Carole Samaha

Carole Samaha (Arabic: كارول سماحة‎; born July 25, 1972) 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]

Carole Samaha
كارول سماحة
Carole Samaha in 2013
Carole Samaha in 2013
Background information
Born (1972-07-25) July 25, 1972 (age 48)
Beirut, Lebanon
GenresArabic pop music
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1999–present

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]

Before starting her pop music career, Carole Samaha was a classical actress and worked extensively with Mansour Rahbani and Marwan Rahbani.[6][7]

In 2007 Carole Samaha returned to the theater to play Zenobia in the Rahbani musical with the same name.[8] She appeared in the 2008 movie Bahr al nojoum alongside other Lebanese stars.[9] She established her own production company, Lacarma, in 2009.[10] In 2011 Carole Samaha starred in the TV series Al Shahroura, broadcast during Ramadan, as the singer and actress Sabah.[11] In December 2012, Carole Samaha announced her plans to release a new album, in 2013 she was a judge in x factor and she was the mentor for the bands such as [younge pharoz, Maraya and les bledards ninja] In February 2013 and create a musical show – "The Lady" – produced by Rotana, premiering on Eid al-Fitr, August 10, 2013, in Casino du Liban.[12]

Early lifeEdit

Samaha was born on July 25, 1972 in Beirut to Antoine Samaha from Khenchara, Matn direct relative of Lebanese politician Shafik Mebarak Samaha and Nouhad Hawi from Dhour El Choueir, Matn.[13] 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,[14] is a direct relative of Lebanese politician Shafik Mebarak Samaha who left Zahlé, Lebanon for Colombia at the beginning of the 20th century.

Personal lifeEdit

On November 1[15] 2013, Samaha married Walid Mustafa, a divorced Egyptian with a daughter from a previous marriage, in a civil ceremony in Limassol, Cyprus following an 18-month love affair and short engagement.[16][17][18] On August 31, 2015 Carole Samaha gave birth to a baby girl, Tala.[19][20] She is a Maronite Christian.[21] From 2014, Samaha has been residing in Egypt with her husband.[22]



(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)


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 wlleilMarwan 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 StarsV/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 EastMario 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 N/A
Malika Ala El Ard A song from the TV series Al Shahroura
2012 Wahshani Bladi
Wet3awadet Ehssas
2013 Ehssas Ehssas


  • "Revelation of the year" (actress and singer) Murex d'Or in 2000.[23]
  • "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.[23]
  • "Best Female Romantic Song" ("Tala3 Fiyyi") Murex d'Or in 2003.[23]
  • "Best Lebanese Female Singer" Murex d'Or in 2007.[23]
  • "Best Lebanese Song" ("Ya Rab", with Marwan Khoury) Murex d'Or in 2007.[23]
  • "Best album of the year" (Hdoudi Sama, 2009) Murex d'Or in June 2010.[24]
  • "Best music video" – "Khalik Behalik" – at the 2011 Murex d'Or ceremony.[25]
  • World Music Award "Best Stage Performer in the Middle East" in Monaco 2014.


  1. ^ "The Journey of a Multi Dimensional Artist !". Retrieved June 5, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Carole Samaha[permanent dead link] MSN Arabia, April 4, 2007
  3. ^ a b "Fiascos affect Arab music awards". BBC News. May 17, 2004. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  4. ^ Ibrahim, Lina (October 12, 2008). "Carol Samaha Nominated for MTV Europe Music Award". Al Shorfa. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Bojan (October 22, 2008). "Carole Samaha Among Nominees for MTV Arabia New Act Award". Wikeez. Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "CAROLE SAMAHA – Prestige Magazine". Prestige Magazine. September 23, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  7. ^ Badley, Bill. "Lebanon" in The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & The Middle East. 2006. ISBN 9781843535515.
  8. ^ Jewell, Adam (August 17, 2007). "Epic play draws parallels between past and present". The Daily Star – Lebanon. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Carole Samaha". IMDb.
  10. ^ Carole Samaha Her own website under biography, career.
  11. ^ Topalian, Nohad (July 26, 2011). "Satellite TV stations share 'al-Shahroura' series during Ramadan". Al Shorfa. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  12. ^ Topalian, Nohad (December 27, 2012). "Carole Samaha announces her first musical show, a long-time dream". Al-Shorfa. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  13. ^ "Carole Samaha".
  14. ^ "Carol Samaha willing to marry a man of a different religion". August 27, 2010.
  15. ^ "Arabia Weddings". Arabia Weddings.
  16. ^ "كارول سماحة تزوّجت مدنياً... مبروك! (بالصور)". November 1, 2013.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ Sayyidati: بالصور والتفاصيل "سيدتي نت" يكشف هويّة خطيب كارول سماحة (in Arabic)
  19. ^ Welcome to the world our precious Angel Carole Samaha on Twitter
  20. ^ «كارول سماحة تستقبل مولودتها الجديدة «تالا ‏‎ بوابة فيتو (Vetogate)
  21. ^ "CAROLE SAMAHA on Twitter".[non-primary source needed]
  22. ^ "Carole Samaha Moves to Egypt with Husband". February 13, 2018.
  23. ^ a b c d e Murex d'Or website – click on "Official Website", then on "Menu" and then on "Results", and then slide the slider to the desired year.
  24. ^ Ahlam (June 11, 2010). "Murex D'or 2010: The Official Results". Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  25. ^ "Arab stars receive top honors at Murex d'Or Awards". Daily Star. Jounieh. June 25, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011. Also honored for best music video was Carole Samahe for 'Khalik Behalik.'

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