Lebanese singer Elissa has conquered the number one spot at being the most paid for singer to perform on Valentine’s Day with a wage of almost 75 thousand US dollars, the highest wage paid to a singer to perform on the special occasion. The singer was given that amount to perform at the City Stars Intercontinental hotel in Cairo.
Young singer Mohammad Hamaki will be performing alongside Elissa and will be receiving a wage of almost 85 thousand Egyptian pounds.
On a different note, Elissa is preparing to film the music video for the song “Lao Ta’rafouh” (If You Knew Him) for a second time. The singer had previously filmed a clip for the song under the direction of Salim Turk, but was unsatisfied with the outcome and so decided to redo it once more.
Elissa had requested that production company ‘Rotana’ not air the video for the song stating that it is not up to her standards. Elissa announced that she will no longer work with directors Salim or Saeed Al Marouq after both men publicly criticized the singer and never apologized. The singer revealed that she will be working with a foreign director and is also considering filming a music video for the song “Kirmalak” (For You), which is written and composed by singer Marwan Kkoury. Elissa is currently holding work sessions to prepare for her upcoming album produced by ‘Rotana,’ to be released in the summer of 2007.