Amr Diab Biography

Amr Diab

Amr Diab (Amr Abd-Albaset Abd-Alaziz Diab), born on the 11th of
October 1961 in Port Said, Egypt, he is an Egyptian Singer, he is known
as the Father of Mediterranean Music. He has created his own style of
music, which is a blend of western and Egyptian Rhythms. His songs was
translated in to 7 different languages and sang by different artists
worldwide.Best Male North Africa AFRIMMA AWARD 2016 winner.

His father was the chairman of Marine Construction &
Shipbuilding. He played a great role to igniting the early musical
inspiration towards Diab’s early stages in his professional music
career. Amr at the age of six sang at the July 23rd Festival in Port
Said, he was surprisingly rewarded with a guitar from the governor for
his excellence.

Amr Diab has earned his bachelor degree in Arabic Music and graduated from the Cairo Academy of Arts in 1986.

Professionally,
Amr Diab entered the musical arena and introduced his first album “Ya
Tareea” (1983), integrated with the audience and gained lots of
attention and success. Amr followed on producing several great albums:
“Ghanny Men Albak” (1984), “Hala Hala” (1986), “Khalseen” (1987),
“Mayyal” (1988), “Shawa’na” (1989) and “Matkhafesh” (1990).

Amr
was chosen to perform and represent Egypt at the 5th Tournament of
African Sports in 1990 where he sang in English, French and
predominantly Arabic. Decisively and during the same year the star
decided to invade the cinema with a role in the film “El Afareet” with
the actress Madiha Kamel. Then came his other hit albums “Habibi”
(1991), “Ayyamna” (1992) and “Ya Omrena” (1993). In 1992 and 1994, Amr
played two more roles in the cinema in “Ice Cream Fe Glim” and “Dehk
Wele’b Wegad Wehob”–which additionally was chosen as the opening film
in the Egyptian Film Festival.

Amr Diab’s musical career kept
growing, aiming for musical excellence. He followed on and released the
album “Weylomony” (1994). Amr Diab officially established himself as the
super star of the Arab world with the launch of “Rag’een” (1995) and
the popular “Nour El Ein” album (1996) which was not only a success in
the Middle East but in the whole world and achieved many music awards.
He then followed with  “Awedony” (1998).

Amr Diab made a break
through with one of his best smashing hits “Amarain” album (1999), Diab
engaged with two singers during this album and produced amazing duets,
one with the Algerian­-French based Cheb Khaled song “Alby” and the
second with the Greek Angela Dimitriou song “Bahebbak Aktar”.

The years 2000, 2001 & 2003 witnessed the compilation of all
Amr Diab’s past experience put together and release of Amr Diab’s most
magnificent albums ever “Tamally Ma’ak” , “Aktar Wahed” and “Allem
Alby”, as he engraved his quality of voice singing incorporated with
astonishing sense of composer and musical arrangements. Amr always
favored innovation of new music, form and style. He merged the Arabian
oriental theme of music and the western style of musical beats,
arrangements and finalization.

Respectively, Amr Diab has achieved the World Music Awards
twice, as best selling middle eastern singer in both his albums “Nour El
Ain” in 1998 and “Aktar Wahed” in 2002. Also received a Platinum Award
for the sales of “Nour El Ain”. Visit the awards section in this site to
know more about Amr’s awards.

2004’s summer witnessed the release of “Leily Nehary” album,
Diab gave his fans what they’ve been longing for, a dazzling hit which
blew their minds off and topped their sensations. “Leily Nehary”
according to the production company “Rotana” and the fans is to be one
of the most successful albums out in the market. “Kammel Kalamak” was
released after in December 2005 after a long anticipation from Amr’s
fans, according to the big sales records, the album was worth the wait!
The album contains 10 tracks representing a year and half of continuous
studio efforts. Amr won his 3rd World Music Awards on “Ellila de” album
which has been released in July (2007).

El-Helm Biography [12 Parts] have been released on the TV
Channels by the end 2008. The Biography reviewed Amr’s success through
his long career in addition to the international recognition and fame
that Amr gained through his success.

After much anticipating, 2009 witnessed a new milestone in Amr’s
career, with the release of “Wayah”. 12 track hits the summer to put
Amr – as usual – on top of the race. Marina concert was the proven
success from his fans with over 80,000 persons. The album won four
African Music Awards in London and two Apple music awards in New York

The
great artist Amr Diab released hit single ” Aslaha Betefrea” in 2010;
It included one song with three different arrangements, it achieved
massive success and was on the top charts for this year

In addition to this, he performed his annual concert in Golf Porto Marina where More than 120,000 attended.

In
october 2010, Amr Diab won two African music awards , Best Male Act of
Africa and Best North African Artist, during the African Music Award
Festival in London

September 2011, witnessed the release of the
hit album “Banadeek Taala”, which had massive success with its release,
and was considered by all Amr Diab’s fans, the best album that was ever
released for Amr Diab. The album is produced by Rotana. Amr Diab
composed 9 songs in this album, which was assumed to be the reason for
the massive success of the album. The album contains 12 track-list.

In
February 2011, Amr Diab released his hit single “Masr Allet” (i.e:
Egypt spoke). The song was released during the 2011 revolution in Egypt
and was dedicated to the martyrs of the revolution

In 2012, Diab
made the FIRST Google hangout in the middle east during his performance
in Dubai. 10 winners had the chance to speak LIVE with Amr Diab via
Google Hangout

Amr Diab launched his “Amr Diab Academy” in 2012
on Youtube. The program was in search for singers from all over the
world. Diab intended to launch it on Youtube to make it easier for
talents to enrol in the academy from all over the world. Thousands of
talents submitted to Amr Diab Academy and at the last stage two winners
were announced: Mohanad Zoheir and Wafae Chikki who joined him signing a
duet in his Egypt concert in 2012

In 2013, Diab had his Golden
Tour celebrating 30 years of success. The tour began in Australia and
continued in Qatar, Dubai, Egypt, Greece and Romania

In August
2013, Diab released “El Leila” Album which was a major hit and was the
number one selling album on all the world category in iTunes and Rotana.
Diab released his music video “El Leila” which was shot in Greece, the
music video made more than 10 million views shortly after its release

On
New Year’s eve 2013, Diab performed in Romania, Bucharest. The concert
had thousands of romanian fans and other fans flew to attend the
concert. The concert took place in Romexpo stadium

On May 27, 2014 Amr Diab won big at World Music Awards in Monaco, Diab has won:
1- Best Egyptian Artist,
2- Best Male Arab Artist
3- Best-selling Arab Album (El Leila)
4- World’s Best Arab Male Artist Voted Online

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