Nancy Ajram- Baladeyaty

Nancy Nabil Ajram, (born May 16, 1983, Beirut) is a multi-platinum recording artist and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. With the support of her father, Nancy began performing as a child and released her first studio album by the age of 15.

Ajram’s breakthrough was when she began working with Jiji Lamara, an experienced producer and manager. In early 2003, Ajram rose to instant fame with the success of the lead single “Akhasmak Ah” and the release of her third studio album, Ya Salam (“Oh Wow”) which was a best-seller.

Her fourth album, Ah w Noss (“Yes, and a half”), was released on April 12, 2004, and it was also an important marking point in Nancy’s career. The tremendous success that “Ah w Noss” achieved, stabilized Nancy’s position as an A-List star in the Arab music industry. Nancy then filmed “Lawn Ouyounak” (Color of Your Eyes), which portrayed Nancy as a bride in a traditional Lebanese wedding. After the release of the album, Nancy Ajram signed-up with Coca-Cola to be their official celebrity spokesperson for the Levant, Arabia and North Africa regions.

Her fifth album, Ya Tabtab Wa Dallaa was released on February 15, 2006. Atabtab was considered Nancy’s best album to date, with six music videos released, eight radio hits, and five songs used for commercials. Ajram’s sixth album was fully dedicated to children with a variety of songs aimed towards teaching children good values and morals, something she has wanted to do for a long time.

In February and March 2008, Nancy released three Coca-Cola commercials that featured a brand new hit from her long awaited album. The song, “Meen Gheyri Ana (Noss elKawn)” (Who Else?) was made by the successful Yey and Ana Yalli trio (Nizar Francis, Samir Sfeir, and Tarek Madkour). The single was an instant hit and served as a highly successful promotion 5 months before the release of the album. Nancy released her seventh studio album after several delays on July 30, 2008,

Nancy’s 7th album, Betfakkar Fi Eih?!, is considered to be one of her most successful albums so far as it won her first World Music Award in her career. The album included her first “Tarab” song called “Biteegy Sirtak” since 1998’s Mihtagalak album, and in general had a wide mix of several different styles ranging from dance, beat, pop, to drama, romance, Tarab and oldies. On November 9, 2008, about a month after her marriage, Nancy Ajram won her first World Music Award for her best-selling album Betfakkar Fi Eih. In the summer of 2010, Nancy was nominated by Coca-Cola Middle East to sing, along with K’naan, his international hit and song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Wavin’ Flag”. On August 30, 2010,[8] Nancy’s official Facebook page posted a 16-second preview of the music video for Nancy’s next single, “Fi Hagat“. In November, 2010, Nancy’s Facebook page hit one million fans, becoming the most subscribed Arabic Facebook page on the site. Later, the page announced “Sheikh El Shabab” and “Ya Kether” as the second and third singles from 7, respectively. The video for the second single premiered on December 23, and received favorable reviews from Arabic media, however, it did not achieve the same explosive rate of Internet views as did the first single “Fi Hagat”, with only 750,000 views in a month. The album marks a shift in Ajram’s career and launches her to a more international image, and is, to date, her second fastest selling album.

It earned Nancy her second World Music Award as the middle east’s best selling album. She also announced in late February that was nearly done working on a second album dedicated for kids.

In June 2012, she announced that the album is titled “Super Nancy” and that it will be out soon. Ajram is set to embark a US tour in the summer of 2012. Super Nancy is set to be released on September 13, 2012.