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Nominee Profile

Name: Maher Zain
Category: Muslim Artist of the Year
Total Votes: 230

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An 8 platinum awards holder, highest selling music album in many countries in the last decade, Maher is without doubt one of the most internationally successful singers in the Muslim world.

14 Million fans on Facebook, 60+ million views for his music videos in YouTube.

In January 2010, Maher Zain won Best Religious Song for \'Ya Nabi Salam Alayka\', on Nujoom FM, a major Middle East mainstream music station, beating other prominent singers including Hussein Al-Jismi, Mohammed Mounir and Sami Yusuf.[11]
In March 2011, Maher Zain released \"Freedom\",[7] a song inspired by the events and the actions of the people taking part in the Arab Spring.
Maher Zain was chosen as a Muslim Star of 2011 in a competition organized by[12] In July 2011 he featured on the cover of the UK Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel.[13]
Zain was featured on Irfan Makki\'s track \"I Believe\" from his debut studio album of the same name.[14]
Maher Zain has appeared in a 40-episode Indonesian TV drama, entitled Insya-Allah. The show was aired on Malaysian satellite TV channel, Astro Oasis and Mustika HD, starting from 17 July 2012, concurrent with the broadcasting of the show on Indonesia\'s SCTV.[15]
In 2013, he took part in the Colors of Peace project constituting songs based on works by Fethullah Gülen on the album Rise Up where Maher Zain performs the track \"This Worldly Life\".[16][17]

The impact and influence the nominee had on the Muslim word:

Maher as an artist is considered to be number one in the Muslim world, spreading Islam\'s word of peace around the world.

The impact and influence the nominee had on the world and humanity:

Man has been active in many humanitarian acts, supporting the people of Syria with Islamic Relief, fundraising (more than 5 million US dollars in latest UK campaign alone), visiting camps (Jordan & Turkey).

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