Category Archives: Arabian Celebrities

Prince of Arabian Pop: Tarkan

 

Tarkan Tevetoğlu  was born 17 October 1972 (age 39), simply known as Tarkan, is a World Music award winning Turkish pop singer. He was born in Alzey, West Germany, and raised in Turkey. Tarkan has been known for the use of sexual and romantic themes in his work and has been nicknamed the “Prince of Pop” by the media. He has released several platinum-selling albums during his career, with an estimated 29 million albums and singles sold. He also produces music through his company HITT Music, which he established in February 1997. One of a few European singers that has managed to span chart success over three continents without singing in English, the artist is also noted for his live stage performances. Tarkan’s effect on Turkey has been compared by The Washington Post as analogous to Elvis in America circa 1957 and Atlantic Records co-founderAhmet Ertegün described him as one of the best live performers he had ever seen. He has also been listed byRhapsody as a key artist in the history of European pop music, with his signature song “Şımarık” as a keystone track that moved the genre forward.

 

 

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Arabic Musician & Actress: Carole Samaha

Carole Samaha  is a Arabic & Lebanese musician and actress. She has released five studio albums. Samaha has a masters degree in acting and directing, which she earned in 1999. In 2004 she won the Arab Music Award for best female newcomer. She has also won multiple Murex d’Or awards and was nominated for Best Arabia Act in the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Samaha was born in Lebanon to Antoine Samaha of Kenshara and Nouhad Hawi of Dhour Choeuir. She grew up with her parents and two brothers, having only one dream since childhood, being on stage. She started her career as an actress in the theater as well as television. After introducing herself to Mansour Rahbani, one of the biggest Lebanese and Arab composers, she experienced a turning point in her career as she shifted from drama to musical theatre and found success.

Arabic Singer & Model: Dana Halabi

Dana Halabi  is a Arabian singer and model. She was born in Kuwait on January 18, 1987 and spent most of her childhood in Tripoli, Lebanon. She has a brother and sister, Ahmad and Dima, and is studying Interior Design atAmerican University of Science and Technology. She started modelling in 2001 and was named Miss Magic Eyes 2003 and Miss Oriental Dance 2004.

She has released several popular tracks, including ‘Inta Meen’, ‘Bos Alaya’, ‘Miya el Miya’ and her most recent song, ‘Ta Moot’.

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