Remember Sarah Farah from Star Academy 8?
Remember Shaima Hilali from Star Academy 3?
Both girls have worked hard after leaving the academy to launch themselves a career and find a place among the many singers of the Arab world.
And both girls are busy these days and very excited because one one hand, Sarah is going to release her debut single entitled "Bi 3ez El Dohor" next week.
"Bi 3ez El Dohor" is a jabali song. Lyrics by Fadi Murjan, composed by Fadel Sulaiman.
Lebanese singer Sabah has been known for being the marrying type! She's gotten married so many times and mostly to younger men ... Ghrrr ... talk about being a cougar!!
Well, it's happening again! Sabah has made the news with "false" reports of her getting married yet again, this time to a 21-year-old Saudi! Yup! That makes the age gap between them around 40 years!
Syrian singer Rouwaida Attieh has finished working on her latest song "Abwab Al Salam" or The Doors of Peace.
The song is a big thing for Rouwaida, because it's a Wadi3 Al Safi song, that she's been given the OK from Al Safi himself to rerecord the song.
Rouwaida has finished work on the song and has also shot a video clip.
Both the song and the video clip will be released in the coming couple of days.
The first thing that comes to mind when looking at the photo above, isn't the dress or the jewelry, but the huge amount of photoshop-ing that the photo of Ahlam has underwent!!!
Seriously, since when does Ahlam have such a small waist?!
In all cases, this photo was shared by Lebanese designer Tony Yaacoub, who has dressed Ahlam many times before. We all remember the golden, diamond gown costing around $450.000 that Ahlam wore in the finale of Arab Idol 1.
Star Academy winner Nasif Zaitoun is getting ready for the release of his debut album in the coming few days.
Although he's been off the radar for some time, he's been working hard all this time on his 1st album.
He's been meticulous in choosing his songs and decided to go with the Lebanese dialect.
He wants to sing in other Arabic dialects in the future, but wants to make a stable name for himself on the music scene and then move on.
Palestinian singer Rim Banna has just released her latest album on Monday, Revelation of ecstasy and rebellion.
The album, which contains 12 songs is simply chic and may I use the word "matronly" ... not in the motherly sense of the word but in the sober and astounding sense of the word.
The songs are mystical, exhuming rays of rebellion, difference and passion.
The words are those of great poets from the past and present such as Ibn Arabi, Rabia Al Adawia, Badr Shaker Assaiab and Mahmoud Darwish.
What a bombshell to end the day on! Both Moroccan Star Academy graduates, Sofia Al Marikh and Basma Bousel have decided to withdraw from the music scene and retire! Yup, that actually means that they'll stop singing and you wont be seeing them on any music channel any time soon!
Both singers have recently gotten married ... Sofia to a Moroccan businessman and Basma to Tamer Hosny.
Regarding Basma's retirement, it seems Tamer was the one who proceeded in stopping all her projects and asked her manager to refuse any concerts or parties and asked him to stop all work on what was to be her upcoming album.
Moroccan star Sofia Al Marikh has gotten married and is know Mrs. Sofia!
She tied the knot with a Moroccan business man sometime last week.
Gone are the days of the platonic love between her and Bashar Shatti in Star Academy 1! Wow, it seems like a century ago that the two were lovey dovey and rumors of their relationship getting more serious hit the internet.
Do you remember?
Have you heard the latest rumor? George Wassouf converts to Islam?
The news has been circulating for some time and has caused a stir between his fans and the media.
The news was somewhat verified after Rotana magazine published a story about Wassouf and claimed that he has indeed converted to Islam and was seen praying in a mosque.
They also report that during one of his latest concerts, he refused to kiss a cross handed to him be one of his fans, telling him: "I really can't, I am Muslim!" Which as you can imagine, shocked some of the attendees.
Syrian singer and Super Star finalist, Rouwaida Attieh was the guest of Coke Studio on MBC last night.
Rouwaida shared the episode with a Gypsy group from the Balkans, specifically Yugoslavia, and the mix of both types of music, Arabic and Gypsy, was an unforgettable one.
Another singer sharing the episode was Lebanese Gypsy, Bilal.
What caught my attention, other than the great "Fusion" music, was that Rouwaida seems to be a whole lot full of herself!
She even said that she's the crowned queen of Arabic music ... !
Now the thing is, no one can argue that she's got one of the grandest voices in the Arab world today!
What do you think? Is she?
And even if she was the best, should she be so frank about it and call herself a queen?!
Kathem Al Saher has been around for a long time, but I can safely say that he doesn't look his age!
Kathem is already a Granddad! He's got a little cupcake for a granddaughter and she's just so deliciously cute!
Little Sana Al Saher, the daughter of Wissam Al Saher, is only 9 months old, but has got an ear for music. According to her mom, she swoons to the tunes of her granddad's songs!
Little Sana made her debut in the famous magazine Sayidati, after arriving at Beirut international airport after a long trip coming from California.
The little family was welcomed by the crew of Sayidati and photos were taken of the little munchkin.
Singers seem to be popping up like mushrooms these days!
Some have the looks and have no voice and others don't have either!
Now, have you ever heard of a dude called Anwar Nour?! Well, call me ignorant, but I haven't!
What caught my attention isn't his voice but how girly he looks! Sorry Anwar fans, but you gotta say it like it is!
What's with the hairdo and the soft bang ... kinda reminds me of Jawad Al Ali!
I maybe judging the book by its cover though!
Moroccan singer and Star Academy 1 graduate Sofia Al Marikh is rumored to have had breast enlargement surgery lately! Her photo backstage during the first prime of Celebrity Duet 2 seems to say so!
Her boobs seem really different than before, they are bigger and, well, Iím going to say it (Sorry fans), ugly!! Sofia, you should sue the doctor that did the surgery for you!
Arab Celebrities boob jobs are common these days. So who cares that Sofia Al Marikh had one! I care and Iím sure many of you out there care, some just enjoy this! And others worry about what kind of influence such celebrities will have on their children!
Star Academy graduate, Moroccan singer Sofia Al Marikh, has been hush hush about a duet project with Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson ... but she's been busy like a bee working on it with him and Michel Fadel!
The song has been filmed as a video clip and Sofia first put it out there during her concert in Mawazine Festival this week.
The song is entitled "My First" and you may have heard it before from Barry White ... "My First, My Last, My Everything ..." .