Rabih Jaber

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This article is about Swedish singer of Lebanese descent. For Lebanese author, novelist and journalist, see Rabee Jaber.
Rabih Jaber
Birth name Rabih Mahmoud Jaber
Born (1987-08-05) August 5, 1987 (age 26)
Origin Lebanon
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts Rebound!, Eddie Razaz
Website Official Site

Rabih Jaber (in Arabic ربيع جابر) (full name Rabih Mahmoud Jaber, born on 5 August 1987 in Lebanon), also known by his mononym as Rabih is a Swedish singer of Lebanese origin. He was former participant of Swedish Idol 2009 and finished seventh. Rabih Jaber and Eddie Razaz, yet another Idol participant, became a duo pop boy band as Rebound! in 2010 with a number of hits on the Swedish charts. After split-up of the band in April 2011, Rabih Jaber is continuing as a solo singer.

Beginnings[edit]

Rabih Jaber immigrated with his family to Sweden when he was just 2 years old. They resided in Lycksele. An active sportsman, he was a striker in a Swedish soccer team playing in the Swedish Division III.[1]

Idol 2009[edit]

In 2009, he took part in TV4 Idol 2009, the sixth season of the Swedish version of Idol and finished 7th overall.

He sang the following songs during the competition:

Rabih Jaber's live performance of Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" during Idol 2009 became a hit that stayed one week in the Swedish Singles Chart of 23 October 2009 at #44[2]

Later in 2009, Rabih Jaber took part in Let's Dance 2010.[3]

In band Rebound![edit]

Main article: Rebound!

After the send of the Idol, Rabih Jaber paired with Swedish singer of Iranian origin and another contestant on sixth season of the Swedish Idol to form Rebound! (often stylized as REbound! with Capital R standing for Rabih and capital E for Eddie)[4] and ended up having a few hits, most notably the chart topping "Hurricane" that reached #1 of Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles chart on May 7, 2010.[5]

Solo career[edit]

After the split-up, Rabih Jaber is continuing as a solo artist.[6]

Jaber released his solo single "Millionaire" in summer 2011 produced by Robbin "Raaban" Söderlund who has produced other materials from Rabih[6]

In popular culture[edit]

In 2011, Jaber released the charity single "Leave the World Behind" with proceeds going to Karen Gebraeb Memorial Fund, after she was brutally murdered on 3 October 2011, while serving as a prison officer.[7] Karen had been a fan of Rabih Jaber's music and came to a number of his concerts.[8]

Discography[edit]

[citation needed]

Singles[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • 2009: "You Are Not Alone" (a release during Idol) (reached #44 in the Swedish Singles Chart)[9]
  • 2011: "Grenade"
    • 2011: "Grenade" (Raaban feat. Rabih)
  • 2011: "Millionaire" [10]
  • 2011: "Leave the World Behind" [11]
  • 2012: "Om du vill se mig" [12]
  • 2013: "Pyromanen"

With Rebound![edit]

  • 2010: "Hurricane" (reached #1 in the Swedish Singles Chart)[13]
  • 2010: "Not Helpless" [14]
    • 2010: "Not Helpless (Rink's If Only You Knew Remix)"
  • 2011: "Psycho" [15]

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