Lebanese American singer Bazzi — a rising star in the Billboard charts — performed Monday at the MTV Video Music Awards during a pre-show event.
Andrew Bazzi, 20, known professionally as ‘Bazzi,’ is best known for his song “Mine,” which peaked at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Bazzi also gained popularity when his hit song appeared as part of a Snapchat lens filter.
The rising artist was born in Dearborn, Michigan, home to one of the largest populations of Arab Americans outside of the Middle East.
During an April interview with USA Today, Bazzi spoke out against President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration.
“I’m very heavy into that culture,” he told USA Today in April. “It’s so incorrect what’s going on (politically), and I think it’s good for Lebanese-Americans to have someone they can look at and let them know that someone’s supporting them.”
Bazzi began his singing career in 2012 when he began posting covers of songs on his YouTube channel. In November 2014, he moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue music full time.
He released his debut studio album Cosmic in 2018.
WATCH: Bazzi Performs ‘Mine’ at MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show: