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Saad Lamjarred’s “Ghazali” hits 15 mln viewers on “YouTube” in 3 days

Tuesday 13/March/2018 - 11:20 AM
Sada El Balad
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Moroccan superstar، Saad Lamjarred’s “Ghazali “music video achieved a huge success by earning 15،513،704 million viewers and ranked no. 3 on YouTube’s Middle East trending videos، after 3 days from its release on YouTube.

Upon release، the music video had achieved 2 and half a million views in just 12 hours from release and had gained 4،051،780 viewers in just 24 hours.

Upon release، the music video was ranked number 21 on YouTube Middle East’s trending videos.

On March 9، Saad announced his return to Morocco for the first time، after a more than a year and a half of absence، after ending his house arrest sentence in France، after his rape case was closed.

The music video "Ghazali" is the first song released by Lamjarred، after returning to his homeland.

Ghazali was filmed in the French capital Paris، and took months of preparation.

On October 31، just before he was about to take to the stage at the Palais des Congrès in Paris، Lamjarred was arrested for the second time on charges of sexual assault.

He was jailed in France for the “aggravated rape” of a 28-year-old French-Moroccan woman.

The singer denied any knowledge of the incident and denied ever having met the woman accusing him.

On April 13، Lamjarred’s lawyer، Eric Dupond-Moretti revealed that the singe rwould be released from prison under electronic surveillance، but would have to remain in France.

Noteworthy، Saad Lamjarred is a Moroccan pop singer and actor. He developed an early interest in music at the age of four.

Lamjarred made his acting debute in 2011، in playing the male lead in a Moroccan soap opera "Ahlam Nassim".

He is known for a number of songs such as “Lmallem”، Mal Hbibi Malou"، "Ghaltana" and "Ana Machi Sahel" which earned him global recognition.

He was nominated for the Best Middle East Act at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards، and he won the Murex d'Or in the category of "Best Arabic Song" for his 2014 song "Enty Baghya Wahad".

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