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Alissar Khoury, known as Elissa (Arabic: إليسا) is an Arab music star from Lebanon. She was born on 27 October 1972 in Deir El Ahmar in the Bekaa region of Lebanon. She launched her career in 1998 with a breakthrough hit “Baddi Doub”.

Elissa started off her singing career in the early 90s on a talent show, Studio el Fan, on LBC. After a long absence, she came back with a Spanish-Arabic single, titled “Badi Doub” in 1998. Her first album Baddi Doub was one of the largest selling albums in Lebanon and the Middle East, selling over 150,000 copies. “Baddi Doub” (Turkish: “Be Adam”) featured a flamenco artist named Gerard Ferrer, with music by Ozkan Turgay.

Her second project in 2000 was a duet with Ragheb Alameh “Betghib Betrouh.” The song was included in Elissa’s second album W’akherta Ma’ak, which went on to sell more than 200,000 copies.

Later on, Elissa was featured with the international artist Chris DeBurgh in an Arabic-English song titled “Lebanese Nights”, which was written, composed and distributed by DeBurgh. He wrote this song while on his last visit to the country. He decided to sing it with a Lebanese singer, and chose Elissa. The song was recorded in London and released in DeBurgh’s 2002 Album, Timing Is Everything.

Her third album Ayshalak was released in June 2002 supported by a video clip filmed in Paris by French director Fabrice Begotti, wardrobe and make up by Christian Dior.

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  • fohler

    the new album is really not good comparing to pervious ones :S:S:S:S:S

    6 Jan 2010 Reply

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