Birth name: Pascale Bechara Bachaalani
Place of birth: Zalka
Horoscope: Aries (March 27th)

Childhood: Pascale was born in Beirut and grew up in Jounieh . Her father passed away before her first birthday. Her mother took care of her with the help of her eldest sister and her brother who has been accompanying her since the beginning of her career. She is mostly grateful to her mother in her success because she is her idol.

Hobbies: Traveling, visiting new countries, jogging, shopping, horse riding, reading, meditating in nature and the sea, watching Arabic and foreign movies
That was the beginning of her career. Pascal dealt with many Lebanese and Arab composers and poets:

Career: The composer Ihsan Al Munzer and the great poet Toufiq Barakat discovered Pascale’s talent. The beginning of her career was with her first album Sahar Sahar, by the composer Dr. Jamal Salameh and Egyptian poet Abdel Rahman Al Abnoudi. Pascale deals with various Lebanese and Arab composers.

Albums so far: Sahar Sahar, Nazret Oyounak, Banadi, Albak Assi, Lamma Bshoufak, Khayala, Nour El Shams, Albi, Ma Fi Nawm, Shou Amaltellak Ana, Sa’beh Eish… Men Dounak, Akbar Kidba Bi Hayati, Akhed Aqli (latest).

Video clips so far: Banadi, Samah, Habib Albi, Tektheb Alay, Mish Wa’t Elli Baddak, Albak Assi, Talab Eidi, Baladina, Lamma Bshoufak, Khayala, Dag Deg, Ya Teir El Gharam, Nour El Shams, Nashaftelli Dammi, ALbi, Danidani, Wala Sab Khabar, Inta Betrouh, Shou Amaltellak Ana, Sa’beh Eish Men Dounak, Akbar Kidba Bi Hayati, Shou Bhebbak/Law Lessa Fakker, Arrebni Mennak, Wainak Ya Ensan, Etghayart Alayeh, Akhed Aqli, Am Yemda El Wa’t, Ana Lamma Shoftak.

Prizes:

The Golden CD for her albums Banadi and Khayala, which hit the number one spot in the Middle East.

According to statistics run by Al Shareq Al Awsat FM in Australia about Arab singers for six months, Pascale earned the first place in the Top Ten for her albums Khayala and Nour El Shams. Thus, she acquired the Fame Award 2000.

She was the first Arab singer to go to Malaysia due to the success of her album Nour El Shams which sold more than 250,000 copies. Hence, she was the first Arab singer to win Double Platinum.

Deraa Takreem Lebanese Army prize for her national song, Zalghit Ya Lubnan.

Festivals Pascale participated in:

Carthage (Tunisia): added to other festivals in Tunisia (yearly concert)

Tatwan, Aghadir (Rabat)(yearly concert)

Layali Al Television in Egypt, also a big concert on the top of the Pyramids where the crowds reached more than 15 000 persons. In addition to many concerts in Egypt Festivals(yearly concert).

She was invited by Warner Co. to do a promotion tour in Malaysia which lasted for two weeks where the crowds singing Pascale’s songs along with her though they do not speak Arabic thus being the first Arab singer to make concerts in Malaysia(yearly concert).

She participated in Al Mahabba Festival in Syria, in Al Ain Festival in Abu Dhabi and in other festivals in Qatar, Oman, Libya, Jordan, in the Orbit Channel Festivals and in other festivals in Lebanon. Moreover, she animated several concerts for the Arab communities in some European countries like Germany, France, UK, Denmark, Australia, Canada and in USA.(yearly concert)

Spy Game Film:
Warner used the song NOUR EL CHAMS in the American movie Spy Game featuring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt which is a very special thing for an Arabic song to be included in the soundtrack of an American movie.

Advertisement: Pascale was a great success in the film of advertising when she featured in the Head & Shoulders shampoo advertisement in 1998 which was broadcasted on 33 Arabic and European channels for six months.

The editor-in-chief of the Al Shabaka magazine, Georges Ibrahim El Khoury, said she was the “Mallekat Jamal El Tarab” or “The Beauty Queen of Arabic Song”.


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