Nathalie Saba: The Egyptian Star that Continues to Rise
Label announces Nathalie will be Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight for the month of June
June 3rd 2016 – Sony Music Entertainment Middle East today announced that following the release of Nathalie Saba’s debut EP – This is Me – the Egyptian super star will become Apple Music’s regional pick for their new global initiative, the New Artist Spotlight.
The New Artist Spotlight sees every Apple Music store around the world devote an entire month of promotion, play-listing and customer comms to one new, breakout artist from each region. As the MENA artist, Nathalie joins a unique selection of artists from each major Apple Music region, to be the focus for the music platform throughout June.
To support the initiative, fans will have access to exclusive Nathalie videos and personal content through the Apple Connect platform, helping them to interact with Nathalie as never before.
The news comes just a short time after Nathalie released her debut EP globally, This Is Me, reaching #4 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart and seeing Apple Music streams from the region and internationally.
This is Me offers a delightful selection of tracks with strong elements of Arabic fusion, an embodiment of both Nathalie’s Egyptian roots and her outlook on life as a young girl and raw artist. Nathalie wrote and recorded the EP partly in Sweden and Cairo. Her first two singles Snow and Black Birds took Nathalie’s sound into Europe and has seen her top radio and streaming charts in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Lebanon.
The EP also introduces fans to three brand new singles: the robust, soulful anthem “Young Hearts”, a regionally infused “Lost Girl” and an unexpected rearrangement of the iconic Eurhythmics’ classic “Sweet Dreams”– produced in Cairo with Arabic instrumentation by Egyptian composer Mohammed Mansour. Fans can also enjoy some big club and radio remixes of “Snow” by Infrafrohd and “Black Birds” by Dubai Electro Duo Hollaphonic.
Nathalie’s music has travelled across Europe and further afield, seeing her perform in Turkey, India and Dubai already this year. Fans can stay in touch with Nathalie on her new website www.nathaliesaba.com and through her social pages.