Long before the Academy® Award and GRAMMY® Award nominations, platinum status, and radio success, Belly can recall pivotal lessons from his childhood in the Middle East that would forever shape his outlook. Those same themes of family and loyalty inspire him to this day.
Over the past several years, Belly has quickly made a name for himself as one of the most exciting and promising rising artists. Belly is a recording artist and songwriter/producer whose discography outside of his own projects includes penned records for a wide variety of A-list musical acts (notably, fellow Canadian, The Weeknd). Most recently, Belly co-wrote Beyoncé’s “6 Inch” featuring The Weeknd. Belly himself was just honored with the “Songwriter of The Year” award at the 2016 SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) Awards for his significant and outstanding contributions to popular music over the past year.
He signed to Roc Nation and unveiled 2015’s Up For Days, spawning the RIAA Gold-certified hit, “Might Not” [feat. The Weeknd], which went #1 at Rhythm Radio and properly introduced Belly to North American audiences. It paved the way for 2016’s Another Day In Paradise. A dark, dynamic, and definitive collection, the album showcases his clever wordplay and vivid lyricism alongside young luminaries like Travis Scott on “Money Go” and Kehlani on “You” as well as legends such as B-Real during the closer “Angels & Demons” and Lil Wayne on “Barely Sober.” Throughout, he distinguishes himself as poignant, poetic, and powerful voice.
“I just hope my music can help people the way music I loved help me,” he leaves off. “a song can take you back to so many great moments. That’s what I want to do.”
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