Nouhad Wadi Haddad (Arabic: نهاد وديع حداد) (born November 20, 1934), known as Fairuz (Arabic: فيروز, also spelled Fairouz or Fayrouz, coming from the Persian word for turquoise), is a Lebanese singer who is among 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".