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*Top Singers from the Middle East Gulf Countries*

Updated on January 8, 2016

Asala Nasri - Syrian

Asala Nasri - Syrian
Asala Nasri - Syrian

Asala Nasri - Syrian

With her stunning voice she has captured the hearts of many across the world. Asala was born in Damascus (Syria) to a middle class couple. Her father, Mustafa Nasri, was a revered Syrian composer and singer. He recognized her singing talent early on and launched her singing career. Mustafa Nasri, her father died after suffering from internal bleeding caused by a car accident. Aged at 17 she helped care for her siblings, Reem, Amani, Ayman and Ayham with her mother.

Asala's commercial musical career debuted in 1991 with Law Ta’rafou. The album had 4 songs in the oriental operatic tarab style. The album was an instant hit with heartbreaking songs like Ya Sabra Yana and Samehtak Ketir. She quickly cemented her presence in a growing industry brimming with new, young talent like Najwa Karam, Angham, and Abdelmajed Abdullah.

She has won many awards such as:

– Best artist in 1994 in Dubai.
– Oscar the Middle East (Golden Knight) Act, 1995·
– Singing the first Arab prize for the best song in classical Arabic in Abu Dhabi in 1996

She has also been presented the best female singer award in 2005 all the way through 2008. With over 30 beautiful single hits , she has made history in the industry of music.

Asala has four children two from her first marriage to Ayman Al Dahabi and The other two are twins from Tarek Al'Aryaan. She currently has custody of both their children, Sham and Khaled. She is now married to famous Palestinian-American director Tarek Al Aryaan and has dual citizenship from Bahrain and Syria.

Asala - Been Edeek ( In Your Arms)

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Najwa Karam - Lebanese

Najwa Karam - Lebanese
Najwa Karam - Lebanese

Her charming good looks and her strong voice earned her way up to the the top of the singers. Najwa Karam is a Lebanese singer. Her singing career began in the late 1980s with moderate success, but her major successes began in the mid-1990s. Najwa Karam is one of the most successful singers within the Middle East. She studied at the Lebanese Institute of Music in the 1980s. She released her first album, Ya Habayeb, in 1989. She has released twenty studio albums since 1989 and has sold more than fifty million albums. Najwa Karam has worked with some of the best musicians and poets in the Arab world, from the Persian Gulf, Lebanon, and Egypt.

Najwa's fortunes took a turn for the better when she was approached by the Middle East's largest recording label called Rotana, owned by the Saudi Arabian Prince Walid Bin Talel. An agreement between the parties was made, and Najwa was now on Rotana's roster.

Work on a new album began immediately. Expert poets, writers, and composers were enlisted to help Najwa make a fresh new musical image for herself to revitalize public interest, and finally draw attention from the wider Arab audience. By mid-1994, an album consisting of eight new songs had been compiled and was ready to be released to the Middle East. Naghmet Hob (The Rhythm of Love) fused Lebanese tradition with Arab pop. Its catchy Lebanese dance song "Law Habaytek" ("If I Loved You") was an instant hit, introducing Najwa Karam to all of the Middle East. The song and its video clip dominated the Arabian charts. Its follow up hits from the same album were "Wrood Eddar" ("Roses of the Garden") and "Elala" ("La La"), which received similar success. Apart from her singing career, Najwa is a Middle Eastern fashion icon as well as the main judge on the hit television show 'Arabs' Got Talent'. Najwa holds the titles of highest-selling Middle Eastern Artist for the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2008.

Najwa Karam - Hayda Haki (Now Your Talking)

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Ahlam Al Shamsi - Emirate (UAE)

Ahlam Al Shamsi - Emirate (UAE)
Ahlam Al Shamsi - Emirate (UAE)

Ahlam Al Shamsi - Emirate (UAE)

Though she does have voice similarities with Najwa Karam, her voice too, just like Najwa is a powerhouse and has won many hearts around the nation. Ahlam Al shamsi ,Emirati artist was born in Abu Dhabi, in United Arab Emirates. She is popular throughout the Arab World, particularly among Arab nations of the Persian Gulf. In 2011, Ahlam joined MBC's Arab Idol judging panel alongside the Lebanese singer Wael Kfoury and Egyptian composer Hassan El Shafei and another great famous Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram. She has fabulous taste in clothes and jewellery, the wisdom to achieve her goals despite family restrictions, she has very unique personality and attitude, she is full of positive energy , Ahlam is passionate about her work and remains inspired by her audience.

She is married to the famous Qatari rally champion, Mubarak Al-Hajiri, with whom she has three children. Ahlam is first in terms of social media followers in the Middle East, one of the most active people online and her name has been one of the most searched keywords in the Google search engine.

Ahlam - Ahebek Mot (Love you to death)

Rashed Al- Majed - Saudi

Rashed Al- Majed - Saudi
Rashed Al- Majed - Saudi

Rashed Al-Majed - Saudi

Although this singer is born in Bahrain, he is very popular in Saudi Arabia. Rashed Al-Majed is a Saudi Arabian singer, musician, and record producer. He has been active since 1984. Rashed Al-Majed is one of the most famous singers in the Middle East and has released almost 40 records. His songs often have emotional and romantic themes. He spent most of his childhood in Bahrain and obtained a high school diploma there.

His long and artistic journey started at the age of 15, specifically when his teacher Hamad Al-Hamad appreciated his talent and predicted a bright future for him. His teacher also wrote many of the melodies of his early songs. He has performed numerous concerts in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon and even the UK.

Weili -Rashed Al- Majed

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Nancy Ajram -Lebanese

Nancy Ajram -Lebanese
Nancy Ajram -Lebanese

Nancy Ajram - Lebanese

Her charming looks and the her cute face plus her great voice has earned her popularity around the world. Nancy Ajram was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. She is the best selling multi-platinum recording artist. With the help of her father, Nancy began performing as a child and released her first studio album when she was 15 years old. Her breakthrough occurred with the start of her collaboration with well-known producer Jiji Lamara, when she released her smash hit "Akhasmak Ah" and 3rd studio album, Ya Salam.

Nancy is the first and only female sponsor and spokesperson of Coca-Cola in the Middle East and Arab world, releasing several promotional Coke anthems that became instant smash-hits, such as song of the songs called "Oul Tany Kida" and "El Donya Helwa." The album called 'Ah W Noss' was released on April 12, 2004, and it was also an important marking point in Nancy's career. The tremendous success that "Ah W Noss" achieved, stabilized Nancy's position as a top of the line star in the Arab music industry. Nancy then filmed "Lawn Ouyounak" (Color of Your Eyes), which portrayed Nancy as a bride in a traditional Lebanese wedding.

To make things more interesting on Sep 2009, The Oprah Winfrey Show aired an episode titled "Fame Around the World" that talked about the most famous celebrities around the globe in brief reports. Representing the Middle East region and Arab world, Nancy Ajram appeared in a report featured on the show and was described by Oprah as "the Britney Spears of the Middle East". Nancy Ajram is the first and only Middle-Eastern artist ever mentioned on the show.

In September 2008, Nancy wed her dentist Fadi El Hachem and she has has 2 daughters named Milla and Ella.

Ah W Noss- Nancy Ajram

Myriam Fares - Lebanon

Myriam Fares - Lebanon
Myriam Fares - Lebanon

Myriam Fares - Lebanon

Myriam Fares is a breath of fresh air in the music scene and the creator of her own style. She has the looks and the voice all combined. She is currently married to a Lebanese American businessman named Danny Mitir, which happened in 2014 after 10 years of dating, it was announced that they had their first child on Oct. 2015. With her music achievements, starting from her debut album to her live performances at the most prestigious concerts, Myriam Fares has set new standards, ones of a complete artists. Her early lessons in Classical Ballet improved her sense of music. Her talents and abilities in the world of art astonished her teachers in school who encouraged her to improve and grow. She knows how to dance both ballet and salsa.

Myriam’s voice has a personal stamp that doesn't sound like anyone else's and at whatever age. Myriam Fares is seen as a one of a kind artist in the Middle East. Her show includes a rich repertoire of classic and modern songs, a remarkable voice and the capacity to move and dance on stage, giving one of the best dynamic performances. She has won several different awards such as "Best Star" award given by online entertainment magazines or the "Best Celebrations Star" title given by the Lebanese press due to her all year round touring for weddings and celebrations performances for families in the Arab region and foreign countries.

Myriam Fares roamed the world to perform in more than 30 Arab and foreign countries due to the fusion between her Arabic and occidental music and cultures. She is very well known in countries like Lebanon, Bahrain, Lybia, Turkey, Paris, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Las Vegas, Morocco and even India.

Myriam Fares - Ana Wl Shou

Top Singers from the Middle East Gulf Countries

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      Mahsa S 19 months ago

      Yes she does have a good voice and its beautiful

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      Maya 19 months ago

      Thanks, I love Asala , she has a very spritual voice.