Karl Wolf

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About Karl Wolf

Combining R&B, pop, and hip-hop, Karl Wolf has become one of Canada's leading music stars and earned a sizable international following after his cover of Toto's "Africa" became a major hit. Born Karl Abou Samah in Beirut, Lebanon in 1979, Wolf relocated to Dubai with his family after war broke out. As a teenager, he picked up the nickname "Wolf" from a friend who had seen the movie Teen Wolf: like the title character, Karl was smaller than most, but his speed and tenacity made him an impressive competitor. Wolf and his family moved to Montreal when he was 16, and he began taking a serious interest in music, learning to play guitar and piano, sing, and write songs. ~ Mark Deming

HOMETOWN
Lebanon
BORN
April 18, 1979