Hussein Al A'dhami was born in Baghdad in 1952 into a family of musicians. After a stint as a policeman, he began his career as a singer and hymnist in 1973 integrating the Music Patrimony Group founded by the much missed Iraqi Lute master Mounir Bachir. In 1974 he became a soloist member of the Iraqi Radio-Television.
Like many singers of Maqam, he has a dual musical background - profane and sacred. Having been trained in Koranic incantation (tajwid)