Emad Alaeddin

Emad Alaeddin

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Rolling Stone stated that “We all know you need a thick skin to make it in the music industry. Emad Alaeddin must have a hide like a rhino.” His new single "Angel & I" reached #1 on BeatFM, Jordan's #1 hit music radio station. His band includes Natasha, Stephanie, and Waleed.

Biography

While in Los Angeles, Emad trained with acclaimed vocal coach Ron Anderson and was the only Arab to have been nominated for Best Male Vocals in the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2007. He's also a two-time award-winning songwriter on songoftheyear.com for his songs "More Than You Know" in '07 and "How Does It Feel?" in '08.
After spending almost a decade in Los Angeles playing in his rock band and learning the craft of vocals and songwriting, he finally felt ready to return home and launch his career from Jordan in 2009.
Ever since his return to Jordan; Emad’s debut solo album "Centered" was released became the first and only Jordanian to be a featured artist in Nokia's Ovi Music Store, where exposure to his album reached millions of subscribers. His single "Sunshine" blew up the radio waves and was in heavy rotation on MTV Arabia. It also received a very good review from ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine.
In 2009, Emad was featured on the cover of Jordan's OC Magazine and has also been featured in both JO Magazine and NOX Magazine numerous times. He’s made radio performances to the English stations such as BeatFM, PlayFM, Spin, Energy, in addition to the Arabic stations such as Sawt El-Ghad and Sawt Amman.
Emad has also performed at several cities around the world, cities such as Amman (Jordan), Manama (Bahrain), Damascus (Syria), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Los Angeles (USA), Beijing (China), Frankfurt – Berlin – Cologne (Germany), Santander (Spain), and London (England).
In more than a decade, Emad Alaeddin has become a symbol and an idol that represents Jordan in International countries. In November, 2010 Emad started a charity called ‘Bring Change’; a charity that donates money raised by attendees of the ‘Bring Change’ concert series as well as both used and brand new musical instruments to schools and after school music programs at public schools and universities across the World.
In March 2011, Emad released a 4-track EP entitled "Don't Leave Me Here". A favorable review from Rolling Stone that commended Emad's vocals and new electric sound sparked an urge by Alaeddin to start recording his follow up sophomore album.
After spending the summer of 2011 recording in his home studio, Emad Alaeddin has emerged with a new album entitled "The Magic" which masterfully joined rocking electric guitars with soulful vocal melodies and lyrics. In preparation for the new album release, Alaeddin assembled a talented band of musicians and vocalists to bring "The Magic" to life on stage.?

Lyrics

Arabic Girl

Written By: Emad Alaeddin

Touching down Amman, Jordan
The crisp cool weather soothes me
Reminds me of her smile
Big brown eyes, lips from heaven
Merely hours til I
Finally meet this girl
Well it's a long, long road
Before we even know that it's for sure
Well that's what I've been told
I don't know how to describe it
Sure don't wanna fight it.
I'm falling for this Arabic girl,
And it's an innocent and strange love.
The kind you wanna tell the world
And it's the kind that can keep us together
but forever? Wait and see.
Driving round between the circles
The streets are doused in culture
The red, green, black, and white
She's by my side
As she looks out her window
Does she know I'm staring
At life right through her eyes?
I know to take it slow
So, sit back and enjoy the show
We got a long way to go
But this is something better
Could this be forever?
This could be forever.

Runaway

Written By: Emad Alaeddin

Pulling up and parking right in front of my friend's house
I let myself right in as I'd always done.
But something's not right
A suitcase in the hallway next to a letter signed by the one he'd fallen for
His girl is leaving town for good.

You can runaway if you wanna find out
What this crazy world's about
You can runaway and find a new love
But have him break your heart
You can runaway i promise you will never
Find a love like this it only comes round once
I'm asking/beggin/pleadin to listen to your heart

Now me and her we've grown so close
Since the day that they were joined
I've always thought so fondly of their bond
A love that's so strong
But now she tells me that she's done
And looking for another love to score
It may be too late and she's out the door

You can runaway if you wanna find out
What this crazy world's about
You can runaway and find a new love
But have him break your heart
You can runaway i promise you will never
Find a love like this it only comes round once
I'm asking/beggin/pleadin to listen to your heart

Asking you unpack your things
you secret's safe with me
Someday you'll see
All the joy he'll bring please don't Runaway

You can runaway if you wanna find out
What this crazy world's about
You can runaway and find a new love
But have him break your heart
You can runaway i promise you will never
Find a love like this it only comes round once
I'm asking/beggin/pleadin to listen to your heart

Centered

Written By: Emad Alaeddin


“Hey dear Son,
When will you learn to look
The world is full
Of choices you never took”

That I’ve all but wasted my troubled youth
On games and pointless adventures but here’s the truth:

I have learned so
And tho it don’t seem so

Ten years I’ve roamed I’ve slipped and I’ve fallen
I picked myself up, I’m ready to keep on.

Fear will not steer my vessel

Hey dear Dad,
I’m not the best son you’ve ever had.
All I wanted in this world is to make you proud.
It may seem I’d fallen where the others had trodden.
But wait, this race is nowhere near over yet.

I have learned so
And tho it don’t seem so

Ten years I’ve roamed I’ve slipped and I’ve fallen
I picked myself up, I’m ready to keep on.
Cause each time I fall I’ll grow a little wiser.
And wary of the dangers laid on my road.

Fear will not steer my vessel
Light shines right through my soul:

I’m Centered.

Sunshine

Written By: Emad Alaeddin

It’s oh so beautiful outside
With the sun shining so bright
The trees are dancing from side to side
And the flowers so full of life
I wanna take you out for a ride
Out by the countryside
Cause as long as you are mine
Rain or shine
I kiss my woes away knowing you are mine
Chorus
You brighten up my life
You make it shine so bright
Since the day I met you it’s been nothing but one fun ride
And now you’re mine all mine
And even days when the sun don’t shine
It still shines bright inside.
We’ll pick a bottle of old wine
And hit the park on 49th
We’ll lay out under the clear blue skies
And get hit by the ray of light
We’ll wait until the moonlight
And make love til the sunrise
Cause as long as you are mine
Rain or shine
I kiss my woes away knowing you are mine

Discography

2003 - Feel No Evil (as Third Wish)
2005 - Fountain of Euthanasia (as Third Wish)
2007 - The Lost Art of Conversation (as A Third Wish Granted)
2008 - Avowed (as Avowed)
2010 - Centered (Solo Album)
2011 - The Magic

Singles:
2008 - "Save the Angels and How Does It Feel?" on Play 99.6, EnergyFM, BeatFM, and Spin Jordan.

2009 - "Arabic Girl" on Play 99.6, EnergyFM, BeatFM, and Spin Jordan.

2010 - "Sunshine", "I Will Wait", "Lady", "Runaway", "Centered" on Play 99.6, EnergyFM, BeatFM, and Spin Jordan.

2011 - "Don't Leave Me Here"

2011 - "Angel & I" reached #1 on BeatFM

Set List

Angel & I
As Long As I Know
The Magic
Do You Dare
Pull Through
Incomplete
Don't Leave Me Here
Big Blue
Sunshine
Arabic Girl

Covers:
Wonderwall
Knockin on Heavens Door