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EDITORS’ NOTES

"The Engineer of the Arabic song"—one of the monikers bestowed on Majed Al Mohandes by the Arabic pop faithful—alludes to the Saudi singer's original field of study. Yet the humble vocalist has never been accused of being a technician—he's always been about heart, which makes his “Tenadeek” an obvious choice for Best Single of 2016. The sensuous, emotive vocal delivery that’s defined his ascent to fame is delicately accompanied by the gentle, rhythmic instrumentation emblematic of the Khaleeji musical tradition.

EDITORS’ NOTES

"The Engineer of the Arabic song"—one of the monikers bestowed on Majed Al Mohandes by the Arabic pop faithful—alludes to the Saudi singer's original field of study. Yet the humble vocalist has never been accused of being a technician—he's always been about heart, which makes his “Tenadeek” an obvious choice for Best Single of 2016. The sensuous, emotive vocal delivery that’s defined his ascent to fame is delicately accompanied by the gentle, rhythmic instrumentation emblematic of the Khaleeji musical tradition.

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About Majed Al Mohandes

In the world of Arabic pop, one measure of an artist’s success is whether they have a nickname lovingly bestowed upon them by fans, reflecting their soaring passions for the music. Majed Al Mohandes has two—“The Engineer of the Arabic song”, inspired by his original field of study, and the unambiguous “Voice of Diamond”. The prolific singer admittedly lives up to the dual honour, instinctively pulling on exactly the right levers and strings of the heart to command a deep sense of reverence among his faithful following. A humble, softly spoken and deeply private artist, he has also championed a vocal style anchored by poignant delivery and trademark elegance that’s kept Khaleeji fans across generations mesmerised. Subtle, rhythmic instrumentation representative of the genre is often the ideal backdrop for a voice that not only memorably narrates the vicissitudes of life, but has also weaved a legacy of art.

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