Famous Lebanese Musicians

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Najwa Karam
(Singer and Middle Eastern Pop-Icon Famous as 'The Sun Of Lebanese and Arabic Song')
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Birthdate: February 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zahlé

Singer-songwriter and fashion-icon Najwa Karam rose to prominence as a leading Lebanese singer and a Middle Eastern pop-icon with albums like Oyoun Qalbi and Nedmaneh. The latter won her a Murex d'Or award and several Rotana Records awards. Known for her unique style of blending traditional and contemporary Arabic music, Karam has appeared as a judge at Arabs Got Talent.

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Ragheb Alama
(Lebanese Singer, Dancer and Television Star)
Ragheb Alama
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Birthdate: June 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beirut

Lebanese singer and TV personality Ragheb Alama started his career with the TV talent show Studio El Fan. The Murex d'Or Award-winning artist is now one of the most popular Arab music artists of the world. A philanthropist, too, he launched the Saint George Schools to educate Arab children.

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Wael Kfoury
(Lebanese Singer-Songwriter Known as 'The King of Romance' for His Aching Ballad Style)
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Birthdate: September 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zahlé

Wael Kfoury is a legend in the Arab music scene and is known as The King of Romance for his soulful ballads. He soared to fame after winning the TV show Studio el Fan and later released chart-topping hits such as Ma Wa'adtak bi Njoum el Leyl and Meen Habeebi Ana.

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Ziad Rahbani
(Most Influential Lebanese Composer During the Civil War and Son of Legends 'Assi Rahbani' and 'Fairuz')
Ziad Rahbani
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Birthdate: January 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Antelias, Lebanon

Lebanese composer and pianist Ziad Rahbani was no stranger to music as a child, being the son of legendary Lebanese musicians Assi Rahbani and Fairouz. Known for his tracks such as El Hilwa Di and Allamouni and his iconic album Bennesbeh Labokra Chou, he is a legend in his own right.

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Yasmine Hamdan
(Lebanese Electro-Pop Singer-Songwriter Based in Paris)
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Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Singer Yasmine Hamdan began her career with the rock band Lombrix and then soared to fame as part of Soapkills, an indie electro-pop band, with Zeid Hamdan. An Arab music icon, she later stepped into the French electronic new wave scene. Now married to filmmaker Elia Suleiman, she stays in Paris.

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Diana Haddad
(Lebanese Singer and One of the Best-Selling Arabic Pop Musicians in the Arab World)
Diana Haddad
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Birthdate: October 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southern Lebanon

Lebanese singer-actor Diana Haddad has been one of the most popular artists from the Arab pop world. Known for her versatility, the singer first soared to fame at age 16, when she appeared on the talent show Studio El Fan. Some of her greatest tracks include Ammanih, Mani Mani, and Ya Aibo.

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Karl Wolf
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
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Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beirut

Lebanese-Canadian musician Karl Wolf soared to fame with his cover version of Toto's Africa. Born to musician parents in Beirut, he moved to Sharjah and then to Montreal with his family. His hits include tracks such as Butterflies and collaborations such as Yalla Habibi. He is also part of the collective BAE.

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Nawal Al Zoghbi
(One of the Most Renowned Lebanese Pop Singer)
Nawal Al Zoghbi
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Birthdate: June 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jal el Dib, Lebanon

Lebanese pop star Nawal Al Zoghbi is often compared to Madonna for her sassy style. Politically outspoken, she supports the Palestinian cause. Known for using the oud, she has achieved popularity with tracks such as El Layali and Habeit Ya Leil and won honors such as the Murex d'Or Award.

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Majida El Roumi
(Lebanese Soprano Singer and UN Goodwill Ambassador)
Majida El Roumi
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Birthdate: December 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southern Lebanon

Lebanese singer Majida El Roumi was 16 when she first gained attention on the show Studio el Fan. The soprano artist is also a human rights activist and has been a UN Food and Agriculture Organization ambassador. She has also worked for osteoporosis prevention and environmental concerns.

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Assi Rahbani
(Composer)
Assi Rahbani
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Birthdate: May 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Antelias
Died: June 21, 1986

Assi Rahbani, part of the Lebanese composer duo The Rahbani Brothers, which also had his brother Mansour Rahbani, previously worked with Near East Radio. He later mostly composed music for his singer wife Nouhad Haddad, better known as Fairuz. The husband-wife duo also appeared in movies such as The Exile.

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Marcel Khalife
(Composer)
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Birthdate: June 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsheet

Lebanese composer, singer, and oud player Marcel Khalife gained international fame with songs such as Rita and the Rifle. Devoted to the Palestinian cause, he is inspired by the Communist Party and the poems of Mahmoud Darwish. His humanitarian efforts made him the 2005 UNESCO Artist for Peace.

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Wadih El Safi
(Legendary Lebanese Singer and Forefather of the Country's Musical Culture)
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Birthdate: November 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lebanon
Died: October 11, 2013

A Lebanese cultural icon, Wadih El Safi was 16 when he began his musical journey with a singing contest on Lebanese Radio. Over his 75-year career, he had sung more than 5,000 tracks, mostly of the Lebanese folk genre, and in multiple languages, including French and Portuguese.

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Mansour Rahbani
(Lebanese Composer, Musician, and Poet - Part of the Legendary 'Rahbani Brothers')
Mansour Rahbani
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Birthdate: March 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antelias, Lebanon
Died: January 13, 2009

One of the two Rahbani Brothers, Mansour Rahbani, along with his brother, Assi, enriched the Lebanese music scene with their legendary compositions. They also developed the unique Rahbani singing theater and composed music for a few films. Mansour and Assi later formed a trio with Assi’s wife, Fairuz.

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Nabil Salameh
(Palestinian Singer of World Music and a Foreign Correspondent for 'Al Jazeera' (1998 - 2007))
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Birthdate: January 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tripoli, Lebanon

Palestinian singer Nabil Salameh, who launched the bands Radiodervish and Al Darawish, was also a reporter who worked for Al Jazeera. He also took up major campaigns for promoting peace, including several UN programs. Apart from composing for films, he has acted in Trafitti da un raggio di sole.

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Darine
(Lebanese-Swedish Singer)
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Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: Tripoli, Lebanon Tripoli, Lebanon

Lebanese-Swedish singer Darine is best known for her hit tracks such as Aiwa and Ma Fi Ella Enta. Her tracks cater to both English and Arabic listeners. She has remained away from the music industry for a while but plans to release an extended play by mid-2022.