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Elissa feels blessed for reaching 13 mln followers on Twitter

Thursday 11/January/2018 - 10:26 AM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Lebanese superstar Elissa expressed Thursday her happiness over reaching 13 million followers on her Twitter account.

“They say 13 is a bad number but I can't but feel so blessed and happy for reaching 13 million followers on Twitter! I love you one by one، 13 million times” Elissa captioned.

Noteworthy، Elissar Zakaria Khoury، mostly known as Elissa، is a Lebanese recording artist. She is known as “Queen of Emotions” and as “Queen of Romance".

Elissa was born in 1972، to a Lebanese father (Zakaria Khoury) and a Syrian mother (Youmna Suud). She was raised in the Beqaa valley with 5 siblings. 

She graduated from the Lebanese University with a degree in Political Science. After graduating she decided to pursue a professional career on the stage and in music.

She achieved moderate success in Lebanon before moving to Cairo at the turn of the new century where she succeeded greatly and established herself as one of the great singing voice of the Arab World. 

Elissa was the highest-selling female Middle Eastern artist for 2005، 2006 and 2010.

In 2005، 2006، and 2010، she received the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist، and became first Lebanese singer to receive the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist in 2006. She has currently sold over 30 million albums worldwide. 

Elissa is also among one of the richest celebrities in Lebanon، with a reported estimated wealth of over $41 million.

As of 2017، Elissa has well over 43 million followers on social media.

Elissa is currently one of the judges of The Voice season 4، along with Ahlam، Assi El-Hellani، Mohamed Hamaki.

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