Sari Abboud ( ساري عبّود) known as Massari ( مساري) is Lebanese Canadian R&B, pop & Hip Hop singer who grew up in Canada. He started his musical career in 2002, and has released two albums, Massari in 2006 and Forever Massari in 2009. He has had a number of hit singles in Canada, the Middle East and internationally.
Massari and his family moved to Montreal, Quebec when he was 10 years old . At 13, he moved to Stittsville, a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario with his younger brothers Sami and Samer. Where they attended Hillcrest High School (Ottawa). In 2002, Massari released a demo for "Spitfire" that received good airplay on local radio. Based on his initial success, Massari signed a record deal with independent record label, Capital Prophets (CP) Records Inc. becoming the prominent successful performing artist for the record company alongside Belly.
After three years of preparation, he released a self-titled album Massari on CP Records. His debut album resulted in four singles, receiving Gold certification in Canada, and he went on to have international success including in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and in Lebanon. The relationship between Massari and CP Records continued until late 2007. On 14 November 2007, Massari and the record label, CP Records came to a mutual agreement to dissolve their relationship due to contractual and financial disputes.
On 12 June 2008, Massari signed a new contract with Universal Records who had been keeping an eye on Massari's progress as a singer. While the album was in preparation, Massari released two singles, "Say You Love Me" and "In Love Again". "Say You Love Me", written by Ottawa rap artist Vico, was a hit on radio stations worldwide, and on May 16, 2008 it was performed in Lebanon on Star Academy Arab World. Neither was included in the new album .
During 2009, he also released two tracks from the forthcoming album, namely "Bad Girl" and "Body Body". The album itself Forever Massari was officially released on Universal Records Canada on 10 November 2009. It included songs by writers and producers like Rupert Gayle, Alex Greggs, Derek Brin, Rob Wells and Justin Forsley.
In 2010-2011 Massari is working on his third album called "The Phoenix". First single called "Till I Found You" is released soon in 2010
Awards & Nominations
- 2005: Nominated for 2 MuchMusic Video Awards for Best Independent Video and MuchVibe Best Rap Video
- 2005: Nominated for 2 Canadian Urban Music Awards for Best New Artist and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
- 2006: Nominated for 5 MuchMusic Award for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Pop Video, Best Independent Video for "Be Easy" and People's Choice Favourite Canadian Artist
- 2006: Won MuchMusic Award for Best Pop Video for "Be Easy"
- 2006: Nominated for Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year category
- 2006: Won MuchMusic Video Award for "Real Love"
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