|Birth name||Muzahid Abdullah|
|Origin||Osmani Nagar, Sylhet|
|Genres||EDM, World, Urban contemporary|
Muzahid Abdullah (Bengali: মুজাহিদ আব্দুল্লাহ), better known by his stage name Muza, is a Bangladeshi American singer, songwriter and producer from Queens. He is best known for the hit single, Bondhurey, released in March 2018. The music video collected over 10 million views on YouTube. He is an urban Asian artist and can sing in Bengali, Hindi, English, Spanish and Arabic. His debut single was That Girl, an English-Hindi R&B song written and produced by himself. His vision is to pioneer a new EDM scene to Bengali music.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Muza was born in Bangladesh to Bengali Muslim parents. He is of Sylheti origin and was raised in a traditional Islamic household. He moved to Long Island City in Queens, New York City in 2002. Muza began songwriting and taking poetry classes in fifth grade which he continued for 8 years. At eleven years old, he also started to sing. At the age of fifteen, he decided to also learn music producing due to unreliable producers in his past. His first performance was in high school in which he participated in Grammy Award's Schools programme. After being selected as the winner, he was able to get in touch with producers such as K-Quick.
Career[edit | edit source]
In 2017, Muza released his debut single titled That Girl. It was an R&B song sung in Hindi and English. The song gained recognition from an urban Bangladeshi record label known as Qinetic Music. Signed to Qinetic, he released his first Bengali single, in March 2018, titled Bondhurey. The song was an instant success gaining a million views in two days. The music video also featured Siam Ahmed and Ridy Sheikh. His next Bengali single with Qinetic Music was Pola Bangladesh Er, an international collaboration with British Bangladeshi singer Nish and was released in December 2018. He also worked on two music videos (Shopno To Dekhechi and Tui Kothay) alongside Youtuber Tawhid Afridi to promote his upcoming album 3rd Eye, which was released on 3 April 2019.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Albums[edit | edit source]
3rd Eye (2019)[edit | edit source]
3rd Eye is Muza's debut album, which was released on the 3rd of April 2019 at 3pm (EST). It was mostly produced by Muza and some by Crostec, Twin Lights and Weiyu Shen. The debut single of the album is "Shopno To Dekhechi" and released on 14 February 2019. The music video reached 400,000 views on YouTube in 4 hours, becoming a new record in Bangladesh. Muza released a second single taken from the album, "Tui Kothay" on 6 March 2019. The album includes songs which are in Bengali, Spanish, Sylheti, Punjabi, Moroccan Arabic and English. On the 27th of March 2019, Muza released a third track, "Intro". 4 days after the release of the album, Muza was invited to the BBC Asian Network where he gave a breakdown of the whole album.
|1.||"Intro" (Bengali, English) (featuring Khan Helal)||Muza||Muza||1:47|
|2.||"Shopno To Dekhechi (Saw In My Dreams)" (Bengali, English)||Muza||Muza||2:52|
|3.||"Tui Kothay (Where Are You?)" (Bengali, English)||Muza||Muza||4:10|
|4.||"Iray Bhondu (Come On, Friend)" (Sylheti, English)||Muza||Muza||3:03|
|5.||"Nesha (Addiction)" (Bengali, English) (featuring Madhu Valli)||Muza||Crostec||3:05|
|6.||"Fame" (Bengali, English)||Muza||Twin Lights||3:07|
|7.||"On Your Own" (Bengali, English) (featuring Nish)||Muza, Nish||Muza, Weiyu Shen||3:21|
|8.||"Moved On" (Bengali, Punjabi, English) (featuring Pavvan)||Muza, Pavvan||Muza||3:27|
|9.||"La Magia [Jaadoo] (Magic)" (Bengali, Spanish)||Muza, Gabe Anomaly||Muza, INViDA||3:13|
|10.||"Teri Naam (Your Name)" (Hindi, English)||Muza||R CHA||3:17|
|11.||"Habibi (My Love)" (Moroccan Arabic, English)||Muza||Muza, Weiyu Shen||4:09|
|12.||"New York Bengalis" (Bengali, English)||Muza||Muza||1:31|
Singles[edit | edit source]
|2017||"That Girl"||English, Hindi||Muza|||
|"Young and Hip"||English||Muza, Weiyu Shen|||
|"Money > Love"|||
|"Broke People In Love"|||
|"Roots"||English||David Schoenwetter, Muza|||
|"Pola Bangladesh Er" (featuring Nish)||Bengali, English||Muza, Twin Lights, INViDA|||
|2019||"Obohela" (Nish featuring Muza)||Nish||From the album, Identity|||
|"Shopno To Dekhechi"||Muza||From the album, 3rd Eye|||
|"Way Out" (INViDA featuring Muza & Shana Pearson)||English||INViDA|||
|"Tui Kothay"||Bengali, English||Muza||From the album, 3rd Eye|||
|"Iray Bhondu"||Sylheti, English|
Covers[edit | edit source]
|2017||"Made for Lovin' You"||English||Muza||Kiss|
|2018||"Changes"||Bengali, English||Muza, XXXTentacion|
|"Oporadhi"||Muza, Arman Alif|
|"Bhalobashbo Bashbo Re"||Muza, Habib Wahid|
References[edit | edit source]
- Protibedok, Binodon (24 December 2017). নতুন চমক নিয়ে আসছেন সিয়াম (in Bengali). Dhaka: Jago News 24. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- Choudhury, Nila (March 2019). Muza – The Newest Addition To The Bangla Urban Movement. New York City: DissDash. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- Nadia Ali interviewing Muza (5 August 2018). Muza: 'I want to bring more EDM into Bangla music' (Radio broadcast). BBC Asian Network. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
- Muza on Musical Noize. New York City: Musical Noize. February 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- Luna, Lil (May 2018). Muza on Musical Noize. Los Angeles: The DJ List. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- Marino, Layla (June 2018). NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: MUZA AND DAVID SCHOENWETTER WARN FANS NOT TO FORGET THEIR ‘ROOTS’. Your EDM. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- "Muza on Instagram: 400k views in 4 hours that's a new record for Bangladesh". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
- Nadia Ali interviewing Muza (7 April 2019). Muza Album Listening Party (Radio broadcast). BBC Asian Network. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
- "That Girl - Single by Muza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
- "Young and Hip - Single by Muza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
- "Money > Love - Single by Muza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
- "Broke People In Love - Single by Muza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
- "Bondhurey - Single by Muza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
- Roots - Single by Muza on Apple Music, 2018-04-03, retrieved 2018-01-25
- Pola Bangladesh er - Single by Muza on Apple Music, 2018-12-20, retrieved 2018-01-25
- Identity - Album by Nish on Apple Music, 2019-01-17, retrieved 2019-04-01
- 3rd Eye - Album by Muza on Apple Music, 2019-04-03, retrieved 2019-04-03
- Way Out - Single by INViDA on Apple Music, 2018-03-08, retrieved 2019-04-01
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