Superstar French rapper MHD unveils new single “Bella” featuring Nigerian vocalist Wizkidalongside a video today—listen/watch HERE. “Bella” is the second single to be released from MHD’s massively anticipated new album 19, named for Paris’ 19th arrondissement where he grew up and set for release September 19 onMotown Records.
“Bella” follows the previously released “Bodyguard,” streamed more than ten million times to date—watch the video here.
One of the biggest stars of French rap and the progenitor of the fast-growing genre he has namedAfro Trap, MHD is set to tour the world next year following appearances at Coachella and every major European festival. Dates include Paris’ 20,000 seat Accor Hotel Arena on March 29, 2019, with many more to be announced worldwide.
19 follows MHD’s 2016 self-titled, internationally Gold-certified debut album, as well as hits including “Bravo.” MHD’s music, mixing African instrumentation and trap beats, has over 470 million streams on all platforms and 730 million views on YouTube globally.
MHD is 23-year-old Mohamed Sylla, a French artist of Guinean and Senegalese descent. In 2015, MHD was delivering pizzas when he began posting videos of his original freestyles on YouTube. His videos quickly went viral, attracting the attention of artists, tastemakers and professional athletes around the globe, including Drake, Stormzy, Paul Pogba of Manchester United and more. In April 2016, he released his self-titled debut album to much critical acclaim. MHD reached #2 on the French charts and has since gone double platinum.