100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Fairouz
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Fairouz

Industry: Arts and entertainment

Designation: Singer

Country: Lebanon

Occupation: Singer

Known as the Arabs’ ambassador and the ‘Jewel of Lebanon’,
Fairuz is still considered one of the greats of the Middle East music scene.
Fairuz received her education in Beirut and started her musical career as a
chorus singer at the Lebanese radio station. In the 1950s, her career took off
as her music became more popular and her status grew dramatically. Today, she
is revered in the region and is often received by royalty and presidents.
Although she has never sung in Jerusalem, the key to the holy city is among her
most prized possessions.