Global singing superstar Billie Eilish recently expressed her love for the work of Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram. In her podcast she even paid tribute to her by playing one of her songs.
“I love the way she sings,” said the young American singer. An unequivocal statement from one star to another, from one world to another. On the one hand, Billie Eilish, the youngest singer to ever win a Grammy Award at just 18 years old. On the other, Nancy Ajram, a living legend of Middle Eastern pop, with 27.5 million Twitter subscribers. It is the former who, in her new podcast Me & Dad Radio, gave a big shout-out to the latter, whom she says she is very fond of.
Music softens the mood
“I’m going to cheer myself up by playing this track,” explains the young superstar, launching the song Fi Hagat by Nancy Ajram, as she doesn’t hesitate to express all her love for the Lebanese singer, whom she discovered for the first time in a meme, those funny images and videos often found on the internet, that featured the title Enta Eih. “What she does is very difficult vocally. It’s crazy,” she explains to her father, pointing out that she doesn’t need to speak the language to be touched by the songs. “To my ears, Arabic sounds like melted chocolate.” Since then, Billie Eilish has been a fan of Nancy Ajram.
The weekly podcast of the young girl and her father features songs from a myriad of genres, artists, and decades, including some of her favorite tracks. They also recommend songs to each other.
Following the release of the podcast, Ajram thanked Billie Eilish on social networks, saying that she herself is very happy to listen to the American’s work when her “children play it at home”.