Nawal Al Zoghbi

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Nawal Al Zoghbi
‫ﻧﻮﺍﻝ ﺍﻟﺰﻏﺒﻲ‬ Nawal Al Zoghbi/Nawal Al Zoghby
Birth name Born Origin Genres Nawal George Al Zoghbi 29 June 1972 Byblos, Lebanon Arabic music, pop music, pop folk

Occupations Singer Years active 1988–present Labels Relax In (1992—1993) – (1997—1999) Music Box International (1994—1996) Rotana (1999—2002) (2007—2009) Alam elPhan(2002—2007) Melody Music (2009—) [1]

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Nawal Al Zoghbi (Arabic: ‫ ,ﻧﻮﺍﻝ ﺍﻟﺰﻏﺒﻲ‬born 29 June 1972, Byblos, Lebanon) is a Lebanese singer. Performing in Arabic she has a solid fan base throughout the Arab world and extending into Iran and North America and Europe.[2] [3] [4] Her musical career has spanned over 20 years. Zoghbi believes her success is due to the true emotion she delivers through her voice. She is quoted as saying "whether a voice is big or small, if it lacks emotion it will never succeed".[5]

Biography
Nawal George Al Zoghbi is a Lebanese singer. Born to a Maronite Catholic family in the coastal small town of Jal Al-Deeb,she holds Canadian citizenship. Al Zoghbi is the oldest born among three brothers and one sister.[6] Al Zoghbi began singing at an early age, despite familial opposition to the lifestyle of a musician. Members of her family changed their minds when they realized she was serious in her ambitions. In 1988 she participated in the Lebanese talent show Studio El Fan.In 1990 she married Lebanese music manager Elie Deeb and went on to have three children with him. The couple legally separated in 2008, Al Zoghbi is currently waiting for the Maronite Catholic Church to recognize their divorce.[7] [8] [9] [10]

Recording career
1992–95: Debut and initial success
Inspired by her appearance on Studio El Fan in 1988 (singing competition), Nawal became a professional singer in 1991. After a visit to her native city of Beirut, she released her debut album, "Wehyati Andak" in 1992. With that success she released a string of hit albums such as "Ayza El Radd" and "Balaee Fi Zamany". The video, "Wala Behimini", from the album "Balaee Fi Zamany", secured her stardom with her image being broadcast on several billboards and in magazines such as the Arabic language's version of Elle.

Nawal Al-Zoghbi released her album and single. "Mandam aleik". Immediately after promoting that album. the next advertisement followed a similar format to the previous one. the album was made available in other countries around the Middle East and was finally released in Lebanon on 14 September 2006. in London. began to air at the beginning of July 2006. The album spawned three hit singles with "Habeit Ya Leil". was released in the summer of 2004 at a lavish album-launch party in Cairo Inn. Al Zoghbi blames its failure on her decision to not promote the album. 2004–06 After a two-year break. however. which exceeded a variety of over 100 means of information between written.[12] On Sunday. "Noss El Alb". 20 May 2007. Dream TV. Her next two releases "El Layali" (2000) and "Tool Omri" (2001) were both launched within a year of each other. "Aghla el Habbayib". In 1998. As part of the promotion for her 11th album. the album received lukewarm reviews. Ibrahim El Hakami .[11] 2007 On the 23rd of March 2007. once the war was over. in August 2005. Alam elPhan. Nawal officially joined Rotana at a press conference at the Movenpick in Beirut on the 28th of March. Nawal's next album Maloum was released in 1999. At a press conference held by LG Global at Dusit Dubai on 25 April 2007. her production company. her next album. and provided Nawal with continued success. "Rouhi Ya Rouhi". "El Assi". After the full broadcast. the album of the same name spawned two successful singles. visual and audible. The conference was attended by a large crowd from various media. roughly a week before the album's release date. Al Zoughbi was a guest on Dubai TV's hit show Taratata along with four other singers. She released the first single. Nevertheless. its release was postponed. the screen went dark and the word soon appeared on the screen. "Yama Alou". the next advert showed clips of Nawal from the album's promotional photo shoot while playing small clips of the songs "Yama Alou". 'Elli Tmaneito' and 'Byilba'lak'.Nawal Al Zoghbi 2 1996–2002: Stardom and controversy In 1996 Nawal released one of her most successful albums to date. however. Teasers were aired on Egyptian satellite channel. This album was accompanied by two singles: "Eineik Kaddabeen" and "Bi'einek". "Habaytak" and "Shou Akhbarak". "Eineik Kaddabeen". Yama Alou was intended to be released throughout the Middle East on 17 July 2006. an advertisement campaign was launched. and "Ghareeb El Ray". In the following weeks. so she stopped dealing with him. It was then released on 26 July 2006 in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The music video was aired on the Mazzika and Zoom music channels across the Middle East and the song was played exclusively on the Sawt el Ghad radio station in Lebanon as well as on Nagoum FM in Egypt. 2007. it was announced that Nawal Al Zoghbi will be the face to advertise LG cellular phones which the company will put out in 2007–2008 in the Middle East. Shortly after. due to the Israeli attacks on Lebanon. After this. began previewing short clips from some of the upcoming albums songs on a telephone line that listeners could call. The television campaign was accompanied by large billboards and posters of Nawal in Egypt and Lebanon. reclaiming her spot in Arabic pop. named "Habeit Ya Leil". it was announced that Nawal al Zoghbi would be producing her next album with the production company Rotana. Nawal was angry with Sherif. but stopping before her face was revealed. In 2002. Nawal sang duets with the other four singers who will be making appearances on the show. The next single released from Yama Alou was "Shou Akhbarak" in February 2006. she worked with controversial music video director Sherif Sabri to create a new image for her song "Elli Tmaneito". the face of the woman was revealed and the figure was Nawal herself. Nawal then began work on "Yama Alou". Her first live performance of "Rohi Ya Rohi" was at a concert she held at the Hammersmith Apollo. The music video for Yama Alou. in this new advert. A week or so later. It began with a television advert showing the camera moving from a woman's boots upwards.

2001). was first shown on TV channels on 5 February 2008. Al Zoghbi spent her own money to make the video. On Tuesday. titled Albi Esalou. "Leih Moushtalak" was the second music video for "Khalas Sameht". "Mona Ainah" was then released by Melody in October 2009.Nawal Al Zoghbi winner of Super Star 4) and the Lebanese-Canadian singer Massari were among the four guests that appeared and sang with Nawal on Sunday. Later it debuted at number 2 on Rotana's PEPSI Top 20. Egypt on 12 February 2008. entitled "Khalas Sameht". It began airing on radio stations in the Middle East. After much problems with Rotana not wanting to air it. 2009–2010 On 29 May 2009. Al Zoughbi returned to the Carthage Festival after an eight-year absence. She released a song titled Tia in 1999. a Lebanese music manager. 3 2008 In early January 2008. She runs a production company named after her daughter. "Aghla El Habayib" from her album "Yama Alou" which was a continuation to the song "Shou Akhbarak" from the same album. "Khalas Sameht" was released on 22 January 2008 in Nawal's native Lebanon. In late 2009 Al Zoghbi was granted custody of her three children. and sold extremely well the first week. They had three children: a daughter Tia (b. Nawal released the single. The album was then officially launched at a press conference in Cairo. She got married in 1990 to Elie Deeb. and was performed first time on the programme Star Academy 6. Nawal was part of the opening of Atlantis. Al Zoghbi is currently waiting for the Maronite Catholic Church to recognize her divorce. as a music video directed by Yehya Saade. billboards appeared in cities across the Arabic world with the phrase 'Sawa Min Jadeed' (English: Back Together) and the letters NZ. She opened for Kylie Minogue and received a lot press coverage.[13] On 8 August 2007. 1998). and signed on with Melody who will produce her next album. "Mona Ainah". Rotana began airing TV adverts showing samples from the new album. It was released internationally the next day. Deeb and Zoghbi legally separated in 2008. the Palm in Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. that was due out for release in the summer of 2010. This was a pre-release promo to advertise the reuniting of Rotana and Nawal and the release of her new album. on the same day. It reached # 1 on the charts the first day. Personal life Nawal is the oldest of her three brothers and one sister.[14] The first music video from the new album. On 10 January 2008.[15] [16] . However. The first single from the album "Albi Is'alou" ("Ask My Heart") began airing on Arabic radio stations on 15 January 2008. Tia Productions. It was released on 25 July 2008. which was dedicated to her daughter and her birth. 12 June 2007 Nawal released the music video of her song. Al Zoghbi was one of the many singers in the Middle East who decided to postpone the release of their albums that summer until the end of Ramadan later in the year.[15] Nawal left Rotana in October 2009. and twin sons Georgy and Joey (b. which is in the Khaliji dialect.due to people's preoccupation with the World Cup 2010 games.

She has also released a song on her own dedicated to Palestine called "Ya Quds" ("O Jerusalem").Nawal Al Zoghbi 4 Politics Nawal has started her career by a patriotic song "Ya Watani ma nsina" dedicated to the Lebanese army. following the death of Rafik Hariri. She participated in several political singles such as "Ya Omati". a song with Lebanese singers for the liberation of South Lebanon. and "La Ma Kholsit Le Hkayeh". Discography Albums • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Wehyati Andak (1992) Ayza El Radd (1994) Balaee Fi Zamany (1995) Jadid (Compilation album) (1996) Habeit Ya Leil (1997) Mandam Aleik (1998) Maloum (1999) El Layali (2000) Tool Omri (2001) Elli Tmaneito (2002) Eineik Kaddabeen (2004) Yama Alou (2006) Khalas Sameht (2008) Ma'rafsh Leh (2011) Music videos Year Title Album Ayza El Radd Language/Dialect Egyptian Arabic 1994 Ayza El Radd 1995 Balaee Fi Zamany Balaee Fi Zamany Egyptian Arabic 1995 Wala Bihemini 1996 Meen Habibi Ana 1997 Habeit Ya Leil 1997 Noss El Alb 1997 Gharib Al Raai 1998 Mandam Aleik 1998 Galbi Daq 1998 Ala Bali 1999 Dalouna 1999 Maloum 1999 Tia 2000 El Layali 2000 Naseeni Leeh 2001 Tool Omri Habeit Ya Leil Habeit Ya Leil Habeit Ya Leil Mandam Aleik Mandam Aleik Mandam Aleik Maloum Maloum Maloum El Layali El Layali Tool Omri Balaee Fi Zamany Egyptian Arabic Lebanese Arabic Egyptian Arabic Lebanese Arabic Khaleeji Arabic Lebanese Arabic Lebanese Arabic Lebanese Arabic Lebanese Arabic Lebanese Arabic Lebanese Arabic Egyptian Arabic Egyptian Arabic Egyptian Arabic . "Hikayt Watan".

Nawal Al Zoghbi 5 2001 Haseb Nafsak 2002 Elli Tmaneito 2003 Bilbaklak 2004 Bieinak Tool Omri Elli Tmaneito Elli Tmaneito Lebanese Arabic Egyptian Arabic Lebanese Arabic Eineik Kaddabeen Egyptian Arabic 2004 Eineik Kaddabeen Eineik Kaddabeen Egyptian Arabic 2005 Rouhi Ya Rouhi 2006 Shou Akhbarak 2006 Yama Alou 2006 Adi 2007 Aghla el Habayib 2008 Albi Isa'lo 2008 Leih Moushtalak 2009 2011 Mona Ainah Alf We Miyi Yama Alou Yama Alou Yama Alou Yama Alou Yama Alou Khalas Sameht Khalas Sameht Ma'rafsh Leh Ma'rafsh Leh Egyptian Arabic Lebanese Arabic Egyptian Arabic Khaleeji Arabic Lebanese Arabic Lebanese Arabic Egyptian Arabic Khaleeji Arabic Lebanese Arabic Awards 1997 • "Lions" Award for the best singer in Lebanon & Jordan • "Best Female Singer" in Lebanon • "Best Female Singer" in Arabic World 1998 • "Best Singer" in the UAE 1999 • • • • • "First Arabic Singer" Best Female (Jordan) Best Female (Lebanon) Best Female (Egypt) Artist of the Year 2000 • Best Lebanese Singer • Best Arabic Singer (Egypt) 2004 • • • • • • Murex D'or Award: Best Female Lebanese Singer of the year Arab Music Awards: Best Female Singer Arab Music Awards: Overall Best Song Best Arabic Singer (Egypt) Best Album (Lebanon) Best Lebanese Singer .

Nawal Al Zoghbi 6 2005 • Best Arabic Singer (Egypt) 2006 • • • • • • • • • • • • • Best Arabic Singer (T-A-C) Album of The Year "Yama Alou" (T-A-C) Song of the Year "Yama Alou" (T-A-C) Clip of the Year "Yama Alou" (T-A-C) Best Dancing Song of the Year "Yama Alou" (T-A-C) Best Album "Yama Alou" (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Song "Yama Alou" (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Video "Yama Alou" (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Dance Song "Yama Alou" (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Entertainer Of The Week.10 Times (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Entertainer Of The Year (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Fans for a singer (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Arabian Artist (Arabian Awards) 2007 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Best Arabic Singer (T-A-C) Song of the Year "Aghla El Habayeb" (T-A-C) Clip of the Year "Aghla El Habayeb" (T-A-C) Best Dancing Song of the Year "Adi" (T-A-C) Best Song "Aghla El Habayeb " (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Video "Aghla El Habayeb" (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Dance Song "Adi" (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Lebanese Song "Aghla El Habayeb (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Khaliji Song for 'Adi' (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Entertainer Of The Year (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Fans for a singer (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Fan Group (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Website (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Fashion Idol (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Concert "Cartage" (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Artist In A TV Show appearance for Kanat Khamas Noujoum Voting Star Winner (Lebanon Entertainment—LE) Best Arabian Artist (Arabian Awards) Artist of the Year (JE Awards) Gold Dulex Album (JE Awards) Favorite Female Artist (JE Awards) Best Dressed Artist (JE Awards) Most Famous in America (JE Awards) Most Likely to Have the Best 2008 (JE Awards) Best Album of The Year "Yama Alou" (JE Awards) • Best Khaliji Song for "Adi" (JE Awards) • Video of the Year "Aghla El Habayeb" (JE Awards) .

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