Modern pop music is often dominated by the same big names and the larger-than-life status that they’ve built upon. However, one rising musician who goes by the name of Ali Waad is staking his claim in the music industry and garnering a lot of traction among new fans and old fans alike. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, the rising pop singer and songwriter is dominating the music industry one track at a time.
Ali Waad began his musical journey when his mother discovered his singing talents when he was three years old. Living in war-torn Iraq, Ali struggled to live in Baghdad with his family back in 2003. He felt that their lives were constantly threatened, so they moved to Jordan in 2006. Despite all the hardships that came along with daily life, Ali never chose to give up on his dream.
He had always aspired to become one of the most famous pop singers in the world. When he was 18 years old, Ali Waad appeared in his first-ever public performance in Amman, Jordan. It was then and there that he realized that music was his one true passion, and it was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Ali vows to fight for his dream until the day he dies. That is how passionate the man is about his music career.
Luckily, Ali Waad managed to find refuge in the United States of America as an immigrant, but that was the start of yet another struggle where they had to start from scratch again. He started working shifts at a grocery store and balanced his job alongside his schoolwork just so he could support himself and his family.
Throughout the years, he has never forgotten about his dream, and he continued to cultivate his passion and hone his craft in spite of what life threw at him. Ali Waad performed publicly in universities such as Emory University, Georgia State University, Agnes College, Kennesaw State University, and many more. He then met David Marcus, who was the former GSU music director and who gave him the opportunity to jump-start his professional music career.
Ali Waad composed his very first song entitled “Jamila,” which was arranged by David Marcus and recorded at 800 East Studio with Ken Gregory and engineered by Anthony Major. After his first single hit the airwaves, Ali Waad was equally determined to improve himself in music and singing. He kept working day in and day out in order to garner the attention of great producers that would eventually collaborate with him.
When he returned to Baghdad, Ali Waad met people who introduced him to one of the most famous Arab arrangers and mixers, Ahmed Abd El Salam, online. He has been working with Ahmad virtually, and they created his song “Zaman,” which got over 600,000 views on major streaming platforms. Ali then decided to keep his Iraqi Latin pop style on his next song, “Enti,” which also got over 75,000 views on YouTube, Apple Music, and Spotify.
It’s clear to see that Ali Waad has the right amount of talent and charm to succeed in the music industry. With the way things are going now, he is poised to become one of the biggest names in pop music with his stylish flair and his captivating sonic presence. It’s only a matter of time before Ali Waad becomes a household name in pop music.
To know more about Ali Waad, check out his latest song on YouTube entitled “Enti.”