Born to a Lebanese immigrant father and American mother, Bazzi took the first step on his musical journey back in Kenton, Michigan. Fascinated by music, the budding talent devoted his high school years to uploading tracks online as he obsessed over diverse influences ranging from Justin Timberlake and Bryson Tiller to Duran Duran and Guns N’Roses. During senior year, he and pops moved to L.A. so Bazzi could properly pursue a career in music. While finishing high school on the West Coast, he constantly wrote and produced, creating his own soundscapes by hand on guitar, piano, and drums.
In 2017, Bazzi independently released “Alone” on Soundcloud. Organically, the song generated over 1 million Spotify streams within a few months’ time and peaked in the Top 10 of the US Viral Chart. Next up, he unveiled “Beautiful.” After teasing a 30-second clip of the melody on Twitter, the snippet instantly received 3,000 retweets encouraging him to finish the entire tune. He later put a spin on the track featuring Camila Cabello. With lush instrumentation, expansive production, and a heavenly hypnotic hook, the track graced key Apple Music playlists such as “Best of the Week,” “A-List Pop,” “Breaking Pop,” “Future Hits,” “Relationship Goals,” and more.
It was his following release, “Mine,” that quickly solidified him as one of 2018’s breakthrough artists. The track hit #1 on their Pop Streaming chart and soon-after climbed to #1 on Shazam’s Global Top 100 and both Spotify’s US Viral 50 and Global Viral 50 charts. “Mine” marked Bazzi’s debut on the Billboard Hot 100 along with both Top 40 and Rhythmic radio, proving to be an unprecedented favorite. The track went on to reach #1 at Pop Radio and has since attained RIAA certified triple platinum status with over 350 million total plays.
Of his debut album COSMIC, Bazzi describes the project as “honesty.” “It’s truthful, every single song is an extension of me and a truthful piece of inspiration from my past or something I’m currently going through.” COSMIC has been streamed more than 1.5 billion times globally.
Following the success of COSMIC, Bazzi released dual singles “Caught In The Fire” and “Paradise” in April 2019.
“I hope people listen to my music and leave with that good energy,” he leaves off. “The goal is for them to feel sexy and confident as they blare it with their windows down. It’s like a trip.”
Ultimately, Bazzi is well on his way, and he’s inviting everyone along for the ride.