Bilal (British singer)

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Bilal
Bilal - About Us.png
Bilal on the cover art for About Us
Background information
Birth name Bilal Shahid
Born (1993-09-07) 7 September 1993 (age 21)
London, England
Origin Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Genres Rhythm and blues, Soul, Hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper
Years active 2010–present
Website www.bilalartist.com

Bilal Shahid (born 7 September 1993) better known simply as Bilal, is an English singer and rapper from the Midlands, England. He is of Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent.

Career[edit]

Shahid was born in London, England, and moved to Northampton at the age of 12 and started writing songs and putting them online. His initial success came with "I Wanna Be" that was on rotation on BBC Radio Northampton.[1]

In March 2010, Shahid released "Belong to Me" his debut single that features Yemi Pade. It was broadcast on ethnic stations including BBC Asian Network. A music video was shot for the song. He has collaborated with artists such as EyeC, Fab, Yemi Pade, Mat-E-Rich, Irfan Chaudhry[2] and producers like Spookzville and WZDM. In April 2011, he released his single "Can't Live Alone" which was written by Shahid himself and has a combination of rapping and singing.

In December 2011, he released his debut album, About Us: The Ultimate Love Story, which features artists EyeC and Fab.[3]

On 15 April 2012, he released his first official debut single "Scream Out Loud",[4] which features MC/Rapper Raxstar. The song was produced by Quantize Music and the song was written by Shahid himself as well as Raxstar's verse been written by Raxstar.

On 14 September 2013 Bilal featured Sparkaman (Birmingham Asian Rapper) in his new music video Winner and hit over 100k views on YouTube and he had the fans on Twitter going crazy about the song.

Shahid is currently under the same management as Raxstar who are both managed by Khalid Khan who is based in London.

Discography[edit]

About Us: The Ultimate Love Story
Studio album by Bilal
Released 2011
Genre Rhythm and blues, Soul

About Us: The Ultimate Love Story (2011)[edit]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I’m Sorry"    
Total length:
23:34

Singles[edit]

Year Title
2010 "Belong To Me"
2011 "Can't Live Alone"
2012 "Scream Out Loud"

Others[edit]

[clarification needed "Others" what?]

  • I'm Going Up
  • Never Want You to Leave
  • Truth
  • Changing Traditions
  • Jaise mera pyaar
  • Down
  • Spaceship Lovin
  • Tonight
  • Memories

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bilal lays it all out with 'Can '​t Live Alone'". Mideast Dynasty. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Bilal". Desi Drop. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bilal – About Us (EP)". XDV Magazine. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bilal takes us Behind-the-Scenes of videoshoot for debut single 'Scream Out Loud'". Mideast Dynasty. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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