Myriam Fares is a Lebanese singer who has been the first new discovery for me on my reemergence to the unparalleled world of Arabic pop music. She has had 4 studio albums to date, the latest being released only in September this year!
Her self-titled album debuted in 2003 when she was 23, and sold out in just a few days. “Ana wil Shoq” was her first single, and the video launched her to fame in the Arab-speaking world. In 2004 she was elected “Best Young Female Singer” in the Arab world (a title she would win again in 2008 in Egypt with her second album: Nadini) and also that year won Best Video Clip in Egypt.
I have not been able to get my hands on any full albums, only scattered tracks spanning her career, but I am loving everyone of them! You know how much I adore Arabic melismas! And the high energy every track has with that amazing cross of old-world percussion and dance beats! I definitely see myself returning to the hunt for Arabic pop music!
Check out her website: Myriam Fares