نانسی نبیل عجرم (زادهٔ ۱۶ مه ۱۹۸۳ در اشرفیه، بیروت، لبنان) خواننده مشهور موسیقی پاپ لبنان و سفیر حسن نیت یونیسف است. او از ۸ سالگی وارد جهان خوانندگی شد، نانسی با حمایتهای پدر اولین آلبوم استودیویی خود را در ۱۵ سالگی منتشر کرد. یکی از دلایل موفقیت نانسی همکاری بدون حاشیه با مدیر عامل شناخته شده و موفق خود به نام جیجی لامارا است. نخستین آلبوم وی در سال ۱۹۹۸ به نام محتاج لک منتشر شد و پس از آن آلبوم شل عیونک را در سال ۲۰۰۱ منتشر کرد. آلبوم «یا سلام» در سال ۲۰۰۳ و آلبوم اه و نص را در سال ۲۰۰۴ و نیز آلبوم یا طب طب را در سال ۲۰۰۶ روانه بازار موسیقی کرد، سپس در سال ۲۰۰۷ اولین آلبوم کودکان خود را به نام شخبط شخابیط منتشر کرد. در سال ۲۰۰۸ آلبوم بتفکر فی آیه؟ و در سال ۲۰۱۰ آخرین آلبوم خود به نام ۷ منتشر کرد.
در سال ۲۰۰۸ نانسی جایزه (World Music Award) را به خود اختصاص داد و عنوان جوانترین خواننده عرب (WMA) کسب کرد. نانسی اولین و تنها اسپانسر و سخنگوی زن کوکا کولا در خاورمیانه است. توسط بسیاری از صاحب نظران نانسی به عنوان نماد موسیقی عربی شناخته شدهاست؛ همچنین نانسی در هفته نامه نیوزویک و برنامه اپرا وینفری به عنوان یکی از تأثیر گذارترین و با نفوذترین شخصیتهای خاورمیانه انتخاب شدهاست. صفحه رسمی فیسبوک نانسی عجرم با بیش از ۱۴ میلیون لایک بزرگترین صفحه در بین خوانندگان عرب میباشد. همچنین ویدئو کلیپ «فی حاجات» او با بیش از ۲۰ میلیون بازدید در یوتیوب یک پدیده در بین ویدئو کلیپهای خوانندگان عرب به حساب میآید.
نانسی عجرم دوبار در سالهای ۲۰۰۳ و ۲۰۰۴ از سوی مجله عربی زهرة الخلیج که در امارات متحده عربی چاپ میشود به عنوان بهترین خواننده عرب سال برگزیده شد و در سال ۲۰۰۵ مجله نیوزویک او را به عنوان یکی از تأثیرگذارترین شخصیتهای جهان عرب انتخاب کرد.
نانسی عجرم از پدر و مادر خود به نامهای نبیل عجرم و ریموندا عون در ۱۶ می۱۹۸۳ در یکی از محلههای بیروت به نام اشرفیه متولد شد او در سال ۱۹۹۵ در سن ۱۲ سالگی در برنامه تلویزیونی «نجوم المستقبل» که استعدادهای موسیقی را کشف میکنند حضور یافت، و بعد از خواندن یکی از آهنگهای خواننده معروف عرب به نام «ام کلثوم» به مدال طلا دست یافت. نانسی علیرغم اینکه کمتر از ۱۸ سال سن داشت موسیقی را در کنار نوازندگان معروف لبنانی آموخت و در سندیکای هنرمندان حرفهای لبنان به عنوان عضو پذیرفته شد. اولین تکآهنگ او به نام "Hobbak Allam Albi elGheere «از عبدو منظر و آهنگ»Oulha Kelma Ala Shani" بود. در سن ۱۵ سالگی در سال ۱۹۹۸ اولین آلبوم خود را به نام «محتجالک» (به تو نیازمندم) منتشر کرد و در سال ۲۰۰۰ آلبوم «شیل عیونک انی» (نگاهت را از من برگردان) را روانه بازار موسیقی کرد، که موفقیتهای بزرگتری را برای او به ارمغان آورد.
۲۰۰۲–۲۰۰۴: اخصمک آه[ویرایش]
موفقیتهای نانسی هنگامی شروع شد که او فعالیت خود را با جیجی لامارا تولیدکننده و مدیرعامل با تجربه آغاز کرد. در اوایل سال ۲۰۰۳ شهرت نانسی با آهنگ «اخصمک آه» (تمام ات میکنم) افزایش یافت، در سال ۲۰۰۳ سومین آلبوم استودیویی خود را به نام «یا سلام» (اه وای) منتشر کرد که فروش بالایی داشت و موفقیتهای زیادی را کسب کرد. ویدئو کلیپ «اخصمک آه» برای نانسی حواشی زیادی به همراه داشت که یادآور فیلمهای قدیمی عربی بود که نانسی به عنوان مدیر کافه با مشتریان خود میرقصید و برای آنها طنازی میکرد. موزیک ویدئوهای بعدی نانسی «یا سلام» و «سحر عیونو» بود که انتقادها را فرونشاند و سبک و تواناییهای نانسی را بهتر به مردم معرفی کرد.
۲۰۰۴–۲۰۰۶: آه و نص، کوکا کولا[ویرایش]
آلبوم چهارم نانسی به نام «آه و نص» در ۱۲ آوریل ۲۰۰۴ منتشر شد، آلبوم «آه و نص» موفقیتهای فوقالعادهای را برای نانسی به ارمغان آورد همچنین موقعیت نانسی را به عنوان یک ستاره در صنعت موسیقی عربی تثبیت کرد. نانسی سپس ویدئو کلیپ «لون عیونک» (رنگ چشمهای تو) را فیلمبرداری کرد که نانسی به عنوان عروس در یک عروسی سنتی لبنان به تصویر کشیده شده بود. پس از انتشار آلبوم، نانسی قرارداد خود را با کوکاکولا به عنوان اسپانسر و سخنگوی رسمی این شرکت بزرگ در خاورمیانه و منطقه آفریقا به امضا رساند. اولین ویدئو کلیپ تجاری برای کوکاکولا به نام «قول تنی کیدا» (دوباره بگو) توسط کارگردان بینالمللی و ایتالیایی به نام «لوکا توماسینی» ساخته شد. چهارمین آهنگ از آلبوم «آه و نص» به نام «انت آیه؟» (تو چه هستی؟) با کارگردانی نادین لبکی ساخته شد، در این ویدئو کلیپ نانسی در نقش زنی ظاهر میشود که با مخفی کردن گریههای خود از شوهر دروغ گو، میخواهد زندگی خود را حفظ کند. این موزیک ویدئو به شدت موفق شد و طرفداران نانسی از این ویدئو استقبال خوبی داشتند. بعد از این ویدئو کلیپ بازیگران و کارگردانان برجسته مصری مانند فاتن حمامه بازی نانسی در این ویدئو کلیپ را مورد ستایش قرار دادند.
۲۰۰۶–۲۰۰۸: یا طب طب، شخبط شخابیط، الدنیا حلوا[ویرایش]
پنجمین آلبوم نانسی به نام «یا طب طب و دلع» در ۱۵ فوریه ۲۰۰۶ منتشر شد. آلبوم «یا طب طب» بهترین آلبوم نانسی تا به امروز بوده با شش ویدئو کلیپ ساخته شده و پنج آهنگ استفاده شده در تبلیغات. سپس نانسی ویدئو کلیپ «معجبه» را برای کوکاکولا فیلمبرداری کرد، همچنین نانسی قرارداد تبلیغ برای شرکت جواهرات داماس را امضا کرد، اولین آهنگ و ویدئو ساخته شده برای داماس «انا یلی» بود. نانسی سپس برای اولین بار با کارگردان برجسته لبنانی به نام سعید الماروق در ساخت ویدئو کلیپ «احساس جدید» (حس تازه) همکاری کرد، که این آهنگ به عنوان موفقترین آهنگ آلبوم «یا طب طب» شناخته میشود. این ویدئو ادای احترام سعید الماروق به پدر و مادر ناشنوای خود بود که در آن زنی پولدار عاشق جوانی کر و لال میشود. نانسی در سال ۲۰۰۷ ویدئو کلیپ «الی کان» را برای داماس ساخت و نیز آهنگ «الدنیا حلوا» (زندگی زیباست) برای کوکاکولا ضبط کرد. ششمین آلبوم نانسی در سال ۲۰۰۷ به نام «شخبط شخابیط» (خط خطی) در جهت آموزش ارزشها و اخلاق خوب به کودکان منتشر شد. نانسی مدتها در فکر انتشار چنین آلبومی برای کودکان بود. دومین همکاری نانسی و سعید الماروق در ویدئو کلیپ شخبط شخابیط بود که چهار تا از آهنگهای این آلبوم را در خود داشت که موفقترین آنها «شخبط شخابیط» و «شاطر شاطر» بود. نانسی آهنگهای آلبوم شخبط شخابیط را در محافل کودکان مانند کانال MBC3 و برنامه استار صغار اجرا کرد. او سپس ویدئو کلیپ «رساله العالم» (پیامی به دنیا) را با کارگردانی فادی حداد فیلمبرداری کرد که موضوع آن صلح جهانی بود. این ویدئو کلیپ در تاریخ ۲۵ می۲۰۰۸ منتشر شد.
۲۰۰۸–۲۰۱۰: بتفکر فی آیه، جایزه موسیقی ملل، ، یونیسسف و دوران ماردی[ویرایش]
نانسی در ۳۰ ژوئیه ۲۰۰۸ هفتمین آلبوم استودیویی خود به نام «بتفکر فی آیه؟» (به چه فکر میکنی؟) منتشر کرد. این آلبوم برای طرفداران یک غافلگیری بزرگ بود چون در این آلبوم نانسی از سبکهای جدید استفاده کرده بود و تغییرات زیادی را نسبت به آلبومهای قبلی داشت. این آلبوم یکی از موفقترین آلبومهای نانسی بود که توانست جایزه موسیقی ملل را نصیب خود کند.
نانسی عجرم در سال ۲۰۱۴ آلبوم جدید خود را با نام N8 را روانه بازار کرد؛ که این آلبوم در ۵ ماه اول در کشور کانادا موفق تر از آلبوم انریکه ایگلسیاس قرار گرفت و تاکنون موفقیتهای چشمگیری را از ان خود کردهاست. نانسی عجرم در سال ۲۰۱۴برنده جایزه موسیقی جهانی شد و عنوان بهترین خواننده زن لبنانی را از ان خود کرد. همچنین در سال ۲۰۱۴ برنده جایزه 'موریکس دور "در بخش بهترین خواننده زن لبنانی شد. او همچنین یکی از داوران مسابقه پرطرفدار عرب آیدل میباشد که از شبکه mbc پخش میشود.
آلبومهای مخصوص کودکان
مشارکت کنندگان ویکیپدیای انگلیسی؛ Nancy Ajram، ویرایش ۱۴ ژوئیه ۲۰۰۶
پیوند به بیرون[ویرایش]
Nancy Nabil Ajram (Arabic: نانسي نبيل عجرم, born May 16, 1983) is a Lebanese singer and recording artist. Born and raised in Achrafieh, Lebanon, with the support of her father, she began performing as a child and appeared on several television shows in her early years. By the age of 15, Ajram signed a recording contract with EMI and released her debut studio album Mihtagalak (1998). In spite of being under the legal age, Ajram was exceptionally accepted to the Syndicate of Professional Artists in Lebanon. The following year, she released her second album Sheel Oyoonak Anni (2001).
Her breakthrough occurred with the start of her collaboration with well-known Lebanese producer Jiji Lamara, when she released her controversial Egyptian smash hit single "Akhasmak Ah" and third studio album Ya Salam (2003) in which she adopted a public image as a sex symbol while reinventing her music. Ajram's fourth album Ah W Noss (2004) was another commercial success, spawning the chart-topping and containing Egyptian single hits like "Ah W Noss", "Oul Tani Keda", "Inta Eyh" and the Lebanese hit "Lawn Ouyounak", at which point she had established pop icon status in the whole Arab world. In 2007, Ajram released her first children's album, Shakhbat Shakhabit, which was the most notable and successful work for children at the time. Betfakkar Fi Eih (2008), her sixth album produced seven singles including the commercially successful Egyptian hits, "Betfakkar Fi Eih", "Min Dally Nseek" and the Lebanese single "Mashi Haddi", won Ajram's first World Music Award as world's best-selling Middle Eastern artist, the youngest Arab WMA winner to date.
Having sold over 30 million records worldwide as of 2007, Ajram is one of the best-selling Middle Eastern music artists. By 2010 she was announced the best-selling Middle Eastern female singer of the decade (2000–2009). Throughout her career, Ajram has released eleven studio albums to date (including two dedicated for chlildren) and numerous chart toppers such as the Lebanese hits of "Yay", "Ehsas Jdeed" and Egyptian hits of "Ya Tabtab", "Moegaba", "Ibn El Giran", "Fi Hagat", "Ma Tegi Hena" and Khaleeji hit of "Ya Kether". Ajram is the first and only female spokesperson of Coca-Cola in the Arab world, releasing several promotional Coke anthems that became instant smash-hits, such as "Oul Tani Keda", "El Dounya Helwa", "Noss El Kawn" and "Shaggaa Bi Alamak". Ajram has made the list of Most Powerful Arabs on Arabian Business several times, and was similarly listed by Newsweek as one of the most influential Arabs.
1983–2001: Early life and career beginnings
Nancy Ajram was born into a Orthodox Christian family on May 16, 1983 in Achrafieh, a district in Beirut, Lebanon. She is the eldest child of Nabil Ajram and Raymonda Aoun. Nancy has one sister, Nadine, and one brother, Nabil Jr. Ajram was only eight when she started her journey singing the good oldies with her grandmother. She carried on with successful participation in children's contests in two local television stations, TL and LBC. In 1995, at the age of twelve, Ajram took part in a variety show, Noujoum Al-Moustakbal (English: Stars of the Future) on Future TV, a Lebanese reality television competition, which finds new solo musical talent. Ajram won a gold medal in the Tarab category after singing a song by Umm Kulthum. Ajram studied music with renowned Lebanese musicians and although she was less than 18 years old, the syndicate of professional artists in Lebanon accepted her as a member. At the age of 13, she released her first singles. The first was "Hobbak Allam Albi El Gheere", written by Antoine Harfouch and composed by Abdo Mounzer. The second was "Oulha Kelma Ala Shani". At the age of 15, Ajram released her debut album, Mihtagalak, followed by Sheel Oyoonak Anni three years later.
2002–2004: Breakthrough and new image
In early 2002, Ajram signed a contract with renowned Lebanese producer and artist manager Jiji Lamara, four months after his splitting with Aline Khalaf. They started working together in preparation for the third studio album shifting her musical style and image away from the decent girl. Ajram's breakthrough single, "Akhasmak Ah", was released in December, The music video caused a controversy; reminiscent of older Arabic films, she appeared as a cafe manager who dances and flirts with its customers. It received criticism from various news publications, and it was meant to be banned on several Arabic televisions due to its sexual content. However, in early 2003, Ajram rose to fame with the success of the single and the release of her third studio album, Ya Salam which was a best-seller.
Her fourth album, Ah W Noss, was released on April 14, 2004, and it was also an important marking point in Ajram's career. The tremendous success that Ah W Noss achieved, stabilized Ajram's position as an A-List star in the Arab music industry. In late April, Ajram opened for Enrique Iglesias's first concert in Egypt in 2004. Ajram then filmed "Lawn Ouyounak" (Color of Your Eyes), which portrayed Ajram as a bride in a traditional Lebanese wedding. After the release of the album, Ajram Ajram signed-up with Coca-Cola to be their official celebrity spokesperson for the Levant, Arabia and North Africa regions. Her first Coke commercial featured her hit, "Oul Tani Keda?" (Say That Again?), which was filmed with the international Italian director Luca Tomassini. The commercial's success led to it being filmed as a music video behind the scenes of the commercial. The 4th hit single from the album, "Inta Eyh?" (What Are You?), was a slow composed by Samir Sfeir. Nadine Labaki directed another clip that featured Ajram as a wife who sees her husband cheating on her yet she hides it in torment to save their relationship. The music video received tremendous positive reviews and Ajram was greatly praised. Leading Egyptian actors and directors, like Faten Hamama praised Ajram's acting abilities and movie offers doubled for Ajram.
2005–2007: Ya Tabtab...Wa Dallaa and Shakhbat Shakhabit
Her fifth album, Ya Tabtab...Wa Dallaa was released on February 21, 2006. Ya Tabtab was considered Ajram's best album back then, with six music videos released, eight radio hits, and five songs used for commercials. The title track's music video was Ajram's last collaboration with Nadine Labaki, as she then started working on her movie Caramel. Ajram then released the video of her Coca-Cola hit "Moegaba" (Admirer), as well as a video and commercial for her newly signed Damas Jewellery contract advertising their "Farfasha" set. The song used was "Ana Yalli" (I'm the One) which was promoted before the album's release. Ajram then cooperated for the first time with prominent Lebanese director Said El Marouk, filming "Ehsas Jdeed" (A New Sentiment) which is widely considered to be the most successful song of the album. The video, which was a salute from Said to his deaf and mute parents, depicted the story of a rich woman who falls in love with a deaf and mute man. In December 2006, Ajram performed alongside Lionel Richie in Egypt at a launching event. Later in 2007, Ajram released all together the video of "Elli Kan" (What Used to Be) for Damas's second campaign, her Coca-Cola Side of Life commercial featuring a new single "El Donia Helwa" (Life is Beautiful), and a video and album directed towards children, titled Shakhbat Shakhabit (Scribbled Doodles). "El Donia Helwa", Ajram's seventh commercial, is considered one of her most successful commercials representing her style and Coca-Cola's with colors, happiness, and music, and it led her to release a Live album featuring the single.
Ajram's first album which was fully dedicated to children included a variety of songs aimed towards teaching children good values and morals, something she has wanted to do for a long time. The music video was her second cooperation with Said El Marouk and featured four songs from her album, the most successful of which were "Shakhbat Shakhabit" & "Shater Shater". Ajram performed these songs at several fund-raising events for children and other children's events, such as the children's TV channel MBC3, and the children's entertainment TV Show "Star Zghar". She then filmed with Fadi Haddad, the director of photography of her previous works with El Marouk, a video for the song "Risala Lil Aalam" (A Message to the World) which talks about world peace. 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 Ajram 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. Old rumors claimed that the video was presented to the UNICEF.
2008–2010: Betfakkar Fi Eih, WMA, FIFA World Cup and Nancy 7
In February and March 2008, Ajram released three Coca-Cola commercials that featured a brand new hit from her long-awaited album. The song, "Meen Ghairy Ana (Noss El Kawn)" (Who Else But Me?) was made by the successful "Yay" and "Ana Yalli" trio, Nizar Francis, Samir Sfeir, and Tarek Madkour. The single was an instant hit and served as a highly successful promotion 5 months before the release of the album. Ajram released her sixth studio album after several delays on July 30, 2008. This long-awaited comeback album held lots of surprises for her fans with a huge change in her style that presented her matured vocal abilities like never before. Ajram's sixth album, Betfakkar Fi Eih, is considered to be one of her most successful albums so far as it won her first World Music Award in her career. The album included her first "Tarab" song called "Biteegy Sirtak" since 1998's Mihtagalak album, and in general had a wide mix of several different styles ranging from dance, beat, pop, to drama, romance, Tarab and oldies. Even though "Betfakkar Fi Eih" music video had mixed opinions, the second single video, "Min Dally Nseek" was much more accepted, peaking at #1 for seven consecutive weeks in Melody Hits. On November 9, 2008, about two months after her marriage, Ajram won her first World Music Award for her best-selling album Betfakkar Fi Eih. In her short speech, Ajram thanked her parents, Jiji Lamara, her fans and album makers, and husband, saying "2008 has been a fantastic year – a successful album, my wedding, and now a World Music Award, what can I ask for more?". The same musical trio who created "Ehsas Jdeed" did one of the instant radio-hits of the album, "Lamset Eed" (Touch of a Hand), which was filmed with Leila Kanaan with a high budget, and the song and music video peaked charts for months. With this album Ajram signed a celebrity endorsement deal with Sony Ericsson, as a special w595 phone was released holding Ajram's signature, and "Wana Ben Ideik" was chosen as the commercial song.
On September 28, 2009, The Oprah Winfrey Show aired an episode titled "Fame Around the World" that talked about the most famous celebrities around the globe in brief reports. Representing the Middle East region and Arab world, Ajram appeared in a report featured on the show and was described by Oprah as "the Britney Spears of the Middle East". Ajram is the first and only Middle-Eastern artist ever mentioned on the show.
In the summer of 2010, Ajram was nominated by Coca-Cola the Middle East to sing, along with K'naan, his international hit and song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Wavin' Flag". The Arabic version, titled "Shaggaa Be Alamak" and directed to the Middle East region, had its Arabic parts written by Ayman Bahgat Amar (who previously wrote Ah W Noss, Ya Tabtab and Eftah Albak for Ajram) and the music remastered by Tarek Madkour. The original music video was used for K'naan's parts while Ajram's parts were filmed separately in Lebanon on the same protocol under Leila Kanaan's co-direction. Both the video and song were aired heavily during the FIFA season and part of the song was particularly played during commercial breaks on Al Jazeera channel, which exclusively aired the games to the Arab world. One month later, Ajram filmed a commercial for her newly signed contract with Lactalis advertising their Lactel yoghurt.
On August 30, Ajram's official Facebook page posted a 16-second preview of the music video for Ajram's next single, "Fi Hagat". Later, it was announced that Nadine Labaki directed the video, thus making her comeback to music video direction after her 4-year break. The video is also the first collaboration between Ajram and Labaki since 2006's "Ya Tabtab". The full music video premiered on September 6, 2010, at 8:00PM on Arabica TV and MTV Lebanon, the same day of her seventh full-length studio album release entitled Nancy 7. As of January 2011, Ajram became the first and most viewed Arabic music video owner on the Internet.
2011–2014: Super Nancy, Arab Idol and Nancy 8
In August 2011, Nissan chose Ajram to be the official ambassador in the Middle East and North Africa. On September 7, Ajram officially launched the all-new 2012 Nissan Micra at a special press conference in Lebanon.
On September 13, 2012, Ajram released her second album dedicated to children, entitled Super Nancy with the lead single "Ya Banat". By the end of the moth, Anlene named Ajram their new regional Ambassador for the fortified adult milk brand. The commercial was filmed in August with Lebanese born American director Oliver Ojeil in Beirut. In a press conference held in Dubai on October 20, Ajram stated that she will help raise awareness of osteoporosis and bone health amongst women in the Middle East. A month later, it was officially announced in that Ajram joined the second season of the popular talent show Arab Idol, joining fellow judges Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama, Emirati singer Ahlam and Egyptian record producer Hassan El Shafei. After many delays, Ajram finally released her eighth full-length studio album entitled Nancy 8 on March 21, 2014, which has been highly anticipated by fans for almost four years. The album's lead single, "Ma Tegi Hena", was well received by music critics who compared it to "Akhasmak Ah," Ajram's breakthrough hit single. Two months later, Ajram received her third World Music Award as the best-selling Middle Eastern artist on May 27, 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
In September 2014, Ajram returned as a judge on the third season of Arab Idol, Three of the four judges, including her, returned with Ragheb Alama being replaced, after two consecutive seasons, by another well-known Lebanese singer, Wael Kfoury. A month later, October 2, 2014, Huawei announced Ajram as its Middle East and North Africa Brand Ambassador at the launch of the Ascend Mate 7 smartphone in Dubai. A day before, the TV commercial came out on Ajram's official Facebook page featured her hit "Nam Bi Albi" from Nancy 8 album, which was filmed with Lebanese director Said El Marouk and produced by Oliver Ojeil under the label of his production company Chiaroscuro Films. 48 hours later, the TVC reached 1 Million views.
2015–present: The Voice Kids and Hassa Beek
In July 2015, Ajram was officially confirmed as a judge in the first season of the highly-acclaimed TV show The Voice Kids alongside with Kathem Al-Saher and Tamer Hosny. The show premiered on MBC1 on January 2, 2016.
On its 20th anniversary, Home Centre announced Ajram as brand ambassador. During the launching event that took place on October 13, 2015 in Dubai, Ajram said: "I'm delighted to be part of the Home Centre family. Homes are an extension of one's personality through which they are able to express themselves and Home Centre very well gives you the kind of products that help you create that space. As someone who takes pride in my home, Home Centre is certainly a brand I can connect to. I look forward to our association in the months to come."
A year after Ajram began working on her ninth studio album, the single "Maakoul El Gharam" was released on November 15, 2015, which reached the #1 spot on Anghami, setting a new record in 12 hours; it was ultimately removed from the final track listing for her ninth studio album. Ajram returned as a judge on Arab Idol for its fourth season alongside fellow judges Wael Kfoury, Ahlam and Hassan El Shafei; the fourth season premiered on November 4, 2016.
On April 21, 2017, Ajram released her ninth studio album, Hassa Beek, through In2Musica. The album peaked at number one on the HitMarker's Best-Selling Albums Chart and remained atop for 16 continuous weeks since its release. The record topped Virgin Megastores sales in Lebanon for 4 continuous months, while in Egypt it remained atop for 15 continuous weeks, as well as in KSA, UAE and Bahrain for continuous weeks. The album was supported by the release of two singles, including the lead single "Aam Betaala' Feek", which broke a new record as the fastest song to reach one Million streams on Anghami. The song also received commercial success, topping several Arabic music charts and radio stations for consecutive weeks.
In the Arabic dub of "Power of Four," a one-hour special episode of The Powerpuff Girls, Ajram voices the fourth Powerpuff Girl, Bliss, who appears in the episode. "Power of Four" premiered on Cartoon Network MENA on November 9, 2017.
Through her frequent visits to his clinic, Ajram started a relationship with Lebanese well-known dentist Fadi El Hachem in 2005 and had managed to maintain their privacy until being photographed together during a trip to Tunisia. After a three-year relationship, the couple married in an intimate ceremony by immediate family and friends in Cyprus on September 1, 2008. On her 26th birthday, May 16, 2009, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Mila. Ajram released a song for her daughter, "Ya Rabi Tekbar Mila" (I Pray For Mila To Grow Up) on the same day. In a survey done by Rotana Magazine, Ajram was voted as the "Most Beautiful Mom" of 2009. Ajram decided not to reveal her daughter Mila until they both appeared on the cover of Prestige Magazine in an exclusive photoshoot. Mila later appeared in the set of Ajram's "Ya Kether" music video in the presence of the media who publicized her pictures. On April 23, 2011, she gave birth to her second daughter, Ella, and released a song for her "Hadri Laabek" on the same day.
Philanthropy and humanitarian work
Ajram has participated in numerous charity events and concerts that she considers a priority in her music career. Ajram also released a song about peace, "Risala Lil Aalam" (A Message to the World), in her first children's album Shakhbat Shakhabit as a music video, which was rumored to be presented to the UNICEF. Ajram also participated amongst over 100 other prominent Arab artists in a huge operate called "Al Dhameer Al Arabi" (released on February 27, 2008), a 10-year sequel to "El Helm El Arabi" that outlines the major political events in the Arab world in the past ten years.
In June 2008, Ajram participated in The Big Ball, a charity event in Dubai which raised over Dhs 940,000 for helping underprivileged children by auctioning one of her favourite dresses and encouraging children's fund-raising events; she announced, "The Big Ball is doing a wonderful thing and I'm happy to support it. I'm coming for my love of children and because I want to help underprivileged children find a happy place in this world. Children inspired my latest album Shakhbat Shakhabit and especially the song "Risala lil Aalam" (A Message to the World)." Ajram, however, continues to refuse announcing her other charitable projects to the public.
On October 22, 2009, the UNICEF chose Ajram to be the first female regional ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, as was announced in a press conference held in Beirut. Ajram announced that she will be starting her charity projects in 2010. In late 2009 she appeared in the UNICEF's commercial marking the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, joining other influential Middle Eastern celebrities such as Kathem Al-Saher, Saber El Rebai, Mahmoud Kabil, Khaled Abol Naga, Djamel Laroussi, Caresse Bashar, Fayez Al Malki and Iranian actress Mahtab Keramati.
In 2013, Ajram performed the theme song for Worth 100 Men ("Bmeet Ragel" in Arabic) – a radio fiction series produced by The Womanity Foundation, which focuses on women's education, training and development.
Nancy Ajram caused controversy in 2018 when her management team arrived during the LGBT pride festival in Gothenburg and asked for all of the rainbow flags to be dismantled for her to perform. The Lebanese singer, Hamed Sinno criticized her on a Facebook post and said that they [Mashrou' Leila] played the festival opening while all the rainbow flags were there.
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