Elissa has conquered the number one spot in the summer album competition
in Egypt, which is considered the worst summer the music world has
witnessed due to the different circumstances that hit the region like
the disastrous Israeli raids on Lebanon.
The summer had begun with the launch of Elissa’s album “Bastanak” (I’m
Waiting for you) and which sales reached as high as 350 thousand albums,
indicating a decrease in the number of album sales for the singer
compared to last year by 100 thousands.
Elissa has completed
filming her latest music video for the song “Lao Ta’rafooh” (If You Knew
Him), directed by Salim Turk.
Elissa’s business manager, Shaima Abrahim, revealed that Elissa
completed filming the clip before the recent Israeli-Lebanese war, but
waited to release it till an appropriate time.
She released the clip now that Lebanese morale has been lifted once
again and life in her country is somewhat back to normal, said Elissa.
Elissa has refused an offer to star in a new Egyptian film written by
composer Baha El Din Mohammad and starring Ahmad Al Sakka. The singer
said her overbooked schedule leaves her no time for an acting career.
Elissa participated in the Paris Fashion Week upon a personal invitation
from the Dior House of Fashion, before the war with Israel. Elissa wore
an exquisite gown by Dior and gave a special interview to French channel
A dinner was held in Elissa’s honor and was attended by VIPs from the
Dior House of Fashion in the Middle East and Paris, in addition to a
number of international celebrities like actors Liv Taylor and Drew
Barrymore. According to the London based Elaph, the singer also took
advantage of her stay in Paris by attending a fashion show for
well-known Lebanese designer Elie Saab.