Problems surround Alissa

Published March 3rd, 2006 - 03:54 GMT

The new album “Bastanak” (I Will Wait For You) by Lebanese singer Alissa is expected to witness tremendous success.

 

The album, featuring 12 songs, carries a new signature since the distribution process was shifted from Jan Marie Riashi to distributors Michel Fadel and Danny Hilo, after singer had encountered many disputes.

 

The album cover was created by American photographer Matthews Claimer, and the singer filmed the music video for the main song of the album ‘Bastanak’ under the direction of American Brandon Darikson in Burgh, the capital of the Czech Republic.

 

Pepsi will launch the latest television commercial for Alissa with American pop star Christina Agelera to coincide with the release of the album.

 

The album ‘Bastanak’ is Alissa’s first cooperation with singer and composer Marwan Khoury and her second with the production company ‘Rotana.’

 

A number of problems have arisen upon the release of the album after different radio and television stations began airing the song “Kirmalak,” which is part of Alissa’s album, but in the voice of the new singer Ameera.

 

Sources claim that Marwan sold the song to Ameera two years ago, but she did not record it until Marwan resold it to Alissa. Alissa’s reaction to the situation is still unknown.

 

Alissa held a grand performance at the Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo on Valentine’s Day along with Lebanese singer Wael Jassar and Egyptian singer Hatem Fahmi.

 

A major production company is striving to convince Alissa to accept the leading role in the new film "Al Hares" (The Guard), directed by Amro Arafeh. The film also stars prominent Egyptian actors Hussein Fahmi and Majed Al Masri.


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