Anwar Robinson Biography:
Anwar Farid Robinson was born on April 21, 1979 and was raised in Newark, New Jersey. Anwar began singing at the tender age of 8 and was a student of the Newark Boys' Chorus School. During his college years, he received training as a tenor from Dr. Scott J. McCoy. His training lasted for almost four years and in 2001, he finished his studies with the Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. Before he auditioned for season 4 of American Idol, Anwar was working as a music teacher at a local Junior High. He also moved around quite a bit, finally settling down in East Orange, New Jersey. Anwar enjoys listening to the music of Stevie Wonder and Patti LaBelle.
Anwar traveled from East Orange to Washington D.C. in order to try out for season 4 of American Idol. With his smooth voice, charming personality and big smile, it wasn't hard for Anwar to gain a big fanbase when he started out in the semifinals. When he moved on to the Finals, he amazed the judges and the American voters with his renditions of "House is not a Home," "Ain't Nobody," "I Believe I Can Fly," "If Ever I Would Leave You," and "I'll Never Love This Way Again." During the sixth week of the Finals, Anwar grooved to Earth, Wind and Fire's "September," but unfortunately he couldn't sing and dance his way into the hearts of America, and the following day, Anwar was the next to be sent home, becoming the sixth person to be eliminated from the show.
After the Season Finale, Anwar went on tour with the Top 10 finalists of season 4. The tour took Anwar and the others through over 40 different cities in the United States and Canada for a span of about three months. Since then, Anwar has come out with his first cover album named The Truth (About Love). He is currently busy writing his own songs for his second album entitled The Truth II.