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|Native name||Carole Samaha (كارول سماحة)|
|Born||July 25, 1972
|Genres||Arabic pop music|
|Associated acts||Marwan Khoury|
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. 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 New Act in the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.
In 2007 Carole Samaha returned to the theater to play Zenobia in the Rahbani musical with the same name. In 2011 Carole Samaha starred in the TV series Al Shahroura, broadcast during Ramadan, as the singer and actress Sabah. 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.
In 2013, Semaha married Walid Mustafa, a divorced Egyptian with a daughter from a previous marriage, in a civil ceremony in Limassol, Cyprus following a 1.5 years love affair and short engagement .
Oughniat El Toufoula
Adwa' Al Shohra
|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 ex-Mr. Lebanon 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 Rab||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,
|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||rowspan="2"||Wahshani Bladi|
|Malika Ala El Ard||a song from the TV series Al Shahroura|
- "Revelation of the year" (actress and singer) Murex d'Or in 2000.
- "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.
- "Best Polyvalent talent" (actress and singer) Murex d'Or in 2003.
- "Best Female Romantic Song" ("Tala3 Fiyyi") Murex d'Or in 2003.
- "Best Lebanese Female Singer" Murex d'Or in 2007.
- "Best Lebanese Song" ("Ya Rab", with Marwan Khoury) Murex d'Or in 2007.
- "Best album of the year" (Hdoudi Sama, 2009) Murex d'Or in June 2010.
- Samahe was honored for best music video – "Khalik Behalik" – at the 2011 Murex d'Or ceremony.
- "The Journey of a Multi Dimensional Artist !". carolesamaha.com. carolesamaha.com. Retrieved 13 September 2010. "Originally from Khonchara - Lebanon, [...]" - From the website's main page you have to click on Enter, then on Biography.
- "The Journey of a Multi Dimensional Artist !". carolesamaha.com. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- "Fiascos affect Arab music awards". BBC News Online. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
- Ibrahim, Lina (12 October 2008). "Carol Samaha Nominated for MTV Europe Music Award". Al Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Bojan (22 October 2008). "Carole Samaha Among Nominees for MTV Arabia New Act Award". Wikeez. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Badley, Bill. "Lebanon" in The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & The Middle East. 2006. ISBN 9781843535515.
- Jewell, Adam (17 August 2007). "Epic play draws parallels between past and present". The Daily Star - Lebanon. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- Topalian, Nohad (26 July 2011). "Satellite TV stations share 'al-Shahroura' series during Ramadan". Al Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Topalian, Nohad (27 December 2012). "Carole Samaha announces her first musical show, a long-time dream". Al-Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Murex d'Or website - click on "Official Website", then on "Menu" and then on "Results", and then slide the slider to the desired year.
- Ahlam (11 June 2010). "Murex D'or 2010: The Official Results". Wikeez.com. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "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.'"