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Background information
Birth nameFadil El Ghoul
Born (1986-04-02) 2 April 1986 (age 33)
's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • remixer
Years active2008–present
Associated acts

Fadil El Ghoul (born 2 April 1986), better known by his stage name R3HAB (pronounced "rehab"), is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from Breda.[2] In 2018 R3HAB was ranked at number 12 on the DJ Mag top 100 DJ in the World. Forbes and Billboard have praised him as being one of the most iconic DJ's and producers of recent years. Over the last 3 years he has gathered over 1 billion streams and has become one of the top 130 most streamed artists on Spotify. R3HAB has worked with a lot of established artist, some of the names are Taylor Swift, Madonna, Rihanna, Drake, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Thirthy Seconds to Mars, The Chainsmokers and Bruno Mars. In 2012 R3HAB started with his own radioshow on SiriusXM called I NEED R3HAB. He also has his own Record label named CYB3RPVNK.

Musical career[edit]

R3HAB began his career in late 2007 while producing the track "Mrkrstft" which was remixed by fellow Breda DJ Hardwell. His connection with what was then a small scene of Dutch DJ's helped him to grow. His business education came in handy when he grew internationally to become one of the hardest working artists. Not only producing his own tracks and shows but also remixing countless tracks.[3]

His debut album TROUBLE marked a major breakthrough for the Dutch native upon its release in the fall of 2017. Released independently, the LP has gained over 500m streams globally to date. Singles “I Just Can’t”, “Trouble” and “Icarus” attracted global attention and coverage upon their release and serve as proof of R3HAB’s ability to adopt a more elegant, pop-driven sound, while retaining his quintessential Dutch roots.

With his second full-length studio album, "The Wave", R3HAB continues to push the boundaries of dance music. The album has racked up over 350m streams and counting, with tracks "Rumors", "Ain't That Why", "Hold On Tight", "The Wave", and "Lullaby" all shooting into the Billboard top 100 dance/electronic charts. His album reaffirms to fans that R3HAB can conquer any electronic genre as he continues to solidify himself as one of the most successful independent artists in the world.

2019 has already been a great year for R3HAB. Bringing him his boldest, brightest, and biggest hit to date. He transported ATC’s 2000 smash “Around The World (La La La)” to the 21st century with a modern makeover the way only R3HAB can do. Within just a few months’ time, it clocked over 100 million streams. Topping Spotify charts in eight countries and landing on the Global Viral Chart reaffirming his undisputed status as one of electronic music’s foremost innovators[4].


  • Trouble (2017)
  • The Wave (2018)


  1. ^ Hamersly, Michael (15 March 2016). "Get ready to do Miami Music Week like a baller with all-access wristbands to sold out events". Miami.com. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  2. ^ "R3hab Chainsaws Katy Perry's 'The One That Got Away'". Newsroom.mtv.com. 2011-11-16. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-07-29. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "R3HAB Tracks / Remixes Overview". 1001tracklists. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2019: The Complete List". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 28 Maart 2019. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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