Maher Zain

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About Maher Zain

Born in Lebanon and raised in Sweden, R&B singer Maher Zain celebrates his faith through song and stands as one of the Muslim world’s most celebrated contemporary artists. ∙ Although he earned a degree in aeronautical engineering, Zain entered the music industry after college and worked in NYC alongside famed producer RedOne (Lady Gaga, Usher, Pitbull). ∙ After returning home and reconnecting with his faith, he decided to pursue a career as a musical artist, releasing his debut album, Thank You Allah, in 2009. ∙ The joyously reverent Thank You Allah quickly found fans throughout the Muslim world, particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia, where the album went multi-Platinum. ∙ In 2011, Zain’s plaintive ballad “Insha Allah” was nominated for Best Malay Song Performed by a Foreign Artist at the Anugerah Industri Muzik—Malaysia’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards. ∙ He performed in front of the Swedish royal family in 2017 as part of the country’s annual National Day celebration.

Tripoli, Lebanon
July 16, 1981
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