100 Most Powerful Arabs 2018
Wed 27 Jun 2018 09:18 AM
Fairouz

Designation: Singer

The “Jewel of Lebanon” is one of the Middle East’s musical icons, having often been received by royals and presidents who wanted to hear her sing.

In her early life, Fairouz (real name Nouhad Haddad) embarked on a career as a chorus singer at a Lebanese radio station before her career exploded with a succession of best-selling albums. Today, she is revered in the region, particularly for singing nationals songs about Jerusalem.