100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Elissa
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Elissa

Industry: Arts and entertainment

Designation: Singer

Country: Lebanon

Occupation: Singer

Elissa needs little introduction having enjoyed an
extraordinary career for over a decade. The Lebanese-Syrian artist released her
eighth studio album, As’ad Wahda, last year, collaborating with poet Baha Al
Din, composers Mohamed Yahia, Rami Jamal, Mohamad Dia and Lebanese singer,
writer and song writer Marwan Khoury. A recipient of the World Music Award for
the best-selling artist in the Middle East, the singer is so famous she prefers
to be known by just her first name, lining up alongside the likes of Madonna
and Cher.