Shakhbat Shakhabit

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Shakhbat Shakhabit
شخبط شخابيط
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Studio album by Nancy Ajram
Released June 11, 2007 (2007-06-11)
Recorded 2007
Studio
Genre
Length 30:25
Label EWE Productions
Nancy Ajram chronology
Ya Tabtab...Wa Dallaa
(2006)Ya Tabtab...Wa Dallaa2006
Shakhbat Shakhabit
(2007)
Betfakar Fi Eih
(2008)Betfakar Fi Eih2008
Singles from Shakhbat Shakhabit
  1. "Shakhbat Shakhabit"
  2. "Shater"
  3. "Katkouta"
  4. "Eid Milad"
  5. "Risala Lil Aalam"

Shakhbat Shakhabit (Arabic: شخبط شخابيط‎‎) is an album by the Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram. It was released in 2007 exclusively for kids, after Ajram discovered that they were a large part of her fan base. Nancy has always wanted to dedicate a work for children in her life,so Nabil El Chami told her to do this, and the album and video came as an important step in her career. The video, directed by Said elMarouk after "Ehsas Jdeed"'s success with Nancy, was the biggest budget out of all of her clips. It included four songs, "Shakhbat Shakhabit", "Katkouta", "Shater", and "Eid Milad" in the credits. The production of the album created a buzz in the Arab music industry, as several producing companies fell into exclusive-rights arguments with each other for its production.

Success[edit]

The album & video were the most notable and successful work for children at the time, following a huge wave of works directed to children. The reason for this could be the fact that it was purely meant for children, unlike children works by other singers that included sexual content for adults. The video was also the only music video broadcast on MBC's children's channel, MBC 3. On the third anniversary of the channel, Nancy hosted the live children's event as she performed "Shakhbat", "Shater", and "Eid Milad". It's worth mentioning that Shakhbat Shakhabit beat Nancy's expectations, because it achieved huge success even among adults. Shakhbat & Shater achieved the most success in the album. However, all of the songs were played in schools and reached children all over the Arab world.

Music Cooperations[edit]

Nancy's first cooperation with Wasim Bestani was in "Shater". After recording it in around 2004, Nancy was looking for more children songs, and was surprised by prominent Egyptian composer Walid Saed who had around four songs prepared already. Saed composed six songs in the album. Composer Ya3goub Khoubeizi who previously composed Nancy's most successful Khaliji hit, "Mishtaga Leik", in her previous album "Ya Tabtab...Wa Dallaa", also composed the only Khaliji song in the album, "Kellena" (All of Us).

World Peace[edit]

Shakhabit also includes a song about World Peace, called "Risala Lil Aalam" (A Message to the World). It was filmed in complete secrecy with Fadi Haddad, in a first cooperation with Nancy, using techniques newly introduced to the Arab world. The video, which portrays peace issues of the Arab world and its children, is expected to be aired on all satellite channels, including news channel Al Arabia. The video was released on May 25, 2008, the day the Lebanese president General Michel Suleiman was elected ending a deadlock that lasted since November. It was the first video for Nancy that had an entirely graphical world that implied the suffering of children worldwide and the need to bring out a more colorful and happy world for them, like the one in the video. Old rumors claimed that the video will be presented to the UNICEF.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Egypt Virgin Megastores 1
UAE Virgin Megastores 8
Lebanon Virgin Megastores 1
Qatar Virgin Megastores 9
Jeddah Virgin Megastores 7
Jordan Virgin Megastores 6
Bahrain Virgin Megastores 1
Riyadh Virgin Megastores 7
Algeria Virgin Megastores 8
Tunisia Virgin Megastores 3
Morocco Virgin Megastores 9
Rotana Albums Top 100 9
ِAlam El Phan Albums Top 50 1
Heart Seekers Albums Top 20 20
HitMarker 12
Nojoom Top10 Albums 8
All Arab Albums Top 50 5

Track listing[edit]

International edition

No. Title Length
1. "Shakhbat Shakhabit" (Scribbled Doodles) 3:34
2. "Kart Shahn" (Cargo Card) 4:34
3. "Katkouta" (Cutie) 3:26
4. "Risala Lil Aalam" (A Message to the World) 3:50
5. "Shater" (Good Boy) 3:08
6. "Eid Milad" (Birthday) 4:10
7. "Kellena" (All of Us) 3:58
8. "Asfour El Nounou" (Little Birdie) 3:45

Credits[edit]

Tracks 1,6,8 - Lyrics: Awad Badawi, Music: Walid Saad, Production: Ashraf Abdou

Tracks 2,3,4 - Lyrics: Awad Badawi, Music: Walid Saad, Production: Walid Mohini

Track 5 - Lyrics: Mounir Bou Assaf, Music and Production: Wassim Bustani

Track 7 - Lyrics: Saad Al Musallam, Music: Yaacoub Al Khubayzi, Production: Oussama Al Hindi

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