Alissa jumps from one festival to the other this summer
Lebanese singer Alissa who is new to world of singing, has managed to make an impressive career path during the past two years since her first album “3aishalak” was released. Alissa revealed that the delay of releasing her new album “A7la Dunia” (The Perfect World) was only due to technical reasons in addition to some personal reasons.
According to the London based Elaph, the death of Alissa's father just before the release of the album was one of the main reasons for the postponement. The new album “A7la Dunia” was released earlier this month and is already facing great success among Arab youth. 30 thousand copies were sold on the first day the album was in the market.
"This is my first album with Rotana and I'm very happy to cooperate with them. They supported me and offered me the latest technology for my new album." Alissa said.
Alissa's new album contains 13 songs and was recorded using Super Audio recording system, which is used for the first time in the Middle East.
With regards to the problem which was faced in her video clip “kol yom fi Umri” (Everyday in my Life) Alissa stressed that director Saeed Marouq allowed the clip to be aired without her seeing it and approving its screening. When she saw it she decided that it had to be redone because she had some reservations of her own.
"I don’t like to comment on what Jan Saliba, Alissa's previous producer, is saying. Producers cannot make artists unless the artist has real talent and the love of fans." Alissa elucidated.
Amin Abi Yaghi, Alissa's business manager, had recently become the business manager for the Star Academy team. Alissa said that she trusts him a lot but if she notices that his new job will affect his performance managing her business matters, she will find someone else to help him or even take over.
Alissa expressed her happiness and appreciation for winning the prize for best clip on her song “Agmal I7sas” and added that she did not expect to win the prize especially because she was not able to attend the festival because of her job contracts.
Alissa is a very busy artist she just finished filming the new Pepsi ad in Italy and traveled to Dubai to promote for the new Ray Ban sunglasses and then on the 30th of this month she is holding a concert in Virgin Mega store in Beirut. This summer she is participating in Carthage Festival and Jerash Festival, in addition to other concerts in Egypt and Lebanon. –Albawaba.com
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