A legend in the Arab world, Ajram has sold over thirty million records, making her one of the richest Lebanese singers. In Lebanon alone she has sold more than four millions albums in Lebanon securing her ranking as the third best selling female artists in Lebanese music history.
Ajram burst onto the music scene as the winner in entertainment show, Noujoum Al-Moustakbal ("Stars of the Future"), following two unsuccessful albums.
Her third album "Ya Salam" ("How Fantastic") was released in 2003. Ya Salam included the song "Akhasmak Ah" ("I'll taunt you"), which became an enormous hit, as did its provocative music video. Two other singles from the album were shot as music videos: "Ya Salam" had Ajram playing a 1930's style cabaret performer, while "Yay (Sehr Oyoono)" (Oh the Magic of his Eyes) became a mini-drama with Ajram discovering romance as a demure Beirut hairdresser.
Her success as a performer has led to a series of high-profile advertising deals, most notably with drinks brand Coca-Cola, and luxury jewellery retailers Damas.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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