Humood AlKhudher (In Arabic الخضــر حمــود ;born January 24, 1989) is a Kuwaiti-born singer and music producer. His songs have topped charts around the world with hundreds of millions of views on Youtube. He is known for his unique integration of Arabic music and international pop styles with uplifting lyrics. He gained global popularity in 2015 when his song “Kun Anta” went viral and won several international awards.
Humood was born on January 24, 1989 in Kuwait where he has lived the majority of his life. At age one, Humood moved with his parents to the UK where his father was pursuing a PhD in psychology. The family lived in England for five years before returning to live in Kuwait again. Humood holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies from Kuwait University and has taken several courses in music production and music business with Berklee College of Music’s online program. He has also received formal voice training from celebrity vocal coach Elaine Overholt in Toronto, Canada.
Humood’s musical career started at age 10 as a backing vocalist for his uncle who performed at local events. From there he was sought out by various local artists to join them as backing talent. His first big break came at age 13 with the song Ummi Filisteen, which was a duet with singer Mishari Al-Aradah on the plight of the Palestinian people. Humood cites this song’s success in the Arab world as the beginning of his interest in music as a professional career. For the next ten years, Humood continued to record and release singles while still a student. After receiving his college degree, he decided to pursue music full-time.
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