Lebanese singer Elissa has conquered the number one spot in the summer album competition in Egypt, which is considered the worst summer the music world has witnessed due to the different circumstances that hit the region like the disastrous Israeli raids on Lebanon.
The summer had begun with the launch of Elissa’s album “Bastanak” (I’m Waiting for you) and which sales reached as high as 350 thousand albums, indicating a decrease in the number of album sales for the singer compared to last year by 100 thousands.
Elissa has completed filming her latest music video for the song “Lao Ta’rafooh” (If You Knew Him), directed by Salim Turk.
Elissa’s business manager, Shaima Abrahim, revealed that Elissa completed filming the clip before the recent Israeli-Lebanese war, but waited to release it till an appropriate time.
She released the clip now that Lebanese morale has been lifted once again and life in her country is somewhat back to normal, said Elissa.
Elissa has refused an offer to star in a new Egyptian film written by composer Baha El Din Mohammad and starring Ahmad Al Sakka. The singer said her overbooked schedule leaves her no time for an acting career.
Elissa participated in the Paris Fashion Week upon a personal invitation from the Dior House of Fashion, before the war with Israel. Elissa wore an exquisite gown by Dior and gave a special interview to French channel TV 5.
A dinner was held in Elissa’s honor and was attended by VIPs from the Dior House of Fashion in the Middle East and Paris, in addition to a number of international celebrities like actors Liv Taylor and Drew Barrymore. According to the London based Elaph, the singer also took advantage of her stay in Paris by attending a fashion show for well-known Lebanese designer Elie Saab.