The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM


Industry: Arts and entertainment

Designation: Singer

Country: Lebanon

Elissa needs little introduction having enjoyed an extraordinary career for over a decade, and she is a firm favourite on Twitter, with just shy of 3 million followers. Her eighth studio album, Assad Wahda, was released to huge acclaim in 2012, and she was chosen to be one of the judges on X Factor Middle East last year, alongside the likes of Carole Samaha and Hussein Al Jasmi. A recipient of the World Music Award for the best-selling artist in the Middle East, the singer is so famous she prefers to be known by just her first name, lining up alongside the likes of Madonna and Cher.