Who is Rashed Al Majed? The Bahraini-Saudi singer turns 50 today

The musician and record producer was born on July 27, 1969, in Manama, Bahrain

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - March 21, 2019: Rashed Al Majed (C) sings during the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, at Zayed Sports City.

( Rashed Al Mansoori / Ministry of Presidential Affairs )
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One of the Middle East's most prolific singers turns 50 today, and fans are paying tribute to Rashed Al Majed on Twitter.

The Bahraini-Saudi crooner, musician and producer has about 40 records under his belt, as well as 28 studio albums. Al Majed's first album, Ah Ya Qalbi, came out in 1985, and his most recent was Moseeba, which dropped in 2013.

Last year, Al Majed sang during the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, and just two weeks ago he posted an exclusive video of the song Petrojen on his official YouTube account. It has since been viewed almost five million times.

Al Majed was born on July 27, 1969, in Bahrain. He grew up in the Gulf island nation, as well as Dammam, in Saudi Arabia.

Today, he lives in both Bahrain and Dubai, and is active across the region, as well as Europe, having performed concerts in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, France and the UK – to name a few.

As well as being a wildly successful singer, Al Majed is also one of the region's biggest record producers, and owns the Art Jazeera channel, plus a large stake in Platinum Records.

Happy birthday, Rashed Al Majed

On his 50th birthday, Rashed Al Majed was trending on Twitter as thousands of fans paid tribute to the singer. To say thanks, Al Majed pinned a video note to the top of his own account. It shows him thanking his fans in Arabic for their birthday wishes.

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