Elissar Zakaria Khoury (Arabic: إليسار زكريا خوري) (born in Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon on October 27, 1972) simply known as Elissa (Arabic: إليسا) is a Lebanese singer. She is known for her collaborations with well-known Arab and international artists, notably Ragheb Alama, Cheb Mami, Fadl Shaker, Chris DeBurgh and Gypsy Kings
Born to a Lebanese father (Zakaria Khoury) and a Syrian mother (Youmna Suud), her debut was in 1992 in Studio El Fan, a popular music competition where she won a silver medal. Her debut album in 1999 was Baddi Doub on EMI followed by W'akherta Ma'ak and Ayshalak. In 2004 she signed with the major pan-Arab label Rotana Records, with Ahla Donya being the debut on the new label, followed by Bastanak, Ayami Beek and Tsadaq Bmein. Elissa is working on her 8th album set for release in 2011 on the Eid El Adha holiday.
Elissa M. Khoury Pictures From Backstage 'Tesada Bemin' Clip