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Cheb Tarik

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Cheb Tarik (real name Tarik Belgot) is an Algerian musician, now based in Paris, France, and signed to Universal Music Group. His first hit, ‘Reggae Raï’ was a cover, and a tribute to the song ‘Reggae Night’ by Cheb Hasni, a musician assassinated in Oran, Algeria by Islamic fundamentalists.[1][2][3][4]

Reggae Raï held a place in the charts for several weeks, exceeded 171,000 in sales and went on to appear in several compilations.[1]

In 2001, Tarik contributed to the compilation Big Men, a blend of Raï and Reggae. Known for featuring a diversity of musical genres, the album became a hit thanks to the single, “J’ai pas besoin.” Tarik’s name was thrown into the limelight, with sales exceeding six million.[1]

To date, Cheb Tarik has published three albums, and six singles.[5] The albums include:

Rai’tistick
Metisstyle
Option RAÏ

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