DUBAI: Global pop group Now United has filmed its music video
for â€œLean on Meâ€ at Abu Dhabiâ€™s five-star Emirates Palace
The video starts with a sweeping view of the hotel, before
showing band members performing choreographed dance moves in its
plush corridors and outside terrace.
The band, made up of 16 members from as many countries, has
spent the past few months in the UAE, following the search to find
its newest member from the Middle East.
Nour Ardakani, a 19-year-old singer from Lebanon, became the
bandâ€™s 16th â€” and first Arab â€” member.
She was handpicked by Simon Fuller, who founded The Spice Girls
and created the â€œAmerican Idolâ€ TV show.
Since Ardakaniâ€™s arrival, the group has been busy recording
new music and shooting videos in various locations around the
The video for its track â€œHabibi,â€ released in November to
officially welcome Ardakani into the band, was shot partly in
Dubaiâ€™s historic Al-Fahidi district, and in her native
This is not the first time that an artist or group has turned to
the Arab world for inspiring cityscapes.
Cardi Bâ€™s breakout single as a rapper, â€œBodak Yellow,â€ was
filmed in the UAE. The video, set in Dubai, topped the US Billboard
Hot 100 chart for three consecutive weeks, and received nominations
for best rap performance and best rap song at the Grammys.
In 2018, US-Moroccan rapper French Montana went back to his
roots for his â€œFamousâ€ music video, shot in the Moroccan city
of Chefchaouen, where he grew up.
British recording artist M.I.A also shot her 2012 music video
for â€œBad Girlsâ€ in Morocco. The video, filmed in the city of
Ouarzazate, won the VMA for best cinematography and best direction,
and was nominated for a Grammy.
Source: FS – All – Interesting – News
Global pop group Now United shoots new music video in Abu