This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the new wave of Arab female artists waiting to be heard.
6 Arab female artists to keep on repeat
The Los Angeles-based Saudi artist is known for her empowering lyrics that focus on themes of freedom and equality, ideas she has explored in her music since the start of her career in 2012.
The French-Algerian singer’s debut EP “High Highs to Low Lows” garnered over 60 million streams worldwide, catapulting her into the mainstream spotlight. She also caught the attention of British hitmaker Dua Lipa, who chose the singer to open up for her forthcoming arena tour in 2021.
Based in Jeddah, the rapper is quickly making a name for herself in the region. Her single “966,” released on Saudi National Day, instantly went viral.
The Morocco-born Canada-based singer recently released her debut EP “Stripped” and teamed up with John Legend on the recently-released single “Minefields.”
The 18-year-old Palestinian-Chilean singer and songwriter, who is signed to El Mar/Music Empire, is known for her haunting vocals and Arabic song lyrics.
Hailing from Egypt, the hip-hop artist born Sara El-Messiry is adding some much-needed female representation to the male-dominated hip hop game.