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|Born||January 19, 1987|
|Genres||Iraqi, Arabic Music|
Rahma Mezher, also known as Rahma Riyad Ahmed (Arabic: رحمة مزهر born January 19, 1987, in Al-Basrah, Iraq), is an Iraqi singer who rose to popularity after participating in Super Star 2, the pan-Arabic version of Pop Idol. Rahma was eliminated in the beginning of the competition. However, this did not affect her ambitions of becoming a successful artist, as she continued on with her singing and took part in a Dubai music competition show called, Najm El Khaleej, in which she came 2nd. She participated in Star Academy 7 and placed 2nd. Rahma generated a popularity that reached all of the Arab world.
Rahma, who is the daughter of a well known Iraqi singer Riyadh Ahmad, was born in Iraq in 1987 on 19 January in Al-Basrah city. She loves singing, swimming, shopping, and her favorite sport is walking. Rahma says that she’s a very optimistic person and she believes in true friendships.
Rahma has loved singing since she was little, and she studied singing to improve her voice and talent. She says that her father, the singer Riyadh Ahmad, encouraged her to sing. After his death in 1997 her mother kept on encouraging her to continue with improving her singing talents.
After her participation in Super Star, Rahma received offers for singing, acting, and modelling, in which she agreed to do resulting in more success and gaining a large fanbase.
Her experience with Najm Al Khaleej was much different than Super Star. In one of the episodes the Kuwait singer Nabeel Shuail was the guest of the show, and when he heard her voice when she performed on the stage, he was very impressed and said it reminded him of the Moroccan singer Samira Said’s voice.
In one of her interviews she stated, "I really want to win because it will be the first time an Iraqi has won anything like this and with Iraq being in such a bad position with all the violence, it will help raise their hopes."
Mezher recently collaborated with fellow Iraqi singer Haytham Yousif, on the track "Erehmooni".