked up together”. [Manal]
Morocco’s “Wild Heart” joins Sony Music Entertainment Middle East
Label beats a host of others to sign one of regions sharpest young singer songwriters
Debut single and music video coming soo
Sony Music Entertainment Middle East today announced the signing of talented songwriter and fierce Urban Pop songstress MANAL. Hailing from Marrakech, Morocco, Manal is a 24-year-old hybrid of the urban Arabic music space and the protégé of Cilvaringz, producer and member of the American rap legends Wu-Tang Clan. Using art and music as modes of authentic self-expression, Manal is set to be one of the artists to look out for in 2018.
Sony Music signed Manal ahead of a host of other regional labels, and will exclusively represent and promote the artist over a multi-year recording contract. The signing was driven by the label’s management and booking team in Beirut – set up in early 2017 to extend label operations from the head office in Dubai – and represents a further step forward in developing the careers of talent across the MENA Region.
Speaking on the Manal signing, Mike Fairburn, General Manager of Sony Music Entertainment Middle East commented: ‘We are delighted Manal has joined the Sony Music family where the artistic expression and creativity of our artists remains our number one priority. She is the real deal, with a clear vision and great team around her. Look out. Our Moroccan ‘Wild Heart’ is coming soon”.
He continued ‘We made a decision to expand our team to Beirut last year, to make sure our artists could draw on and benefit from specialist music executives in all areas. This has been a great success and the team’s continued dedication and relentless commitment to young talent in the region has now brought Manal to the Sony Music family.’
With her debut single planned for release early 2018 and follow up material already recorded and shot, it plans to be a great year for the young talent. Speaking of her delight at signing with Sony Music Entertainment Middle East, Manal said “I definitely feel at home with Sony Music. They have shown much care for the direction of my music and career. There’s nothing more comforting for an artist to know that his or her team, from the label to management, producers and songwriters, got their back”.
Last year alone, Sony Music’s local roster of artists including Nathalie Saba, The5, Omar Kamal and Laith Abou Jouda have headlined major festivals in Lebanon, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan, appeared on a host of TV and Radio shows, picked up major deals with brands, and amassed millions of adoring fans across regional streaming platforms and media sites. These stellar young Arabic stars were joined on the roster by exciting western talent, including Trinidad & Tobago star Kalpee, Dubai-based US singer songwriter Stephon Lamar, and the UAE’s #1 electronic duo Hollaphonic, who’s debut EP with the label – Spaceship – was launched as part of their performance supporting PINK at F1 Abu Dhabi in November 2017.
Manal debut music video is scheduled for release in February. Stay tuned to Sony Music and Manal social pages for news.
The5 release music video for “Ala Tabeetak Koon (See The Real Me)”
Ala Tabeetak Koon (See The Real Me)”— out NOW!
September 15, 2016 – After a frenetic summer, the biggest boy band in the region are back with a new hit record. Recorded in Sweden with Sony Music’s international producers and co-written by The5 with Lebanon’s finest composer and lyricist, Salim Assaf, “Ala Tabeetak Koon (See The Real Me)” assimilates influences from across the Middle East with the unique electro sounds of Scandinavia and The5’s distinctive vocals and melody.
“Ala Tabeetak Koon (See The Real Me)” carries with it a powerful and important message from The5, encouraging the celebration of one’s true self and being confident in who you are. The song was inspired by The5’s fans, the Fivers. Commenting on the song the boys said:
“Being genuine is beautiful and we wanted to share this message with the region and the world,” said Adil Echbiy.
“We always try to talk about subjects that are important these days, and what can be more important than saying people must try to be confident and honest in themselves,” said Said Karmouz.
“We are super hyped up about this single, because the lyrics are dedicated to our fans who are the strongest and most passionate in the world,” said Kazem Chamas.
“Never let anyone change you, be yourself – that’s key message of the single,” said Ahmed Hassan.
“Have fun. Be yourself. Enjoy life. We had a blast making this record, we hope our fans enjoy it,” said BMd.
“Ala Tabeetak Koon (See The Real Me)” dropped on all global digital and streaming platforms, radio and TV stations earlier today. The much anticipated music video will premiere exclusively on the Clean & Clear YouTube Channel at 1700 KSA.
“Ala Tabeetak Koon (See The Real Me)” is now available across all global digital and streaming platforms and the following regional stores: