Muslim R&B singer whose debut album, Thank You Allah, became an international hit, though it was largely ignored by secular audiences.
He moved to New York from Sweden in 2006 to work in the music industry as a producer.
He was awarded a World Music Awards for World's Best Entertainer of the Year.
His family moved from Lebanon to Sweden when he was eight years old. He and his wife have two children.
After moving to the United States, he worked as a producer for Kat DeLuna.