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Balqees Continues to Establish Herself on the World Stage as First Arab Artist to Perform with the Legendary Andrea Bocelli

Balqees Continues to Establish Herself on the World Stage as First Arab Artist to Perform with the Legendary Andrea Bocelli

ABU DHABI, UAE, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

On April 22, 2016, at the du Arena in Abu Dhabi, Emirati-Yemeni singer Balqees joined
iconic tenor Andrea Bocelli on stage. Accompanied by the UAE-based NSO Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus, the duo dedicated a soaring rendition of Bocelli's "Canto Della Terra" to the
memory of Prince.

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Eager to showcase a peaceful, art-loving image of the Arab world, far removed from the
violence, war and terrorism with which it is too often associated, Balqees expressed
gratitude at the opportunity to achieve such a milestone, hoping for future global,
operatic success. A member of the UAE NSO Symphony Orchestra since 2013, Balqees possesses
a gifted range, mastering opera in four languages - Arabic, English, French and Italian -
and has performed for prestigious audiences worldwide.

Speaking of this historic performance, Balqees enthused, "It was an honor to be the
first Arabic artist to perform with the legendary Andrea Bocelli. I came to know how kind
and down to earth this person is after I worked with him. I wish to repeat this amazing
experience and sing with him again, for this has enriched and added a lot to my journey."

About Balqees

Since first stepping into the limelight four years ago, Emirati-Yemeni singer Balqees
Fathi has established herself as one of the Arab world's biggest names in contemporary

Balqees' breakthrough was "Masaa'la Sahla", her first song, produced in collaboration
with HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and the artist Fayez Al-Saeed. Her
record-breaking album "Majnoun Balqees", released in 2013, hit 22 million views on YouTube,
and her 2015 follow-up, "Zay ma ana" became the highest-selling and most downloaded album
on iTunes in the Middle East, winning her the title "Best of 2015" Arabic singer in the
Middle East by Apple Music.

Balqees has earned many awards and titles including L'Officiel Middle East Arab Woman
of the year award for "Young Talent 2012", along with "Best Young Talent" as per Al Sada
and Zahrat Al Khaleej Magazine's surveys.

Her philanthropic work includes involvement in charities that aid Yemeni refugees in
Djibouti, and fronting campaigns that create awareness about domestic violence in the
region. 2016 has seen Balqees chosen to be the media face of premium international brands
such as Pantene Hair Products, Coca Cola and Zain Telecom.

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