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MAHER ZAIN

Biography

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, multi-platinum artist and songwriter Maher Zain is now the most popular Muslim artist on Facebook and the most viewed on YouTube with an incredible 5.8 billion views.

Maher’s family emigrated from Lebanon to Sweden when he was eight. After university, he worked with the Swedish producer, RedOne. It was after this period that Maher fully embraced his role as a singer songwriter — combining contemporary R&B music with Islamic themes.

Maher joined Awakening Music in 2009 and has since released three best selling albums, ‘Thank You Allah’ (2009), ‘Forgive Me’ (2012) and ‘One’ (2016).

He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Mustafa Ceceli, Atif Aslam and Sinan Akçıl. Maher has performed in over 35 countries and continues to be passionate about the power of music in bringing communities together.

Maher is currently busy at work in the studio on his new album.

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QUICK QUESTIONS

What is your country of origin?
Lebanon
What’s the best city you’ve ever been to?
There are many, but Istanbul and Cape Town are the best two
What’s your favourite place to hang out?
Any place By the sea or the ocean
What's your favourite album?
My first album "Thank You Allah"
Name something you still have from childhood
The childish part of me
Name of your first pet?
Jenna, a Pitbull dog
What do you listen to while working out?
Different things: motivational speeches, Quran, or energetic, uplifting music
What’s your favourite part of the job?
Having an impact of people’s lives, and touching people’s lives positively
Most worn item in your wardrobe?
Hoodies
What was your first job?
Florist
What is the most terrifying thing you’ve ever done?
Bungee jumping
How do you like your coffee?
90% milk 10% coffee
What’s your favourite beverage?
Fresh carrot juice
One thing you want to try, but are scared to do?
Dive with the sharks
What did you want to be at the age of 5?
Astronaut
What do your parents call you at Home?
Mahoura
Do you play any musical instrument(s)?
I play piano and guitar
What would your dream job be, if you weren't a singer?
It would probably building houses or being an interior designer

DISCOGRAPHY

One

Released:

June 2016

Label:

Awakening Music

Availability:

Worldwide

Forgive Me

Released:

April 2012

Label:

Awakening Music

Availability:

Worldwide

Thank You Allah

Released:

November 2009

Label:

Awakening Music

Availability:

Worldwide