Myriam Fares

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Myriam Fares
Native name ميريام فارس خواليد
Birth name Myriam Fares Khawalid
Born (1983-05-03) 3 May 1983 (age 35)
Kfar Chellal, Sidon District, Lebanon
Origin Lebanon
Genres Arabic pop
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, entertainer, actress
Years active 2003–present
Labels Music is my Life, EMI Music Arabia, Myriam Music
Website myriamfares.com

Myriam Fares (Arabic: ميريام فارسmīryam fāris; born 3 May 1983) is a Lebanese[1] singer, dancer, actress and entertainer. She is recognized across the Middle East as one of the only Arab female artists who performs choreographed dance routines while singing, and was thus titled "Queen of Stage" by Arab media. She has released 5 studio albums to date, with several chart-topping singles including her debut "Ana Wel Shou", "Nadini", "Moukanah Wein", "Mosh Ananiyya", "Eih Elli Byohsal", and "Nifsi A'oulhalak". In 2010, Myriam starred in her own Ramadan TV show, "Fawazir Myriam", during which she performed dance routines and comedy skits for 30 episodes. The show received largely positive reviews for her dance performances and elaborate multicultural choreography. She was nominated by Google as its Middle East ambassador in 2012. Myriam made her acting debut with the TV soap opera Itiham released in 2014. Later that year, she performed live in Disney's musical Peter Pan in the United Arab Emirates, playing the role of Tinkerbell. She broke a record on the music streaming service Anghami for most played artist and most played album for her fifth album Aman.

Career[edit]

Fares's first album was Myriam released in 2003, followed by Nadini in 2005.

Fares's third studio album "Bet'oul Eh", was released in April 2008. The album creatively mixes music genres. It consists of nine songs, including romantic ballad "Mouch Ananiya". The music video showcases Fares’s acting skills, and the video was executed under the direction of Leila Kanaan. Two other songs of the Album "Bet'oul Eh" are "Betrouh", and "Iyyam EL Shiti" were shot as music videos in Paris incarnating cinematographic ideas under Smayara's direction. Fares's fourth studio album "Min Oyouni", was released on 1 September 2011. It consists of nine songs.

Fares made her acting debut with Itiham released in 2014. She announced her fifth studio album Aman to be released on 5 January 2015. Fares set a record on Anghami, the popular music streaming service in the Arab world, for the most played artist and most played album for Aman.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Fares married Lebanese American businessman Danny Mitri in August 2014 after 10 years of dating. The ceremony took place on the Greek island of Santorini. It was announced that they are expecting a child on 6 October 2015.[2] On February 6th 2016, Fares announced the birth of a boy, Jayden, via an Instagram post. Fares is a Christian. In 2015, she was amongst several famous Christian celebrities within the Arab world targeted by extremists cyber trolls for celebrating Easter. [3] In an interview with Nishan (ar), she stated that she was a supporter civil Marriage and was not against interfaith relationships.[4]

Myriam has often been criticised for her "provocative" style of entertainment, especially her choice of wardrobe and dance style, creating comparisons with Colombian pop star Shakira.[5]

Filmography[edit]

  • 2009: Silina (Movie)
  • 2010: Fawazeer Myriam Fares (TV program)
  • 2014: Itiham (TV serie)

Studio albums[edit]

Myriam[edit]

  • Mastering : Tony Haddad
  • Design : Kinda Mourani
  • Year : 2003
  1. Ana Wel Shoq
  2. Ghmorni
  3. La Tis'alni
  4. Shou Badou
  5. Inta el Hayat
  6. Ahebbak Heil
  7. Hal Gharam Mish Gharam
  8. Ya Alem Bil Hal

Nadini[edit]

  • Mastering : Tony Haddad
  • Design : Kinda Mourani
  • Photography : Carine & charbel
  • Year : 2005
  1. Nadini
  2. Aanadiya
  3. Hasisni Beek
  4. Haklek Rahtak
  5. Leih Habibi
  6. Maarafsh Had Bel Esmi Da
  7. Haset B Aman
  8. Khalini Teer
  9. Zaalan Menni
  10. Waheshni Eih

Bet'oul Eih[edit]

  • Mastering : Tony Haddad
  • Design : Kinda Murani & Music is my life
  • Photography : Hussien Salman
  • Year : 2008
  1. Mouch Ananiya
  2. Eih Yalli Byohsal
  3. Bet'oul Eih
  4. Betrouh
  5. Iyyam El Chitti
  6. Ana Albi Lik
  7. Ala Khwana
  8. Law Konte Radi
  9. Moukanoh Wein

Min Oyouni[edit]

  • Mastering : Tony Haddad
  • Design : Nijad Abdelmassih
  • Photography : Rudy Darwich
  • Year : 2011
  1. Min Oyouni
  2. Khalani
  3. Walaou
  4. Ya Sariah
  5. Ah Youma
  6. Artah
  7. Sid Al Koul
  8. Atlah
  9. Kether Al Khayel
  10. Min Oyouni (music instrumental)
  11. Khalani (music instrumental)

Aman[edit]

  • Year : 2015
  1. Aman (Myriam Fares album)
  2. Nifsi Aoulhalak
  3. Deggou El Toboul
  4. Bizemmetak
  5. Kifak Enta
  6. Elzeer
  7. Shou Bhebb
  8. Gharrouk
  9. Halla Halla Ya Sabaya
  10. Sympatica
  11. Ma Yani El Nom
  12. Ghafi
  13. Ana Gheir
  14. Aman

Albums[edit]

Albums
Year Album Name (EN) Album Name (AR) Tracks #
2003 Myriam ميريام 8
2005 Nadini ناديني 10
2008 Bet'oul Eih بتقول أيه 9
2011 Min Oyouni من عيونى 11
2015 Aman آمان 13

Videography[edit]

Official VideoClips
Year Title Album Director Language (dialect)
2003 "Ana Wel Shoq" Myriam Ghassan Koteit
"La Tes'alni" Selim El Turk
"Ahebak Heal" Unknown
2005 "Nadini" Nadini Amir Kreidiye
"Haklik Rahtak" Wissam Smayra Lebanese Arabic
"Waheshny Eah" Egyptian Arabic
2007 "Moukanoh Wein" Bet'oul Eih Yehya Saade Khaleeji Arabic
2008 "Mouch Ananiya" Leila Kanaan Egyptian Arabic
"Ayyam EL Sheety" Wissam Smayra Lebanese Arabic
"Betrouh" Egyptian Arabic
"Eh Elli Behsal" Yehya Saade Egyptian Arabic
2010 "Lala Yaba Lala" Single Lebanese Arabic
2010 "Min Oyouni" Min Oyouni Joe Bou Eid Khaleeji Arabic
2011 "Khalani Yehya Saade Khaleeji Arabic
2011 "El Gasayed" Joe Bou Eid Khaleeji Arabic
2013 "Kifak Enta" Aman Samir Seriyani Lebanese Arabic
2014 "Deggou El Toboul" Sherine Gebrael Khoury
2015 "Nifsi Aoulhalak" Egyptian Arabic
2015 "Aman" Andalusian Arabic
2016 "Ghafi" Lebanese Arabic
2016 "Gharouk" Sherif Tarhini Khaleeji Arabic
2017 "Chouf Halak Aalayi" Single Sherif Tarhini Lebanese Arabic

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