Elissa announced the news to her fans on Twitter by sharing the post of the event. Her announcement was welcomed by her fans who started commenting, retweeting, and expressing their happiness and excitement as well as wishing her good luck.
This famous Lebanese singer who is originally known as Elissar Zakaria Khoury began her musical career in 1992 when she won the silver medal in the famous Lebanese TV music competition Studio El-Fan.
In 1999, Elissa released her first studio album, Baddy Doub (I Want to Melt). For the album’s hit single, she included a second language by teaming up with Spanish singer Gerard Ferrer. In 2002, she won the Murex d’Or award for Best Female Artist.
Elissa has sold so far over 25 million albums worldwide. Since 2005, she has been among the highest-selling female Middle Eastern artists. In 2005, 2006, and 2010, she received the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist and became the first Lebanese singer to receive the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist in 2005.
Just recently, on August 19, Elissa surprised her audience when she announced that she is quitting her music career, stressing that the album she is currently working on will be the last in her singing career. “I am preparing this new album with a lot of love and passion. The reason is that it will be the last one in my career,” she tweeted.
It’s worth mentioning that this is Elissa’s second concert at the prestigious Parisian Olympia Theater, where she also performed in February 2017.
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