Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ellisa career

Studio albums

  • 1999: Baddi Doub
  • 2000: W'akherta Ma'ak
  • 2002: Ayshalak
  • 2004: Ahla Donya
  • 2006: Bastanak
  • 2007: Ayami Beek
  • 2009: Tsadaq Bmein 


  • Baddi Doub (1998)
  • W'akherta Ma'ak (2000)
  • Betghib Betrouh (2001)
  • Ayshalak (2002)
  • Ajmal Ehssas (2003)
  • Lebanese Night (2003): Duo with Irish artist Chris De Burgh
  • Koli youm fi omry (2004)
  • Erga' Lel Sho2 (2004)
  • Hobak Wajaa (2005)
  • Bastanak (2006)
  • Law Te'rafoh (2007)
  • Betmoon (2008)
  • Awakher El Sheta (2009)
  • Aa Bali Habibi (2010)

Elissa's Most Famous awards

  • A Silver Medal over the course of 'Studio Al Fan' Show. 1992
  • The Murex D'Or award - Best Female Artist of the Year. 2002
  • Best Arabic Female Singer - Zahret El Khaleej Magazine. 2003
  • Best Selling Album for a female singer in Egypt - Al Ahram Newspaper. 2004
  • LG Music Festival Award. 2004
  • AUST University Honoure - Lebanon. 2005
  • World Music Award - Best selling Middle Eastern artist - 'Ahla Donya album.' 2005
  • The Murex D'Or award - Best Female Artist of the Year. 2005
  • Best Arabic Female Singer In Al Aghani Radio Station - Egypt. 2005
  • Best Character of the Year - Zahret El Khaleej Magazine. 2005
  • Best Video Clip Award for the song 'Hobbak Waja'. 2005
  • Best Female Artist of the Year Award. 2005
  • World Music Award - Best selling Middle Eastern artist - 'Bastanak album.' 2006
  • An Honorable Award from the Professional Artists Union of Lebanon. 2007
  • Middle East Music Award - Best Female Arab Artist. 2008
  • Big Apple Music Award 2010- Best Female Artist of the Year
  • World Music Award - Best selling Middle Eastern artist - 'Tsadaq Bmein album.' 2010
  • Celebrity Student Awards - Best Lebanese Singer 2010
  • Celebrity Student Awards - Best Song 2010
  • Celebrity Student Awards - Best Album 2010
  • Celebrity Student Awards - Achievement Award 2010
  • The Murex D'Or Award - Best Lebanese Singer 2010
  • The Murex D'Or Award - Achievement Award 2010

Studio El Fan: Early Career Success

Elissa's first venture into art and artistic activities consisted of acting in theaters of political critique, namely with well-known Chansonnier Wassim Tabbara, and the "Theatre de 10 Heures". This was the first time she came in contact with an audience.
Her theatrical beginnings motivated her to move on to singing, which she did in 1992-3, when she participated in "Studio El Fan". The show was broadcast on LBCI, one of the most renowned TV stations in the Middle East. Elissa won a silver medal over the course of her in the program. Following this, she performed in concert until 1999, when Lido Productions released her first album, 'Baddi Doub'. Elissa debut on the commercial music scene was an event of considerable importance. The album was a success, and featured a hit with famous French gypsy act, Gerard Ferrer. The release of this first album took her to Cannes, to participate in the International Music Festival of 2000.

W'akherta Maak (2000-2001)

Following this first success, Elissa released her second album, 'W'akherta Ma'ak' in 2000, which in turn included the hit duet 'Bitghib Betrouh', sung with Lebanese superstar Ragheb Alama. 'Bitghib Betrouh' was a huge hit all the over the Arab World, and is still being played on radio and TV today, more than 9 years after its initial release. It also sold more than 200,000 copies.
Elissa had a duet with the international artist Chris de Burgh in an Arabic-English song titled "Lebanese Nights", which was written, composed and distributed by DeBurgh.He decided to sing it with a Lebanese singer, and chose Elissa. The song was recorded in London and released in DeBurgh's 2002 Album, Timing Is Everything.

Ayshalak (2002-2003)

Elissa's third studio album, Ayshalak, was released in June 2002, and supported by a video clip filmed in Paris by French director Fabrice Begotti. Wardrobe and make up were provided by Christian Dior, which made Elissa the first Arab figure to represent Dior. The video and the song both were a huge success, and with the aid of the composer/arranger Jean-Marie Riachi, Elissa was able to produce another hit called "Agmal Ehsas", which was Elissa's second single from Ayshalak. The video clip was directed by the Lebanese director, Selim El Turk. In 2002, Elissa won the Murex d'Or award for best female artist and the "Ajmal Ihsas" clip won the best video clip at the Arabic music awards.

Ahla Donya (2004-2005)

Elissa's fourth album, Ahla Donya, was released in 2004. This was one of the fastest selling albums ever in the Arab world. This album was the first under Elissa's contract with Rotana, the music production company. The album included a variety of songs, such as Koll Youm Fi Omry, Erga' Lel Shoa', Hobbak Waja' (Inta Lameen) and Ahla Donya. In 2005, Elissa bought the World Music Award for being best selling artist of the Middle east for the sales of Ahla Donya and was the first Lebanese to win this award, Elissa also won the Murex Dor award for Best video clip, "Hobak Wajaa (Inta Lameen)". In 2005, a Special Collector's Edition of the record was made available (1000 copies) with state-of-the-art packaging including a mini-biography.

Bastanak (2006-2007)

In early 2006, Elissa released her fifth studio effort, Bastanak, which has sold nearly 3.7 million copies, according to Rotana. Unlike her previous albums which were produced by Jean-Marie Riachi, numerous producers collaborated in the project. The album's lead single was the title track "Bastanak" with its music video shot in Prague. It was released exclusively on Rotana music channels. To promote the album in May 2006, Pepsi launched an international commercial in which Elissa and American pop singer Christina Aguilera sing together.
On November 15, 2006, Elissa won her second World Music Award as best selling artist of the Middle East for the sales of Bastanak. Elissa attended the the 2006 World Music Awards (the 12th annual World Music Awards) which were held in London and performed the hit single Bastanak.
In 2007, she recorded the song "Halili" which is a duet with the Algerian-born raï singer Cheb Mami, but neither Elissa nor Cheb Mami, promoted their project enough to be as successful as Elissa's other duets, that's why it was a commercial disappointment. :D

Ayami Beek (2007-2009)

Her sixth studio album, "Ayami Beek", was released in December 2007 by Rotana. The album has gained extraordinary success in the Arab world and is considered the best selling album in 2008 and still in the charts in all of the Arab countries. Her first single of the album, "Betmoun" debuted at number 1 on Rotana's PEPSI Top 20 Charts, making it the 2nd song ever in the charts to debut at number one, even though the song dropped to number 5 the following week. This album has been selling high numbers all over the Middle East. Thousands of copies were sold in the first days of the Islamic feast Eid Al Adha. The album has been number one in all Middle East charts for over 6 months. The album's first single "Betmoun" was released in Summer of 2008 and became very successful. In February 2009, Elissa worked with Fadl Shaker, a Lebanese singer, on a duet called "Jowa El Rooh", the song can be found on Fadl's 2009 studio album, Ba'da Al Bal. Unfortunately, this project was not promoted enough either, it was supposed to be shot a video clip, but because of Fadl's filled schedule, and Elissa's then problems with Rotana, as some media resources say, the music video shooting was canceled. The album's second single "Awakher El Shita" was released early 2009 and was also successful. In the summer of 2009 there had been rumors that there were problems between Elissa and Rotana, her record label, but she signed a new contract with Rotana.

Tsadaq Bmein (2009-present)

"Tsadaq Bmein" was released on December 26, 2009. The production includes 13 songs. Elissa collaborated with a group of professional songwriters and composers. For the third time in her career, Elissa won the 2010 World Music Award for best selling artist of the Middle East for the sales of this album.


Elissar Zakaria Khoury (Arabic: إليسار زكريا خوري‎) (born October 27, 1972 in Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon), known as Elissa (Arabic: إليسا‎) is a Lebanese singer with multiple Arabic and International awards. She is one of the most well-known female singers in the Arab world and considered as one of the best selling female artists in the Middle East.
Famous for her passionate style of music, Elissa is often referred to as the "Queen Of Romance" and "Queen Of Feelings".

Born to a Lebanese father (Zakaria Khoury) and a Syrian mother (Youmna Saud), Elissa was raised in the The Bekaa valley in Lebanon. She earned a degree in Political Science from the Lebanese University. She is a Maronite Catholic. Elissa's father, Zakaria Khoury, who studied and taught Arabic literature, died of cancer in 2004. She has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Her brother Kamel Khoury is a DJ. Her sister Norma is married and lives in Canada, her two other brothers are Ghassan and Jehad.

Elissa's Famous Quotes
Thanks to all those who challenged and criticized me, I've learned that hard work eventually leads to success - Elissa, from her message to her fans in Tsadaq Bmein album cover (2009)

In late 2009, Elissa had faced some rumors about her being engaged to the young Egyptian artist Muhammad Rahim. Both Elissa and Muhammad Rahim have denied the news. Elissa stated that she only saw Muhammad Rahim twice and both were business meetings.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Miss Lebanon Archives

 Miss Lebanon Winner

 2010 Rahaf Abdallah

2009 - Martine Andraos

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Beauty Pageant

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Nancy ajram career

Nancy ajram career:

Studio albums

  • 1998: Mihtagalak
  • 2001: Sheel Oyounak Anni
  • 2003: Ya Salam
  • 2004: Ah W Noss
  • 2006: Ya Tabtab...Wa Dallaa
  • 2007: Shakhbat Shakhabit
  • 2008: Betfakkar Fi Eih?!

DVDs and live albums

  • 2004: Live at the Jarash Festival [DVD] - MegaStar
  • 2005: Ma La Ta'arifunahu 3an Nancy Ajram [DVD] - MBC
  • 2006: Ah w Noss: Collector's Edition [CD and DVD] - MegaStar
  • 2006: Ya Salam: Collector's Edition [CD and DVD] - MegaStar
  • 2007: Shakhbat Shakhabit [DVD]
  • 2007: ElDonya Helwa - Live [Live CD]
  • 2008: The Best of Nancy Clips [DVD]
  • 2008: Greatest Hits [Compilation CD] - EMI
  • 2009: Awwel Marra [Old Live Songs CD] - Artline Music

Non-album singles

Nancy released several songs dedicated to special countries in the Arab world, starting with "Kuwait alShahama" in 2005. In early 2006, she released a single, "Ana Masry" ("I am Egyptian"), timed to coincide with Egypt's hosting and winning of the African Cup of Nations football tournament, taking it by storm. Its video showed Egyptians representing the diversity of the country lip-sync the patriotic lyrics of the song. Nancy also released a song for the rival Egyptian soccer teams "Ahly and Zamalek", being the first to do so after Sabah. Nancy released a sensual song for Lebanon called "Habib elOmr" composed by Ziad Boutrous, which preceded the 2006 Lebanese war. After the 2007 "Nahr el Bared" war, Nancy dedicated a song composed by Samir Sfeir to the Lebanese Army, called "Khalleek Bwejj elGhadab".
  • 2005 "Kuwait Al Shahama"
  • 2005 "Ana Masry"
  • 2005 "Agbal" - (released in "Afdal Ma Endana" UAE compilation album)
  • 2006 "Ahli w Zamalek"
  • 2006 "Habib el Omr"
  • 2007 "Bwejj el Ghadab"
  • 2007 "El Dunya Helwa" [Coke Single] - (featured in Live performances album)
  • 2009 "Ya Rab Tikbar Mila"
  • 2009 "Efta7 Albak Tefra7" [Coke Single] - (released on Coke official website)
  • 2010 "Masr el Ma7rousa"
  • 2010 "Salemoli 3alaih"

Nancy Ajram

Nancy Nabil Ajram (Arabic: نانسي نبيل عجرم‎) (Nancy 'Ajram ) (born May 16, 1983) is a multi-platinum Lebanese singer and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF . By 2007, Ajram had sold over 30 million records ranking 3rd best selling female artist in Lebanese history. She has released seven studio albums to date and appeared in a number of music videos and commercials. She participated in the most significant Arabic festivals and won multiple awards, most importantly the 2008 World Music Award as Best-selling Middle Eastern Artist, the youngest Arab WMA winner to date. Nancy Ajram is the first and only female sponsor and spokesperson of Coca-Cola in the Middle East and Arab world. Considered by many as an Arabic music icon of the decade, Nancy was described on the Oprah Winfrey Show as one of the most influential personalities of the Middle East.

Ajram was born to Nabil Ajram and Raymonda Aoun on May 16, 1983 in Achrafieh, a district in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 1995, at the age of twelve, Nancy Ajram took part in a variety show, Noujoum Al-Moustakbal, ("Stars of the Future"), a Lebanese reality television competition, which finds new solo musical talent. Ajram won a gold medal in the Tarab category after singing a song by Umm Kulthum.
Ajram studied music with renowned Lebanese musicians and despite being less than 18 years old at the time, the syndicate of professional artists in Lebanon accepted her as a member. Her first singles were titled "Hobbak Allam Albi elGheere" by Abdo Mounzer, and "Oulha Kelma Ala Shani". At the age of 15, she released her first album, Mihtagalak ("I Need You') in 1998. It was followed by Sheel Oyoonak Anni ("Stop Staring") in 2000, which achieved more success.

Marriage and Motherhood
In September 2008, Nancy married Dr. Fadi Hachem after a three-year relationship; the wedding was attended mainly by close friends and family. Nancy continued her work during pregnancy, during which she filmed "Lamset Eid" and her first Sony Ericsson commercial. She also participated in several concerts, such as Layali Febrayer and received her World Music Award.
On May 16, 2009, Nancy gave birth to her first child, a daughter she named "Mila." Short for Milagrosa (miraculous in Spanish), Mila is also a traditional, Levantine name popular in rural Lebanon and meaning a "blooming tree". However, Nancy revealed that the name was Fadi's choice inspired by the Serbia-born US actress, Milla Jovovich. Nancy released a song for her daughter, "Ya Rab Tekbar Mila" (I Pray that Mila Grows Up) on the same day. In a survey done by Rotana Magazine, Nancy was voted as the "Most Beautiful Mom" of 2009.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Miss Lebanon World 2009

Name :  Martine ANDRAOS
Age :  19
Height :  170
Languages :  Arabic, French & English
Martine is in her second year of studying business and accounting at university. Her ambition is to run her own jewellery label. Hobbies include playing piano, guitar, and oriental dance. She enjoys sports especially tennis and badminton. Her favourite food is tabbouleh. Martine’s motto is “Happiness in moderation”.
Tell us about your job/studies
As a 19 years old Business Administration junior student, I have not had enough time to accomplish as much as I hope to. The choice I made for my college studies was based on my ambitions of owning my personal-label jewelry company. Besides my college studies, I am interested in all kinds of social work. I haven’t had any paid job other than my post in the Model United Nations Global-Classrooms program secretariat as school relation coordinator and project manager. Overtime I developed a certain kind of wisdom that helped me through many of the challenges in life and work. I learned to plan and to use a certain amount of discipline to carry through my plans. I learned to manage myself. That’s one of the basic principles for my future profession. I aim to become a respectable stateswoman who uses her nationalism to promote peace and reconstruction in the world.
How are you preparing for Miss World in South Africa?
The time was very short between Miss Lebanon and the international contest. While I am filling up my duties as Miss Lebanon, I am also working hard to prepare an honorable portfolio of all the charity works I have been doing. In addition, I am trying to keep a healthy shape; I am practicing my catwalks, working with the designer and the jeweler to prepare my wardrobe and accessories for the contests. I am also learning how to wear my makeup and fix my hair, and how to apply etiquette and manners, and of course attending dance classes for my talent show.
What's your daily routine?
Everyday is different from the other. New meetings, openings invitations, important events with several ministries, charity work, visiting cancer and handicap children centers, visiting schools and meeting with university deans to work with the students mainly on my project “Water conservation and usage in Lebanon” and on other programs that deal with ecological issues. I always have some “must to do” on my schedule like Sunday morning attending the mess and spending enough time with my family. Finally, as a student, I attend class during weekdays and exercise and hang out with friends.
How do you feel about travelling to South Africa?
It’s a mix of excitement and duty. First, I am really excited and looking forward to participate in this international contest where at least I can learn and enjoy a wonderful and outstanding learning experience. I am also so excited to discover the nature’s beauty of that country and learn about the African nation, their historical and political events and, of course, making new friends. But there’s the responsibility that comes with being a representative of your country. Lebanese people have put hope in me and I have the duty to represent them in the best way to meet their expectations.
Which elements of Miss World are you most looking forward to?
As a matter of fact, “Beauty with a purpose” has lots of important meanings and commitments in it and I would like to have a hand in those commitments and make of the world a better place.
Do you have a message to the other Miss World contestants?
I have a simple message: let’s all enjoy the wonderful experience of Miss World and compete in a very decent way, and of course: “May the one who deserves it win”.
What do you think are you qualities that youwill bring to the competition?
In my life I have had many experiences that built up my leadership skills and made me become diplomatic, self confident, and determined to make of myself a successful woman in a diverse world. I am energetic and have big interest in social and environmental work. As a young girl, I was a member of a church group in my hometown. I was taught the values of the Christian religion: love, forgiveness, and tolerance. . Best of all, the experience I have had, being a member of the Secretariat of The Model United Nations LEBANON as project manager and school relation coordinator, helped me to become more organized, to know how to work with people from different backgrounds and most importantly , to learn about conflict resolution. In addition, it appears that the factor that sets me apart is my natural beauty. Unlike other woman I don’t take any dramatic steps to change my physical appearance. A Miss Lebanon said he echoes others when he described my “pure natural beauty” as my winning asset.
What individual talents will seperate you from the other contestants?
With every single women coming from a different part of the world, there is no doubt that each one carrys her own unique qualities. Other than my talent in oriental dance, Music and photography are my main interests. But for the past few years, my interests were more academic and social, resulting in less time for me to practice my hobbies. On the other hand, besides my great determination to make the world a better place, I have come to realize that giving is more satisfying than receiving. My volunteering in my community and church and working with needy people and in programs that help save the environment have been very enriching. Also, at school I was elected for several years the delegate who represents the class at the student government for having leadership, negotiation skills and perseverance.
What would it mean to you to do well at Miss World?
At the world and international level, it is an engagement and commitment to do what I am required to accomplish and try to conceive and create ideas and events that could help me attain and perform my mission to the best, and above all, be able to keep the image of the title and symbol of “Miss World” the highest possible. On the national level, this year 2009 has brought many positive changes to Lebanon, and I can’t but go to Miss World wishing to bring home the crown and add more hope to the Lebanese people. On the personal level, I hold many dreams for a better world, a strong will to make a difference, and a lot of love to share along the way. I understand the responsibilities that come with the crown and will work hard to fulfill my duty graciously and professionally.
What is the one thing you cannot live without?
FAITH is the one thing I cannot live without. Love, Peace, Forgiveness, Tolerance and many other come out of FAITH.
Who do you most admire?
I have long admired anyone who makes a difference for positive change in another’s life. I admire Oprah Winfrey because she shares many of my qualities. Over the years Oprah has touched so many lives. She has given a lot to charities and opened a school in Africa for those who are less fortunate. Making a positive difference in someone’s life is my passion.
Who has inspired you most in your life?
My parents have inspired me most in my life. At the age of fifteen, I sat with my two sisters and brothers watching my father, who is a university instructor, on the stage applauding my mother as she graduated with a master degree in Business Administration. She addressed the audience as the Valedictorian of her class. Later on, I know that, as role models, my parents had prepared me for a life of defining and utilizing my potential.
What is your favourite landmark?
St Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey. Not only it is an impressive and historical cathedral, It carries in it lots of religious and political meanings and messages.( courtesy: the official MissWorld Organization website)