Nancy Nabil Ajram
Nancy Nabil Ajram is a multi-platinum recording artist. With the support of her father, Nancy began performing as a child and released her first studio album by the age of 15. Her breakthrough was a result of her collaboration with the well-known producer Jiji Lamara, when she released her smash hit 'Akhasmak Ah' from her third studio album 'Ya Salam'. In 2004, she released her second international best-seller 'Ah w Noss', which spawned several smash hits including 'Ah w Noss', 'Lawn Ouyounak', and 'Inta Eih' and established Nancy as a pop icon in the Middle East.
Her 2008 album 'Bitfakkar Fi Eih' spawned seven singles and gave Nancy her first World Music Award as Best-Selling Middle Eastern Artist, the youngest Arab WMA winner to date. She has released seven studio albums and had numerous other chart-topping singles such as 'Sehr Ouyouno', 'Atabtab', 'Moegaba', 'Ehsas Jdeed', 'El Donya Helwa', 'Mashi Haddi', and 'Fi Hagat'.
Nancy Ajram is the first and only female Coca-Cola spokesperson in the Middle East and Arab world. Considered by many as the Arabic music icon of the decade, Nancy was described on The Oprah Winfrey Show as one of the most influential personalities of the Middle East. Nancy has made the list of Most Powerful Arabs on Arabian Business several times, and was similarly listed by Newsweek as one of the most influential Arabs. Nancy's official Facebook page is the most subscribed Arabic artist page on the social-networking site and the first to reach 3 million subscribers. Her music video for 'Mashy Haddy' was an Internet phenomenon and is currently the most viewed Arabic music video on YouTube with over 32 million views.
Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, better known as Khaled, is an Algerian raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Sidi El Houari in Oran Province of Algeria. He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled (Arabic for 'Young Man' Khaled, as opposed to the traditionalist Sheikh elders) and has become the most internationally famous Algerian singer in the Arab world and across many continents. His popularity has earned him the unofficial title 'King of Raï'. His most famous songs are iDidi', 'Aïcha' and 'C'est la vie'.