|Native name جاد شويرى|
Genres Pop music
Albums Esha Kedah, El Moftah
Name Jad Shwery
|Born March 13, 1983 (age 32) (1983-03-13) |
Occupation(s) Singer, director, songwriter
Similar People Bosy, Iwan, Nawal Al Zoghbi, Jamaster A, Unknown to No One
Jad shwery and bosy agaza official audio
Jad Shwery (usually spelled: Jad Choueiri; Arabic: جاد شويري [ʒaːd ˈʃweːɾi], born 13 March 1983) is a Lebanese pop singer, songwriter and music video director.
- Jad shwery and bosy agaza official audio
- Jad Shwery and Bosy Agaza Official Music Video
- Musical career
- Direction and production career
Jad Shwery and Bosy - Agaza (Official Music Video) / جاد شويري وبوسي - أجازة
Right after his university years in ALBA academie libanaise des beaux-arts and La Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, Jad participated in The Studio El Fan contest of 2002 and won the first prize in the directing category for the music video he directed of "Ya Mustafa" by Reeda Butros. In 2004, Jad wrote his first song "aollak eh" and shot its video. The song was a strong club hit that flew to the top of many charts around the Arab world. Jad's success caused some controversy because of the new style it introduced but many doors were now opened for him as he was asked to direct some videos as well as produce and write other artists' records. But most importantly Jad got offered a record deal by Melody music and became managed by Melody artist management.
His follow-up record "Oully Ezay" proved to be an even bigger hit, and Jad started performing all over the Arab world. His first album El Mouftah came next, gathering all the previous hits along with "Banadeelak" that took the Arabic charts by storm. His biggest hit was yet to come. "Warrini", a duet with Malak el Nasser became one of the most popular songs of 2006 in many countries in the middle east. He has introduced many things to the Arabic pop industry as he was the first male artist to do a choreographed dance during his performances or put Arabic rapping into the mainstream.
In April 2009, Jad released his single "Funky Arabs" to be the first single off his English album. The controversy regarding the video has been running ever since, especially on YouTube, but it did not stop the video from being broadcast on BNN in the Netherlands, as well as being selected in the Arab film festival in Parramatta Australia. Later on that year he released "Wala Awel" followed up by "Ghaly" as the first song from his second Arabic album. The video was shot in Paris, London, New York and Disneyland with the help of Jad's brother and sister Ralph and Ingrid Choueiri. Although he was continuously criticized for his limited voice capabilities, even the most sceptic detractors had to acknowledge the successful performances he gave around the MENA. His two concerts in Casablanca – Morocco on the 15th and 16 July that year gathered 40,000 people on the first night and 70,000 on the second. On 26 August 2011 "Kassaretly El Siyara" was released along with a music video that featured a new dabke dance style on the electronic break beat of the song. It helped the song become a big success and promote the upcoming album. On September 13, Jad released his second album, Eshha Keda which was co-produced by Melody and Mira stars. He performed the album at the Riviera Hotel on 14 September, along with all his previous hits and some covers, in a rock-solid and modern choreographed show which was attended by a big number of local celebrities. "Mesh ayez gherak" and "Eshha Keda" were the following singles but failed to get the hype of the first release from that album. in 2013 jad released an English song called "we don't care" that was popular on the club scene and in English speaking circles. Lately, Jad decided to get back to the front of the music scene with a new vision of his persona: more of a producer/performer with collaborating artists than the classical pop singer. The result was "Agaza", a powerful duet with Egypt s star Pousy. The song, written by Jad, flew to the top of the charts in most Arab countries and re-established Jad as a pop phenomenon. The "Best contemporary artist award he received at the Murex d'or again this year is a solid proof of the impact of his comeback. He is currently working on his next album which will include many different collaborations.
Direction and production career
The first video that turned Jad into a star director, capable of transforming any product into a phenomenon, was undoubtedly "Elaab" by Maria. Many new artists have asked Jad to direct their videos or produce their records since. But Jad remained in a certain style of entertaining, sometime controversial type of videos until he completely changed that image with Joanna Mallah's "Hatefdal fi Albi". "Wala fi el ahlam" by Iwan "bahibak awi" by Nicole Saba and "Bartah Maak" by Amr Mostafa followed and established Jad as a romantic music video director as well. Jad's reputation as a "starmaker" lead production house Endemol to ask him to be one of the jury producers in a talent show contest on Abu Dhabi TV in 2008.
In 2010 Jad's directing career took a turning point. After working with artists like Micheline khalife, Dina Hayek and Fella, he was chosen to direct the first solo video of the legendary icon Wadih el Safi. The music video gained both critics and viewers respect. In 2012 Jad directed megastars Diana Haddad and Nawal el zoghbi s new videos. Both were unanimously successful, "gharibi hal denyi" by Nawal el Zoghbi Nawal Al Zoghbi counting around 4million YouTube hits a couple of months after its release.
Jad stayed away from the music scene for a while, concentrating on his career as a producer/director and worked with big pop stars in the likes of Yara Cyrine Abdelnour, Nassif Zeytoun, He opened his own company called Wittycan and Mirada alongside one of the industry's top notch producers Mr Ghassan Chartouni, working hard to keep up his reputation as one of the best directors and producers in the Middle East, selecting the right artists to work with, branding their images, working on their music and videos, and finding alternative marketing solutions in the new age digital industry. Those efforts paid off in 2013 as the jury of the Murex d'or gave him a special award for his hard work behind the scene