Moroccan/Swedish record producer RedOne to perform in Bahrain

RedOne is a multitalented Moroccan/Swedish record producer behind over 70 international hit singles including 35 (and counting) #1 singles. (Supplied)
Updated 10 January 2019
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Moroccan/Swedish record producer RedOne to perform in Bahrain

  • The meeting of RedOne and Lady Gaga was the beginning of a mutual worldwide success story
  • RedOne will appear in Bahrain as part of his 2019 Big World Tour — featuring special guests

RIYADH: RedOne, the top multi Grammy award-winning producer, singer, musician and songwriter is coming for a 2-day stay in Bahrain (10-12th January 2019). RedOne is a multitalented Moroccan/Swedish record producer and executive behind over 70 international hit singles including 35 (and counting) #1 singles, which has made him one of the most successful and sought after record producers and songwriters in the world.

If you are wondering what is the common denominator of Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Usher, Marc Anthony, Quincy Jones, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Mary J Blige, Cheb Khaled, Mylene Farmer and One Direction? The answer is RedOne, who collaborated with all of these big stars and inspired them.

Two of the albums that he had produced had more than 700 million records sold with three record-breaking hits (Bad Romance, On The Floor, Poker Face). It takes discipline to prevail and that’s why RedOne works hard and demands perfection of himself to write a song for all the great artists that he works with. His passion for music and love for the people inspires him to write songs that later become worldwide hits.

RedOne is like a powerful magnet. Whenever he crosses paths with a talented singer, famous or not, he radiates a positive energy which transcends the person’s career to dizzying heights. He has proven to be an inspiration to the Music World for over two decades but has remained humble of the musical phenomena he has created from scratch.

Despite all of his successes, RedOne has kept his feet on the ground. He had to go through a difficult path when he started his career, struggling in Sweden and later in the USA, before reaching a remarkable success as he pursued his dreams of becoming a famous singer and songwriter.

The meeting of RedOne and Lady Gaga, when she was a raw prototype of herself, was definitely the start of a mutual worldwide success which lead to the inception of hits like “Poker Face”, “Alejandro” and the exemplary “Monster” track.

At this stage, RedOne is not only an artist but sees himself as a “Citizen of the World” and committed to his principle of spreading love to everyone through his published songs and his next featured album to be released in 2019.

RedOne will appear in Bahrain as part of his 2019 Big World Tour — featuring special guests — that will be unveiled shortly. Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, The Kingdom of Bahrain was specifically chosen by RedOne, having a strong passion for genuine Arabic and Muslim culture and heritage with a mix of modern and cutting-edge facilities.


What to wear in 2019: The fashion trends that will dominate the next 12 months

Snakeskin is a major trend in 2019. (Getty Images)
Updated 17 January 2019
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What to wear in 2019: The fashion trends that will dominate the next 12 months

  • The top fashion trends of 2019
  • From Popcorn sweaters to patchwork pieces

DUBAI: Here are some of the top fashion trends that will rule in 2019.
POPCORN SWEATERS
One of the best ways to identify trends these days is to keep an eye on Pinterest. And pom-pom covered sweaters and cardigans — created using circular crochet bobbles known as popcorn stitches — showed a serious surge in (p)interest toward the end of 2018, with pins featuring the kitsch-y style increasing by 1,395 percent in a short space of time — according to the online bulletin board’s “Pinterest 100” report — marking it out as one of the new year’s major trends and the coolest way to stay warm in the region’s cooler months or on trips to colder climates.

RUCHING
It’s an American designer with Lebanese roots, Norma Kamali, who’s often credited with bringing gathered fabrics into the mainstream and popularizing ruching in the 1980s. In 2018, an American model with Palestinian roots — Bella Hadid — was one of numerous runway walkers sporting ruched clothes on the catwalks to promote 2019 collections. Versatile, flattering and easy-to-wear, ruching is one of this year’s most popular ways to make a silhouette sizzle.

SNAKESKIN
Forget leopard- or zebra-print. This year, for those wanting to take a walk on the wild side, the big game is snakes — at least according to several fashion tipsters (including the “Pinterest 100”) and based on the runways of the Spring/Summer 2019 shows, from Gucci’s snakeskin cami dress to Gigi Hadid walking in a snake-print skirt for Versace at Milan Fashion Week. Stay on-trend by shunning the real thing and opting for an eco-friendly faux-snake piece.

YELLOW
Just as Coldplay predicted before they blanded themselves vanilla, it’s “all yellow” this year. Marigold (or “Gen Z,” if you want to get all millennial about it) yellow, specifically, will continue to surf the wave of popularity it grabbed last year, thanks to young celebs including Millie Bobbie Brown (“Stranger Things”) and Yara Shahidi (“Black-ish”) putting it in the spotlight. But lemon yellow, too, will be brightening up the streets this year, as suggested by designers including Marc Jacobs and Chanel at their Spring/Summer shows.

NEON
If yellow isn’t quite bold enough for whatever statement you’re looking to make, you’ll be glad to hear that even-more-eye-searing color — in the form of neon — is also riding high in 2019’s trending fashion lists. After years of pastel design dominance, vibrant tones are going to be big this year. From Off-White’s combo of the snakeskin and neon trends at Paris Fashion Week to Jasper Conran’s doubling-down on neon in London, the Spring-Summer runways were full of them.

TIE-DYE
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a trend long-ridiculed as hopelessly out-of-date will one day be repurposed as bleeding-edge fashion. In 2019, it’s the turn of tie-dye. The style beloved by hippies and psychedelic-rock fans is returning with a vengeance, kickstarted by getting much love shown to it at New York Fashion Week. Admittedly, the 2019 version looks a bit tidier than the retro DIY done-in-my-bathtub styling that was popular last time around, but the kaleidoscopic, flowery patterns at its heart are straight out of the Sixties.

PATCHWORK
Forget the homely, rustic/frumpy vibe traditionally associated with patchwork — in 2019, mismatched patterns will be everywhere, from coats to shoes. High-end designers including Libertine and Isabel Marant (who went for patchwork denim — a fabric that will also be big this year) gave patchwork with a modern twist serious exposure on the catwalks at the major fashion weeks, and that’s already started to rub off on high-street retailers, ensuring patchwork blanket (!) coverage in the near future.

OVERSIZED HATS
If you follow Instagram fashionistas, then this is one trend you’ll definitely have already identified. Big (but, like, BIG) hats were all over social feeds last summer, and brands aren’t going to miss out on the chance to shift a few units this time around — meaning we’ll likely see a swing from cult status to mainstream approval for massive headwear this year.