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Date of birth : 1972-10-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon
Nationality : Lebanese
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-04-13

Elissa Khouri, known as Elissa, libanese pop singer, was born on the 27th, October 1972.

A well-known best-selling female singer in the Arab World, she has won many awards including three World Music Awards. She is also known for her collaborations with well-known Arab and international artists, notably Ragheb Alama, Cheb Mami, Fadl Shaker, Chris DeBurgh and Gypsy Kings.

After her debut album "Baddi Doub" released in 1998 and sold 150.000 copies, Elissa appeared once again, in 2000, with arab star Ragheb Alama on a duet titled "Betghib Betrouh" which was a big hit for both.

After a break, Elissa took off with the single "Aychalak" (2002). Then, Elissa released ''Ahla Donya'' in 2004, ''Bastanak'' in 2006 which received a 2006 World Music Award for best-selling album in the Middle East, and her latest album "Ayami Beek'', sold millions of copies.


1992: Second place on Studio El Fan in 1992
2002: Murex d'Or award for best female artist and best music video for "Hobak Wajaa (Inta Lameen)".
2002: Best music video for "Ajmal Ihsas" at the Arabic Music Awards
World Music Award for Best Selling Middle East Artist in 2005, 2006 and 2010


1999: Baddi Doub
2000: W'akherta Ma'ak
2002: Ayshalak
2004: Ahla Donya
2006: Bastanak
2007: Ayami Beek
2009: Tsadaq Bmein

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