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Elissa absolutely kills it at Cairo concert

Tuesday 13/February/2018 - 12:35 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Lebanese superstar Elissa، preformed Monday evening live at a famous hotel in Cairo، amid a large crowd.

The 45-year-old preformed a number of her famous songs including، "Saharna Ya Leil"، "Law Feye"، and "Aaks Elli Shayfenha".

Elissa appeared with the same dress، that she debuted Sunday during the season finale of Middle East's "Project Runway"، which was designed by Lebanese designer، Elie Saab.

On February 3، Elissa fainted on Global Village's Main Cultural Stage، after giving a short performance when she felt nausea and fainted in front of her fans، during her concert at the Global Village Dubailand، in Dubai، UAE.

Elissa's fans and friends launched a campaign through the social media asking for praying for her، including Cyrine Abdel nour and Assi El-Hellani.

Meanwhile، no Arab media news reports revealed the nature of her illness.

On the other hand، Elissa launched a series of messages on her Twitter account، to thank and reassure her friends and fans on her wellbeing.

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

-Elissa in-depth-
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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