Industry: Culture & Society
The current holder of the World Music Award as the best-selling artist in the Middle East, Elissar Zakaria Khoury is so famous that she prefers to just go by a single name: Elissa. The Lebanese singer has won World Music Award accolade three times, a feat yet to be matched by any other Lebanese performer. Her popularity has earned her the names the “Queen Of Romance” and the “Queen Of Feelings”
Starting her career in the early 90s, she made a massive comeback in 1998 and achieved international status through her collaboration with ‘Lady in Red’ singer Chris de Burgh.