Suad El-Amin, A Singer/Songwriter who truly Inspires
Suad's singing career started when she was a young child. She recalls watching the Shirelles rehearse, and them performing their songs for the public. By the age of six, Suad was singing professionally. As a young girl she wanted to tour with her musical mentor, Miss Dionne Warwick, but Dionne convinced Suad to complete her education, before embarking on a musical career.
As a teenager, Suad formed a local singing group who appeared at the World Famous Club Harlem, The Wonder Garden, and The Five Hundred Club, The Garden States Arts Center, etc. Where artists such as Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Arthur Prysock, Billy Eckstein, Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, and many others would also appear.
In the 1970's Suad signed a recording contract in New York, and worked with various artists. Collaborating with the likes of The Constellations as well as Mr. Aaron Floyd of The Artistics, who were best known for their hit "I'm Gonna Miss You." Together they wrote and produced the song, "Everlasting Love". Over the years Suad has shared the stage with artists such as, The Intruders, The Persuaders, Melvin Sparks, Winard Harper, Hassan Abdullah, Jesse Hameen, and others.
In 1980, Suad formed the singing group "Shahadah". The group performed in various other places throughout the country. They were known for their message music. One of the group's highlight performances was with the gospel giant, Miss Shirley Caesar.
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In 1989 she released her first solo project, "I'll Never Let Go of You". She next produced what has now become her signature songs, "Shahadah" and "Ramadan", which have now sold over 35, 000 copies. Suad's other cd projects are "Striving For Paradise", "Don't Give Up", "Suad's Greatest Hits", "On a Positive Note", and "Born to Inspire", “Running to the Destiny”, “A Message of Concern". A song which she collaborated with Imam W. Deen Mohammed.
As a favorite performer of Muslim Leader, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Suad was asked to perform yearly for the Annual Mosque Cares Convention, at his request. She also had the honor of being one of the first performers to be highlighted at the Annual Convention’s Public Address featuring Imam W. Deen Mohammed. Suad went on for years providing spirited uplifting music through out the country. Often times with our leader Imam W. Deen Mohammed. Imam Mohammed in his great wisdom and insight, told Suad that she “represents the spirit of our new community". And that “God has blessed Suad, to be able to go deep into the Souls of the People”.
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