Nancy Ajram

17-11-2008 written by samar

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Nancy Ajram

Nancy Ajram was born in Ashrafiyeh, Lebanon on May 16th, 1983. She started singing at the age of 8, when she appeared for the first time in 1991 at a singing contest for kids on national television in Lebanon. In 1995, at the age of twelve, Nancy Ajram took part in the entertainment show, Noujoum Al-Moustakbal, a Lebanese television musical competition, winning a gold medal in the Tarab category after singing a song by Um Kulthum.
Ajram studied music following her early success with renowned Lebanese musicians. She released her 1st album, Mihtagalak in 1998, with most of its songs holding a pure Tarab style. It was followed by Sheel Oyoonak Anni in 2000, which achieved more success.
A marking point in Nancy's career was when she started cooperating with her business manager, Jiji Lamara. She subsequently emerged at the forefront of the pop music scene in the early 2003 when she released her 3rd album, Ya Salam. Her fourth album, "Ah w Noss", was released in 2004.
Nancy Ajram became Coca-Cola's star and official celebrity sponsor and spokesperson for the Middle East and North Africa in 2005. Her first Coke commercial was for her hit "Oul Tany Kida" which was filmed with the international Italian director Luca Tomassini.
Her 5th album, "Ya Tabtab...Wa Dallaa" was released in 2006.
Nancy also signed a Damas Jewelry contract advertising their "Farfasha" set. The song used was "Ana Yalli" which was promoted before the album's release. Nancy then cooperated for the first time with prominent Lebanese director Said el Marouk, filming "Ehsas Jdeed". Later in 2007, Nancy released a video and her 6th album directed towards children, titled "Shakhbat Shakhabit".
Nancy released her 7th studio album after several delays on July 30th 2008, "Bitfakkar fi Eh".
Nancy released several songs dedicated to special countries in the Arab world, starting with "Kuwait alShahama" in 2005. In early 2006, she released a single, 'Ana Masry'. Nancy also released a song for the rival Egyptian soccer teams "Ahly and Zamalek", being the first to do so after the legendary Sabah. Nancy released a sensual song for Lebanon called "Habib elOmr" composed by Ziad Boutrous, which preceded the 2006 Lebanese war. In the 2007 "Nahr el Bared" war, Nancy dedicated a song composed by Samir Sfeir to the Lebanese Army, called "Khalleek Bwejj elGhadab".
She got married in 2008 to the dentist Fadi Hachem and she gave birth in May 16, 2009 to her 1st baby daughter, Mila. In October 2009, she was appointed by the UNICEF as regional ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa.

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