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Ragheb Alama to launch USA tour in February

Thursday 18/January/2018 - 04:00 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Superstar، Ragheb Alama is preparing for his upcoming tour in the USA، which is set to launch from February 16 to March 3.

-Full schedule of the tour- 
-February 16: Houston.
-February 17: Washington 
-February 18: on "Stars On Board" ship.
-February 23: Detroit
-February 24: Atlantic City 
-March 3: Los Angeles.

Meanwhile، the 55-year-old performer is currently preparing for a new album.

Noteworthy، Ragheb Subhi Alama is a Lebanese singer، dancer، composer، television personality، and philanthropist.

Alama began his career in the 1980s when he appeared as a contestant on the talent show broadcast Studio El Fan، on which he received the Platinum Award.

Alama's fame came after Studio El Fan with the release of his debut single "Hathak al abed hanaka" followed by yearly albums and number-one hit singles such as "Chib hanaka"، "'Aan Jad" and "Alby Asheq'ha" which was the first Arabic song in history to be made into a music video.

Alama continued his success into the 2000s with the release of his chart-topping albums Saharony El Leil (2001)، Tab Leh (2002)، El Hob El Kebeer (2004) and Baa'sha'ak (2008)، the latter which earned the artist the Platinum certification from Virgin Megastores for its record sales.

His most recent album Seneen Rayha (2010) saw the artist team with Starbucks for its release and sale، making him the first Arab artist to have his album sold at Starbucks. The Starbucks album Starz Vol. 1 also included a song featuring international pop artist Shakira. He adopted an environmental cause with the album after being named the United Nations Ambassador of Climate Change.

Alama has won two Murex d'Or Awards and several other awards during his career. His albums have made him one of the most commercially successful singers in the Arab world. 

In mid-2011، it was announced that Alama would head the judging panel for the pan-Arab version of the American Idol series.

In 2011-2013 he was a jury of Arab Idol S1 and S2 beside Ahlam and Nancy Ajram and Hassan elshafei and in 2015 he was a jury of The X Factor besides Elissa and Donia Samir Ghanem.

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