Elissa to Grace Egypt with Cancer-Benefit Concert on January 18
Renowned Lebanese recording artist, Elissa, is set to grace the stage of a prestigious hotel in Cairo governorate on January 18, 2023. In a heartwarming act of compassion, Elissa will perform a cancer-benefit concert, offering solace and support to those battling this formidable adversary.
This poignant evening of music and solidarity will commence at 09:30 PM, adhering to Cairo’s local time. Elissa’s unmistakable talent will be the centerpiece of the event, offering a message of hope and resilience to all who attend.
Elissar Zakaria Khoury, affectionately known as Elissa, is a luminary in the world of Lebanese music. Her illustrious career has earned her the monikers “Queen of Emotions” and “Queen of Romance,” both of which are befitting her exceptional vocal prowess and emotive performances.
Born in 1972 to a Lebanese father, Zakaria Khoury, and a Syrian mother, Youmna Suud, Elissa grew up in the enchanting Beqaa valley alongside her five siblings. She embarked on her academic journey at the Lebanese University, where she diligently pursued a degree in Political Science. However, her profound passion for music and the stage soon eclipsed her other aspirations.
Elissa initially achieved moderate success in her homeland of Lebanon. However, she would soon embark on a transformative journey to Cairo at the turn of the new millennium. It was in Egypt that she would truly make her mark, garnering immense acclaim and solidifying her status as one of the Arab World’s premier vocal talents.
In the years 2005, 2006, and 2010, Elissa’s musical prowess spoke volumes, as she earned the prestigious World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist. Notably, she became the first Lebanese singer to secure this esteemed accolade in 2006. Her resonant voice and emotive songs have captivated audiences worldwide, with over 30 million albums sold.
Beyond her artistic accomplishments, Elissa is also recognized as one of Lebanon’s wealthiest celebrities, boasting an estimated wealth of over $41 million. Her influence extends far beyond the stage, evident in her massive social media following, which numbers well over 43 million as of 2017.
In a testament to her enduring relevance in the music industry, Elissa assumed the role of judge on The Voice season 4, alongside esteemed colleagues Ahlam, Assi El-Hellani, and Mohamed Hamaki. Her expertise and insight continue to inspire the next generation of talented artists.
As we look ahead to Elissa’s forthcoming cancer-benefit concert in Egypt, we anticipate an evening of sublime music, unity, and unwavering support for those in the fight against cancer. Elissa’s artistry and dedication to this noble cause serve as a reminder of the remarkable impact that music and compassion can have on our lives. We invite you to join us on January 18 for an unforgettable evening of harmony and hope.