Wael Kfoury

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Wael Kfoury
وائل كفوري
Wael Kfoury in Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai.jpg
Born Michel Émile Kfoury
(1974-09-14) September 14, 1974 (age 43)
Zahlé, Lebanon
Occupation Singer, musician, songwriter
Years active 1992 – present
Spouse(s) Angela Bechara (m. 2010)
Children 2
Musical career
Labels Rotana Records

Michel Emile Kfoury (Arabic: وائل اميل كفوري‎) (born September 14, 1974 in Hawch al Oumara, Zahlé, Lebanon), known by his stage name Wael Kfoury (وائل كفوري), is a Lebanese singer, musician, and songwriter. He is considered one of the most popular figures in Arabic music and is often called The king of romance or simply the king. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has became a Lebanese icon through his romantic songs.


Wael studied solfège at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik.[1]

Commercial deals[edit]

Kfoury signed a publicity campaign deal for PepsiCo's PepsiArabia affiliate.[2][3] Kfoury was a star of PepsiCo sponsored "Bahr el Noujoum" (meaning of Sea of Stars)[4] with a number of others.

In February 2009, he announced cooperation with LG Electronics for a search for future music stars.[5]

Artist's activities[edit]

In August 2011, Wael Kfoury launched a tennis tournament that runs under his patronage and his management team. The tournament is entitled "Kfoury First In."[1] His song "Ya Souria", is considered as evidence of his support for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad [6]

Personal life[edit]

Kfoury born in Melkite Greek Catholic family. He was married in Cyprus, in a civil ceremony, to Angela Bechara. Their relationship and marriage was kept a secret for some time from the press. The couple have a daughter named Michele, who was born September 10, 2011. Her name comes from the feminine equivalent of her father's real name Michel.[7]Kfoury's second child and daughter Milana was born June 1st 2016.[8][9][10]


  • 1994: Shafouha w Sarou Y'oulou (شافوها وصارو يقولوا)
  • 1995: Mayyet Fiki (ميت فيكي)
  • 1996: Ba'd el Sentayn (بعد السنتين)
  • 1997: Tna'shar Shaher (اتنعشر شهر)
  • 1998: Shubbak el Houb (شباك الحب)
  • 1999: Hikayat 'Asheq (حكاية عاشق)
  • 2000: Sa'alouni (سألوني)
  • 2001: Shou Ra'yak (شو رأيك)
  • 2003: Oumry Killo (عمري كلو)
  • 2004: Qorb Liyya (قرب ليى)
  • 2005: Bhebak ana ktyr (بحبك أنا كتير)
  • 2007: Byihenn (بيحنّ)
  • 2010: Kfoury Classic perfect
  • 2012: Ya Dalli Ya Rou7i (يا ضلي يا روحي)
  • 2014: Al Gharam l mostahil (الغرام المستحيل)
  • 2017: " W."


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