Bahjat, the Libyan Pop Star Who Might Just Be the BTS of the Arab World

Via The National

Libyan pop star Bahjat just released You Got That (Hometown Smile) after the viral success of the first version of Hometown Smile with over 65 million streams across different platforms. This time, Bahjat added an Arabic verse to the popular hit song, promoting A-pop to his solid international fan-base just as we’ve seen BTS promote K-pop to millions of fans around the world!

With an infectious dance groove, a heartfelt vocal delivery, and a compelling message, You Got That ticks all the right boxes for what makes a global viral phenomenon. An official music video is expected to drop for the song in the upcoming weeks.

“I wrote this song at a time when I realized that “home” wasn’t just a physical place, but rather the feeling of safety you find in the smile of someone you love. In times like these, I believe that it’s more important than ever to look around us and appreciate the little things we have that make us feel home,” said Bahjat about his latest release.

Bahjat is an independent music artist from Libya, living in Malta and making music in Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 22,500,000 on-demand streams, and 70,000,000+ collective views on YouTube and counting. His self-made success story earned him appearances on high-profile platforms such as BBC, Aftonbladet, Al Arabiya, The National, and Times of Malta.

WE SAID THIS: Check out our one-on-one with the Libyan Star here!