Nancy Ajram (Arabic: نانسي نبيل عجرم, born May 16, 1983 in Beirut) is a Lebanese singer and 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 occurred with the start of her collaboration with well-known producer Jiji Lamara, when she released her smash hit "Akhasmak Ah" and 3rd studio album, Ya Salam. In 2004, she released her second international best-seller "Ah W Noss", which spawned several smash-hits, "Ah W Noss", "Lawn Ouyounak", and "Inta Eih" at which point Nancy had established pop icon status in the Middle East.
Her 2008 album "Bitfakkar Fi Eih" spawned seven singles and won Nancy's first World Music Award as Best-selling Middle Eastern Artist, the youngest Arab WMA winner to date. She has released eight studio albums to date and numerous other chart-topping singles such as "Sehr Ouyouno", "Atabtab", "Moegaba", "Ana Yalli", "Ehsas Jdeed", "Mashi Haddi", "Fi Hagat", "Ya Kether", and "Ma Tegi Hena".
Nancy Ajram is the first and only female sponsor and spokesperson of Coca-Cola in the Middle East and Arab world, releasing several promotional Coke anthems that became instant smash-hits, such as "Oul Tany Kida", "El Donya Helwa", "Noss elKawn" and "Shaggaa' Bi Alamak (Waving Flag)". Considered by many as an 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 female Arabic artist page on the social media network.
- ^ Nancy Ajram – Power 100, (accessed July 8th, 2009)
- ^ gallery&id=514657&img=3&mment=n The Most Powerful Arab Singers, Arabian Business, 2007, (accessed December 2008)