100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Sun 19 Apr 2015 05:23 AM
Myriam Fares
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Myriam Fares

Industry: Arts and entertainment

Designation: Singer

Country: Lebanon

Citizenship: @myriamfares

Age: 31

Known by some as ‘the Queen of the Stage’ and by others as ‘the Shakira of the Arab world’, Myriam Fares is one of the most popular singers in the region. She has over 10 million followers on Facebook, and over a million followers on Instagram. In addition to that, Fares was also the most searched-for regional celebrity on Google in 2012, which led the search engine to appoint her as its ambassador for Google Plus. She is perhaps most famous for her 2008 album, ‘Bet’oul Eh’. Not only is she a talented singer, but she’s an accomplished actor too. Fares’ first appearance in a feature film came in 2009, in ‘Silina’, which was followed up by a remake of ‘Hala and the King’. She has recently appeared in the Ramadan drama ‘Ittiham’, in which she played the character of Reem.