Maher Zain: Islamic music for everyone
Maher Zain is a Swedish singer and songwriter living in the United States.
Being of Lebanese origin, he introduced a rich combinationof R&B,
pop and a touch of traditional Arabian and Turkish music.
Maher Zain is widely known not only in the Middle East, but also in Europe, America and Australia. His first album, Thank You Allah, reached number one at The Amazon’s World Music Charts soon after being launched in January 2009. This album successfully reached number nine on The R&B Charts, too. This is a fantastic achievement for a religious musician.
On April 28, 2011, Maher Zain visited Indonesia to wow his 8,000 fans here. Together with Sony Music Indonesia, he launched his Indonesia-version album in Mario’s Place, Menteng Huis, Jakarta. The album contains all the songs on Maher’s first album and two special songs. The first one is “Insya Allah,” a beautiful collaboration between Maher and Fadly, the vocalist of Padi group band. The second is “Sepanjang Hidup,” of which the lyrics Maher sang fluently. “I want my music to be able to entertain and inspire people who listen to it, and bring the message of peace and hope to the world” said Maher Zain
#source: C’ n S magazine, page 42 vol. 10 No. 80 June-July 2011