Elissa VideosElissa (Arabic: إليسا) was born in Deir Al-Amar, Lebanon and raised amidst the spectacular natural scenery of the Bekaa Valley. She holds a degree in Political Science from the Lebanese University. Her first forays into art and artistic activities consisted of acting in theaters of political critique, namely with well-known chansonnier Wassim Tabbara, and the Theatre de 10 Heures. This was the first time she came in contact with an audience, whose overwhelming warmth and energy she immediately took a shining to.
Her theatrical beginnings motivated her to move to singing. In 1992, she appeared on LBC's Studio Al Fan talent show. Elissa won a silver medal over the course of her stay on the program. Following this, she performed in concert tirelessly until 1999, when Lido Productions released her first album, Baddy Doub. Elissa's debut on the commercial music scene was definitely an event of considerable importance.
The album was a success and featured a smash hit with famous French gypsy act, Gerard Ferrer. The release of this first album took her straight to Cannes, to participate in the International Music Festival of 2000. Following this first success, Elissa then released her second album, W'akherta Ma'ak which in turn included the hit duet Betghib Betrouh, sung with Lebanese superstar Ragheb Alameh. It was a massive hit, and is still played on radio and TV today, over three years after its initial release. Elissa's album, Ayshalak, has been the number one selling album in the Middle East since its release in June 2002.
For this album, Elissa took advantage of the high momentum of her previous two albums, and managed to reach an even higher level of stardom. The video clip of the album's hit single, also entitled Ayshalak, was filmed in Paris with acclaimed French director Fabrice Begotti. Elissa was officially dressed and made up by Christian Dior Paris for the entire duration of the shoot. This was the first time the illustrious French designer collaborated with an Arab artist. 2002 brought Elissa more consecration with the winning of the Murex d'Or award for best female artist.
Hot on the heels of the outstanding Ayshalak, Elissa shook the music scene further by teaming up with world-famous Irish singer Chris De Burgh. Needless to say, the collaboration of these two talents resulted in the historic duet Lebanese Night, which is featured on De Burgh's 2002 album, Timing is Everything. To crown the year, Elissa was included in the 100 Pioneers of Lebanon anthology book, alongside artists such as Fairuz, Wadih al-Safi, and other personalities who have left their mark on the Lebanese cultural, political and social landscape.
Elissa’s fourth album, Ahla Donya was released in 2004. This was one of the fastest selling albums ever in the Arab world. The album included a variety of songs, such as Kol Youm Fi Omri, Erga' Lel Shou', Hobbak Waja' (Inta Lamin) and Ahla Dounya. The album received a 2005 World Music Award for best selling album in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2005, a Special Collector's Edition of the record was made available (1000 copies) with state-of-the-art packaging including a mini-biography.
In early 2006, Elissa released her fifth studio effort, the album Bastanak, which has sold nearly 3.7 million copies, according to Rotana. In 2006 Elissa again won the World Music Award for best selling Middle Eastern artist for Bastanak.
In December 2007, Elissa released her sixth studio album, Ayami Bik, which achieved a remarkable success in the Middle East and spawned the hit Betmoun.
In December 2009, Elissa released her seventh studio album, Tisada' Bimin. The song Aa Bali Habibi is gaining wide success, especially in Lebanon. The first single is the title track Tisada' Bimin.
arabic, lebanese, world, elissa, female vocalists.
Bastanak, Kermalak, Koul Youm Fee Oumri, Khod Balak Alaya, Ayami Bik, Fatet Sineen, Law Kan, Wakherta Maak, Sahar Einy, Baaich Ala Hissak, Tlob Itmana, Mamboleo, Law Taarafou, Zanbi Ana, Aa Bali Habibi, Taa, Haram, Hikayti Maak, Ayami Beek (Wana A'dar), Betmoun.
Video: BastanakBastanak by Elissa music video
Video: KermalakKermalak by Elissa music video
Video: Koul Youm Fee OumriKoul Youm Fee Oumri by Elissa music video
Video: Khod Balak AlayaKhod Balak Alaya by Elissa music video
Video: Ayami BikAyami Bik by Elissa music video
Video: Fatet SineenFatet Sineen by Elissa music video
Video: Law KanLaw Kan by Elissa music video
Video: Wakherta MaakWakherta Maak by Elissa music video
Video: Sahar EinySahar Einy by Elissa music video
Video: Baaich Ala HissakBaaich Ala Hissak by Elissa music video
Video: Tlob ItmanaTlob Itmana by Elissa music video
Video: MamboleoMamboleo by Elissa music video
Video: Law TaarafouLaw Taarafou by Elissa music video
Video: Zanbi AnaZanbi Ana by Elissa music video
Video: Aa Bali HabibiAa Bali Habibi by Elissa music video
Video: TaaTaa by Elissa music video
Video: HaramHaram by Elissa music video
Video: Hikayti MaakHikayti Maak by Elissa music video
Video: Ayami Beek (Wana A'dar)Ayami Beek (Wana A'dar) by Elissa music video
Video: BetmounBetmoun by Elissa music video
Carole Samaha, Yara, Tamer Hosny, Nancy Ajram, عمر دياب, Myriam Fares, Samira Said, Haifa Wehbe, Fairuz, Nawal al zoghbi, Maya Diab, Saad Lamjarred, Assala Nasri, Wael Kfoury, Asala, Najwa Karam, Amal Maher, Balqees, Abdul Majeed Abdullah, Angham, Shireen Abdel Wahab, Ahlam, Joseph Attieh, Cyrine Abdel Nour.
- Carole Samaha
- Tamer Hosny
- Nancy Ajram
- عمر دياب
- Myriam Fares
- Samira Said
- Haifa Wehbe
- Nawal al zoghbi
- Maya Diab
- Saad Lamjarred
- Assala Nasri
- Wael Kfoury
- Najwa Karam
- Amal Maher
- Abdul Majeed Abdullah
- Shireen Abdel Wahab
- Joseph Attieh
- Cyrine Abdel Nour
Bastanak, Ayami Beek, W'akherta Maak, Ahla Dounya, 2010, Ayami Beek (Wana A'dar), Best of Elissa, As3ad Wa7Da, Halet Hob, Aayshalak, Arabic Greatest Hits, Elissa, Ahla Donya, Baddy Doub, Baila Habibi 5, Tesadda' Bi Meen, Rotana Presents: Music From The Middle East, Tesada2 Bemeen, Tesada'a Bemeen, Ayshalak, Elissa Breezes, Ahla Donia, As3ad Wahda, Greatest Songs Ever: Middle East.