cheb bilal arab singer
Arab Music Stars 2021

Cheb Bilal

Nationality: Algerian

3.5 million subscribers on YouTube

Bilal is a Raï singer, which is a style of Algerian folk music. He started his career singing at weddings and festivals with his group “El Ahouar” in the 80s. He moved to Marseille in 1989, where he gained fame with his album “Sidi Sidi.” In 2002, he signed a deal with Universal.

In 2020, Bilal was among the top 50 most-streamed artists in MENA on Deezer. He has nearly 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube, with his videos viewed more than 885 million times as of March 19, 2021.