|Birth name||Anis Basim Moujahid|
4 July 1992 |
Anis Basim Moujahid (born 4 July 1992), better known as Basim, is a Danish pop singer and songwriter. He is of Moroccan origin, but lives in Høje Gladsaxe, a large housing project on the outskirts of Copenhagen. He has released two albums, Alt det jeg ville have sagt in 2008 and Befri dig selv in 2009. Basim presented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 on home ground in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Cliche Love Song". The following year he was the Danish spokesperson, giving twelve points to Sweden's Mans Zemerlow, who went on to win the contest with his song "Heroes".
2008: The X Factor and Alt det jeg ville have sagt
At age of 15, he took part in the 2008 edition of the talent program The X Factor and reached the quarterfinals before being voted out. After X Factor, Basim released his debut album in 2008 entitled Alt det jeg ville have sagt (meaning "Everything I would have said"). For the album, he collaborated with Danish X Factor judge Remee and engaged on a tour in the country. The album reached #8 in the Danish Albums Chart going gold. There were three singles from the album, "Alt det jeg ville have sagt", "Jeg vil" and "Baby, jeg savner dig".
2009: Befri dig selv
In October 2009, he released his second album Befri dig selv (in Danish "Free yourself"). The album reached #21 on the Danish Albums Chart and saw release of two singles "Lad ikke solen gå ned" (reaching #15 in the Danish Singles Chart) and title track "Befri dig selv". Basim has also participated in the 2009 edition of Vild med dans, the Danish edition of Dancing with the Stars, where he danced with Claudia Rex, finishing 9th.
2014–present: Eurovision Song Contest
On March 8, 2014, Basim won the Danish "Melodi Grand Prix" (the Danish qualification for Eurovision) with "Cliche Love Song". Basim represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. EBU announced on 17 March Basim would perform 23rd in the running order of the final. He placed 9th in the final, scoring 74 points. It was also confirmed that Basim would be the Danish spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna.
Basim is the son of Abdel Moujahid and his wife Zohra. His father, Abdel, suffered from cancer. Basim's rendition on the album Alt Det Jeg Ville Have Sagt entitled Himlen Har Alt For Mange Engle ("Heaven Has Too Many angels") was dedicated to his father; His father died in 2012.
Basim's older brother Nabil Moujahid took part in the 2010 edition (third season) of the Danish X Factor as part of the group formation In-Joy. The four-member formation also including Essi, Jannick and Kevin was one of the nine finalists during the show. However In-Joy was eliminated at the end of the second week of the live shows of the competition finishing eighth overall.
|Alt det jeg ville have sagt||8|
|Befri dig selv||
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2008||"Alt det jeg ville have sagt"||34||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Alt det jeg ville have sagt|
|2009||"Baby, jeg savner dig"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"Befri dig selv"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Befri dig selv|
|"Lad ikke solen gå ned"
(with Lis Sørensen)
|2011||"Ta' mig tilbage"||30||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Non-album singles|
|2014||"Cliche Love Song"||2||37||73||49||50||38||71||9||55||46|
|"Picture In a Frame"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.|
|2009||"Befri dig selv"|||
|2011||"Ta' mig tilbage"|||
- "Denmark: Basim sang for the host nation with 'Cliche love song'". wiwibloggs.com. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
- "Denmark: Basim will sing 23rd in the grand final.". wiwibloggs.com. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
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