TAKEN FROM DEBUT ALBUM BAREE? OUT NOW
SURPASSES 1 BILLION GLOBAL STREAMS
Following the release of his debut album, Baree?, Jordanian pop phenomenon Issam Alnajjar unveils a live performance of the title track, “Baree”. Issam recently surpassed over 1 billion global streams since the release of his worldwide viral hit “Hadal Ahbek,” leading into his Baree? debut.
To celebrate his album release, which has topped the charts across the MENA region, Issam recently performed his debut concert at The Odeon Theater in Amman, which sold out in under 3 minutes—watch a clip HERE. He also debuted songs from the album at an Anghami event in Dubai, styled in Christian Dior—see photos HERE.
Baree? [Innocent? In English] features Issam’s global phenomenon “Hadal Ahbek,” as well as several re-imagined versions of the song and nine new tracks, all written and recorded by the buzzing 18-year-old singer/songwriter and inspired by his rise into the mainstream over the past year. Not to mention, Baree? includes his latest hit “Si Tu Vuelas (Hadal Ahbek)” featuring Mexican superstar Danna Paola and Brazilian artist, DJ, and producer Alok—watch the music video HERE. The video surpassed 5 million views in its first week of release.
Over the course of the past year, “Hadal Ahbek” has amassed over 48 million Spotify streams and 3 billion sound views on TikTok, while the official video has garnered 14 million views and the live performance video has over 92 million views. Following the original release, Issam teamed up with Loud Luxury and Ali Gatie on their collaboration “Turning Me Up (Hadal Ahbek),” which has 24 million-plus Spotify streams to date. The song peaked on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart at #19 and Billboard Canada CHR/Top 40 Chart at #5, where it has been in the Top 10 for eleven weeks. The song stands next to singles by Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, and Justin Bieber as one of the biggest summer hits in Canada in 2021. Meanwhile, he joined forces with R3HAB for “Hadal Ahbek” (R3HAB Club Remix), and then followed it up with two new singles, “Mn Gheirik Enti” and “Hada Ghareeb” featuring Palestinian-Chilean artist Elyanna.
The 18-year-old singer, songwriter, and guitarist has made history with “Hadal Ahbek,” as it is the first Arabic song to explode worldwide as a viral #1 hit. Upon release, the track peaked at #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral 50 Charts and Shazam’s Top 200 Global Chart, as well as reached Top 20 spots on Apple Music’s Global Hits and Viral Hits Playlists. On the international stage, it hit #1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart in 25 local markets, including UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Mexico, and #1 on Shazam’s Top 200 Chart in 24 local markets. The irresistible bop has arrived as a cross-continental anthem and cements Issam Alnajjar as an international artist to watch in 2021. You can learn more about Issam’s story HERE.
Stay tuned for more news to come from Issam Alnajjar soon!