Ahmad Balshe

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Date of Birth April 7, 1984
Place of Birth Jenin, Palestine
Age 37 years old
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Belly (rapper)

Ahmad Balshe, better known by his stage name Belly, is a Palestinian-Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Jenin in the Palestinian West Bank, and raised in Ottawa, Balshe embarked on a career as a musician at 16 playing drums in various Ottawa punk bands. At twenty-one years old he moved on to his main love hip-hop with the release of his debut mixtape, Death Before Dishonor: Vol. 1. He then released eight additional projects in a span of six years, including his debut studio album The Revolution, as well as two collaborative mixtapes, The Lost Tapes and The Greatest Dream I Never Had, with both Kurupt and DJ Drama, respectively. After a hiatus from music, he secured a recording contract with XO in 2015, and later an additional contract with Roc Nation, after contributing with co-writing a variety of songs for R&B artists The Weeknd and Beyoncé.

Birth name: Ahmad Kasem Balshe
Born: April 7, 1984, Jenin, Palestine
Origin: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres: Hip hop, trap, alternative R&B
Occupation(s): Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active: 2005–present
Labels: XO, Roc Nation, Republic, Capital Prophets
Associated acts: Ben Billions, Boi-1da, DannyBoyStyles, Kurupt, Massari, Nav, The Weeknd
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About Ahmad Balshe

Palestinian-born Canadian rapper who goes by the name Belly. He's known for his albums The Revolution, which featured "History of Violence," and Sleepless Nights 1.5. He was awarded Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 SOCAN Awards.

Ahmad Balshe Before Fame

He started releasing singles in 2007, earning early success with "Pressure" while also drumming up controversy for "History of Violence."

Achievement of Ahmad Balshe

He co-wrote Beyonce's hit "6 Inch" featuring The Weeknd; it has been nominated for four Emmy Awards.

Ahmad Balshe Family Life

He was born in Jenin, Palestine and emigrated to Ottawa, Canada with his family as a young boy. He began selling drugs at the age of 13.

Associations of Ahmad Balshe

He collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the 2012 song "Hot Girl."

Information related to Belly (rapper)

  • Palestinian musicians
  • Jordanian emigrants to Canada
  • Palestinian emigrants to Canada
  • Palestinian rappers
  • Palestinian Muslims
  • XO (record label)
  • Canadian Muslims
  • Musicians from Ottawa
  • Canadian male rappers
Latest information about Ahmad Balshe updated on April 19, 2021.

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