Lebanese superstar Ragheb Alama is currently thinking of releasing a single entitled “Tawalt Balak Alai” (You Have Been Patient with me) and plans on personally financing it. The singer is seriously thinking of releasing the song, whick is written and composed by Yasser Galal, because of the continuous delay of his upcoming album’s release.
Ragheb's new album is ready to be released but the singer’s production company, Alam El Phan, has been postponing the launching date for anonymous reasons.
Alama threatened to leave his production company and gave rise to a series of disputes to erupt him and the owner of the company, Muhsin Jaber. The album has been postponed more than three times and the situation reached a dead-end.
The singer had placed the final touches on his upcoming album and finalized it over two months ago in the hope that it will be launched in the beginning of the summer season. Ragheb had repeatedly tried to pressure Muhsin in releasing the album, but the latter kept delaying the matter making the singer go into an outrage.
Ragheb announced that this album will be the last he will produce with Alam El Phan, and that he will not renew his three-year contract, which is about to end.
It is rumored that he is currently holding negotiations with Rotana Production Company for the possibility of joining them.
Ragheb did not make any public announcement regarding the possibility of his shift to Rotana. Alama is currently shooting two songs from his upcoming album, which features 12 songs, in the form of a video clip in complete secrecy refusing to give out any details.
In a related context, Ragheb is going to open his own studio very soon and will be fully equipped to record songs according to the latest technology.
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