Carole Samaha

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Carole Samaha
Native name Carole Samaha (كارول سماحة)
Born July 25, 1972
Khenchara, Lebanon
Genres Arabic pop music
Occupations Singer, actress
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Marwan Khoury
Website www.carolesamaha.com

Carole Samaha (Arabic: كارول سماحة‎) is a Lebanese musician and actress. She has released five studio albums. Samaha has a masters degree in acting and directing, which she earned in 1999[1] from the Saint Joseph University of Beirut.[2]

In 2004 she won the Arab Music Award for best female newcomer.[3] She has also won multiple Murex d'Or awards and was nominated for best Arabia New Act in the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.[4][5]

Before starting her pop music career, Carole Samaha was a classical actress and worked extensively with Mansour Rahbani and Marwan Rahbani.[6]

In 2007 Carole Samaha returned to the theater to play Zenobia in the Rahbani musical with the same name.[7] She appeared in the 2008 movie Bahr al nojoum alongside other Lebanese stars.[8] She established her own production company, Lacarma, in 2009.[9] In 2011 Carole Samaha starred in the TV series Al Shahroura, broadcast during Ramadan, as the singer and actress Sabah.[10] In December 2012, Carole Samaha announced her plans to release a new album in February 2013 and create a musical show – "The Lady" – produced by Rotana, premiering on Eid al-Fitr, August 10, 2013, in Casino du Liban.[11]

Early life[edit]

Samaha was born on 25 July 1972 in Beirut to Antoine Samaha from Khenchara, Matn and Nouhad hawi from Dhour El Choueir, Matn.[12] She has two brothers.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On 1 November [13] 2013, Samaha married Walid Mustafa, a divorced Egyptian with a daughter from a previous marriage, in a civil ceremony in Limassol, Cyprus following an 18-month love affair and short engagement.[14][15][16]

Discography[edit]

2003

Helm
(حلم - A Dream)

Oughniat El Toufoula
(اغنية الطفولة - Children Songs)

2004

Ana Horra
(انا حرة - I'm Free)

2006

Adwa' Al Shohra
(أضواء الشهرة - Lights of Fame)

2009

Hdoudi Sama
(حدودي السما - The Sky Is My Limit)

2013

Ehssas
(إحساس - A Feeling)

Videography[edit]

Year Song Album Lebanese Charts Egyptian Charts Translation Notes
2003 Oughniat El Toufoula  Oughniat El Toufoula Children Songs
Habib Alby Helm 3 1 My Love first release apart from the Rahbani
2004 Etalaa Feyi 1 4 Look At Me casting Mister Lebanon 1997 Ghassan El Mawla
2005 Ghali Alayi Ana Horra 1 3 You Mean A Lot To Me
Nezlet El Sitara 48 32 The Curtain Fell
Habbeit Delwa't 28 2 Now that i loved movie soundtrack
2006 Esmaani Adwa' Al Shohra 1 19 Listen to me
Zaelni Mennak 1 18 I'm upset with you
2007 Adwa'a El Shohra 13 78 Lights of Fame sponsored by Pepsi
Ya Rabi Ana wlleil - Marwan Khoury 1 3 Oh God ft. Marwan Khoury
2008 Yama Layali Hdoudi Sama 43 3 How Many Nights sponsored by Pepsi
Jeet (Majnouni) Pepsi Sea of Stars - V/A,
Hdoudi Sama
1 3 You Came (I Must Be Crazy) movie soundtrack
Ali Hdoudi Sama 7 1 Ali promotional single
2009 Laily Lail The Gipsy Man Sings from the Middle East - Mario Reyes ft. Mario Reyes, filmed in Morocco
Rag'aalak Hodoudi Sama 1 9 Coming Back To You promotional single
Zabahny 97 112 "Slaughtered" Me promotional single
Ma Bkhaf 1 1 I Am Not Scared first official single
2010 A'oul Ansak 1 1 I Try To Forget You second official single
Khallik Bhalak 1 1 Stay Away
2011 El Masry Ya Abu Dam N/A
Malika Ala El Ard a song from the TV series Al Shahroura
2012 Wahshani Bladi
Wet3awadet Ehssas
2013 Ehssas Ehssas

Awards[edit]

  • "Revelation of the year" (actress and singer) Murex d'Or in 2000.[17]
  • "Best female newcomer" Arab Music Award (2003) - This was the first year for which Arab Music Awards were awarded and the ceremony was held in Dubai in May 2004.[3]
  • "Best Polyvalent talent" (actress and singer) Murex d'Or in 2003.[17]
  • "Best Female Romantic Song" ("Tala3 Fiyyi") Murex d'Or in 2003.[17]
  • "Best Lebanese Female Singer" Murex d'Or in 2007.[17]
  • "Best Lebanese Song" ("Ya Rab", with Marwan Khoury) Murex d'Or in 2007.[17]
  • "Best album of the year" (Hdoudi Sama, 2009) Murex d'Or in June 2010.[18]
  • Samahe was honored for best music video – "Khalik Behalik" – at the 2011 Murex d'Or ceremony.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Journey of a Multi Dimensional Artist !". carolesamaha.com. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Carole Samaha MSN Arabia, 4 April 2007
  3. ^ a b "Fiascos affect Arab music awards". BBC News Online. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Ibrahim, Lina (12 October 2008). "Carol Samaha Nominated for MTV Europe Music Award". Al Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Bojan (22 October 2008). "Carole Samaha Among Nominees for MTV Arabia New Act Award". Wikeez. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Badley, Bill. "Lebanon" in The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & The Middle East. 2006. ISBN 9781843535515.
  7. ^ Jewell, Adam (17 August 2007). "Epic play draws parallels between past and present". The Daily Star - Lebanon. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Carole Samaha IMDb
  9. ^ Carole Samaha Her own website under biography, career.
  10. ^ Topalian, Nohad (26 July 2011). "Satellite TV stations share 'al-Shahroura' series during Ramadan". Al Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Topalian, Nohad (27 December 2012). "Carole Samaha announces her first musical show, a long-time dream". Al-Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  12. ^ http://www.beirut.com/l/10870
  13. ^ http://www.ArabiaWeddings.com
  14. ^ http://www.annahar.com/article/80338-%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%84-%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%B2%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%AA-%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D9%85%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%83
  15. ^ http://egyptiannews.net/2013/11/01/919807.html#sthash.cFrv11LK.dpbs
  16. ^ http://www.sayidaty.net/node/84038/%D9%85%D8%B4%D8%A7%D9%87%D9%8A%D8%B1/%D8%A3%D8%AE%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B4%D8%A7%D9%87%D9%8A%D8%B1/%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%B1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%AF%D8%AA%D9%8A-%D9%86%D8%AA-%D9%8A%D9%83%D8%B4%D9%81-%D9%87%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%91%D8%A9-%D8%AE%D8%B7%D9%8A%D8%A8-%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%84-%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%A9
  17. ^ a b c d e Murex d'Or website - click on "Official Website", then on "Menu" and then on "Results", and then slide the slider to the desired year.
  18. ^ Ahlam (11 June 2010). "Murex D'or 2010: The Official Results". Wikeez.com. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Arab stars receive top honors at Murex d’Or Awards". Daily Star (Jounieh). 25 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. "Also honored for best music video was Carole Samahe for 'Khalik Behalik.'" 

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