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Alaa Wardi gave Lorde's "Royals" an Arab beat. (Image: screenshot from YouTube video)
09:14 GMT

Arabs doing covers of Western artists can either be a total bust or a big win. Here's a list of covers that we think are a slam dunk.

January 25, 2015

Well loved by Palestine, Omar Al Abdallat has a new somethin' somethin' for all his fans. (Image: Facebook)
13:09 GMT

The Jordanian singer has a new album out produced by Rotana.

Umm Kulthum was and still is one of the Arab world's timeless musical icons. (Image: Albustanseeds.org)
08:16 GMT

Timeless musical icon Umm Kulthum was honored with a performance by Rehab Omar during the Muscat Chamber Music Series.

January 24, 2015

Almost 13 million people watched Yasmina's audition in just three weeks. (Image: YouTube still)
07:00 GMT

The new season of Arabs Got Talent has some serious contenders, but Yasmina is the one act everyone needs to watch out for!

January 22, 2015

Ahlam signs her brand new three-year contract with Platinum Records. (Image: Sayidaty.net)
12:21 GMT

UAE superstar Ahlam says goodbye Rotana and hello Platinum Records!

January 18, 2015

Screenshot from Sharmoofers' music video "Ot w Far". (Image: YouTube)
10:07 GMT

Sharmoofers new music video "Ot w Far" (Cat and Mouse) has more than 150k hits on YouTube.

January 13, 2015

Abdel Wahab's music will be presented across the world. (Image: Arabicmelodies.wordpress.com)
16:20 GMT

Late legendary composer and inventor of the Arabic film-musical Abdel Wahab's music will come back to life worldwide through “The Wahab-Project."

January 11, 2015

Saad Lamjarred seriously rock the stage. (Image: Facebook)
09:38 GMT

Hitting up the Cupola of Algiers, Saad Lamjarred was well loved by his adoring, dancing Algerian audience on Friday night.

Melody Gardot performing at the Royal Opera House Muscat on Thursday. (Image: Khalid Al Busaidi/ ROHM)
09:26 GMT

Melody Gardot jazzed up the place on Thursday night, bring her wit, charm, and seriously mad skill to the Royal Opera House Muscat

January 10, 2015

Mind at ease: Mia doesn't care what anyone thinks about her. (Image: Rantsports.com)
16:27 GMT

"You can do it like Mia Khalifa," sang American music duo Timeflies in their tribute to the Lebanese porn star!

January 7, 2015

Myriam Fares, her album cover, and her music are smokin' hot. (Image: Facebook)
12:38 GMT

Lebanon's hot pop star Myriam Fares has reached the top of the charts with her latest album "Aman".

Jamal is quickly becoming an Arab Idol in his own right. (Image: Belle.tn)
10:24 GMT

Ahmad Jamal is an Arab Idol in his own right! The former singing competition contestant has released a new single, with more in store for him this year!

January 6, 2015

Psy's "Gangnam Style" is one major K-Pop hit! (Image: techotv.com)
10:24 GMT

Saudi youngsters love them some Korean TV and music.

January 1, 2015

Rouwaida Attieh has some music up her sleeve for us.
08:00 GMT

She's done the filming, and now we just have to wait to see the Syrian singer's finished product.

December 24, 2014

She's got something special for us! (Image: Facebook)
06:31 GMT

It won't be a wrapped present under the tree like we'd hoped, but that is a wrap on Samira Said's album. She'll be presenting it to us soon!