Oussama Belhcen (born on March 18, 1991 in the United States Naval Communications Station Sidi Yahya El Gharb, Morocco) is a Moroccan pop singer, songwriter and producer from Morocco, he started his career in 2015.
1991–2015: Early life
As a kid growing up on an U.S. Naval Communications Station, Oussama Belhcen attracted to the American culture and he used to listen to the American music, and he had an addiction to sing songs and only melodies in front of his family.
When he completed 9 years old, and after his father finished his thirteen air military service with the Moroccan Air Force, the whole family moved from The United States Naval Communications Station of Sidi Yahya El Gharb to Larache the small city in the Atlantic Ocean, where he will be taking off his musical career.
At the age of 15, he had that chance to make his first song but it was a Rap song with a group called “MafiaFlow” contained him and four of his friends at the secondary school. They worked on one album, then they separated.
After one year of separation of the rap group, MafiaFlow, Belhcen made his first R&B song “Nhar Ela Nhar” (Day on Day), which was the debut single from his debut solo album Ana Wnti in 2008. In October 10, 2010, he released his self-titled album Oussama Belhcen.
Early in 2010, while working on his second album, Belhcen started on his third album, Dayman, which was released in 2012. The album included the tracks, “Mehtaj Lik”, “Khallini Nebghik, “Rock Your Body”, and “Fjenbi.
In 2013, he released a final single titled “Meghribiya” featuring the rapper Aklo on April, then for few months he decided to make a stop for his musical career, for some unknown personal reasons.
Moroccans refer to Belhcen’s style of R&B music as “Gharbi” (The occidental music). He is one of the few R&B and pop singers in Morocco.
2015–present: Career beginning
After he abandoned his musical career for nearly two years, earlier in 2015, Oussama revealed on his Facebook page that he will come back to the music industry, and in a talk to a local press “Larache24” he said that his upcoming single will be titled “Kolshi Bin Yeddi” and he also said that he will return to the music industry. On May 25, 2015 he released his single “Kolshi Bin Yeddi” then the second single “Nehar Lik Wenhar Alik” on November 27, 2015, and currently he’s working on his third single “Elmostahil Makainsh Febali” that will be released on March 1st.