Dubai-raised R&B singer, songwriter and producer Karl Wolf has been nominated as “Best MTV Arabia New Act” at the prestigious EMA music awards (MTV’s European Music Awards). Fans across the globe are voting for Karl to represent Middle East talent in Liverpool on November 6.
Karl recently returned from a two week promotional tour to promote his self-titled album in Japan. He is excited about the nomination, stating:
“WOW!!! The EMA’S! This is massive! Definitely a dream of mine to perform at an MTV AWARD Celebration. Brushing shoulders with some of the most respected artists in the business and sharing my work with them, totally off da chain! I want to thank MTV ARABIA for their ongoing support and selecting me as a nominee for this incredible opportunity. Let’s do it!”
Karl’s huge success in Japan has catapulted his musical career into another dimension, sharing top seats on the international charts with the likes of Madonna and Coldplay. Japanese fans are hungry for the Karl!
Karl is certainly not a new kid on the block. After years of producing and composing for other artists, in 2005 Karl decided that it was time to focus on his own music. He wrote and produced all of the songs on his debut album Face Behind the Face, playing virtually all the instruments himself. In 2007 Karl won a Sounds of Blackness Award (SOBA) as the “Best R&B/Soul Artist of the Year” and was also nominated for a 2007 Juno Award for “Best R&B/Soul Recording.” Early in 2008 Face Behind The Face reached Gold status in the Middle East.
In 2007 EMI Arabia released Karl’s second album Bite The Bullet. The first single from the album “Africa” is an infectious Toco track, adapted and styled with Karl’s musical charm. The single featuring Canadian Rapper ‘Culture’ took the airwaves by storm. It was this track that captured the interest of massive music markets such as Japan and paved the way for Karl’s nomination as “MTVa’s Best New Act 2008.”
Fans wanting to vote for Karl Wolf can visit http://ema.mtva.com/vote