Bazzi (singer)

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Bazzi
Bazzi.png
Bazzi in August 2018
Born
Andrew Bazzi

(1997-08-28) August 28, 1997 (age 21)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2015–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Labels
Websitebazziofficial.com

Andrew Bazzi (born August 28, 1997), known mononymously as Bazzi,[4] is an American singer-songwriter and record producer.[1] His song "Mine", released in October 2017, gained popularity in early 2018 when it became an Internet meme through the use of a Snapchat lens filter featuring the song. It peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and appeared on several international charts. He released his debut studio album, Cosmic, in 2018. His surname Bazzi is a common southern Lebanese surname.

Early life and education[edit]

Bazzi was born on August 27, 1997, in Canton, Michigan[5] to an American mother and Lebanese father.[6] He learned to play the Arabic oud and guitar as a child.[7][8] In 2012, he began posting covers of songs on his YouTube channel. In November 2014, he moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue a music career. He finished high school at Santa Monica High School in 2015. He went to Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, where he also met Rajiv Dhall, in Michigan before moving.[9]

Career[edit]

Bazzi created a Vine account in July 2013.[9] By 2015, he had accrued 1.5 million followers on the site. In September of that year, he became the first artist to release a Vine "Featured Track" which was entitled, "Bring Me Home".[10] In 2016, he was featured on the Fancy Cars' track "Fun".[7] Over the course of the next two years, Bazzi released several singles including "Alone", "Beautiful",[11] "Got Friends", and "Sober".[12] Bazzi has cited artists Justin Timberlake, Bryson Tiller, Duran Duran and Guns N' Roses among his influences.[13][5]

In October 2017, he released the single "Mine".[11] The song increased in popularity after becoming an Internet meme,[14] through videos featuring a slideshow of different pictures of the subject of the video with the Snapchat "hearts" filter and overlaying lyrics.[15] In January 2018, the song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 56.[16] As of April 2018, the song's peak on the list was number 11.[17] Bazzi also released three new singles in 2018, "Why?",[8] "Gone" and "Honest".[18] He is currently working on a collaboration with Marshmello.[19] On March 13, 2018, Bazzi was announced as the special guest on Camila Cabello's Never Be the Same Tour's North American leg.[20] On April 17, 2018, Cosmic debuted at number 35 and later peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.[21] Bazzi joined the Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods Tour as the opening act for the European leg.[22] He received a nomination for an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist.[23] Bazzi collaborated with Camila Cabello on a remix of the song "Beautiful", which was released on August 2, 2018.[24]

Bazzi worked with K-Pop entertainment company SM Entertainment to co-write songs for two of their boy bands, EXO and NCT Dream. With NCT Dream, he co-wrote “We Go Up” with their member, Mark, for the EP, We Go Up. With EXO, he co-wrote "The Eve" for the studio album, The War, and “OOoh La La La” and “Oasis” for the studio album, Don’t Mess Up My Tempo.[25][26] He also co-wrote song "Give Me A Chance" with Chinese singer and EXO member, Lay Zhang for his studio album, Namanana.[27]

Bazzi performed “Beautiful” on a float in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[21]
AUS
[28]
BEL (FL)
[29]
CAN
[30]
DEN
[31]
IRE
[32]
NL
[33]
NZ
[34]
SWE
[35]
UK
[36]
Cosmic 14 41 99 13 14 47 43 19 27 65

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[40]
AUS
[28]
BEL
(FL)

[29]
CAN
[41]
DEN
[42]
GER
[43]
ITA
[44]
NZ
[45]
SWE
[46]
UK
[36]
"Alone"[47] 2016 Non-album singles
"Sober"[48] 2017
"Beautiful" [A] 79 Cosmic
"Mine"[50] 11 11 25 13 5 25 46 3 4 21
"Why"[57] 2018
"Gone"[58]
"Honest"[59]
"Beautiful"
(featuring Camila Cabello)[60]
27 13 [B] 35 23
[61]
60
[62]
33 Non-album single
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Beautiful" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 19 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[49]
  2. ^ "Beautiful" did not enter the Flemish Ultratop 50, but peaked at number four on the Ultratip chart.[29]

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Heat.

[65]
"Myself" 2018 10 Cosmic

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Ref.
2018 "Mine" Benjamin Kutsko [66]
"Honest" MIGGY [67]
"Myself" Daniel Henry [68]
"Beautiful" Sherif Higazy [69]
"Beautiful (feat. Camila Cabello)" Jason Koenig [70]
"Dreams" MIGGY

Tours[edit]

Opening act

Headlining Tour

  • The Cosmic Tour (2018)[71]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2018 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist Himself Nominated [72]
BreakTudo Awards Artist on the Rise Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best New Nominated [73]
Best Push Nominated

References[edit]

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