She received a Bachelor of Political Science degree from the Lebanese University.She began her artistic career with the "Théatre de 10 heures" and the performer Wassim Tabbara Her first beginning in 1992, she appeared on a talent show on LBC, "Studio el Fan", in which she won the silver medal.- Elissa has won two World Music Awards for best-selling artist in the Middle East in 20.Total sales of her albums are close to 18 million.-Elissa won the 'World Music Award 2007" for the best singer in the Middle East for the second time.Her latest hit (2007) is titled "Halili dounyaya" and it's a duet with Cheb Mami.
It was the first album under Elissa's contract with Rotana.
And she backed it with a video clip in black and white which was the center of attention of the media at that time.
Elissa's success was crowned internationally when she participated in the renowned International Music Festival in Cannes in 2000.
Then later on, Elissa fabulously sang with the international artist Chris De Burgh in an Arabic-English song titled "Lebanese Nights", Chris De Burgh himself wrote, composed and distributed the song.
Elissa was lucky to be chosen by Chris to share this song with him. They recorded the song in London and it was also released in Chris De Burgh's 2002 Album, Timing Is Everything.