CAIRO – 14 January 2019: Fadel Chaker's song "Maa Al-Salama" (Goodbye), which was released in the beginning of 2019, has exceeded 3 million views on YouTube.
The song is written by Mohammed al-Rifaei, composed by Walid Sa’ad and distributed by Ali Abaza.
Maa Al Salama
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Fadel Abdul Rahman Shamandar, better known as Fadel Chaker, is a Lebanese singer. During his musical career he was signed to Al-Khouyoul Records and from 2003 onwards the star signed with Rotana Records.
In 2011, he declared his allegiance to Salafist sheikh Ahmed al-Assir, renouncing music on religious grounds and retiring from his career in music.
In 2018, Chaker came back from retirement and is currently producing music again.
Chaker released his first album “Wallah Zaman” in 1998, which had eight original songs, including "Meta Habeby Meta", and "Nazra Wah".
Some of these songs were composed and written by famed Arab stars like Salah el-Sharnoby and Ahmed Sheta.
The second album was “Baya'a El Qolob” released in 1999, and the title song hit # 1 on all charts in the first week of the album's release.
The song was also very popular on radio stations throughout the Middle East.
Due to the overwhelming success and huge sales of the album, Chaker decided to produce two music video clips, the first was for the song "Baya'a El Qolob" and the second was for "Eesheqtak".
As a result of his first album's astonishing success, Chaker was catapulted to become one of the top superstars in the Middle East.
His third album was “El-Hob El-Adem”, released in 2000. It included very famous songs like “Ash Men Shafak”. This album was also a huge success, just like his previous album.
It topped all charts as well.
His fourth album “Hobak Khayal” was released in 2001, and contained 10 songs, and was produced by Al-Khoyoul Company. It contained songs like “Hazzak Ya Qalby”, “Men Kotr Hoby Feek”, and “El-Maraya”.
In 2002, the Lebanese star recorded and released his first duo with renowned Arab singer, Nawal. This duo topped the charts for five months straight, and broke all sales records in the Arab world.
It was voted by music critics as the best duo in the history of music from Arab States of the Persian Gulf. Its success was also complemented by the release of a hot music video clip, directed by Ahmed el-Doghajy.
In the first album, Chaker composed three famous songs “Meta Habeby Meta”, “Maserak Habeby” and “Ya Tkon Habeby”, and one song in his second album “Malet Ana A'azar”.
He didn't compose any other songs in the albums that followed.
In 2003, Chaker released his new smash-hit ballad “Ya Ghayeb” to Arabic radio stations all over the Middle East. The song was voted the best song for 2003 by various radio stations.
As a result, it became a big hit before the album or any music videos were released.
The song reached No.1 on all Arabic stations in the Middle East. Chaker bought all rights of the tune for his song from Greek composer and singer, Sotis Volanis, and the lyrics were written by Prince Turky Bin Abdel Rahman El-Sudairy, who also wrote another song of Chaker’s coming album called “Dehkat El-Denia”.
The famed Lebanese singer was always concerned about singing maqamat, the hardest of Arabic melodies, and he always tried to preserve the true Arabic musical style in all of his songs.
His songs are known not to have any western melody influence. Chaker is known for his unique singing style, and as a result, he has built a huge fan base throughout the Middle East.
During his musical career, the famed singer has won many prestigious music awards in the Middle East, and in just four years (1998–2002) he became one of the Middle East's greatest music legends.
He was nicknamed by his fans as "Malek El-Romansia" or King of Romance.
Chaker also performed in major Arabic Festivals in many Arab countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and other countries worldwide.
He also performed with numerous well known Arab singers in a big festival in honor of the Intifada.