Omer Bhatti

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O-Bee
Birth nameOmer Michael Jamal Bhatti
Born(1984-06-14) June 14, 1984 (age 30)
Drammen, Norway
GenresRap, hip-hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, dancer
LabelsUniversal Music Group
Associated actsMichael Jackson
Shontelle
Genevieve Jackson
Rayne Storm
Jae-R
Chris Tucker
Websiteomerbhatti.com
 
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O-Bee
Birth nameOmer Michael Jamal Bhatti
Born(1984-06-14) June 14, 1984 (age 30)
Drammen, Norway
GenresRap, hip-hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, dancer
LabelsUniversal Music Group
Associated actsMichael Jackson
Shontelle
Genevieve Jackson
Rayne Storm
Jae-R
Chris Tucker
Websiteomerbhatti.com

Omer Michael Jamal Bhatti (born June 14, 1984,[1] better known by his stage name O-Bee, is a Norwegian rapper and dancer.[2] He is also known for his friendship to the deceased pop star Michael Jackson.[3]

Background[edit]

Bhatti was born in Drammen, Norway, and grew up in Holmlia. He is child of a Norwegian mother and a Pakistani father, whom both have worked with Michael Jackson.[4]

Career[edit]

In winter 2011 he signed a deal with Universal and released the single "All Around the World", launching in 67 countries.[5] The song features singer Genevieve Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson's youngest brother, Steven Randy Jackson. In this regard, he was a guest on the TV show Skavlan.[6] He also released the single "Life Is a Movie" with his first official music video, directed by Kavar Singh, in August 2011.[7]

Speaking about this in a 2012 interview with Luka Neskovic, Bhatti said that "Life Is a Movie" is dedicated to his friend and mentor Michael Jackson. "When I look it now it's definitely the song that I'm happy with, and the video," he stated. "But at that point in my life, what happened three years ago, was very sensitive to me. I make music of what I'm experiencing at that point of my life, my emotions are written there. Those emotions were still so strong. 'Life is a movie' is actually the first song that I wrote after what happened, you know, after he passed." [8]

In September 2012 he released a music video for the single "See The Light" with singer Shontelle.[9] He joined the judging panel for the Norwegian Britain's Got Talent-inspired talent show Norske Talenter in 2013.[10]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Other releases[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official tax records, NRK
  2. ^ "O-Bee Official Site". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Michael Jackson's not my dad: Omer Bhatti denies claims he's the late superstar's 'lovechild'". London: Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Does Jacko Have a Secret Child?". Fox News. 28 September 2004. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Omer Bhatti signed a deal with Universal". Ditt Oslo. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "O-Bee Feat. Genevieve Jackson - All Around The World". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "O-Bee - Life Is A Movie". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Luka Neskovic: Artists O-Bee and Shontelle on Their Collaboration". Huffingtonpost.ca. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  9. ^ "O-Bee - See The Light feat. Shontelle". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Omer Bhatti becomes new Norske Talenter judge". Dagbladet. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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