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Massari (born December 10th, 1980 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a pop and hip-hop singer who grew up in Canada.
Massari (Massari is a Lebenese slang word for 'money') was born in Beirut, Lebanon, moved to Montreal at the age of 10 and at 13 he moved to Ottawa where he currently resides. The trilingual artist - fluently he speaks English, French and Arabic - cites Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and the legendary Arabic singer George Wassouf who taught him to sing from his heart, says Massari about how this legendary singer has affected his music.
In 2002, Massari recorded and released "Spitfire" which garnered heavy rotation on Ottawa radio stations. Since then, Massari has been steadily writing and developing his sound. He returned in 2005 with his self-titled debut album release on May 31, 2005 through MapleNationWide?/Universal, which sold out nationwide in only two days.
The lead single off the release "Smile For Me" features former Bad Boy Entertainment recording artist Canadian artist. The video was immediately added to heavy rotation at MuchMusic
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
years active 2004-Present (singer)
music genre R&B