Happy or funereal? Elissa caught in album cover row
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Her latest collection might be called 'The Happiest One' but Lebanese singer Elissa certainly doesn't look like it on the album cover. The photo, showing the stunning star with a black veil on her head and red rose in her mouth has shocked critics and fans alike.
After fans complained that she looked like she was going to a funeral, Elissa put out a message on her Facebook page to say the picture shown wasn't really the one for the cover. Confused? So were we.
The singer's family are both Lebanese and Syrian so there was speculation that the gothic cover was a tribute to the crisis in Syria. Others thought it was grossly innapropriate given the tragic events taking place in the Arab world.
Elissa had announced through her Facebook and Twitter sites that the release date of the album, featuring 14 songs, will be June 25. The singer has previously collaborated with stars like Ragheb Alama and Chris DeBurgh but her fans will just have to wait to see what this cover will eventually look like...
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