The last male pop singer comparison.
Ferras Alqaisi (Arabic: فراس القيسي; born 1982), known as Ferras, is an American Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who is signed with EMI as part of Capitol Records.
Ferras was born in Gillespie, a small town in Southern Illinois to an Arab American father and white mother. His parents divorced when he was young. At the age of five, his father took him to the airport promising a trip to Disneyland, but instead spiriting him away to Amman, Jordan. He stayed in his father’s native country for three months, and there began writing songs, taking solace in the Casio keyboard that his father gave him.
Ferras was signed to EMI’s Capitol Music Group after an audition for the label’s chairman Jason Flom while on Spring Break from Berklee College of Music.
Ferras then flew to New York City to cut the demos which would eventually form his debut album Aliens & Rainbows, which was released on March 11, 2008.
The first single from the album is “Hollywood’s Not America” (co-written by the Matrix’ Lauren Christy), and will be featured as the “exit song” of part of Season 7 of American Idol.
Ferras made his first national performance of his first single on February 12, 2008 on the Today Show.
Aliens & Rainbows (2008)
I love his song “Hollywood’s Not America”, it was a really great song, and his album is also good, I like “Rush” and “Dear God”, lol.
You could visit his official website here, it offers news, photos, and lots of other things 🙂
video Hollywood’s Not America