Joe Ashkar

Joe Ashkar

Gender: Male

Nationality: Lebanon

Job Title: Singer

Having transcended the typical and traditional wave of the Arabic song Joe Ashkar is very much his own man. An artist who still throws a party as if tonight is the last night to party.

Joe's first album 'Shu Biemnaa' (2001) was a hit in many ways. While it exceeded its expected album sales both on CD & MC, the hit single on the album 'Shu Biemnaa' immediately acquired nationwide acclaim and remained a favored hit on dance floors for over 18 months. Ashkar's second album entitled 'Maza Kalou' (What They Said) launched in summer 2002 is still a favorite on Joe's Fan's list, which is growing by the second.

Joe's unique position as an entertaining artist from his club stage at Cassino gives him a unique perspective on the music and night life where he gets into direct contact with fans and clubbers almost every day of the week getting him closer to the people that love his music.

The initial success of Joe Ashkar was driven, in part, by the irresistible groove of 'Shu Biemnaa' his first album's single, which featured such great contributors as lyricists: Elias Nasser & Nabil Abou Abdo among others as well as Song writers Ziad Boutros, George Mardirossian, Tarek Abou Jaoudeh and others, all of whom also contributed to his second album 'Maza Kalou', as well as his third album 'Sha'i3at' (Rumors).

From early on in his career as a night entertainer Joe Ashkar knew what his public and fans wanted and this has given him a unique gift to supply them with the tune they need to dance to. Joe started his career singing at different pubs and clubs where he eventually moved on to his first large scale club to get immediate and nationwide success at Xanadu. His ambition to move on to a larger music platform made him decide to move on to own his first Club, Concerto. There Joe's artistic freedom started to take shape and he moved his career from Night Entertainer to nationally acknowledged artist when he launched 'Shu Biemnaa'. The latest move brought Joe down to the center of night-life, Ashrafieh (Beirut), where he opened his own club, Cassino.

Today, Joe is riding the success of his newly released third album, which puts him under a new light. The 'Sha'i3at' album is truly a step up in Joe's singing career, and is available in all Middle East and world wide markets. The Music Videos of ( Fi El Alb Hawakom) and ( Bithibini Walla) obtained widespread media acclaim , as for the public opinion, they were just loving it…

Today, his hit single 'Waynik', romantic and sensational is on every lover's lips and mind... earning number one position on practically all major radio airplay. Expect the best out of Joe Ashkar.nd mind... earning number one position on practically all major radio airplay. Expect the best out of Joe Ashkar.

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