Moshe Peretz Biography
Moshe Peretz was born 10th May 1983 and is an Israeli Mizrahi pop singer-songwriter and composer. He is also currently serving as a judge for the first season of The X Factor Israel.
Peretz was born and raised in Tiberias. His father was of Moroccan Jewish origin and his mother was of Iraqi Jewish origin. Peretz started singing as a poet in a synagogue in Tiberias at the age of 13 and began to compose songs. At the age of 18 Peretz was inducted into the Israel Defense Forces for obligatory military service. During his service, he performed”, during Yom Hazikaron (the Israeli Memorial Day) ceremonies held at his base that received positive feedback leading to him serving in a military music band.
In 2002, he started writing songs while in the Army. After release from the Army, he released his first album in 2005 entitled Mabit El Hamromim that saw sale of over 10,000 copies in Israel. His follow-up album Esh in 2007 was even more successful selling 20,000 copies and certified gold. The title track “Esh” was heavily promoted on Israeli radio and specialized music channels. It sold over 20,000 and was certified gold. In 2008, he had a hit that topped the Israeli singles chart called “Elaich” meaning “You” that was the precursor of the third album Elaich that sold over 40,000 copies and was certified platinum.
His fourth studio album proved however his most successful album in 2010. Entitled Me’ha’shamaim, it sold over 110,000 copies and was certified double platinum. The song “שתיים בלילה” meaning “2 o’clock” topped the Israeli singles chart. He conducted a grand tour to promote the album appearing notably in famous Caesarea Music Festival. In August 2010 was shortly detained for an investigation by the Israeli police on suspicion of tax evasion. His fifth single Zikukim (meaning ‘Fireworks’). The album has sold over 80,000 copies and certified double platinum.
Peretz married Yarden Gozlan, the sister of footballer Shoval Gozlan. The couple lives in Be’er Ya’akov, in a luxury villa which Peretz specifically had built for him, designed by an architect he hired. It is equipped with a professional recording studio in the basement. In November 2014, their first daughter Michaela was born. In June 2016, their twins Noam and Guy were born. In March 2016, Peretz plead guilty to tax evasion after reaching a plea bargain. In October 2016, he was fined NIS 60,000 ($15,000) and ordered to spend 4 months’ community service volunteering at an old age home in Rishon LeZion.
Moshe Peretz And His Wife
Peretz married Yarden Gozlan, the sister of footballer Shoval Gozlan. The couple lives in Be’er Ya’akov, in a luxury villa which Peretz specifically had built for him, designed by an architect he hired. It is equipped with a professional recording studio in the basement. In November 2014, their first daughter Michaela was born. In June 2016, their twins Noam and Guy were born.
Moshe Peretz Albums
- 2005: Mabit El Hamromim (מביט אל המרומים) (meaning Looking at the sky/heavens). (Sale of 10,000 copies)
- 2007: Esh (אש) (meaning Fire) (sales of over 20,000 copies, certified gold)
- 2008: Elaich (אלייך) (meaning Towards You) (sales of over 40,000 copies, certified platinum)
- 2010: Me’ha’shamaim (meaning From the sky/heavens” (sales of over 110,000 copies, certified double platinum)
- 2011: Zikukim (זיקוקים) (meaning Fireworks) (sales of over 80,000, certified double platinum)
- 2013: Col Hamilim Hasmehot (כל המילים השמחות) (meaning All The Happy Words)
- 2015: Simane Hazman (סימני הזמן) (meaning Signs of The Time)
- 2017: Bucher Chadash (בחור חדש) (meaning New Guy)
Moshe Peretz Net Worth
Moshe Peretz’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $716,494,549 in 2018.
Moshe Peretz Songs
- Hi Rak Rotza Lirkod
- Yalda Ktana
- Kshe’at Halacht
- Gibor shel Ima
- Im At Holechet
- Simanei HaZman
- Mul Kol Haolam
- Ratziti Rak
- Im Zot Milhama
- Ach Sheli
- Ani Vehalevad Sheli
- Million Neshikot / Haatam Hayashan / Arutz Ad Elaich / Elef Paamim / Baniti Alaich
Moshe Peretz Zikukim Lyrics
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Moshe Peretz 5325
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Moshe Peretz Caramela|Karamela
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Moshe Peretz X Factor
The X Factor Israel (אקס פקטור ישראל) is the Israeli version of the British television music competition The X Factor, created by Simon Cowell. The show started airing fall of 2013 on Reshet. The first season was hosted by Israeli fashion model Bar Refaeli. Its judges for the first season of the show were rock singer Rami Fortis, pop singer-songwriter and composer Moshe Peretz, pop and R&B singer Shiri Maimon, and pop singer Ivri Lider.