Carole Samaha

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Carole Samaha
كارول سماحة
Carole Samaha
Carole Samaha
Background information
Born (1972-07-25) July 25, 1972 (age 51)
Beirut, Lebanon
GenresArabic music
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1999–present

Carole Samaha (Arabic: كارول سماحة) is a Lebanese singer, actress, and performer. She has released six studio albums. Samaha has a master's degree in acting and directing, which she earned in 1999[1] from the Saint Joseph University of Beirut.[2] In 2004 she won the Arab Music Award for best female newcomer.[3] She has also won multiple Murex d'Or awards and was nominated for best Arabia New Act in the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.[4][5]

Early life[change | change source]

Samaha was born on 25 July 1972 in Beirut to Antoine Samaha from Khenchara, Matn and Nouhad Hawi from Dhour El Choueir, Matn.[6] She has two brothers.[2] Her parents supported different political factions, according to Samaha that fact made her become "more open" to the different views of people and she learned a lot from that experience.[7]

Personal life[change | change source]

On 1 November [8] 2013, Samaha married Walid Mostafa, a divorced Egyptian with a daughter from a previous marriage, in a civil ceremony in Cyprus following an 18-month love affair and short engagement.[9][10][11] On 31 August 2015 Carole Samaha gave birth to a baby girl, Tala.[12][13] She is Catholic.[14] From 2014, Samaha has been residing in Egypt with her husband.[15]

Discography[change | change source]

Year Album Translation
حلم A Dream
Oughniat El Toufoula
اغنية الطفولة Children Songs
Ana Horra
انا حرة I'm Free
Adwa' Al Shohra
أضواء الشهرة Lights of Fame
Hdoudi Sama
حدودي السما The Sky Is My Limit
إحساس A Feeling
ذكرياتي Memories

Videography[change | change source]

Year Song Album Lebanese Charts Egyptian Charts Translation Notes
2003 Oughniat El Toufoula  Oughniat El Toufoula Childhood Songs
Habib Alby Helm 3 1 My Love first release apart from the Rahbani
2004 Etalaa Feyi 1 4 Look At Me casting Mister Lebanon 1997 Ghassan El Mawla
2005 Ghali Alayi Ana Horra 1 3 You Mean A Lot To Me
Nezlet El Sitara 48 32 The Curtain Fell
Habbeit Delwa't 28 2 Now that i loved movie soundtrack
2006 Esmaani Adwa' Al Shohra 1 19 Listen to me
Zaelni Mennak 1 18 I'm upset with you
2007 Adwa'a El Shohra 13 78 Lights of Fame sponsored by Pepsi
Ya Rabi Ana wlleil - Marwan Khoury 1 3 Oh God ft. Marwan Khoury
2008 Yama Layali Hdoudi Sama 43 3 How Many Nights sponsored by Pepsi
Jeet (Majnouni) Pepsi Sea of Stars - V/A,
Hdoudi Sama
1 3 You Came (I Must Be Crazy) movie soundtrack
Ali Hdoudi Sama 7 1 Ali promotional single
2009 Laily Lail The Gipsy Man Sings from the Middle East - Mario Reyes ft. Mario Reyes, filmed in Morocco
Rag'aalak Hodoudi Sama 1 9 Coming Back To You promotional single
Zabahny 97 112 "Slaughtered" Me promotional single
Ma Bkhaf 1 1 I Am Not Scared first official single
2010 A'oul Ansak 1 1 I Try To Forget You second official single
Khallik Bhalak 1 1 Stay Away
2011 El Masry Ya Abu Dam
Malika Ala El Ard a song from the TV series Al Shahroura
2012 Wahshani Bladi
Wet3awadet Ehssas
2013 Ehssas Ehssas

Awards[change | change source]

  • "Revelation of the year" (actress and singer) Murex d'Or in 2000.[16]
  • "Best female newcomer" Arab Music Award (2003) - This was the first year for which Arab Music Awards were awarded and the ceremony was held in Dubai in May 2004.[3]
  • "Best Polyvalent talent" (actress and singer) Murex d'Or in 2003.[16]
  • "Best Female Romantic Song" ("Tala3 Fiyyi") Murex d'Or in 2003.[16]
  • "Best Lebanese Female Singer" Murex d'Or in 2007.[16]
  • "Best Lebanese Song" ("Ya Rab", with Marwan Khoury) Murex d'Or in 2007.[16]
  • "Best album of the year" (Hdoudi Sama, 2009) Murex d'Or in June 2010.[17]
  • Samahe was honored for best music video – "Khalik Behalik" – at the 2011 Murex d'Or ceremony.[18]
  • World Music Award "Best Stage Performer in the Middle East" in Monaco 2014.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Journey of a Multi Dimensional Artist !". Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Carole Samaha[permanent dead link] MSN Arabia, 4 April 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fiascos affect Arab music awards". BBC News Online. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  4. Ibrahim, Lina (12 October 2008). "Carol Samaha Nominated for MTV Europe Music Award". Al Shorfa. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  5. Bojan (22 October 2008). "Carole Samaha Among Nominees for MTV Arabia New Act Award". Wikeez. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  6. "Grand ABC Achrafieh". City Guide.
  7. "Carol Samaha willing to marry a man of a different religion".
  8. "Arabia Weddings". Arabia Weddings.
  9. "كارول سماحة تزوّجت مدنياً... مبروك! (بالصور)". An-Nahar. 1 November 2013. Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  10. "Log In or Sign Up to View".
  11. "بالصور والتفاصيل "سيدتي نت" يكشف هويّة خطيب كارول سماحة". مجلة سيدتي. 8 September 2013.
  12. Welcome to the world our precious Angel Carole Samaha on Twitter
  13. «كارول سماحة تستقبل مولودتها الجديدة «تالا ‏‎ بوابة فيتو (Vetogate)
  14. SAMAHA, CAROLE (6 April 2012). "@His13ham i am christian catholic my dear".
  15. "Carole Samaha Moves to Egypt with Husband". Arabia Weddings. 13 February 2018. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Murex d'Or website - click on "Official Website", then on "Menu" and then on "Results", and then slide the slider to the desired year.
  17. Ahlam (11 June 2010). "Murex D'or 2010: The Official Results". Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  18. "Arab stars receive top honors at Murex d'Or Awards". Daily Star. Jounieh. 25 June 2011. Archived from the original on 3 September 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2011. Also honored for best music video was Carole Samahe for 'Khalik Behalik.'