Nancy Ajram, one of our most beloved Lebanese singers, has recently announced that she will be performing, and for the first time in her entire singing career, in Saudi Arabia, becoming the second female Lebanese singer to perform in that country known for its super-conservative rules.
The 36-year old singer announced the news to her social media fans with a tweet from her official Twitter account, saying: “Meet me at the Jeddah Season Event on June 13th, on the Romanian stage at the waterfront.”
Ajram has also confirmed her participation with a photo of the concert’s poster that included the date and place of her performance, scheduled for June 13.
Nancy Ajram is a multi-platinum Lebanese singer and Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF. She began her singing career as a young child when she participated in a popular variety show called Noujoum Al-Moustakbal or Stars of the Future. She scored back then the gold medal at that Lebanese reality television competition in the Tarab category after singing a song by Umm Kulthum.
Throughout her singing career, Ajram has sold to-date over 2 million records worldwide as of 2007, ranking 3rd best selling female artist in Lebanese history. By 2010 she was officially the best-selling Middle Eastern female singer of the decade (2000–2009).
Ajram has released over 10 studio albums so far and has appeared in numerous music videos and commercials. The Lebanese singer has also participated in the most significant Arabic festivals and won multiple awards.
Nancy Ajram is not the first Lebanese female singer to perform in Saudi Arabia. In April 2019 the Lebanese singer Elissa sang at The Hilton Jeddah, marking her first-ever concert in the Saudi Red Sea’s city.
The Jeddah Season is a huge festival that takes place across several areas in the Saudi city, starting June 8 till July 18.
The festival is hosting various artists in addition to Nancy Ajram, including the Lebanese singer Wael Jassar, Emirati singer Ahlam, Egyptian Amr Diab, and K-Pop’s Super Junior who will be making their musical debut in Jeddah.