Maher Zain Biography
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Debut Album 'Thank You Allah')
Birthday: July 16, 1981 (Cancer)
Born In: Tripoli, Lebanon
Maher Zain is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and musician, originally from Lebanon. He is best known for his music albums ‘Thank You Allah’ and ‘Forgive Me.’ He was born in Tripoli, Lebanon, and moved with his family to Sweden when he was 8 years old. Although his father himself was a singer in Lebanon, Maher knew that it was not going to be easy for him to be part of the hip-hop music scene. He ventured into music at a very early age, after he got a keyboard at the age of 10. He learned to play the keyboard himself. When he got into school, he spent nights with friends, learning to make music. In 2005, he was introduced to Swedish music producer RedOne. In 2006, RedOne moved to the US and Maher followed suit. In 2009, Maher released his debut album, ‘Thank You Allah.’ The album resonated with the youth, especially in Muslim countries. The album became a major success, and the succeeding albums, ‘Forgive Me’ and ‘One,’ also became popular. He has a major fan following in Malaysia, where he was the most-Googled personality in 2010.