Lebanese reality TV diva and Iraqi favorite, Najwa Karam earned her well-known title, Shams el-Ghinnieh (The Sun of Song) from the Lebanese people and media because of her vocal abilities. She holds the titles of highest-selling Middle Eastern Artist for the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2008. The success of her album Nedmaneh earned Najwa numerous awards, including a coveted Murex D’or award for Best Arabic Artist.
Dubbed the ‘voice of Diamond’ and ‘the Engineer of the Arabic song’, Iraqi singer and composer Majid Almohandis is special to the Arab world. His first album Waheshni Moot came out in 2005 but the biggest year was 2008 when Muhandis released both Ensa and Ensa’a followed by Ezkorini and Ezkerini in 2009. Recently, his songs have lent hope to the citizens of Iraq through their patriotic messages and this has gotten him support from the Arab world.