Lebanese top star Elissa got ranked 45th in the list of Brandwatch’s most influential people on Twitter 2020.
In return, Elissa took to Twitter to express her pride on being on the list. She wrote: “So proud to be among all these great names around the world, politicians, and artists, and the only Arab artist to be featured in the list. A great honor 😍,”.
So proud to be among all these great names around the world, politicians and artists, and the only Arab artist to be featured in the list. A great honor 😍https://t.co/yoiZPRQcJl
— Elissa (@elissakh) November 20, 2020
US President Donald Trump ranked no.1, while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ranked second, and the third place went to US pop singer Taylor Swift.
It is worth mentioning that Elissa is considered one of the most talented voices in Lebanon and the Middle East.
The Lebanese star has been the highest-selling female Middle Eastern artist since 2005. The artist sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Elissa is also one of the richest celebrities in Lebanon, with a reported estimated wealth of over $40 million. She is known for her talent and her frequent themes of love within her discography.
The singer is often referred to as ‘Maliket El Ehsas’ (Queen of Emotions) by fans and the media.
In 2019, the Lebanese recording artist announced that she will be quitting the music industry after releasing her last album “Sahbit Raey”.
The album revisits the story of her 20-year career. Elissa presented, 20 years ago, song “Baddy Doub”, which subjected her to many criticisms due to being covered with only a bed cover, which will also be featured in her new album.
In the new album, Elissa cooperates with a large number of poets and composers including Ramy Gamal, Adel Hakki, Mohamed Rahim, Baha El Din Mohamed, Mohamed Yehia, Amir Teima, Nader Abd Allah, Osama Mostafa, Shady Nour, Ahmed Zaeem, Elhamy Dehema, Walid Said, and Nour.
“I am preparing this new album with a lot of love and passion. The reason is that it will be the last one in my career. I am announcing this with a heavy heart but with a lot of conviction because I can’t work in a field that is similar to mafias. I can’t be productive anymore,” Elissa tweeted on Twitter.
On November 11, the Lebanese recording artist, Elissa opened up about her decision to quit music.