Haifa Wehbe was born in Mahrouna, in Southern Lebanon. She is a Lebanese model, actress, and singer.
Biography and Career
Haifa Wehbe was born in Mahrouna, in Southern Lebanon. She is a Lebanese model, actress, and singer who rose to fame in the Arab world as runner up for Miss Lebanon and later through the release of her debut album Houwa El Zaman.
She grew up listening to jazz and R&B. She began to work as a model at a young age and won the title of Miss South Lebanon at the age of sixteen. She won an ancillary title at the Miss Lebanon competition, which she had to relinquish when it was discovered that she had already been married and had a baby girl called Zeineb, disqualifying her.
She also made a name for herself when she starred in a music video clip for the sin
ger George Wassouf. By 1996, she had appeared on over a hundred magazine covers. She is married to Ahmed Abu Hashima and is currently living in Egypt with him.
In 2002, Wehbe released her first album named, Houwa El Zaman which became a commercial success in part thanks to the popularity of her first single Agoul Ahwak.
Her second album Baddi Eesh, was released in 2005 and lived up to expectations due to the success of its lead single Ya Hayat Albi. Released after the assassination of Lebanese politician Rafik Hariri, the title single of the album is about freedom, considered to be among the most basic of human rights. Her follow-up single became her biggest hit to date, Ana Haifa, which became her novelty song..
Wehbe was the first Arab artist appears on the Italian TV channel Rai Uno at Piazza Navona in Rome, performing in front of celebrities and fashion designers. She has also performed with artists from outside the Arab world. On June, 2006, she became the first artist in the Arab world to perform with rapper 50 Cent when she performed the opening act for his first concert in Lebanon, at BIEL in Beirut.
Wehbe will release a children's album titled Baby Haifa with Rotana. The release date for the album has yet to be announced. Wehbe is a Shiite Muslim, and has three sisters, though Haifa's mother is Egyptian. Her brother died at the age of 24 during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
Birth Name: Haifa Wehbe
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She is famous for her great singing and acting talent.
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