Saudi Arabian chanteuse Hanan Bark Younis, known by her stage name Waed ("promise"), is a very popular singer in Western Asia. Of course, if you go to any of her videos on YouTube, you'll find that her blackness often spurs a lot of chatter among commenters.
Like Alexis Brown, Waed has devout fans who adore her unabashedly, and they don't hesitate to come out swinging in her defense.
She is black (just so there's no confusion) which, to the chagrin of her critics, hasn't kept her from having a successful music career, spanning at least four continents.
No, I don't speak Arabic, but as is the case with Rena, it doesn't stop me from enjoying her music...and the fact that she's a stunner.