Saad Lamjarred

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Saad Lamjarred
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Background information
Native name سعد البشير لمجرد
Birth name Saad Bachir Lamjarred
Born (1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 33)
Rabat, Morocco
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Instruments Vocals, piano, drums
Years active 2007–present
Website http://saadlamjarred.ma/

Saad Lamjarred (Arabic: سعد لمجرد‎; born April 7, 1985) is a Moroccan pop singer, dancer, singer-songwriter, actor and record producer.

Early Life[edit]

Lamjarred was born on April 7, 1985, to Bachir Abdou, a Moroccan classical singer, and Nezha Reguragui, an actress and comedian.[1] From an early age, Lamjarred had a special interest in playing the piano, as well as singing as early as the age of four.

Lamjarred then went on to study at the Conservatory of Music in Rabat, where he studied music, art theory and dance. He would perform many productions where in he would collaborate with his father.

Rise to fame[edit]

In 2007, Lamjarred took part in Super Star, a widely popular Arab talent TV show, and was placed second [2] in season 4 of the series that was won by the Tunisian Marwan Ali. His participation earned him recognition, and towards the end of the competition, Lamjarred has already garnered a moderate fan base.

In 2011, Lamjarred started his acting career, playing the male lead in Ahlam Nassim, a Moroccan soap opera. He released an album in 2013, entitled Wala Aalik. That same year, he released two more albums, namely Salina and Enty. The title song of the latter, "Enty Baghya Wahad", became one of Lamjarred’s biggest hits and earned him an award at the Méditel Morocco Music Awards 2014.[3][4][5]

Lamjarred was also nominated for the Best Middle East Act at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards.[6] He won the Murex d'Or in the category of "Best Arabic Song" for his 2014 song "Enty Baghya Wahad".

The music video for Lamjarred's 2015 hit single, "LM3ALLEM" (Arabic: لمعلم‎), earned a Guinness World Record achievement after garnering 500 million views on YouTube within three months of release.[7][8] As of July 2018, the video is the most viewed Arabic video on YouTube, garnering more than 640 million views.

His hits "Ghaltana" and "Ana Machi Sahel" have garnered 190 million and 150 million views respectively on YouTube.

Personal life[edit]

Lamjarred leads a very private love life, but has confirmed rumours that he was once married, and divorced around 2015.[9]

In February 2010 while visiting the US, Saad Lamjarred was accused of beating and raping a woman from Brooklyn, New York. Saad Lamjarred fled the United States after posting bail and risks being arrested if he returns.[10]

Lamjarred was arrested at the Marriott Champs Elysées at the 17th arrondissement of Paris on October 25, 2016 where he appeared before a French prosecutor to face the charges an alleged sexual assault charge against a French woman, Laura Prioul.[10][11] He was scheduled to perform at the Palais des congrès de Paris on October 29, 2016. Lamjarred was released in 2017, but still faces charges.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Wala Aalik (2013)

Track list:

  1. Mal Hbibi Malou (What happened to my love)
  2. Sheme'âa (Candle) - (Originally by Kamel Messaoudi)
  3. Lemen Nechky (to whom must I complain)
  4. Jiti Fe'baly (You were in my mind)
  5. Ou'ana Maly (I don't care)
  6. Katnadeeni (You're calling me)
  7. Le'mmima (Mom)

Singles[edit]

Featurings[edit]

  • Enty: (feat. DJ Van)
  • Wana Ma'ak: (feat. Asmaa Lamnawar)
  • Aaziz ou Ghali (feat. Bachir Abdou)
  • Ya Ensan: (feat. Salah Alkurdi)
  • Sa'aa Saaida: (feat. Sofia Mountassir)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Saad Lamjarred has received various awards and nominations.

Year Sagor.Rsa Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 MTV Europe Music Award Best Song ENTY Nominated
2014 Morocco Music Awards Best Song ENTY Won
2015 Murex d'or Best Arabic Song ENTY Won
2015 DearGuest Award Best Song Lmaallem Won
2016 Murex d'or Best Male Singer Saad Lamjarred Nominated
2016 Big Apple Music Awards Best Male Singer Saad Lamjarred Nominated
2016 MTV Africa Music Awards Listener's Choice Saad Lamjarred Nominated
2017 Anghami More than 100 millions plays Saad Lamjarred Won
2017 Arab Nation Music Awards Best Moroccan Song Ghaltana Won
2017 Arab Nation Music Awards Best Music Video On Youtube Ana Machi Sahel Won
2017 Arab Nation Music Awards Best Arabic Song Ghaltana Won
2017 Murex d'or Best Arabic Song Ghaltana Won
2017 Murex d'or The People's Choice Award Saad Lamjarred Won
2017 daf BAMA Music Awards Best Song LET GO Won
2017 HAPA Music Awards Best African Artist Saad Lamjarred Nominated
2017 Morocco Music Awards Best Music Video LET GO Won
2018 Africa Music Awards Best Male Northern Artist Saad Lamjarred Nominated
2018 Arab Nation Music Awards Best Singer in North Africa LET GO Won

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