ARABIA’S NIGHTINGALE

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  • PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES

PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES

PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES

Nancy Ajram

Nationality: Lebanese
Designation: Singer

Nicknamed ‘Britney Spears of the Middle East’, Nancy Nabil Ajram is a multi-platinum recording Lebanese artist who made her mark in the music industry with her smash hit “Akhasmak Ah”.She is the first and the only Middle-Eastern artist to be mentioned on The Oprah Winfrey Show as one of the most influential personalities of the Middle East.

At the age of twelve, Nancy took part in a variety show, Noujoum Al-Moustakbal,(Stars of the Future), a Lebanese reality television competition, which finds new solo musical talent. She won a gold medal in the Tarab category after singing a song by Umm Kulthum.

With the help of her father, she released her first studio album at the age of 15.In 2004, she released her second international best-seller “Ah W Noss”, which spawned several hits, “Ah W Noss”, “Lawn Ouyounak”, and “IntaEih” at which point Nancy had established pop icon status in the Middle East.

Nancy has participated in numerous charity events and concerts that she considers a priority in her music career.In 2009, the UNICEF chose Ajram to be the first female regional ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, as was announced in a press conference held in Beirut.

She is the first and only female sponsor and spokesperson of Coca-Cola in the Middle East and Arab world. By 2007, Nancy had sold more than 30 million records and was officially the third highest selling female artist in Lebanese history.

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