Omar Afuni is a singer/songwriter who first found success on YouTube in 2010 doing covers of some of his favorite artists' hits. His mash-ups and medleys were featured on many music blogs such as Loft965.com and LA's KROQ 106.7 FM, they have also caught the attention of celebrities such as Stefano Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana, songwriter/producer Linda Perry from 4 Non Blondes who wrote Christina Aguilera's hit 'Beautiful', and indie R&B recording artist Travis Garland.
Since then, Omar has released two albums independently titled 'Resurrected' & 'Soundproof' that were completely written and produced by Omar himself. The albums were given away to his fans for free on his website at the time; 'Resurrected' was downloaded over 35,000 times.
Omar released his third solo album 'RUSH' internationally on October 7th, 2016 led by the title track and heartfelt ballad 'PERFECT'. The album was selected by iTunes' editors to be featured under the 'New Music' tab on iTunes USA and was one of the best-selling Pop releases during the week of its release. The album was released physically at Virgin Megastores across the GCC & was one of the best-sellers at several branches in the UAE.
In 2017, Omar had the honor of being the only English-singing regional artist invited to perform at Kuwait's prestigious Opera House. He also performed at du Arena in Abu Dhabi with his band Qattana as part of YasalamAE's annual ETC which took place on the opening night of F1 Grand Prix headlined by Calvin Harris, Mumford & Sons, J Cole & P!nk. More recently, Omar performed in front of 13,000 people at the Blended Festival in Dubai where he opened for the Backstreet Boys & Melanie C.
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"This already feels like a Greatest Hits album. If it was Omar's goal to bring back the core essence and architecture of enduring Pop back to the masses, he has more than succeeded" - MyFizzyPop (Pop music blog)
"It may have been 3 years since the release of his previous album 'Soundproof', but one single listen and I'm back on board with his soulful Pop music - a melting pot of different influences, but always led by his warm and powerful beautiful voice." - RV Pop Music Reviews (Pop music blog)