The Arab music icon of the decade who needs no introduction, Nancy Ajram, is one of the most recognized faces in the entertainment world and beyond. Her widespread popularity made her secure a place in the list of Most Powerful Arabs on Arabian Business several times, and was similarly listed by Newsweek as one of the most influential Arabs. As we gear up for her live performance at the hottest beach party of the year, 'Yasalam Beats on the Beach', here are some interesting facts that you should know about her.
Youngest Arab to win the World Music Award
Nancy Ajram's 2008 album 'Betfakar Fi Eih' consisted of 7 singles for which she received super positive reviews. This album landed her the first World Music Award as Best-selling Middle Eastern Artist, the youngest Arab WMA winner to date.
Brand ambassador for Coca-Cola
The popular Lebanese singer became the first and the only female sponsor and spokesperson of Coca-Cola in the Middle East and Arab world. Italian director Luca Tomassini directed her first Coke commercial which featured her hit song, 'Oul Tany Kida?'.
10-million YouTube views
The launch of Nancy Ajram's music video 'Fi Hagat' broke the internet and made her fans go berzerk. She became an internet phenomenon and her music video is currently the most-viewed Arabic music video on the internet, being the first to hit the 10-million views on YouTube.
Britney Spears of the Middle East
In September 2009, The Oprah Winfrey Show aired a segment called 'Fame around the world', where Oprah Winfrey shed light on the most famous celebrities around the world. She mentioned Nancy Ajram while talking about the Middle East region and Arab world. She described Nancy Ajram as "Britney Spears of the Middle East". She is the only Middle Eastern artists ever to be mentioned on the show.
Humanitarian and Philanthropist
The Arabian songstress was chosen to be the first female regional ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa for UNICEF, for her contribution in various charities.
So all you fans out there, head to the Abu Dhabi Corniche on 26th November, 2016, to watch the star live in concert. Are you excited?