Faudel, a French-born Raï singer of Algerian descent, born Faudel Belloua on June 6, 1978 in Mantes-la-Jolie (France).
Faudel grew up in the suburbs of Paris and learned about Algerian music from his grandmother .
Faudel first sang in Oran, Algeria, during a family wedding celebration and then began covering tracks by Cheb Khaled and Cheb Mami.
Later, Faudel front the popular band "Les Etoiles du Raï" and launched during January 98 a debut solo album titled “Baida” which was a big hit including a hugely acclaimed single "Tellement N'brick".
Cheb Faudel went on to perform a whole string of concerts before joining his idols Cheb Khaled and Rachid Taha on a live album entitled “1,2,3 Soleils”.
Faudel’s albums discography includes “Samra”, “Un Autre Soleil“ and the most recently lauched “Mundial Corrida” (2006).