Pascale Bechara Bachaalani, better known as Pascale Machaalani, born March 27, 1964 (Arabic: باسكال مشعلاني[pronunciation?]) is a Murex d'or Award nominated Lebanese singer. Her debut album Sahar Sahar rose her to stardom throughout the Middle East, making Mashalaani one of the most successful female artistes in 1990s Lebanon. She released her second and third albums, Nazrat Ayounak and Banadi with continued success. Her seventh studio album, Nour el Shams released in 2000 was a phenomenal success which exceeded sales of 250,000 She has released thirteen hit studio albums and twenty-seven singles.
Machaalani is currently one of the most active Lebanese singers and has performed in a number countries, beginning from her native Lebanon to Europe and USA. She is signed to Rotana, the biggest record company in the Middle East.
Pascale Bechara Bechalani born in 27 of March Lebanon & she carry the Canadian passport & grew up in Jounieh, Pascale began performing as a child & was chosen Miss Lebanon in 1986. Her father died before her first birthday. Her mother took care of her who has accompanied her since the beginning of her career. She has married in May 2010 from the composer Melhem Abou Chedid & they had their baby boy Elie on 14 September 2011.
The composer Ihsan Al Munzer and the poet Toufiq Barakat discovered her talent. The beginning of her career was with her first album Sahar Sahar by the composer Dr. Jamal Salameh and the poet Abed Rahman Al Abnoudi. Pascale has worked with many Lebanon|Lebanese and Arabic composers and poets in her career.
Her seventh studio album, Nour el Shams (The Light from the Sun) was a blockbuster success and became one of the biggest selling albums in the Middle East. The main song of the album was featured in the hit movie, Spy Game which featured Brad Pitt and Robert Redford.
In addition, Machaalani was crowned the Beauty Queen of Zahleh, Lebanon, when she was 13 years of age .