Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram makes history with 'first Arabic song' to make top ten of US iTunes charts
Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram has released the "first Arabic song" to make it into the top 10 US iTunes chart, according to Arabic music fans.
Sah Sah - a collaboration with US producer Marshmello - peaked at #9 in the American electronic iTunes charts on Sunday and is now sitting at #12, according to Soundcharts’ music analysis platform.
Released last Friday, the cross-border collaboration has already accumulated more than eight million views on YouTube, and was categorised as an "Arabic hit" by the streaming platform Spotify.
The song features lively Arabic melodies paired with Ajram's well-loved voice and has gone down a treat with fans, who labelled the track "epic".
"Legend of success and this era," one fan wrote regarding the charting, calling her the "queen of pop".
Ajram has not yet commented on the charting or shared any tweets acknowledging the reported success.
However, the singer did retweet clips fans took of billboards across New York's Times Square showcasing promotional material for the song, as the star went international.
The song Sah Sah is also sitting at #4 in Saudi and Egypt’s all genres iTunes chart, and at #8 in the UAE, according to music data monitor Soundcharts.