Naya (singer)

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Naya
Background information
Native name نايا
Also known as Nibal[1]
Born (1988-04-11) April 11, 1988 (age 26) [2]
Origin

Lebanon

Height : 1,59 CM
Genres World, Arabic
Occupations Singer
Years active 2007 — present
Labels Arabica Music

Naya (Arabic: نايا‎ (born April 11, 1988) is a Lebanese singer. In 2009, Eli Dib introduced her to the Arabic music scene. It's also clearly noticeable that this beautiful singer won many people's hearts even till obsession in many cases, after her big success in "Dancing With The Stars season 2", and that can be proved by comments and interractions from fans on her accounts on the social media whether Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and ofcourse Twitter.[3]

Recording career[edit]

2008-2009: Melody Record and Batmana[edit]

In 2008 Naya signed a recording contract with Melody Music. Her first single, "Batmanna" was released alongside a music video, directed by Fadi Haddad. Soon after her initial success, Naya and her manager, Yasser Zayed, faced legal issues. These legal issues caused her to postpone working, causing her to gradually disappear from the Arabic music scene.

2010-2011 Elie Dib Management And Arabica Music[edit]

In November 2010, following a court decision, Naya broke her contract with Zayed. In March 2011, Naya released a new Khaliji song titled "Ghira." The music video was directed by Bassam Turk. Naya was invited to perform "Ghira" on the TV series "Hek Mnghanne" on MTV. In June 2011, following her performance on “Hek Menghanne” and the positive feedback of the song “Mama Ya Mama” Elie Dib and Naya decided to release the song. They obtained the rights and "Mama Ya Mama" was released in all Arab countries.

In October 2011 Naya cancelled her contract with Melody Music and signed to Arabica Music. She next released a Lebanese song named “Tezkar” Written by Mounir Abou Assaf and composed By Hisham Boulos. On November 5 the video clip of “Tezkar”, directed by Mamdouh Bayan, was released on Arabica TV.

2012-Present (Mandam)[edit]

June 2012 Naya released her first album Mandam with nine Egyptian, Khaliji and Lebanese Arabic songs. Naya worked with Tamer Hosny on one song called "Bel Zouq" [4]

During summer 2013 she released her 4th video, of "Mn Eidy". The video was different, adding many dance steps.

For the motion picture soundtrack of the Bollywood film "Dhoom-3" starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and others, Naya has been roped in to sing the Arabic version of the hugely popular "Dhoom Machale" in sharp resemblance to once extremely popular Asian pop star Tata Young.

Television[edit]

Naya was in Dancing with the Stars (Lebanese season 1), paired with Abdo Dalloul. The judges described her as the energy of the show. On the 24th of February 2013, on the final show of the first series of DWTSME, she was announced as the winner.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  1. "Batmana"
  2. "Ghira"
  3. "Tezkar"
  4. "mn eidi"
  5. "wakhedni hawak"
  6. "mandam"
  7. "mama ya mama"
  8. "leh bahebak"
  9. "bel zok"
  10. "Dhoom Machale (Arabic Version)" (Dhoom 3)[6]

Videography[edit]

Year Title Album Director
2009 Batmana Mandam Bahaa Khaddaj
2011 Ghira Mandam Bassem Turk
2011 Tezkar Mandam Mamdouh Bayan
2013 Mn Eidy Mandam Bahaa Khaddaj

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