Hanan Bakr Younis (Arabic: حنان بكر يونس) is a Saudi singer and entertainer in the Middle East. She is widely known by her stage name, Waed, which means promise in Arabic.
Waed was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Her father is Bakr Younis, who is one of the founders of the broadcasting station and television in Saudi Arabia and her mother is of Iraqi origin. At an early age, Waed enjoyed listening to musics and her only dream is to become a singer. Waed's first appearance on television was when she sang at the age of 7 in a children's program. She took part in numerous shows at High School and charitable organization concerts. Waed's voice is distinguished with an ability to express a character and a performance of her own. This allowed her to perform many songs written by Saudi composers such as Mohamed Abdu and Talal Almaddah. Waed has made many performances and interviews on various television and radio stations all over the Arab World. In 2011, Waed revealed during an interview that she is not planning to get married and prefers to remain single because she fears that it might negatively affect her only daughter.