Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mhamad Iskandar New "Selfie" Song Is A Golden Hit (Video)

There's a sitcom show on ABC right now with the name Selfie...but Lebanese pop star Mhamad Iskander is hitting them hard those who take selfie. Snapping pictures is nothing new, but the obsession with taking photos of themselves.

It takes the coolest old man of pop to point out the obvious....and this is a charming song that shows how dangerous these pictures can be. So many of us are in danger as a result of irresponsible behavior. Mr. Iskandar just turned 54 and these are awesome years, the guy dances and moves like he is 20...this song is not grumpy like old men tend to be.

Fares, the hip lyricist wrote this pop culture art, and his father nailed its performance and this is why it travelled well. Obsession is what it is. Something about the Iskander household that makes them effortlessly cool. The song is riddled with pop culture references. It's awesome that the singer would play a taxi driver this goes to show his sense of humor.

Mhamad Iskandar - El Aalam Jannit (Official Music Video) / محمد إسكندر - العالم جنت

The Biggest Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf Retruns With A Big Bang!

I do not know if any Arab Idol would be as big of a deal as Assaf is, he was the guy who won everything and made Arab Idol in the global news all at once- everyone was talking about him. The album will have 11 tracks and I like what I am seeing.

Now he is ready for primetime again with the release of his upcoming album. We know it will have some big names attached and the timing is near. Assaf is going to sell his album like hotcakes, his loyal fans will buy the album around the world and propel it to Top one spot--you watch. This is an album people want to own, and it will stick around and sell.

The album's promo is very romantic and dreamy all at once. Assaf is spreading cheers, flowers and love is in the air. This is his debut and he knows it means good things and so does the companies that do business with him.

today the songs form the album can be downloaded via iTunes. But there are games, social media loves them...Assaf and Platinum Records put up a challenge asking fans to put the album songs in order to win a two night stay in Dubai.

The album promo is about Assaf, the artist and the celebrity, the songs are not even the attraction. but his smile, his hair and himself is what will make the album is a hit and a best-seller. Now, this is a fresh way of doing business and Assaf is a good entertainer and savvy businessman.



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Diana Haddad Finds An Egyptian Lover in "Habibi Masry"

Divorced Diana Haddad has just found love in Egypt--at least her song says as much. Diana Haddad continues on her quest to do an Arabic song for each block...She did Iraqi well, and Moroccans well. She has always done well in Lebanese and her Gulf is perfected.

Now she moves with a song for Egypt, where she is flirting with her new guy who seems to be Mr. right. The song uses a dance beat template that we have memorized. The lyrics are cool, but not that cool. This is not a great song, but a decent song that will help Diana and make some folks in Egypt happy as this song counts few things we know are true about Egyptian dudes.

Ms. Haddad reminds one of the voices that works alone, she does her own songs, her own choices, and often times gets rewarded for it. She is a big draw for live concerts and she commends a great deal of respect from her fans and those who follow Arab pop.

اغنية ديانا حداد - حبيبى مصرى ــ نسخه اصليه ـــــ diana haddad habibi masry

Ahlam From @ArabIdol Insults Reporters and Journalists--They Left In Protest

MBC had a terrible idea, have a press conference with the judges of Arab Idol....but no one told them to stick to their memos and not to get distracted in side battles. Especially the UAE diva Ahlam who sits on the panel of judges and claims to have a special status with the MBC network that produces the show.

so things went south when she started insulting the reporters in the room, and calling them names. She also denied that she knew a songstress from Kuwait with the name Shams--she has been feuding with her and her fans. She called Shams a dancer....C'mon a court ruled against tone of your fans for defamation against Shams.

Ahlam is a strong woman who speaks her mind for sure....but you really do not earn any fans by insulting the fans. Wael stuck to the message....and Hassan stayed out of it.... Nancy was sitting in awkward silence. Ahlam does need to work on her tact...Arab Idol is not the same without Ragheb--he made the show. This became an Ahlam conference not the MBC presser. She bacame the headlines not the show.

She called the reporters not asking the right questions...she insulted them once again....they protested her combative style. Commotion started in the room and about half the room left once she spoke to them. The press did not appreciate it....Ahlam is sinking the program integrity for sure. She kept digging herself deeper and deeper and no one dared to stop her....she wanted a question that she liked.

انسحاب عدد من الإعلاميين إثر مشادة مع أحلام من مؤتمر Arab Idol