Ragheb Subhi Alama was born in Beirut, Lebanon in year 1969. He got married to Jehan Al Ali in 1996, and became the father of 2 children, Khaled (Born 1997) and Louay (Born 2001).
When he turned 15, he was admitted to the Conservatoire where he excelled in his studies of lute. He took part in the LBC TV program (Studio al Fan) and won a gold medal for his achievements in the field of folklore songs.
His rise to fame started in 1982. He has taken part in several festivals, both Arab and International, such as at Carthage and Jerash. He released around 15 albums since early 1980s. The first successful album which remarked the debut of his career internationally was "Albi A'she'aha", which was also the first professionally shot video clip in the Arab world. Since then Ragheb's albums were remarkably successful such as "Ya Hayaty", "Bravo Aliki", "Farq Kbeer", "Habiby ya Nasi', "Tab Leih"(2003), "El Hob El Kbeer"(2004) and "Baasha2ak"(2008).
In year 2000, Alama recorded the duet "Betgheeb betrouh" with the then-rising singer Elissa.
Aside from his singing career, Alama has been an official spokesman for Samsung mobiles and filmed many advertisements throughout his career.