|Studio album by Nancy Ajram|
|Released||September 13, 2012|
|Nancy Ajram chronology|
|Singles from Super Nancy|
Super Nancy is the second children's album by Lebanese recording artist Nancy Ajram. It was released on September 13, 2012 by In2Musica and Arabica Music. Following the critical success of her debut album Shakhbat Shakhabit which was also exclusively oriented toward kids, Ajram decided to dedicate another record to them to show appreciation for their loyalty to her. The singer worked with several past collaborators she worked with in the previous kids album, while enlisting new ones. Super Nancy was well received by music critics. Three singles, which featured in the music video, were released in September 2012 from the album: "Ya Banat", "Stoohi", and "Baousi".
Development and release
During the preparations for her seventh studio album Nancy 7 (2010), Egyptian composer, Walid Saad, offered "Ya Banat" song to Ajram, and here she began considering a new album for kids. In early 2011, Ajram announced that she began preparing for the album. On June 6, 2012, Ajram tweeted that the album will be titled Super Nancy, and was initially scheduled for release at the end of month. On August 16, 2012, Ajram gave the first preview of the album during "Ana Wel Assal" TV show, when she sang parts of the lead song, "Ya Banat". A few days later, billboards featuring the album cover filled the streets in Lebanon, and it was then scheduled for release after Eid al-Fitr in late August, but due to delays in filming the music video, a later release date was set. "Ya Banat", the album's lead single, was sent to radios to premiere on September 10. The album was officially released worldwide on September 13.
The music video for Super Nancy, which features a medley of 3 songs from the album, was directed by renowned Lebanese director Leila Kanaan with a budget exceeding $350,000. filming took place between south of Lebanon and a studio in Beirut for four days. Ajram's daughters Mila and Ella were featured in the video. The video premiered on TV six days after the album release, on September 19, 2012.
|Lebanon Files||(very positive)|
Super Nancy has been lauded by contemporary music critics, many of whom have praised the song productions and the outstanding vocal performance by Nancy. Lebanon Files gave the album a positive review by adding "... With the end of the year and the beginning of a new year, and in a comprehensive look at what made by Nancy Ajram, we realize that it really deserves the title of 'Super Nancy.' In order to avoid any 'explosion,' has fed the blasts, we will leave this title for her own children and call Nancy Ajram, because her meeting Superstar Ragheb Alama in "Arab Idol" will generate an explosion (as expected).
Super Nancy debuted at number one on the Best-Selling Albums Chart of HitMarker and stayed atop for continuous weeks. The album topped Virgin Megastores sales in the Arab world, then remained among the Top 10 highest-selling albums for non-continuous weeks. Super Nancy was voted "Video of The Year 2012" and "Album of The Year 2012" on Music Nation website.
|1.||"Ya Banat" (Oh, Girls)||3:12|
|2.||"Bo' El Katkout" (The Chick)||3:13|
|3.||"Baousi" (I See You - Hide And Seek Game)||2:50|
|4.||"Sana Helwa Ya Gameel" (Happy Birthday, Sweetie)||4:01|
|5.||"Stoohi" (A cartoon character)||3:51|
|6.||"Oulo Hela (El Nageh)" (Say 'Hela' (The Successful))||4:06|
|7.||"Wez Einak" (Your Eye)||3:13|
|8.||"Adi El Beida" (Here Is The Egg)||3:33|
Tracks 1,2,5,8 - Lyrics: Nabil Khalaf, Music: Walid Saad, Production: Tooma
Tracks 4,6 - Lyrics: Nabil Khalaf, Music: Walid Saad, Production: Osama El Hendy
Tracks 3,7 - Lyrics: Adel Rafoul, Music and Production: Wassim Bustani
Adapted from the album liner notes.
- Maurice Tawile – vocal recording (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8)
- Dr. Amira El Nasser – children's choral conducting (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8)
- Hisham El Gharb – studio choir (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8)
- Ahmed Ayadi – studio choir (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8)
- Farouk Mohammed Hasan – studio choir (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8)
- Mostafa Aslan – studio choir (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8)
- Mahmoud Souror – studio choir (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8)
- Tamer El Zoaiby – mixing (tracks 1,2,5,8)
- Osama El Hendy – producer; mixing (tracks 4,6)
- Tony Haddad – mastering
- David Abdallah – photography
- Joe Saliba – photography
- Karine Wehbe – graphic design
|Worldwide||September 13, 2012||Digital Download||Standard||
- Virgin Megastore ME on Twitter
- Nancy Ajram (2012). Super Nancy (Booklet). In2Musica. 6222004443360.
- Nancy Ajram on Twitter: ""Super Nancy" !!! Kids' album 2... Out in stores sooooon"
- "Super Nancy" comes to light at the end of the month - News
- Music Nation » نانسي عجرم خصت “أنا والعسل” بأغنيتها الجديدة “يا بنات” في حديث الفن والحياة والعائلة مع نيشان!
- Viny Roumy on Twitter: "I received the new Nancy Ajram single and it's amazing, we will start it Monday morning under her request...so get ready on @MelodyFMlb"
- كواليس كليب 'سوبر نانسي' | Laha Magazine
- Nancy Ajram on Twitter: "#SuperNancy is now on Arabica!! #Nancy2012"
- نانسي عجرم: سوبر نانسي وسوبر ستار... حتماً انفجار!
- Beljaw.com -نانسي عجرم تحتل المرتبة الأولى مع "يا بنات"
- موقع بصــراحــة الفنّي – المراتب الخمس الأولى وفقاً لمبيعات الفيرجن ميغاستور… دخول سوبر نانسي وتراجع وائل كفوري ومغادرة أسعد واحدة
- Music Nation » نانسي عجرم تتصدر للمرة الثالثة على التوالي الإستطلاعات الجماهرية
- Music Nation » Super Nancy أفضل البوم عربي يليه البوم ماجد المهندس وهيفاء
- Nancy Ajram (2012). Super Nancy (Media notes). In2Musica. 6222004443360.
- Ya Banat by Nancy Ajram on Apple Music