100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Sun 04 Mar 2012 11:26 AM
Elissa
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Elissa

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Singer

Country: Lebanon

Due to celebrate her 40th birthday in October, Elissar Zakaria
Khoury has had a phenomenal career and is due to release her eighth studio album
later in the year. A recent 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, Cher
and Kylie. The Lebanese singer has won the World Music Award accolade three times,
a feat yet to be matched by any other Lebanese performer.