These are the new crop of female music stars hailing from the Middle East and North Africa that you need to be listening to in 2020.
The Franco-Algerian singer, who nabbed a Grammy for her co-writing skills, is on her way to global superstardom, having recently released a debut album and completed a whirlwind North American tour.
Born Dounia Tazi in Morocco, the 22-year-old first gained recognition for her body positive Instagram posts before launching her musical career in 2017.
The Syrian-Iraqi crooner first began writing songs as a way to escape the monotony of the biomedicine degree she was pursuing, resulting in her breakout hit “Let Me Love You.”
Despite being a newcomer, the Moroccan-born New York-based singer has gone on to garner a loyal following of fans, performed during New York Fashion Week and collaborated with artists Masego and Fabolous.
It’s not uncommon to get chills while listening to the Iranian-Swedish singer, who recently launched her sophomore album “Ugh, those feels again.”
Born in Riyadh, the Los Angeles-based singer has gained a following for her socially conscious music that explores the challenges she faces as an unapologetic Arab woman.