Samsung lights up Ragheb Alama's days
Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama has just completed a series of performances around the Arab world and is in the process of finalizing his upcoming album, which is produced by Alam El Phan Production Company. Ragheb is also to be a guest on the last episode of the show "Number one song" presented by Rola Bahnam on the Lebanese Future television satellite channel.
Ragheb has just launched a new mobile phone commercial for the Samsung Electronics, the global leader in digital technology, which was filmed in Cairo. The commercial was directed by Sharif Sabri and holds the title "Nawarit Aiami" (You Light Up My Days), which is also a name of song that will be included in his new album.
Samsung had recently held extensive negotiations with Ragheb, and both sides reached an agreement to have Ragheb as the official spokesperson for the company. Ragheb has signed a contract for one year to shoot different television commercials for Samsung advertising their different line of mobile phones.
Alama denied circulating rumors that he will be singing a trio with Razan Moughrabi and Spanish international singer Julio Iglesias Junior. Ragheb stressed that he is not willing to hold any sort of trio or even a duet with anyone unless he finds the right voice that matches his and will add to his career,.
Rumors had it that Ragheb, Razan and Julio were holding extensive work sessions to choose the words for a new trio they will hold together. The new song will be a combination of English, French, and Arabic, and is scheduled to be out by early January 2004.
Razan had revealed that the song would be featured in her upcoming first album, which she has completed choosing most of the songs for. The new album consists of mainly rap songs.
Razan recently had Ragheb as a guest on her show "Fantazia", which broadcasts on the MBC satellite television channel. In the episode Razan surprised her guest by singing one of his songs changing the words around. Upon hearing Razan sing, Ragheb was shocked by her capabilities and called on artist Ihsan Al Munther to support her and take her immediately to the recording studios where she belongs.
Ragheb has revealed that he is in the process of shooting a new music video for the song "Laialina" (Our Nights), which is scheduled to be aired on all local and satellite television channels after the Muslim Eid Holiday. Ragheb is also busy these days with finalizing the songs for his upcoming album, in addition to shooting a new television commercial for Samsung Electronics mobile phones.
Alama has been presented with the Golden Lion Award in Egypt from Egyptian journalist Samir Ragab. The award is presented by the Egyptian magazine "Huriyati" for the best Arab singer for the year 2003. –Albawaba.com
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