Metropolis: Carman, Manitoba
Nation of Origin: Morocco
Named one in every of Selection’s “Artists to Look ahead to the 2022 Grammys,” Vogue’s “Style Stars Set to Make 2022 Thrilling,” PEOPLE’s “Proficient Rising Artists Making Their Mark on the Musical Panorama,” and Leisure Weekly’s “Artists to Watch in 2022,” Faouzia lately shared “RIP, Love (Acoustic Reside),” a stripped-bare new model of her worldwide hit single, “RIP, Love,” out there now in any respect DSPs and streaming companies. Impressed by the Moroccan and Arabic music of Faouzia’s childhood, the unique model of “RIP, Love” has confirmed a really common sensation, incomes over 107M worldwide streams since its launch earlier this yr. Produced by T.I Jakke (Ava Max, Woman Gaga, RedOne) with extra manufacturing by Tor Eimon and co-written by T.I Jakke, Fransisca Corridor (Lauren Spencer-Smith, Think about Dragons, Illenium), and Faouzia, the observe is joined by an official lyric video presently boasting over 48Mviews by way of YouTube. As well as, an official “RIP, Love” dance video has earned greater than 5M views.
“RIP, Love” is among the many many highpoints discovered on Faouzia’s acclaimed debut challenge, CITIZENS, out there for streaming and obtain. The eight-song assortment – which has been featured in over 1.8M TikTok creates, amassing greater than 4B whole views throughout the platform – additionally contains such worldwide favorite as “Puppet,” “Anyone Else,” “Thick and Skinny,” and Faouzia & John Legend’s smash “Minefields,” the latter of which is accompanied by an official music video that has already earned over 132M views by way of YouTube.
CITIZENS has been met by wide-ranging applause from media retailers together with Ones To Watch, which declared it “a crystallization of every part (Faouzia’s) labored towards…Over the course of eight transferring tracks, the longer term star carves out a powerful emotional depth, largely carried by jaw-dropping vocal feats.” Faouzia is “the pop star of the longer term,” raved Consequence in an unique Monitor By Monitor characteristic interview, including, “CITIZENS looks as if it could possibly be the primary grand whats up of an artist primed to make a splash within the 2020.”
With over 1.1B world streams so far, Faouzia has a mixed social attain of over 11M followers. Boasting over 2M YouTube subscribers, 2M Instagram followers and greater than 3.4M Tik Tok followers, Faouzia has cemented herself as a surefire artist to look at. With collaborations with John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, David Guetta, and extra, the landmark star has been praised in world publications spanning VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, PEOPLE, ELLE, Rolling Stone, Genius, Seventeen, Billboard, and Uproxx, to call however just a few.
“My favorite factor is listening to that one in every of my songs helped somebody really feel motivated or empowered, and even helped them to have a superb cry – which generally is all you want,” Faouzia says. “I actually imagine that immersing your self in music will help you thru the powerful instances in life, and I all the time hope that my songs can try this for everybody.”
Faouzia Ouihya was born in Casablanca, Morocco on July 5, 2000. A few yr after being born, her household moved to Canada the place they ended up settling in a small rural city, Carman. It was then that she began taking piano classes on the age of 5. Her mother and father made certain to instill Moroccan traditions in her upbringing by instructing her Arabic, enjoying conventional music, and carrying conventional clothes for particular events. These traditions encourage her craft as a musical artist right this moment as she implements trills and Moroccan sounds in her songs.