Fady Fatrouni (born February 2, 1987), best known by his stage name Faydee, is an Australian singer and songwriter of Lebanese descent. He is best known for his international hit "Habibi (I Need Your Love)" credited to Shaggy, Mohombi, Faydee and Costi.

Early life and education

Fady was born on February 2, 1987 in Sydney, Australia. His parents originated from Tripoli, Lebanon. His family Sunni Muslim. Fady is the oldest of five children, with two sisters and two brothers. Fady's interest in music began through his cousins, who would record beats and rap and sing over them for entertainment. At the age of thirteen, he began writing and recording music from his bedroom.

Career

Faydee was discovered online by Ronnie Diamond, the owner and founder of Buckle Up Entertainment, at 19 years old. Shortly after, he released "Laugh Till You Cry", which topped the Hot 100 airplay charts in Romania for six consecutive weeks. The song became a pan-European and international hit for Faydee. In 2013, Faydee was named the national ambassador for the Bully Zero Australia Foundation releasing the song "Unbreakable" featuring Miracle.

In February 2015, Faydee travelled to Greece to film a music video for "Who" with Claydee Lupa. The song placed on Greece's Top 40 airplay chart two weeks after its release. The bilingual English/Arabic song, "Habibi (I Need Your Love)" co-written by Faydee and Romanian music producer Costi Ioniță was released in 2014."I Need Your Love" was released crediting Shaggy featuring Mohombi, Faydee and Costi. This version charted on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2015. The song placed 25th on the Top 40 Pop US Billboard Charts in May. It additionally charted on the UK Singles chart, as well as in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The song was additionally released in additional languages including in Russian with Uzbek singer Shahzoda and Dr. Costi as "Habibi (Улыбнись и все Ок)," and in Bulgarian with singer Galena as "Habibi".

Discography

Albums

  • 2009: Never Saw Me Coming

EPs

  • 2009: Never Ever EP
  • 2011: Say My Name EP
  • 2011: Psycho EP
  • 2013: Unbreakable EP
  • 2016: Legendary EP

Remixes

  • 2015: Who (Remixes) EP (with Claydee)

Singles

Other songs / Videography
  • 2008: "Never Ever"
  • 2010: "Shelter Your Heart"
  • 2010: "I Should've Known" (feat. Manny Boy)
  • 2011: "Fallin' (Ya Gamil)" (produced by Divy Pota)
  • 2011: "Say My Name'
  • 2011: "Psycho"
  • 2012: "Forget the World (FML)"
  • 2012: "Laugh Till You Cry" (feat. Lazy J)
  • 2013: "Unbreakable" (feat. Miracle)
  • 2013: "Catch Me"
  • 2013: "Can't Let Go"
  • 2014: "You Deserve Better"
  • 2014: "Beautiful Girl" (with Costi)
  • 2014: "Far Away"
  • 2014: "Maria"
  • 2014: "Habibi (I Need Your Love)"
  • 2014: "In the Dark"
  • 2015: "Who" (with Claydee)
  • 2015: "Move On (C'est La Vie)"
  • 2015: "Lullaby"
  • 2015: "Sun Don't Shine"
  • 2016: "Amari"
  • 2016: "Legendary"
  • 2016: "Jealous"
  • 2016: "Ya Linda"
  • 2016: "If I Didn't Love You"
  • 2016: "Burn It Down" (with Ahzee)
  • 2016: "Nobody" (feat. Kat DeLuna & Leftside)
Featured in
YearSinglePeak positions
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BEL
(Wa)

FR
GER
NED
UK
US
Billboard
Hot 100

US
Dance/Mix
Show Airplay
US
Mainstream
Top 40
US
Rhythmic
2015"I Need Your Love"
(credited to Shaggy feat.
Mohombi, Faydee, Costi
756*
(Ultratip)
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*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

  • 2014: "Dangerous" (Moody feat. Faydee)
  • 2014: "Mad in Love" (Lazy J feat. Faydee)
  • 2015: "Luv You Better" (Manny feat. Faydee)
  • 2015: "Live Forever" (DJ James Yammouni feat. Faydee)
  • 2016: "Love in Dubai" (DJ Sava feat. Faydee)
  • 2016: "Believe" (Kay One feat. Faydee)