Ryan Belhsen

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Oussama Belhcen
Ryan Belhsen on the Making of his second Music Video Khallini Nebghik in Assilah.jpg
Oussama Belhcen
Background information
Birth name Oussama Belhcen Cherradi
Also known as RB
Mr. Brilliant
Ryan B.
Born (1991-03-18) March 18, 1991 (age 24)
United States Naval Communications Station Sidi Yahya El Gharb, Morocco
Origin Larache, Morocco
Genres Moroccan pop, R&B, pop, hip Hop, Arabic Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director
Years active 2006–2014
Labels L-Boyz Record, New Lixus Entertainment
Associated acts MafiaFlow, Grizzy, Aklo, Fahd Lil, Big Nass, Mocci, Mr Sufian
Website ryanbelhsen.com

Ryan Belhsen (born Oussama Belhcen Cherradi on March 18, 1991 in the United States Naval Communications Station Sidi Yahya El Gharb, Morocco) is a Moroccan pop singer, songwriter and producer from Morocco, he started his career in 2006. One of his known songs is Rock Your Body from his third album Dayman.

Biography[edit]

1991–2005: Early life and career beginnings with MafiaFlow[edit]

As a kid growing up on an U.S. Naval Communications Station, Ryan Belhsen attracted to the American culture and he used to listen to the American music, and he had an addiction to sing songs and only melodies in front of his family.

When he completed 9 years old, and after his father finished his thirteen air military service with the Moroccan Air Force, the whole family moved from The United States Naval Communications Station of Sidi Yahya El Gharb to Larache the small city in the Atlantic Ocean, where he will be taking off his musical career.

At the age of 15, he had that chance to make his first song but it was a Rap song with a group called “MafiaFlow” contained him and four of his friends at the secondary school. They worked on one album, then they separated.

2006 – present: Ana Wnti, Ryan Belhsen and Dayman[edit]

After one year of separation of the rap group, MafiaFlow, Belhsen made his first R&B song "Nhar Ela Nhar" (Day on Day), which was the debut single from his debut solo album Ana Wnti in 2008. In October 10, 2010, he released his self-titled album Ryan Belhsen.

Early in 2010, while working on his second album, Belhsen started on his third album, Dayman, which was released in 2012. The album included the tracks, "Mehtaj Lik", "Khallini Nebghik, "Rock Your Body", and "Fjenbi.[1]

Moroccans refer to Belhsen's style of R&B music as "Gharbi" (The occidental music). He is one of the few R&B and pop singers in Morocco.

Musical style[edit]

Ryan Belhsen performing at Benchakroun in November 2010

Belhsen is most known by his unique Moroccan pop style, he's adding on his own songs the occidental music style avoiding the oriental style like Sharki or Khaliji that the other Moroccan singer are heavy influenced by.

As he's written his own songs in Darija (the Moroccan accent) he's making his songs in the American English, some of his latest English songs are Whatcha Gonna Do, Never Stop This Love, Rock Your Body and Can't Let You Go.

On his personal Twitter, Ryan twitted that he wants to make something new and unusual in Africa and in his native country Morocco, and that he wants to sing many genders of music, in different languages to show the world his talents, and he's dreaming to leave an impress in the whole world like what Usher, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Michael Jacksson, T-Pain, Akon and others did.

Production and writing songs[edit]

Belhsen co-written many songs by rapper and singers coming from his current city Larache like Ibra-X, Lil-G, G-Boi and others and he produced the most of his songs with the producer Fahd Lil.

New Lixus Entertainment[edit]

In 2008, Ryan founded New Lixus Entertainment, a small music production company and record label. and currently it's a distributor and publisher working with the artists of the other record label L-Boyz Record.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Dayman (The Mixtape) (2011)

Singles[edit]

Music videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ اخبار المدينة (2012-05-31). "Article in Arabic : A new album of the talented artists from Larache". Larache24.com. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Article in Arabic : Ryan Belhsen is a Moroccan singer with a great ambition". Panet.co.il. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  3. ^ "إبداع جديد للفنان العرائشي ريان.". Larache24.com. 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 

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