ISSAM ALNAJJAR AND DANNA PAOLA RELEASE “SI TU VUELAS (HADAL AHBEK)” [ALOK REMIX]
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2021 – To celebrate the one year anniversary of his debut single “Hadal Ahbek” and its unprecedented worldwide success, breakout Jordanian pop phenomenon Issam Alnajjar recruits Mexican superstar Danna Paola and Brazilian artist, DJ, and producer Alok for their new song “Si Tu Vuelas (Hadal Ahbek)”—watch the video BELOW. The track will be featured on Issam’s debut album, Baree? [Innocent in English], set for release this Friday, October 1st—pre-save the album now BELOW.
Si Tu Vuelas (Hadal Ahbeck) [Alock Mix} available here: https://amzn.to/3odf93Y
On “Si Tu Vuelas (Hadal Ahbek)” [Alok Remix], the rising star adds yet another dimension to his international breakthrough anthem. This time around, Danna duets with Issam, creating a hypnotic and heavenly harmony meant to be hummed worldwide. Meanwhile, the accompanying video seamlessly brings the chemistry to life on-screen.
On the collaboration, Issam says, “It’s an honor and a blessing to drop ‘Si Tú Vuelas’ on the 1-year anniversary of the song that changed my life, ‘Hadal Ahbek’, with Alok and Danna Paola, artists from Brazil and Mexico that I highly admire! What a dream. I hope you all like it.”
Over the course of the past year, “Hadal Ahbek” has amassed over 46 million Spotify streams and 3 billion sound views on TikTok, while the official video has garnered 13 million views and the live performance video has over 89 million views. Following the original release, Issam teamed up with Loud Luxury and Ali Gatie on their collaboration “Turning Me Up (Hadal Ahbek),” which has 22 million-plus Spotify streams to date. The song peaked on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart at #27 and Billboard Canada CHR/Top 40 Chart at #5, where it has been in the Top 10 for ten weeks. Not to mention, he joined forces with R3HAB for “Hadal Ahbek” (R3HAB Club Remix), and then followed it up with two new singles, “Mn Gheirik Enti” and “Hada Ghareeb” featuring Palestinian-Chilean artist Elyanna.
The 18-year-old singer, songwriter, and guitarist has made history with “Hadal Ahbek,” as it is the first Arabic song to explode worldwide as a viral #1 hit. Upon release, the track peaked at #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral 50 Charts and Shazam’s Top 200 Global Chart, as well as reached Top 20 spots on Apple Music’s Global Hits and Viral Hits Playlists. On the international stage, it hit #1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart in 25 local markets, including UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Mexico, and #1 on Shazam’s Top 200 Chart in 24 local markets. The irresistible bop has arrived as a cross-continental anthem and cements Issam Alnajjar as an international artist to watch in 2021.
ABOUT ISSAM ALNAJJAR
Issam Alnajjar is leading the way for a new generation of artists from the Middle East and North Africa to take over the global music scene. An 18-year-old musician from Amman, Jordan, he had been creating music for a couple of years, studying the songwriting of pop artists like Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran and admiring the creativity of iconic artists like Queen and The Weeknd, when he got some inspiration for his breakout hit “Hadal Ahbek.” After dropping a preview video for the song on Instagram, anticipation from his fans grew larger and larger. By the time he finally released “Hadal Ahbek,” with Issam’s silky voice and infectious lyrics and melody, the popularity of it exceeded his expectations. Issam says he had only expected 10k views total for his song. That was shattered in one day, and eventually it grew to 100k views a week. And on TikTok, the song only grew bigger and now currently sits atop dozens of music charts on Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer. For any artist to have a top song is an accomplishment. But what makes Issam’s feat more incredible is that he achieved this with a song sung in Arabic.
ABOUT DANNA PAOLA
She was born on June 23rd, 1995 in Mexico City, and at only 25 she has positioned herself as one of the most outstanding singers and actresses in recent times and Latin music’s Pop Princess. In music, Danna Paola released her debut album Mi Globo Azul when she was six years old, and she has continued to achieve success ever since. Her versatility allowed her to be cast in the dubbing of world-class movies like Toy Story, Rapunzel, and Home; as well as starring in Mexican national cinema with movies like Arráncame la Vida and Lo Más Sencillo es Complicarlo Todo. In theater, Danna Paola starred on stage in plays such as Annie, Wicked, and Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar. Danna was described on Broadway as a “Latino pride” for her incredible range and vocal ability that has surprised audiences in the United States and Latin America. With a career spanning more than 21 years, she is internationally recognized for her participation in the renowned Netflix series ELITE, which debuted at #1 and is broadcast in 190 countries becoming one of the most watched series in the history of the platform. Her participation in Netflix also led her in 2020 to be involved on “Viaje a la Luz”, a song that is a part of the “Más Allá de la Luna” movie end credits. Last year, she was a judge in the Mexican talent show La Academia where, for several months she shared her experience within the music industry with students; and this year she was a judge on Spanish television’s Top Star. At the beginning of this year (2021), she released her most recent album K.O. (Knockout) with which she took over the global music charts, becoming the first-ever Mexican solo artist to enter the Spotify Top Ten Global Album Debuts chart (at #4) and the Top Ten U.S. Album Debuts chart (at #7). In addition, just 24 hours after releasing the video for single “Amor Ordinario”, it was trending at #1 on YouTube in Mexico and trending top 10 globally on YouTube. Additionally, the video for “Calla Tú” reached #4 on YouTube’s Global Top Tendring Videos chart. K.O. includes 11 tracks in Spanish as well as English, including collabs with international artists that have become global hits. To stream or download K.O. click HERE.
A newly stamped megastar globally, Brazilian artist Alok has become one of the most distinctive figures in the electronic music scene today. With over 3 billion streams on Spotify and 18.2 monthly listeners, Alok is the Brazilian artist with the most listeners in the world. Across his social channels, his numbers are equally extraordinary. His videos on YouTube exceed 1.6 billion views, whilst his official channel has more than 5.8 million subscribers. On Instagram, he has 24.5 million followers, along with 8.8 million Facebook followers, 2.4 million Twitter followers, and 8.7 million TikTok followers, making him the second most followed DJ in the world. In 2020, he was named the 5th Best DJ in the world, according to DJ Magazine. He is the only Brazilian to make the “Billboard Dance 100” list and was named the best DJ in Brazil by House Mag. Considered one of the most influential young artists in Brazil by Forbes Magazine and IBOPE, Brazil’s top research institute, Alok currently performs some 320 yearly shows on five continents. He was the first Brazilian DJ to perform on the “World” stage of the Rock in Rio music festival in 2019. In 2020, Alok premiered at the São Paulo Carnival and performed for 1 million people at the Salvador Carnival with the “Liberte o seu melhor” themed float. Alok is currently the DJ with the highest exposure in the Asian territory and became a character in the “Free Fire” game with over 450 million players and was the most downloaded mobile game in the world in 2019. Two years ago, he created the Instituto Alok, that manages high impact philanthropy projects in Brazil and Africa.
September 27, 2021 12:29pm ET
by Republic Records