Number of songs: 3 | Total weeks on charts: 143 Appearing in a total number of: 17 charts | Total period running: 291 days
Andrew Bazzi (born August 28, 1997), known professionally as Bazzi, is an American singer-songwriter. His song "Mine", released in October 2017, gained popularity in early 2018 when it became an Internet meme through the use of a Snapchat lens filter with the song. As of March 2018, it has peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has appeared on several other international charts.
Bazzi was born on August 28, 1997 in Dearborn, Michigan. He learned to play oud and guitar as a child. In 2012, he began posting covers of songs on his YouTube channel. In November 2014, he moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue a music career. He finished high school at Santa Monica High School in 2015. He is of Lebanese-American descent.
Bazzi created a Vine account in July 2013. By 2015, he had accrued 1.5 million followers on the site. In September of that year, he became the first artist to release a Vine "Featured Track" which was entitled, "Bring Me Home". In 2016, he was featured on the Fancy Cars' track, "Fun". Over the course of the next two years, Bazzi released several singles including "Alone", "Beautiful", "Got Friends", and "Sober".
In October 2017, he released the single, "Mine". The song increased in popularity after becoming an Internet meme. In January 2018, the song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 56. As of April 2018, the song's peak on the list was number 11. Bazzi also released three new singles in 2018, "Why?", "Gone" and "Honest". He is currently working on a collaboration with Marshmello and a possible track with Camila Cabello. On March 13, 2018, Bazzi was announced as the special guest on Camila Cabello's Never Be the Same Tour's North American leg. On April 17, 2018, Cosmic debuted at number 35 and later peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.
Bazzi's single "Mine" Bazzi worked with K-pop entertainment company SM Entertainment to co-write songs for two of their boy bands, EXO and NCT Dream. With NCT Dream, he co-wrote "We Go Up" with their member Mark for the EP, We Go Up. With EXO, he co-wrote "The Eve" for the studio album The War, and "Ooh La La La" and "Oasis" for the studio album Don’t Mess Up My Tempo. He also co-wrote song "Give Me a Chance" with Chinese singer and Exo member Lay Zhang for his studio album Namanana.
In April 2019, Bazzi released "Caught in the Fire" and "Paradise". On August 8, 2019, he released his debut mixtape Soul Searching, which includes the song "Paradise", as well as "Focus" (featuring 21 Savage) and "I.F.L.Y.". became an internet meme after gaining popularity in late January 2018. The videos featured a slideshow of different pictures of the subject of the video with the Snapchat "hearts" filter and overlaying lyrics. The last word of each song line was surrounded by different "heart" and "kiss" emojis.