Updated 27 December 2021
Arab News

On our radar: singers to watch out for in 2022

On our radar: singers to watch out for in 2022

Freshen up your playlist with our roundup of singers to watch out for in 2022.


  • Issam Al-Najjar

    The Jordanian teen sensation has been making moves internationally with his Arabic hit “Hadal Ahbek” that went viral on social media app TikTok.


  • Nemah Hasan

    The Palestinian-Canadian singer recently released her debut single “What If I Took It Off For You?” after sharing snippets of her vocals on social media. The song calls for fairer treatment of women who wear the hijab.


  • Elmiene

    The British crooner, born Abdala Elmine, recently gained international recognition after an unreleased song played at Virgil Abloh’s final Louis Vuitton show that took place in Miami just two days after his passing, stopping the audience in their tracks.


  • Mustafa the Poet

    Hailing from Toronto, the Sudanese poet and singer’s album “When Smoke Rises” was listed among The New York Times’ best albums of 2021 by critics Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Lindsay Zoladz.


  • Abir

    Aside from her compelling voice, the Moroccan singer often challenges the way that Arab women are perceived throughout the world.


  • Zeina

    The Montreal-based Lebanese singer started writing music when she was 16, seeking inspiration from the likes of Jay Z, 50 cent and Drake. She debuted a music video for her latest single “Talk Luv” in August.