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Elissa postpones album due to World Cup

Friday 25/May/2018 - 03:21 PM
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Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Lebanese recording artist Elissa has decided to postpone her forthcoming album due to the World Cup، which is scheduled for June.

Elissa was due to release her album during Eid al-Fitr holidays but decided to postpone because of the preoccupation of the Arab public with the World Cup، especially since there are a number of Arab football teams qualified for the World Cup such as Egypt and Morocco.

In the new album، she cooperates with a large number of Poets and composers including Amir Teima، Ramy Gamal، Nader Abdallah، and Walid Said.

Elissa announced back in 2017 a new album after two years from releasing album "Saharna Ya Leil".

Meanwhile، it is scheduled for Elissa to perform at the Beirut holidays festival on August 10، held at Beirut waterfront، Beirut، Lebanon.

The festival، which runs from July 22 to August 10، will witness the performances of A-listers singers such as Elissa، Nancy Ajram، Wael Kfoury، Chris De Burgh، Wael Jasser، Helene Segara، and others.

Beirut Festival is characterized by its rich program and its adoption of the latest technologies for sound and lighting at its concerts.

In 2017، Elissa performed at the festival، on August 3.

Elissa renewed recently her cooperation with well-known actress، Ghada Abdel Razek for the second time، after singing the theme song of her 2012's TV series “Ma Sabek El Asrar”، where she sang Abdel Razek’s TV series “Deed Maghoul” (Against anonymous)theme song.

The series is a thriller genre co-starring، Ghada Abdel razek، Firas Saayed، Hanan Motawee، Rania Mansour، Rojina، Ahmed Said Abdel Ghany، Khaled Mahmoud، Halla EL Saied، Maha Nassar، Diab، and others.

The series is written by Ayman Salama، and directed by Tarek Refaat.

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 recently judged The Voice season 4، along with Ahlam، Assi El-Hellani، Mohamed Hamaki.

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