Born on February 27, 1994 in the city of Bethlehem, Palestine.
His talent was noticed by his teacher and parents when he was around 5 years old.
By the age of 7 he was admitted into Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, he studied music and learned to play Oud, Buzuq, Clarinet and Percussion instruments.
Yacoub participated in school festivals and won a lot of schools singing Competitions.
In 2005 Yacoub won the title “Star of Palestine”, in a local talents show.
A turning point In Yacoub’s life in 2012 when he participated in a Palestinian talent show (New Star) and earned the first place and won the (Palestinian New Star) title.
On Oct 7th 2013 Yacoub released his first single “Rooh w nsany”
Lyrics by Elias Jeries and composed by himself.
On Feb 25th 2017 Yacoub Shaheen won the wildly popular ‘Arab Idol’ song contest, and crowned as Arab Idol 2017.
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