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Tania Saleh (Singer / Songwriter / Illustrator)


Tania Saleh is a Lebanese singer/songwriter/visual artist. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon (March 11, 1969). She graduated from Rawdah High School and because of her love for drawing and sculpture, she enrolled in The Lebanese American University to study Fine Arts but music was always her first love.
In 2002, Tania released her first solo album "Tania Saleh" with music veteran Issam Hajj Ali and sound engineer/co-writer Philippe Tohme who later became her music producer and husband between 1997 and 2011. The album did not have any commercial success but being an Arab female singer/songwriter had started an underground musical movement and Tania’s fan base started growing with the growth of the internet community in the Arab world.
In 2005, she wrote the lyrics and coached the singer in “Mreyte Ya Mreyte”, the title song in Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s first feature film "Caramel", composed by Khaled Mouzannar. She also wrote the lyrics to Natasha Atlas’ song “Communicate” released on Lebanese band Blend's one and only album "Act One". 
In April 2011, she released her second studio album (co-produced by Philippe Tohme) and a music video entitled "Wehde”. The album immediately became number 1 on the TOP 10 list of best selling albums at Virgin Megastore, Beirut and accompanied the Arab Spring throughout the Arab World.
The same year, she wrote the lyrics and coached the singers in Khaled Mouzannar’s soundtrack for Nadine Labaki’s second feature film "Where Do We Go Now?” released worldwide in September 2011. The film soundtrack also made it to number 1 on the TOP 10 list of best selling albums at Virgin Megastore, Beirut and was distributed worldwide.
It won “Best Music Award” in Stockholm International Film Festival in November 2011.
In 2012, she released her first live album containing songs from film soundtracks that she had written the lyrics for and three previously unreleased songs recorded live. The album was entitled "Tania Saleh Live at DRM".
To date, Tania has performed live in various venues of the world including DRM Beirut, Byblos International Festival, The Opera House and Al Genaina Theater in Cairo, The National Theater of Doha, The Roxy (Los Angeles), Arlington World Music Festival (Washington, D.C.) and at the KKV church in Oslo, Norway.
She continues to work as a creative director at Leo Burnett Beirut where she has won the agency many international awards for various campaigns including: Khede Kasra, Brand Protection Group, Himaya, Children Cancer Center, Café Super Brasil, Picon and many others. She is currently working on her third studio album to be released by the end on 2013.

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