Maria Nalbandian

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Maria Nalbandian
ماريا
Մարիա Նալպանտեան
Also known as Maria
Born (1985-08-01) August 1, 1985 (age 32)[1][2]
Origin Beirut, Lebanon
Genres
Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, former model, Armenian beauty icon
Years active 2003–present

Maria Nalbandian (Armenian: Մարիա Նալպանտեան; Arabic: ماريا نالبنديان‎, born August 1, 1985), also known by only Maria (Arabic: ماريا‎), is a Lebanese Armenian pop star from Beirut, Lebanon.

Biography[edit]

Nalbandian was born to Armenian parents. She studied Business Marketing and is currently pursuing a singing career mainly in her native (Armenian) language. Since Maria was discovered at age 13, she has done many commercials. She won the Miss Bikini Asia 2002 in Malta aged 17. She speaks three languages: Armenian, Arabic, and English. Her music videos include "Elaab" where she sucks on lollipops and bathes in chocolate cornflakes in milk, and "Bahebbak Add Eih" where she plays the role of a girl in love, to date all directed by Jad Shwery. In 2004 she won the best showbiz star in the Arab world. In 2008, she starred in the movies Bedoon Raqaba, and Ahasees. In 2012, she became the ambassador of Fem USA Hair Removal. In 2013, she started singing in Armenian in her native language and did many music videos such as "Djane Djan" and "De Kena". In 2015 she made her first Armenian album " Mi Eraz" (A Dream) and she won Top Beautiful Armenian Woman World Wide and Best Showbiz Star 2015.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Elaab (2005)

No. Title Lyrics Music Producer Length
1. "Elaab" (Play) Hany Al-Sagheer Mohamed Raheem Mohamed Raheem  
2. "Balash Te'olly" (Don't Tell Me)        
3. "3andak Shi" (You Have Something)        
4. "Tekzeb Alayya" (You Lie to Me) Talal Qentar Talal Qentar Firas Shateela  
5. "Eih Wallah"        
6. "Bahebbak Add Eih" (How Much I Love You) Hany Abd Al-Kareem Sileem Salama Tony Saba  
7. "Aywa Ya Seedi"        
8. "Ya Maria" (O Maria!)        
9. "Elaab (Radio Mix)" Hany Al-Sagheer Mohamed Raheem Mohamed Raheem  

We Regeat Tany (2007)

No. Title Lyrics Music Producer Length
1. "Stop, Taala Bass" (Stop, Just Come) Omar Sary Bashar Ghazawy Tony Abu Khaleel, Mohamed Kaby 3:22
2. "Tehayelny"       3:35
3. "La'etein"       4:59
4. "Boos Eedak"       3:35
5. "Bekhatrak"       3:31
6. "We Regeat Tany" (And I'm Back Again) Muneer Abu Assaf Zaher Al-Baba Mohamed Kaby 3:35
7. "Nefertiti" (Nefertiti)       3:59
8. "Ya Waheshny" (Hey You, Whom I Miss)       4:09
9. "Ourestoun"       3:38
10. "Tak Dom"       3:40

Mi Eraz VOL.1 (2015)

No. Title Length
1. "Mi Eraz" (A Dream)  
2. "Shnorhavor" (Happy Birthday)  
3. "Elek Hayer" (Rise Armenians)  
4. "Inc Moracir" (Forget Me)  
5. "Ser Chega" (No Love)  
6. "Chem Neri" (Would Not Forgive)  
7. "Harsi Namage" (Bride Message)  
8. "De Kena" (Go Away)  

Other Songs[edit]

Year Title Lyrics Music Producer
"Bahebb El Mas" (I Love Diamond) Haytham Shaaban Iwan Wesam Ghazawy
2009 "Einak Fe Einy"

(featuring Ahmed Fahmy)

Mustafa Bakry Shireef Ismail
2013 "Djane Djan"
2013 "Dzap Dzap"
2014 "Nadran Alayya" (I Vow) Khalid Muneer Mohamed Raheem Mohamed Raheem
2015 "Azks Hayoc"

Videography[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director
2004 "Elaab" (Play) Elaab Jad Shwery
2005 "Tekzeb Alayya" (You Lie to Me)
"Bahebbak Add Eih" (How Much I Love You)
2007 "We Regeat Tany / Stop, Taala Bass"

(And I'm Back Again / Stop, Just Come)

We Regeat Tany
2008 "Bahebb El Mas" (I Love Diamond)
2009 "Einak Fe Einy"

(featuring Ahmed Fahmy)

Bedoon Raqaba

[Movie]

Hany Gerges Fawzy
2013 "Djane Djan" Sherif Tarhini
2014 "De Kena" Mi Eraz Aramayis Hayrapetyan
2014 "Nadran Alayya" (I Vow) Robert Cremona
2015 "Mi Eraz" (A Dream) Mi Eraz

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Bedoon Raqaba
2010 Ahasees

Television Programs[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
Sahra Ma3 Negm Herself (guest) Interview

Commercials[edit]

Year Product Notes
Fem
Year Product Notes
Mahmoud Saaid Exiting by Maria Parfume

Beauty Contests[edit]

Year Title Result
2002 Miss Bikini Asia Won
Year Title Result
2015 Top Beautiful Armenian Woman[5] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ماريا". gheir.com. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "مشاهير العرب - ماريا". nawa3em.com. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  3. ^ ""Maria Faces New Lawsuit,"". Al Bawaba. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2006. 
  4. ^ "ماريا: الإثارة خدمتني في بداية المشوار". آزاد-هاي. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Top Beautiful Armenian women. Photo gallery". 

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