Mariam Fares denies imitating Shakira
Lebanese singer Mariam Fares has denied circulating rumors that she imitates Lebanese-Columbian singer Shakira or that she is influenced by her. Mariam did admit that she admires Shakira and thinks that they share some similarities, but each has her own unique style.
Rumors had claimed that Mariam is trying to imitate Shakira and that it was very evident in her clip "Nadini" (Call Me).
Recently, Mariam returned to Beirut after holding a very successful concert at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jordan. The singer performed her most popular hits while the audience sang along.
Upon her arrival in Lebanon Mariam filmed a special episode for the show ‘Moto Alert’ that is aired exclusively on the music channel ‘MTV Europe.’
Mariam is the first Arab artist to be hosted on the show, which hosts artists from around the world.
Mariam was chosen by the channel’s headquarters in London since she is considered to represent Arab youth and integrates modern and classical elements into her music creating her own unique style.
Fares revealed that she received an indecent proposal from a Gulf tycoon during an appearance on the most popular television show on ‘Rotana,’ “Ma Hubi” (With My Love).
Mariam said that she was offered a ‘very generous sum of money’ from the tycoon if she would accept to spend the night with him, but that she turned down the proposal. The man did not directly ask her, but rather through a third party during one of her concerts.