Basim (singer)

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Basim (2014)
Basim (2014)
Background information
Birth nameAnis Basim Moujahid
Born (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 28)
Years active2008–present
Associated actsRemee

Anis Basim Moujahid (born 4 July 1992), better known as Basim, is a Danish pop singer and songwriter. He is of Moroccan origin, but lives in Høje Gladsaxe, a large housing project on the outskirts of Copenhagen. He has released two albums, Alt det jeg ville have sagt in 2008 and Befri dig selv in 2009. Basim represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 on home ground in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Cliche Love Song". The following year he was the Danish spokesperson at Eurovision.


2008: The X Factor and Alt det jeg ville have sagt[edit]

At age of 15, he took part in the 2008 edition of the talent program The X Factor and reached the quarterfinals before being voted out. After X Factor, Basim released his debut album in 2008 entitled Alt det jeg ville have sagt (meaning "Everything I would have said"). For the album, he collaborated with Danish X Factor judge Remee and engaged on a tour in the country. The album reached No. 8 in the Danish Albums Chart going gold. There were three singles from the album, "Alt det jeg ville have sagt", "Jeg vil" and "Baby, jeg savner dig".

Performances during X Factor[edit]

Episode Theme Song Artist Result
Live show 1
(8 February 2008)
Hits from Tjeklisten "Du Kan Gøre Hvad Du Vil" Christian Brøns Safe
Live show 2
(15 February 2008)
FilmHits "You Are the Music in Me" Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens featuring Olesya Rulin Safe
Live show 3
(22 February 2008)
Disco "Celebration" Kool & the Gang Safe
Live show 4
(29 February 2008)
Sing Danish "Tænder på dig" Jakob Sveistrup Safe
Live show 5
(7 March 2008)
BigBand "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Frankie Valli Bottom two
Live show 6
(14 March 2008)
Anne Linnet "Glor på Vinduer" Anne Linnet Eliminated
Elvis Presley "Always on My Mind" Elvis Presley

2009: Befri dig selv[edit]

Basim on the stage of Eurovision 2014

In October 2009, he released his second album Befri dig selv (in Danish "Free yourself"). The album reached No. 21 on the Danish Albums Chart and saw release of two singles "Lad ikke solen gå ned" (reaching No. 15 in the Danish Singles Chart) and title track "Befri dig selv". Basim has also participated in the 2009 edition of Vild med dans, the Danish edition of Dancing with the Stars, where he danced with Claudia Rex, finishing 9th.

2014–present: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 8 March 2014, Basim won the Danish "Melodi Grand Prix" (the Danish qualification for Eurovision) with "Cliche Love Song".[1] Basim represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. EBU announced on 17 March Basim would perform 23rd in the running order of the final.[2] He placed 9th in the final, scoring 74 points. The following year Basim was the Danish spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna.

Personal life[edit]

Basim is the son of Abdel Moujahid and his wife Zohra. His father, Abdel, suffered from cancer. Basim's rendition on the album Alt det jeg ville have sagt entitled Himlen Har Alt For Mange Engle ("Heaven Has Too Many angels") was dedicated to his father who died in 2012.

Basim's older brother Nabil Moujahid took part in the 2010 edition (third season) of the Danish X Factor as part of the group formation In-Joy. The four-member formation also including Essi, Jannick and Kevin was one of the nine finalists during the show. However In-Joy was eliminated at the end of the second week of the live shows of the competition finishing eighth overall.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
Alt det jeg ville have sagt
  • Released: 13 October 2008
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: Digital download, CD
Befri dig selv
  • Released: 19 October 2009
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Notes
5 (EP)
3."Stjæler mit hjerte"4:08
4."Kun et liv"4:14
5."Min verden"3:21
6."Ta' mig tilbage"4:09


Single Year Peak chart positions Album


"Alt det jeg ville have sagt" 2008 34 Alt det jeg ville have sagt
"Jeg vil" 26
"Baby, jeg savner dig" 2009
"Befri dig selv" Befri dig selv
"Lad ikke solen gå ned"
(with Lis Sørensen)
"Ta' mig tilbage" 2011 30 Non-album singles
"Cliche Love Song" 2014 2 37 73 49 50 38 71 9 55 46
"Picture in a Frame"
"Kostbar" 2015
"Comme ci comme ça"
(featuring Gilli)
2017 2
"Aji Aji" 6
(featuring Benny Jamz)
2018 7
"Tanker" 32
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Reference
2008 "Jeg vil" [1]
2009 "Befri dig selv" [2]
2011 "Ta' mig tilbage" [3]


  1. ^ "Denmark: Basim sang for the host nation with 'Cliche love song'". 18 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Denmark: Basim will sing 23rd in the grand final". 17 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Discography Basim". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Discographie Basim". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Discografie Basim". Belgian (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Discografie Basim". Belgian (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Discographie Basim". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Discography Basim". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Discografie Basim". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Discography Basim". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Discographie Basim". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Basim > UK Charts". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 3, 2018". Hitlisten. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 13, 2018". Hitlisten. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

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