World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019
Sun 30 Jun 2019 09:03 AM

Designation: Singer

Known as the ‘Jewel of Lebanon’ Fairuz is one of the most admired and influential singers in the Arab world, having often been received by royals and presidents, keen to hear her beautiful voice.

In her early life, Fairuz (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. To date, she has sold over 150 million records worldwide.