Lebanese singer Majida El Roumi is known and respected throughout the Arabworld, not only for her beautiful singing voice but also for her work as a human rights activist. Her singing career began with her youthful gold medal for best female singer on Tele Liban's Studio el Fan talent show when she was only sixteen. Her first solo album in 1977 was followed by concerts throughout the Arab world and 12 albums. She has won prizes and awards throughout the Arab world for her singing. She was appointed ambassador for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and in 2007 became patron of the Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society. In 2009 she was named ambassador for the Euro-Arab Environment Council.