Nancy Ajram fires up social media with new video teaser

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Updated 19 March 2018
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Nancy Ajram fires up social media with new video teaser

DUBAI: Lebanese pop superstar Nancy Ajram had her many-million social-media followers all a-flutter over the weekend after releasing a teaser for her upcoming “W Maak” (With You) video clip.
The up-tempo, EDM-infused track comes from Ajram’s ninth studio album, “Hassa Beek” (I Feel You), released last year.
Ajram is one of the Arab world’s most successful and popular pop stars. She landed her first record deal with EMI aged 15, and has been at the forefront of popular Arabic music ever since, as well as becoming an ubiquitous ambassador for a slew of regional and international brands, and a judge on the popular talent shows “Arab Idol” and “The Voice Kids.”
Ten years on from her debut release, Ajram remains a huge commercial draw. Regional music streaming service Anghami named her the top Arab artist of 2017. She has over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 15 million Instagram followers.
The “W Maak” teaser, posted on YouTube on March 14, shows the 34-year-old singer in an old-school American-style diner, dressed in a metallic baseball jacket and denim shorts and getting weirdly over-familiar with the venue’s jukebox.
Promoting the teaser on Facebook, Ajram also introduced a competition in which fans can call up and record their voices to win a chance to sing with the star.


Former Miss Universe to be first Filipina to get Madame Tussauds statue

Updated 24 September 2018
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Former Miss Universe to be first Filipina to get Madame Tussauds statue

Former Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, will become the first Filipina to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

“When I found out, I was so excited. I couldn't believe it! In my head, this is something that only happens to big stars,” Wurtzbach told Philippines local daily, Rappler.

The statue will be unveiled in early 2019.

Madame Tussauds first opened in London and has since opened several museums all over the world, housing wax figures of prominent historical figures and contemporary celebrities.