Nouhad Wadie' Haddad (Arabic: نهاد وديع حداد) (born November 20, 1935), known as Fairuz (Arabic: فيروز), also spelled Fairouz, Feyrouz or Fayrouz, is a Lebanese singer who is one of the most widely admired and deeply respected living singers in the Arab world. Her songs are constantly heard throughout the region.
She was first noticed at the International Festival of Baalbeck, where she performed many of her songs. She became famous after appearing on the "Lebanese Nights" part of the festival for many successive years. Fairuz is commonly known as "Ambassador to the Stars", "Neighbor to the Moon" (for her song about the moon of Machgara), and the "Jewel of Lebanon".
In a career spanning more than six decades, she recorded nearly 1,500 songs, 85 CDs, 20 musicals.
Fairuz is one of the best selling Arab artists of all time, widely considered as the best Arab artist of the 20th century and one of the greatest of all time.