January 3, 2007

Nancy Ajram Huge Hit In Bahrain, Again

Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram packed in hundreds of fans Tuesday night from across the Gulf, who turned out to see her perform in Bahrain for the second time in eight months.

Ajram performed along with Emirati superstar Hussein al-Jassmi as part of Bahrain's Eid celebrations to end the hajj month. نانسي عجرم

In May, Ajram performed in Bahrain after an absence of almost three years, after her first concert in the country in October 2003 sparked riots and clashes between police and small groups of youth incited by Islamist legislators who tried to block the show.

The May concert marked the return to Bahrain of the widely popular singer, who has almost unrivalled popularity among youth across the Arab world, despite the fact that many conservative Arabs consider her performances to be provocative.

Ajram, who celebrated her 23rd birthday on stage during the May concert, has been the advertising face of Coca-Cola since 2005 across the Mideast.

She is expected to release her new album over the summer, following reported sales of more than 5 million copies of her last album.

Ajram launched her first album Mouhtagalak in 1998, then in 2001 released a second album Shil Oyounak Ani. Her break came with the third album Ya Salam in 2003, giving her fame across the Arab world.

In 2005 she released her album Ahw Noss, before recording her most recent album, Ya Tabtab Wa Dallaa, released in 2006.

In Oscar Video Clips Festival 2003 at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Ajram won the Best Arab singer award.

1 comment:

Tacy said...

Well written article.

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