Brahim Attaeb

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Brahim
Brahim (Radio 2 Zomerhit 2012).jpg
Brahim performing during Radio 2 Zomerhit event (2012)
Background information
Birth nameBrahim Attaeb
Born (1984-02-24) February 24, 1984 (age 34)
Torhout, Belgium
GenresR&B
Occupation(s)Singer, Radio and television personality
Years active2003 – present
Brahim Attaeb (2005)

Brahim Attaeb better known by his stage name and mononym Brahim (born in Torhout, Belgium on 24 February 1984), is a Belgian R&B singer and presenter of Moroccan descent.

Music career[edit]

Brahim became famous when he participated in Belgian first inaugural season of the Idool series, the Belgian Flanders version of the Idol series. He finished fourth overall. Despite this loss, he still got a record deal as his song "Turn the Music Up" hit the top of the Ultratop 50 Flanders Singles Chart, and the follow-up "I Wanna Be" also reached #8.

He gained fame in Morocco through a cover of "Didi", an English language remake of Cheb Khaled's song. The single was successful in Belgium reaching #10 on Ultratop 50 charts. A French language added rap segment featured Nessa.

Eurosong / Eurovision

Brahim has tried twice to represent Belgium in Eurovision Song Contest. In 2006, he took part in Eurosong '06, the Belgian selection process for Eurovision, singing "P.O.W.E.R.", in a bid to represent Belgium in the competition. Passing the semi-finals he earned a wildcard to the finals, but finished only fourth.

Order
of appearance
Singer Song Points Place
1 Barbara Dex "Crazy" 33 5th
2 Brahim "P.O.W.E.R" 38 4th
3 Belle Perez "El mundo bailando" 57 3rd
4 Els de Schepper "Als ik je morgen ergens tegenkom" 20 7th
5 La Sakhra "Wonderland" 62 2nd
6 Kaye Styles "Profile" 24 6th
7 Kate Ryan "Je t'adore" 76 1st

In 2008, he tried yet again for Eurovision by taking part in Eurosong '08 with "What I Like About You". Coming second in the initial round, he reached the finals finishing fourth overall.

Order
of appearance
Artist Song Place
1 Brahim "What I Like About You" 4th
2 Paranoiacs "Shout It Out" 3rd
3 Nelson "If I Can't Find My Love" 5th
4 Sandrine "I Feel The Same Way" 2nd
5 Ishtar "O Julissi Na Jalini" 1st

Radio and television career[edit]

Brahim has also been a successful radio and television personality. In March 2011, he started the programme I-CLiPS as presenter. The show was on VRT children channel Ketnet. He also presented the 2-hour radio show MNM Dance 50 VRT radio station known as MNM. In 2012, he returned to Ketnet with I-fan.

He also spearheaded an anti-bullying campaign with the song "Move" in collaboration with Charlotte Leysen. It was picked as "Radio 2 Zomerhit 2012" (Radio 2's Summer Hit of 2012) for the "Best children pop category.

In late 2012, he stopped presenting MNM Dance 50, but coming back with a similar format show called Urban 50 again on MNM radio station.

Host of In de mix

In 2012, Brahim became host of In de mix, a popular television program bringing in artist from pop and hip hop tradition, in an attempt to make through remakes and cover, crossover hits in between various genres of music. The program broadcast on Eén Belgian Flemish station is an adaptation of a series of shows by Moroccan-Dutch artist Ali B on TROS entitled Ali B op volle toeren.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratop

[1]

2003 My Life is Music 7
2006 Najaha
2006 Evolution 10
2013 1984 35

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certification Album
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratop

[1]
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratip

[1]
2003 "Turn the Music Up" 1
"I Wanna Be" 8
2004 "Party with Me" 40
"Loco" 49
2005 "Didi" 10
"Lei lei" (Brahim vs. Valton feat. Supasonic) 4
2006 "P.O.W.E.R." 19
2007 "Lamuka" 31
"So Into You" 26
2008 "What I Like About You" 10
"Dance All Night" 3
2010 "This Is What I Like" 37
2011 "When the Lights Go Out" 20
2012 "Be Mine Tonight" 20
2013 "Get It Right" 29
"Show You Love" 37
"Ready to Go" 25
2018 "In the Mood" 14

Featured in

Year Single Peak positions Certification Album
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratop

[1]
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratip

[1]
2012 "Tengo Tu Love"
(Sie7e feat. Brahim & Abie Flinstone)
3
"De allereerste keer"
(Jasine feat. Brahim)
36
"Meisjes"
(Walter Ego feat. Brahim)
28
"Goeiemorgend goeiendag"
(Slongs Dievanongs feat. Brahim)
16
2013 "Fly"
(Robert Abigail & Brahim feat. P. Moody)
38

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