Carole Samaha

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Carole Samaha
Carole Samaha On 2013 Valentine.jpg
Carole Samaha
Background information
Native name كارول سماحة
Born July 25, 1972 (age 45)
Beirut, Lebanon
Genres Arabic pop music
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Marwan Khoury

Carole Samaha (Arabic: كارول سماحة‎) is a Lebanese singer, actress, and performer. She has released six studio albums. Samaha has a master's 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][7]

In 2007 Carole Samaha returned to the theater to play Zenobia in the Rahbani musical with the same name.[8] She appeared in the 2008 movie Bahr al nojoum alongside other Lebanese stars.[9] She established her own production company, Lacarma, in 2009.[10] In 2011 Carole Samaha starred in the TV series Al Shahroura, broadcast during Ramadan, as the singer and actress Sabah.[11] In December 2012, Carole Samaha announced her plans to release a new album, in 2013 she was a judge in x factor and she was the mentor for the bands such as [younge pharoz, Maraya and les bledards ninja] 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.[12]

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.[13] She has two brothers.[2] Her parents supported different political factions, according to Samaha that fact made her become "more open" to the different views of people and she learned a lot from that experience.[14]

Personal life[edit]

On 1 November [15] 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.[16][17][18] On 31 August 2015 Carole Samaha gave birth to a baby girl, Tala.[19][20] She is Catholic. [21] From 2014, Samaha has been residing in Egypt with her husband. [22]



(حلم - A Dream)

Oughniat El Toufoula
(اغنية الطفولة - Children Songs)


Ana Horra
(انا حرة - I'm Free)


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


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


(إحساس - A Feeling)


(ذكرياتي - Memories)


Year Song Album Lebanese Charts Egyptian Charts Translation Notes
2003 Oughniat El Toufoula  Oughniat El Toufoula Childhood 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


  • "Revelation of the year" (actress and singer) Murex d'Or in 2000.[23]
  • "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.[23]
  • "Best Female Romantic Song" ("Tala3 Fiyyi") Murex d'Or in 2003.[23]
  • "Best Lebanese Female Singer" Murex d'Or in 2007.[23]
  • "Best Lebanese Song" ("Ya Rab", with Marwan Khoury) Murex d'Or in 2007.[23]
  • "Best album of the year" (Hdoudi Sama, 2009) Murex d'Or in June 2010.[24]
  • Samahe was honored for best music video – "Khalik Behalik" – at the 2011 Murex d'Or ceremony.[25]
  • World Music Award "Best Stage Performer in the Middle East" in Monaco 2014.


  1. ^ "The Journey of a Multi Dimensional Artist !". Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Carole Samaha[permanent dead link] 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. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "CAROLE SAMAHA - Prestige Magazine". Prestige Magazine. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  7. ^ Badley, Bill. "Lebanon" in The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & The Middle East. 2006. ISBN 9781843535515.
  8. ^ Jewell, Adam (17 August 2007). "Epic play draws parallels between past and present". The Daily Star - Lebanon. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Carole Samaha IMDb
  10. ^ Carole Samaha Her own website under biography, career.
  11. ^ Topalian, Nohad (26 July 2011). "Satellite TV stations share 'al-Shahroura' series during Ramadan". Al Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Topalian, Nohad (27 December 2012). "Carole Samaha announces her first musical show, a long-time dream". Al-Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
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  19. ^ Welcome to the world our precious Angel Carole Samaha on Twitter
  20. ^ «كارول سماحة تستقبل مولودتها الجديدة «تالا ‏‎ بوابة فيتو (Vetogate)
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  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ Ahlam (11 June 2010). "Murex D'or 2010: The Official Results". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  25. ^ "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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