Not only did millions of people recognize singer Saad Lamjarred's rocketing success in the past few months, but the ruler of his native Morocco has acknowledged it, as well.
"Swimming" in line with big fish Egyptian superstar Hani Shaker and Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi, Saad, 30, was amongst some of the stars who were honored by King Mohammed VI as part of "Youth Day," which celebrated the king's 52nd birthday (August 21).
Saad proudly accepted the National Distinction Badge, which honored him for his spectacular achievements in the music industry.
"God bless our ruler, it was my honor to meet you and listen to your kind and humble words. Your humbleness should be an example to every Moroccan and person in the Arab world. We love you to death, God bless you," Saad wrote on Facebook.
Earlier this month, the young star's hit single "Lmaallam" (The Boss) was viewed over 104 million times on YouTube, three months after its release, making it the most viewed Arabic music video. It now has 123 million views.
In May 2015, Lmaallam earned a Guinness World Record after gaining nearly 23 million views on YouTube within three weeks of release, reported Ahram Online.
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