Joseph Attieh

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Not to be confused with Joseph Atiyeh.
Joseph Attieh
جوزيف عطية
Born (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 28)
Origin Batroun, Lebanon
Genres Arab Pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, musician, actor, instrumentalist, Writer, producer
Instruments Guitar, Nai , Piano and Drums (Darbukeh)
Associated acts Star Academy Lebanon
Website www.joseph-attieh.com

Joseph Attieh (in Arabic جوزيف عطية) (born in Mehmarch, Batroun, Lebanon on May 14, 1986) is a Lebanese singer who won the third season of Star Academy Lebanon in 2005 after winning 55% of the vote, becoming the first Lebanese candidate to win the reality talent show. In addition to the title, Joseph won $50,000 and a car.

Career[edit]

Attieh was raised in Byblos, Lebanon and was a student specializing in radio and TV production. He also played guitar, nai and piano.

After winning Star Academy, he released his first single "La Trouhi!" (Don't Go! in English) in 2006. It was written by Nicolas Saadé Nakhleh and the video clip directed by Emile Sleilaty. It topped the charts in Lebanon and other Middle-Eastern countries.[1] He followed it up with "Nahlé" (The Bee) in 2007, based on a dabké. He also travelled abroad for tours including trip to Australia in 2007 with several concerts alongside of Nawal Al Zoghbi. He also traveled to the United States for further gigs.

His third single was "Habayt Aayounak" (I love your eyes) which he debuted in a performance on Star Academy 5 prime. He toured Australia again this time with Carole Samaha. In May 2008, he was featured in a concert in downtown Beirut singing "El Hak Ma Bi Mout" (The Truth Does Not Die) and dedicated to Lebanon. The song included a music video. He also starred in a Lebanese sitcom called Jeeran (Arabic:جيران Neighbors). The idea was that of Roula Saad and Mona Tayeh wrote the script. The sitcom was broadcast for one season on LBC. Tina Yammout, Ahmad Dawoud, Ali Saad, Marwa Bin Sghayar, Sally, Fadi Andraous, Shayma Hilali, Khalifah Salem and Imed Jalouli from Star Academy 3 and 4 also had parts in the show. He released his debut album, Mawhoum, in February 2010..

Awards[edit]

  • Murex d'Or 2008 for the Best Song (الحق ما بموت)
  • Music celebrity Award for the Best Singer
  • Nomination for MTV Europe Award 2010

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Mawhoum (2010)
  • Chou Bta3mel Bel Nas (2012)

Singles[edit]

  • 2006: "La Trouhi!"
  • 2007: "Nahle"
  • 2008: "El Hak ma bi mout"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top 100 Arabic Songs for 2006. Arabicnights.com.au (2008-02-23). Retrieved on 2011-07-31.

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