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Carole Samaha
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Carole Samaha in 2013
Background information
Native name
كارول سماحة
Born (1972-07-25) July 25, 1972 (age 51)
Beirut, Lebanon
Genres Arabic pop music
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 1999–present

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 from the Saint Joseph University of Beirut.

In 2004 she won the Arab Music Award for best female newcomer. She has also won multiple Murex d'Or awards and was nominated for best Arabia New Act in the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.

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

In 2007 Carole Samaha returned to the theater to play Zenobia in the Rahbani musical with the same name. She appeared in the 2008 movie Bahr al nojoum alongside other Lebanese stars. She established her own production company, Lacarma, in 2009. In 2011 Carole Samaha starred in the TV series Al Shahroura, broadcast during Ramadan, as the singer and actress Sabah. In December 2012, Carole Samaha announced her plans to release a new album. In 2013 she was a judge on The X Factor (Arabic TV series) and she was the mentor for Young Pharoz, Maraya and Les Bledards Ninja. She created the musical show "The Lady" – produced by Rotana, premiering on Eid al-Fitr, August 10, 2013, in Casino du Liban.

Early life

Samaha was born on July 25, 1972, in Beirut to Antoine Samaha from Khenchara, Metn, a direct relative of Lebanese politician Shafik Mebarak Samaha and Nouhad Hawi from Dhour El Choueir, Metn. She has two brothers. Her parents supported different political factions, and according to Samaha that fact made her become "more open" to the different views of people, learning a great deal from that experience. Samaha is a direct relative of Lebanese politician Shafik Mebarak Samaha who left Zahlé, Lebanon for Colombia at the beginning of the 20th century.

Personal life

On November 1, 2013, Samaha married Walid Mustafa, an Egyptian businessman, in a civil ceremony in Limassol, Cyprus, following an 18-month courtship and short engagement. On August 31, 2015, Carole Samaha gave birth to a baby girl, Tala. She is a Maronite Christian. From 2014, Samaha has been residing in Egypt with her husband.


2003 Helm
(حلم – A Dream)
Oughniat El Toufoula
(اغنية الطفولة – Children Songs)
2004 Ana Horra
(انا حرة – I'm Free)
2006 Adwa' Al Shohra
(أضواء الشهرة – Lights of Fame)
2009 Hdoudi Sama
(حدودي السما – The Sky Is My Limit)
2013 Ehssas
(إحساس – A Feeling)
2016 Zekrayati
(ذكرياتي – Memories)
2020 Christmas Carole
(Christmas songs)


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 wlleil – Marwan 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 Stars – V/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 East – Mario 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 Queen on Earth A song from the TV series Al Shahroura
2012 Wahshani Bladi I Miss My Country
Wet3awadet Ehssas And I Got Used [To It]
2013 Ehssas Ehssas Feeling
2014 Sahranin Single 7 We're Partying/Staying Up Written by Samaha, in collaboration with composer Mohamed Raheem, and arranged by Sleiman Damien. Popular in the nightlife scene.
2016 Rouh Fell Single 17 Leave Top one in the Arab world on the music streaming service Anghami.
2017 Rejih Albi Single 7 My Heat Is Back
2018 Ensa Hmoumak Single 5 Forget Your Worries
2018 Mabrouk La Albi Single 15 Congratulations To My Heart
2019 Bet'amen Bel Sodfi Single 4 Do You Believe In Change
2020 Bon Voyage Single 5 _ Co-written by Samaha. Top charting on Anghami
2021 Ya Shabab Ya Banat Single 5 Hey Boys And Girls
2022 Fawda Single 1 Chaos


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

See also

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