She summed up love when she said: "I loved you like nobody did."
She summed up the struggle between the heart and the mind when she said: “I miss you, I cant see you, I cant talk to you.”
She summed up her remorse when she said: "We won nothing but pain with your companionship."
It is the seventh pillar of Baalbek and the Lady of the Morning, Fayrouz.
Nouhad Wadih Haddad, better known by her stage name Fayrouz, is a Lebanese singer, and actress, born in Beirut. She is considered one of the oldest artists in the world and one of the golden generation of theater and music in Lebanon and one of the most famous Arab voices. Her artistic works were widely popular in the Arab and Western world. She was born in 1935 in the Chouf district in Mount Lebanon. She was the first child of the family. her father worked in the printing house of the Lebanese newspaper L'Orient-Le Jour, while her mother died in 1961 on the same day that Fayrouz recorded the song (the Neighbor of the Valley), and she was only 45 years old. She loved singing from a young age and showed artistic inclinations at an early age. At a school party in 1947, Muhammad Fleifel met the girl Nihad Haddad, who was fourteen years old at the time, and was very impressed with her voice. He was credited with participating as a performer in the radio course. Nihad joined the national radio band. The Lebanese woman, a few months after entering the Institute, and after four years of studying at the Institute, succeeded before the vote examination committee consisting of Halim Al-Roumi, Nicolas Al-Munni and Khaled Abu Al-Nasr. The big move for her was when Halim Al-Roumi (who gave her the name Fayrouz) presented her with melodies for her first songs, which resonated widely on Arab radio stations during that period.
At the beginning of the fifties, Fayrouz got acquainted with the Rahbani brothers, with whom she began a long and fruitful journey of artistic cooperation, represented in hundreds of songs and many musical plays, which reached 800 songs, three films, and four hundred albums during a period of time that extended for three decades. The star of Fayrouz, along with the Rahbani brothers, shone after their participation in the Baalbek Festival for the first time in 1957, after which festivals followed from Baalbek to Damascus to the Piccadilly Theatre.
Fayrouz presented hundreds of songs that were characterized by a short period of time and adherence to the strength of the content, and she sang of love, children, patriotism, sadness, joy, mother and the homeland. Fayrouz collaborated with a number of composers such as Philemon Wehbe, Mohamed Abdel Wahhab, Elias Rahbani, Mohamed Mohsen and Zaki Nassif. Her great influence on the people and on contemporary Arab music earned her the title (Ambassador to the Stars) and (Neighbor of the Moon).
Fayrouz received the Medal of Honor in 1963 and the Gold Medal in 1975 from the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan. French President Emmanuel Macron also honored her with the highest French honor (the French Legion of Honor) when he visited her home in 2020. Fayrouz won the admiration of other French presidents. President François Mitterrand awarded her the Order of the Commander of Arts and Letters in 1988, and President Jacques Chirac awarded her the Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1998. In 2015, Fayrouz’s house, in which she grew up and grew up, turned into a museum, and this step comes years after the building was included in the general inventory of heritage buildings.
To Fayrouz in the glory of her birth, Fayrouz is the most beautiful anthem, which resides there in the heights of the spirit, eternity, conscience and splendid consciousness. For Fayrouz: peace, beauty, and the dew of the clouds, and what was said about her one day ascends by itself with the passage of time
Some sounds are a ship, some are a beach, some are a lighthouse, and the voice of Fayrouz, the ship, the beach, and the lighthouse, is poetry, music, and voice, and even music is jealous of it.