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Myriam Fares teams up with Flo-Rida: Showbiz Arabia

The latest entertainment news from the Arab world

By Rachel McAthur, Special to tabloid!
April 17, 2013
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Celebrity Duets

Myriam Fares has teamed up with Flo-Rida to release an Arabic version of the single, Wild Ones, it has been revealed. The Lebanese singer posted a teaser clip of her performance with the US rapper on a yet-to-be-aired episode of Coke Studio.

Dressed in a Dolce & Gabbana jumpsuit, the stunning 29-year-old sings what were originally Sia’s parts on the track in Arabic, while Flo-Rida does his usual rap. Judging by the feedback on the video fans cannot wait to hear the full version of the track, which is expected to be released in the next couple of weeks.

But Myriam is not the first star to take to the stage with an international hit-maker. Read on to find out more about other Arab/international duets.

Haifa Wehbe

The Lebanese bombshell arguably became the first Arab star to bank in on the trend. Haifa collaborated with hitmaker Shaggy during a 2010 concert in Beirut. While she came under fire for dancing provocatively with the American-Jamaican Boombastic singer, their duet of Hey Sexy Haifa was a hit with the sold-out crowd.

The 37-year-old singer has gone on to collaborate with DJ David Vendetta on Yamma Layaly, as well as with Snoop Dogg on the yet-to-be-released Yaga Toufin.

Tamer Hosney

Probably seen as one of the least likely to collaborate with international hitmakers was Tamer Hosney, who shocked fans – and lost quite a few in the process – by moving to the US for a few months and recording an Arabic/English record.

Shaggy (who seems to love our Arab stars) recorded the single, Smile with Tamer, which was released last year. Meanwhile, the Egyptian singer has also collaborated with Snoop Dogg on Si Sayed, and released a teaser video for it, but the single remains to be fully released.

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