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Elissar Zakaria Khoury (Arabic: إليسار زكريا خوري; born 27 October 1972), commonly known as Elissa (Arabic: إليسا), is a Lebanese singer, actress, television personality and businesswoman. Known for her romantic musical style and emotive vocal performances, she has been dubbed as the "Queen of Emotions" by fans and journalists alike. Her musical career began in 1992 when she was featured in the Lebanese talent show Studio El Fan; later being awarded the silver medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elissa has received more than 93,190 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Elissa is the 1,033rd most popular singer (up from 1,163rd in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Lebanon (up from 101st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Lebanese Singer.

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  • 93k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.06

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Elissa ranks 1,033 out of 4,381Before her are Lee Hyori, Antonello Venditti, Franca Raimondi, Tatevik Sazandaryan, Paul Weller, and Bill Kaulitz. After her are Nora Nova, Lynn Anderson, Mark Tornillo, Emma Bunton, Bill Medley, and Nik Kershaw.

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Among people born in 1972, Elissa ranks 115Before her are Özcan Deniz, Sandra Kim, Eric Dane, Jennie Garth, Beth Hart, and Mohamed Al-Deayea. After her are Kevin MacLeod, Grégory Coupet, Nina Badrić, Sergio Massa, Eli Roth, and Älihan Smaiylov.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Elissa ranks 97 out of 145Before her are Steve Kerr (1965), Charles Malik (1906), Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian (1946), Said Akl (1911), Amal Clooney (1978), and Giuseppe Simone Assemani (1686). After her are Elie Saab (1964), Julia Boutros (1968), Mona Hatoum (1952), Fares Fares (1973), Rula Ghani (1948), and Maher Zain (1981).

Among SINGERS In Lebanon

Among singers born in Lebanon, Elissa ranks 7Before her are Fairuz (1935), Sabah (1927), Gazebo (1960), Wadih El Safi (1921), Nancy Ajram (1983), and Fayza Ahmed (1934). After her are Julia Boutros (1968), Maher Zain (1981), Najwa Karam (1966), Layal Abboud (1982), Myriam Fares (1983), and Nawal Al Zoghbi (1971).