Massari (pronounced Ma-Sar-ee) - whose Arabic name literally translated means 'money' - has taken the industry by surprise in Canada. A national indie phenomenon Massari's self-titled album debuted on the Top 40 SoundScan Chart at #29, and #6 on the R&B chart selling out nationwide in its first couple daysof release. The lead off single, “Smile For Me” featured former Bad Boy Entertainment recording artist Loon. “It didn't matter if he was an established artist or not, it was just the quality of the record, the quality of the music that made me want to get involved”, says Loon about his involvement with Massari and CP Records. The end result was a hit single that spent 24 weeks on the Top 40 chart, peaking at #18 (BDS CHR) in Canada. Canadian award-winning music video director RT! was responsible for making the “Smile For Me” video one of the hottest urban videos by a Canadian artist. The video was immediately added to heavy rotation at MuchMusic and MuchVibe and received two 2005 MuchMusic Video Award nominations for Best Independent Video and MuchVibe Best Rap Video.
His second single “Be Easy”, bettered his first outing and spent close to four months in the Top 10 (peaking at #4) on the Top 40 Chart (BDS CHR). The video, once again directed by music video director RT!, was instantly added to heavy rotation at video outlets and peaked at the coveted #1 position on the MuchMusic Top 30 Countdown. Riding high on the success of “Be Easy” came the much-anticipated third single “Real Love”. The romantic ballad showed a softer side to Massari.
“Rush The Floor” featuring Massari's label mate Belly, received early support at radio across the country. Continuing in the trend of lavishly extravagant music videos, Massari and CP Records joined the unstoppable RT! for the big budget production complete with a multi-million dollar private jet; a Rolls Royce Phantom and a custom-built club scene complete with a some of urban music's hottest video vixens. The video was instantly added into heavy rotation at MuchMusic, MuchVibe, and Musique Plus. The single continues to steadily climb radio and video charts across Canada vying to surpass the success of its predecessors.
Already a Canadian R&B success story, Massari is taking things worldwide in 2006 with a major record deal with Universal Music in Germany for release of his debut CD in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, along with releases confirmed for over 40 territories around the world including Australia, UK, Middle East and more.
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December 17 -Hollywood - Avalon Hollywood November 18 - Berlin - Amadeus November 17 -Ulm - B Club November 17 - Backnang - B14 November 16 - Siegen - Nightlife November 11 - Hannover - Funpark November 10 - Dresden - Dance Factory November 10 - Kingston - Oceana November 9 - Derby - Be Spoke November 7 - Leicester November 6 - Birmingham October 26 - Kingdom of Bahrain - Gulf Hotel Convention Center October 24 - Jordan - Downtown Amman - The Citadel September 29 - Montreal - Lordia Restaurant September 24 - Toronto - Leukimia Charity Event September 4 - Vancouver - Sonar September 5 - Vancouver - Sonar August 26 - Montreal - Moovjam, Parc Jean Drapeau August 23 - Ottawa - Super EX '06 August 18 - Toronto Fregata Night Club August 26 - Montreal - Moovjam, Parc Jean Drapeau August 13 - Toronto - Rogers Center, Aids Benefit Concert August 10 & 11 - Edmonton - Back To School Event @ The West Edmonton Mall August 9 - Ottawa - Lynx Stadium July 20 - Ottawa - St. Elias Church - Lebanese Festival July 16 - Toronto - Wonderland Summer Rush July 15 - Toronto - Arab2000 Media, www.arabiana.ca July 2 - Ottawa - Civic Center June 29 - Laval - Leon's Parking Lot @ the corner of Boul.St-Martin W. and Boul. Daniel-Johnson June 25 - Montreal - Moomba June 15 - Dubai, UAE - Fairmont Hotel June 10 - Germany - La Boom June 8 - Malmo, Sweden - Club Prive June 4 - Germany - Soundz June 3 - Germany - Club Rheinwerk June 2 - Herford, Germany - Go Parc June 1 - Germany -Club Exhibition May 27 - Stuttgart, Germany - FlicFlac May 26 - Herford, Germany - Go Parc May 24 - Wehldorf, Germany - Meyers TP May 24 - Wehlgorf, Germany - Planet Dance May 20 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Showground (all ages) May 19 - Melbourne, Australia - Chasers Nightclub - Full length concert May 12 - Sydney, Australia - Grand Westella (Mezza and Dinner inclusive event) (all ages) April 23 - Hamilton - Oakwood Place (all ages) April 16 - Edmonton - Shaw Conference Centre April 14 - Calgary - Coast Plaza Hotel April 6 - Trois Riveres - Monkey Night Club April 5 - Quebec City - Dagobert Night Club March 18 - Hannover, Germany - Naoums March 17 - Wildeshausen, Germany - Fun March 15 - Hamburg, Germany - Night Fever March 14 - Berlin, Germany - Ku-Dorf March 11 - Walldorf, Germany - SKG March 10 - Stuttgart, Germany - Club March 4 - Wenden, Germany - Cool March 3 - Osnabrück, Germany - Pentagon March 3 - Selm, Germany - Night Life February 21 - Slavelake - The Gathering Place, (all ages) February 20 - Lethbridge - Travelodge Convention Centre, (all ages) February 19 - Edmonton - Red's, (all ages) February 18 - Calgary - The Space, (all ages) February 17 - Edmonton - Shaw Conference Center February 14 - Vancouver - Sonar February 12 - Montreal - L'Mondo, (all ages) February 11 - Burlington - NRG/The Kingdom, (all ages) January 28 - Melbourne, Australia - The Elysee January 22 - London, England - Eros Night Club
2005 July 8 - Ottawa - Capital Music Hall July 20 - Ottawa - 15th Annual Lebanese Fun Festival July 23 - Montreal - St.Pie Campground July 24 - Toronto - Z103 Summer Rush August 5 - Ottawa - Space Nightclub August 6 - Toronto - Club 108 - all ages show August 11 - Ottawa - Lebanese Festival - St. Charbel - all ages show August 13 - Montreal - BeachClub - Performances by Massari, Ciara & Remy Ma August 14 - Cornwall - Lamoureaux Park August 19 - Windsor - Charles Clark Square - all ages show August 22 - Sudbury - Fraser Auditorium August 24 - Hamilton - Darleys - all ages show August 25 - Edmonton - Rum Jungle Nightclub August 26 - Vancouver - Cheers Nightclub August 27 - Calgary - Lady Fatima Hall August 28 - Detroit - Elysium Lounge August 29 - Saskatoon - Odeon Event Centre August 30 - Regina - University of Regina September 4 - Toronto - Palazzo September 7 - Halifax - The Palace September 8 - Toronto - Brunswick House, UMM Anniversary Tour September 9 - Toronto - Brunswick House, UMM Anniversary Tour September 15 - Ottawa - Space, UMM Anniversary Tour September 16 - Montreal - 1234, UMM Anniversary Tour September 17 - London - Rum Runners Music Hall September 22 - Toronto - L'Osteria September 24 - Thunder Bay - Warp 9 September 25 - Toronto - Kortwright Centre September 30 - Detroit - Club 7 October 1 - Toronto - Privilege October 1 - Toronto - NRG October 7 - Edmonton - Rum Jungle, UMM Anniversary Tour October 9 - Montreal - Club 1234 October 13 - Winnipeg - Au Bar, UMM Anniversary Tour October 15 - Mississauga - Erin Mills Town Centre - Performance/Autograph Signing October 17 - St.Catherines - C.A.W. Hall , all ages October 28 - Detroit - Envy Nightclub - Halloween Party October 29 - Montreal - Moomba October 30 - Detroit - Club Bleu November 3 - Montreal - Traffik November 4 - Halifax - Rain, UMM Anniversary Tour November 10 - Montreal - Club Dome November 11 - Ottawa - Sin November 12 - Toronto - L'Osteria November 13 - Ottawa - St.Elias Hall November 18 - Cambridge - Hespeler November 18 - Toronto - Mink Nightclub November 25 - El Cajon, San Diego - Crystal Ballroom November 26 - Nanaimo, BC - Press Room December 15 - Brossard - Fuzzy Brossard December 16 - Oshawa - Le Skratch December 17 - Ottawa - Capital Music Hall, all ages December 18 - Montreal - L Mondo Cafe and Club December 20 - Digby - Digby High School, all ages December 21 - Peterborough - Sin City Bar December 23 - Windsor - Club Meow December 26 - Montreal - Moomba December 27 - Windsor - The Serbian Hall, all ages December 29 - Toronto - The Docks, all ages December 30 - Montreal - Circus December 30 - Richelieu - Super 9 NightClub, performing Hit Singles December 31 - Cambridge - Cambridge Roller Rama