Faouzia Ouihya (b. 5 July 2000), known mononymously as Faouzia, is a Moroccan-Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. She was born in Casablanca, Morocco, then moved with her family at the age of five to Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Manitoba before settling in Carman, Manitoba. She speaks English, French, and Arabic fluently.At fifteen, she won Song of the Year, the Audience Award, and the Grand Prix at the 2015 La Chicane Éléctrique. She began posting her songs and other covers on YouTube which led her to be noticed and signed with Paradigm Talent Agency.In 2016, she won second place in the Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Mentorship Program. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Grand Prize at the Nashville Unsigned Only music competition. The same year, she collaborated with fellow Manitoban artist Matt Epp on their single The Sound, and won the International Songwriting Competition, the largest songwriting competition in the world. The two are the first Canadians in competition's 16-year history to win the top prize, beating 16,000 other entries from 137 different countries. She performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at The Forks, Winnipeg celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada.Faouzia is featured in the song Battle on David Guetta's studio album "7", announced on 24 August 2018. In a French language interview with Le Matin, Guetta noted Faouzia's great voice, powerful vibrato, and unique style for why he choose her for his album.
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