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Posted On: 8 April 2019 12:04 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:03 pm

Who is Nouri and how did she hit the top charts in Qatar?

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We were checking our Instagram page (@iloveqatar) just a few days back and upon going through some of our favourite Instagrammers, we've arrived to the realization that Nouri, a newcomer in the music industry whose songs are often in the pop-soul genre, is actually following us!

Called "Kurdish queen" by many of her fans, Vivian Nouri's freshman single Where Do We Go From Here? has been a No. 1 hit in countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Palestine, Iraq, and you guessed it right—Qatar since it was released in late 2018.

Nouri in Anghami

Nouri's first hit song debuted at #1 on the New Zealand Hot 20 Charts and has over 1.1M views on YouTube during the time of writing. She went Number 1 on Google Play NZ and on the ‘Top Pop’ charts on MENA’s largest streaming service Anghami—the first legal music streaming platform and digital distribution company in the Arab world.

A Kiwi-raised singer, Nouri has Iraqi roots and is vocally proud of it. On February 10, 1993, Nouri was born in a Syrian refugee camp following the bombing of her family’s home in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Nouri and her family were granted refugee status in New Zealand at the tender age of three.

Nouri in the Middle East

Although she now lives in Los Angeles, the Kurdish singer says in an interview that she wants to return to Kurdistan one day to perform for her fans back home.

“I definitely want to be performing in Kurdistan. I’ve received an overwhelming amount of support on Instagram and Facebook from all my Kurdish brothers and sisters back home. I love you all."

Just last month, Nouri released her second single Favorite Goodbye which according to her is "about leaving someone toxic in your life, but always ignoring your brain and going with your heart, and finding a way back to them."

Remarkably, Nouri says she wrote the song in an hour and released it without a record label. The 25-year-old performer describes her style of music as a mixture of R&B and Pop but admits that she loves all genres of music, including country and even trap music.

Nouri in Qatar

Get the freshest updates about Nouri by following her social media accounts in the links provided below!

About Nouri


Have you streamed or heard any of Nouri's songs? If yes, do you like it? Also, would a Doha concert be possible for her especially knowing that there are a number of Kurdish expatriates living in Qatar? Drop us a line in the comments and also, don't forget to like and share this article—it keeps us going!