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|Born||January 19, 1987|
|Genres||Iraqi, Arabic Music|
Rahma Mezher (Arabic: رحمة مزهر ;also known as (Rahma riyad ahmed) born January 19, 1987 in Iraq) Al-Basrah, is an Iraqi singer who rose to popularity after participating in Super Star 2, the pan-Arabic version of Pop Idol. Rahma was eliminated from the beginning of the competition . However, this did not affect her ambitions of becoming a successful artist, as she continued on with her singing and took part in a Dubai TV channel called, "Najm El Khaleej"; in which she came 2nd and she participated in Star Academy 7. and got in 2nd again with a popularity that reached all of the Arab world.
Rahma, who is the daughter of a well known Iraqi singer Riyadh Ahmad, was born in Iraq in 1987 on 19 January in Al-Basrah city. She loves singing, swimming, shopping, and her favorite sport is walking. Rahma says that she’s a very optimistic person, and she believes in true friendships.
She loved singing since she was little, and she studied singing to improve her voice and talent. She also says that her father the singer Riyadh Ahmad encouraged her a lot to sing; after his death in 1997 her mother kept on encouraging her to continue with improving her singing talents. When she joined in super star, she said that she likes to listen to Kathem Al Saher, Warda Al-Jazairia, and Zekra. She also enjoys old songs, and the new Arabic songs.
After her participation in the super star show, Rahma received so many offers for singing, acting, and even for modelling; in which she agreed to do resulting in more success and gaining a large fanbase.
Her experience with Najm Al Khaleej was much different than Super Star. In one of the episodes the Kuwaiti singer Nabeel Shuail was the guest of the show, and when he heard her voice when she performed on the stage, he was very impressed and he said it reminds him of the Moroccan singer Samira Said’s voice. She did a great singing in that show and her beautiful voice rocked the place all over, she made it to the finals and won second place.
In one of the interviews she had with a journalist, she quotes
"I really want to win because it will be the first time an Iraqi has won anything like this and with Iraq being in such a bad position with all the violence, it will help raise their hopes.”
Mezher recently collaborated with fellow Iraqi singer Haytham Yousif, on the track "Erehmooni".
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