In response, Sami wrote an open letter extensively discussing his stance on music and the modern art industry in general from both an perspective and a social one.
Except for two tracks in Persian and Arabic, the songs are in English.
It quickly became an international success and launched Yusuf's professional music career.
He has sold over 34 million albums as of 2016.
In a previous interview, Yusuf described himself as generally apolitical.
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Yusuf performed in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2019 A Timeless Presence with nine new songs exploring Azerbaijani culture and all instruments except for the piano being Azerbaijani.
In recognition of his philanthropy, in 2014, Yusuf was appointed Global Ambassador for the.