Myriam's biography

When you hear the name Myriam Fares, endless descriptions and titles flash through your head such as Queen Of Stage, Most Popular Artist, Best Performer, Google Ambassador, Fastest Rising Artist, Most Searched Online, Number One Youth Artist, Fashion Idol and much more. Myriam Fares proved that she truly deserves those titles throughout her career since its early stages. Her fame was not restricted to one specific area. She is the only Arab artist who spread widely and had huge success in different parts of the world. Any country in the Arab world considers Myriam Fares to be its own native to an extent that she competes with their artists to the top of the charts in their own country...

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2004: Myriam Fares released a perfume by the name of her first video clip “Ana Wel Shoq”.

2005: Myriam Fares released her second perfume by the name of her second album “Nadini Myriam”.

2006: Vodafone chose Myriam Fares to be their image for 2 years in the MENA area.

2008: Fresh Look chose Myriam Fares to be their image in the MENA area.

2009: Myriam Fares collaborated in an advertisement for the international brand “Sunsilk” along with the international Madonna and Shakira and the archive of Marilyn Monroe.

2013: Myriam Fares collaborated with the International brand "Wella" as their Brand Ambassador

Awards and Trophies

1992: 1st Place in “Mawaheb Sagheera” for the category of Belly Dancing. This was the first award the Myriam Fares received.

2001: 1st Place among 3 districts in “Studio El Fan”. Myriam Fares was participating in the category of Lebanese Popular Music.

2004: “Best Young Female Artist” and “Best Video Clip” for “Ana Wel Shoq” in the Arab world. This was after a survey done by the Egyptian newspaper “Al Jomhoriyya”.

2006: “Best Young Singer” in the Arab world. The election came from the Egyptian newspaper “Al Ahram” after making a survey.

2009: “Best Musical Film” by the Syrian Film Festival for the movie that was starred by Myriam Fares “Silina”.

2010: Zahrat Al Khaleej chose Fawazeer Myriam to be the “Best Entertainment Show” of the year. Al Arabia news ranked Fawazeer Myriam as the program with the highest ratings during the Holy month of Ramadan 2010.

2011: “Fastest Rising Artist” in MENA region according to Google Zeitgeist 2011 report.

2012: “Google Hangout Ambassador” in MENA region. 2 Murex D’or trophies for being the “Best Show Star” and “The Most Popular” of the year 2011.

2012: World Music Awards Nominee for "World's Best Entertainer Of The Year" and "World's Best Female Artist" for 2012

2013: "Best Celebrations Star" title given by the Lebanese press due to her all year round touring for weddings and celebrations performances for most of the prestigious families in the Arab region and foreign countries

2013: "Most Popular" award as per statistics done by one of the biggest radio stations "Sawt El Nojoum"

2013: "Best Star" award given by online entertainment magazines

2013: World Music Awards Nominee for "World's Best Entertainer Of The Year" and "World's Best Female Artist" for 2013

2013: “Best Show Star” in MENA region in the ceremony of OTV Awards

2014: “Best Series” and “Best Female Actress” in Ramadan series based on IPSOS and GFK statistics for her role as “Reem” in the Ramadan series “Itiham”

Albums

After all of her achievements at a young age, Myriam Fares decided to turn the art of music as her main career. Each album she released pushed her a step further towards more achievements and fame. Due to the style mixing in all of her albums, Myriam Fares is very well known as the only singer in the Middle East who can perform and sing all of the Arabic accents professionally and fluently.

2003: Myriam

Myriam Fares launched her career with her album named “Myriam” which included 5 Lebanese and 3 Egyptian tracks. Three songs were chosen to be shot as music videos which are “Ana Wel Shoq” and “La Tes’alni”.  This album was considered the beginning of Myriam’s expansion in the Middle East. It sold out in four weeks and its songs ranked on top of the charts in different Arab countries as well as its videos which were considered as the best videos in different countries and especially Egypt. For example “Ana Wel Shoq” was the number one song for about 9 weeks in all Arab countries. The song “Ghmorny” was duplicated and sung in Russia and Chechnya in their own language. This first album also brought many achievements to Myriam Fares such as her election as “The Best Young Female Singer” in the Arab World.

 

2005: Nadini Myriam (Call Me Myriam)

While still harvesting her success from the first album, Myriam Fares released her second album named “Nadini Myriam”. It contained 7 Egyptian and 3 Lebanese tracks. Three songs were filmed as music videos which are “Nadini”, “Haklik Rahtak” and “Waheshny Eh”. The album’s tracks were considered as hits in different areas of the Middle East as well as the music videos which expanded the popularity in all those areas. “Waheshny Eh” was duplicated and sung by artists from around the world in 7 different languages. “Haklik Rahtak” and “Waheshny Eh” ranked number one for several weeks in Lebanon, Egypt, Tunis, Morocco, Yemen, Gulf and most of the Middle East. Several surveys for leading newspapers in Egypt elected Myriam Fares again as “The Best Young Singer” in the Arab World.

 

2008: Bet’oul Eh (What Are You Saying)

To continue her success, Myriam Fares released her third album titled “Bet’oul Eh” with 7 Egyptian, 1 Lebanese and 1 Khaliji song and shot five music videos the album’s tracks “Mokanoh Wein”, “Mouch Ananiyya”, “Iyyam El Shiti”, “Betrouh” and “Eh Elli Byehsal”. “Mouch Ananiyya” topped the charts for more than 6 weeks in all Arab countries and was considered a huge success. “Mokanoh Wein” was the introduction of Myriam Fares to the Khaliji accent after the numerous demands from the Gulf area from her to try singing that accent. It was a surprise for all the Khaliji listeners and described Myriam Fares as the best non-Khaliji artist who can sing the Khaliji accent as if it was her own native accent. The other tracks added more to her previous success and to her international expansion and to her presence on top of the charts. “Eh Elli Byehsal” was duplicated and sung by artists from around the world in 5 different languages.

 

2011: Min Oyouni (From My Eyes)

After her great success and recognition from her Khaliji song “Mokanoh Wein”, Myriam Fares released her album “Min Oyouni” which contained 10 tracks which were a mixture of Kuwaiti, Saudi, Iraqi, Emirati and Moroccan accents. She filmed 7 music videos for the songs “Khalani”, “Min Oyouni”, “Al Gasayad”, “Ah Youmah”, “Ya Sariah”, “Artah” and “Atlah”. This album was another step for Myriam Fares to invade the Gulf area in addition to the remaining of the Arab World and several international countries with her music. All her music videos lasted on top of the charts in most of the Arab countries for several weeks. The album lasted for 10 as number one in sales in Virgin charts. The Moroccan song “Atlah” was number one for 13 weeks in the North African region.

The singles

In 2009, Myriam Fares released two songs as singles under the title "Lala Yaba Lala" and "Teseoud Fiha". Those two songs were used as soundtracks for the movie "Silina" which accompanied them in their success and was starred by Myriam Fares.

In February 2011, Myriam Fares released a love single titled "Chou Bheb" as a gift from her for Valentines day. It was considered as the top love song of the year in most of the Arab countries.

At the end of 2012, Myriam Fares released a new Khaliji single titled "Ana Gheir" which quickly made its way to the top of the charts in the Gulf area and other Arabic countries.

In the beginning of 2013, Myriam Fares offered a new single with the title "Halla Yal Sabaya" to be the main soundtrack for a new Khaliji series "Sakan Al Talibat". It was considered to be the top series soundtrack of the year.

In June 2013, Myriam Fares released a new Lebanese single "Kifak Enta" as the summer hit of the year. It ranked for more than two months on top of the charts of the Arab world.

In November 2014, Myriam Fares surprised her audience with a new music video titled “Degou El Toboul” for one of the tracks from her new upcoming album. The surprise was that the footage of the music video were taken from the real wedding celebration and honeymoon of Myriam Fares which were the surprise of the year for all her fans and audience at the end of August 2014 which made the track and its music video spread all over the Arab world in a very short period of time. 

2015: Aman

After 4 hit singles that were spread immediately all over, Myriam Fares decided to combine those 4 tracks (Chou Bhebb, Ana Gheir, Halla Yal Sabaya, Kifak Enta) along with the track from her latest hit music video "Degou El Toboul" and 8 other tracks to form a new album that was released in the beginning of 2015 with the title "Aman", which is also the title of a track inside that album. The album contains a fusion of tracks between Eastern, Andalusian, Electronic Dance Music, Jazz, Progressive House, Khaliji, Slow, Dubstep, Bandari, Maksoom, Khbeity and others. The 13 tracks inside the album were a result of collaboration between 36 writers, composers and arrangers along with more than 230 musicians under the supervision of Myriam Fares as the executive producer of the album. After one month from the release of the album, Myriam Fares released a new music video for one of the album songs "Nifsi Aoulhalak" which found great success among its spectators. The same song "Nifsi Aoulhalak" and another song from the album "Bizemetak" both ranked in the 1st and 2nd place of the Official Lebanese Top 20 charts for several weeks which created an unprecedented phenomenon in the history of the same charts. The album stayed in the 1st position on iTunes charts in many countries for several weeks since its release. In May of the same year, the song "Aman" which holds the same name of the album title was released as a music video which was similar to the concept of the song in combining the old traditional Muwashahat and Andalusian traditional choreography with the modern Electronic Dance Music and Contemporary with Poi Veil choreography. The music video was considered by most critics as a jump in the world of Arabic music into new techniques which were obvious in the lighting and Superimposition technique. "Aman" was noticeably played by international DJs in numerous international clubs and the music video was chosen by the American based QYou TV to be enlisted within the compilation of most requested and only Arabic music videos on their channel. In mid-November of 2016, “Gharouk” music video was released to mark a continuous success for the album “Aman”. The music video spread rapidly across the world especially that it showed Myriam in a new style.

Filmography

2009: Silina

Myriam Fares was chosen by the legendary musicians Rahbani’s and by the famous producer Mr. Nader Al Atassy to play the main role which was originally played by the legend Fairouz more than 40 years ago. Myriam Fares starred in the movie “Silina” which was based on “Hala Wal Malek” (Hala and the King) which was the original theatrical play. She proved to all the critics and press that were waiting for the movie to be released that she was born to be also an actor. The movie won many awards such as the Best Musical Film in the Syrian Film Festival.

2010: Fawazeer

After 15 years of absence, the Fawazeer which is considered to be a very famous series part of the Holy Month of Ramadan traditions returned to the Arab screens. Myriam Fares was the 3rd Arab artist in the music industry to perform the Fawazeer knowing that the selection of the artist is very delicate and crucial since it requires a unique charismatic artist that has the power to sing, dance and act professionally. Those criteria were obviously available in Myriam Fares due to her unique talent and extensive experience in show business. Al Arabia news ranked Fawazeer Myriam as the program with the highest ratings during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2010.

2014: Itiham

After being introduced to hundreds of movie and series scripts, Myriam Fares laid her eyes and decided to debut her drama experience by starring in the Arabic (Lebanese – Egyptian – Syrian) series “Itiham” that was airing during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2014 and that was broadcasted on 5 of the most important Arabic networks and later on had a rerun on another Arabic network and was dubbed to Bosnian, Malaysian and Indonesian language to be broadcasted on one of the most watched Bosnian, Malaysian and Indonesian networks. Myriam Fares had the role of “Reem” in this series which was composed of 30 episodes and which earned numerous awards for the series and for Myriam Fares herself as best actress.

Interviews

In addition to her appearance on all the TV stations of the MENA region, Myriam Fares attracted most of the international media. She was interviewed as the representative of youth music in the MENA area. Some examples of those international interviews are as follows: ARTE TV, TF1, Fashion TV (exclusive), MTV, Show Business TV, Russia TV, Chechnya TV, TVN, Funx Amsterdam etc…

Events

Myriam Fares roamed the world to perform in more than 30 Arab and foreign countries due to the fusion between her Arabic and occidental music and cultures. Some of the countries that enjoyed holding a concert for Myriam Fares were Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Oman, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Russia, Chechnya, Paris, London, Las Vegas, India, Macau, Malaysia, etc…

In addition to the events, Myriam Fares had several international collaborations. She was chosen to represent the MENA region within the FIFA World Cup Tour 2014 that was celebrated by a concert beneath the Egyptian pyramids of Giza. The producers of the international musical “Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story” chose Myriam Fares to take part of their worldwide tour in the role of the famous Tinkerbell. Also, Coca Cola chose Myriam Fares to collaborate on a duet song with the International rapper Flo Rida. In addition to that, Myriam Fares was chosen to represent the Arab artists in a concert for the World Volvo Ocean Race Tour which had a layover stop in Abu Dhabi in October 2014.