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|Birth name||Amr Abdel Baset Abdel Aziz Diab|
عمرو عبد الباسط عبد العزيز دياب
|Also known as||El Hadaba (The Plateau)|
|Born||11 October 1961|
Port Said, Egypt
|Occupation(s)||Singer, composer, actor|
|Years active||1983- present|
Amr Abdel Baset Abdel Aziz Diab (Arabic: عمرو عبد الباسط عبد العزيز دياب, [ˈʕɑmɾe ʕæbdelˈbɑːsetˤ ʕæbdelʕæˈziːz deˈjæːb] ; born on 11 October 1961) is an Egyptian singer, composer, and actor. He has established himself as an acclaimed recording artist and author in most Mediterranean countries. According to a research by Michael Frishkopf, he has created his style termed as "Mediterranean music", a blend of Western and Egyptian rhythms. By 1992, he became the first Egyptian and Middle Eastern artist to start making high-tech music videos. His 2014 album Shoft El Ayam peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums Charts, making him the first Egyptian and Middle Eastern performer to accomplish such a feat.
Amr Diab was born on 11 October 1961 in Port Said [ citation needed ] Diab graduated with a bachelor's degree in Arabic Music from the Cairo Academy of Arts in 1986.to a middle-class Muslim family originally from the Egyptian country side of Menia Elamh, Sharqia Governorate, Egypt. His father, Abd Elbaset Diab, worked for the Suez Canal Corporation and was the chairman of Marine Construction & Shipbuilding in Suez Canal. Diab's father played a huge role in igniting the early sparks of musical inspiration in the early stages of Diab's professional music career. At the age of six, Diab had his first shot at fame when he sang the Egyptian National Anthem Bilady, Bilady, Bilady at the annual 23 July Festival in Port Said in the presence of the late Gamal Abdel Nasser. As a result, he was rewarded with a guitar from the governor of Port Said, and began to become recognized nationally.
Diab has released his first album entitled Ya Tareeq in 1983. Diab's second album, Ghanny Men Albak (1984), which was the first of a series of records he released with Delta Sound; including Hala Hala (1986), Khalseen (1987), and Mayyal (1988), with the title track becoming one of the top 10 songs in the world at the time. His later releases include Shawa'na (1989), Matkhafesh (1990), Habibi (1991), Ayyamna (1992), Ya Omrena (1993), Weylomony (1994), and Rag'een (1995). In 1996, Diab released his first album with Alam El Phan entitled Nour El Ain ,and he won the world music award for the first time which proved an international success and gained Diab recognition beyond the Arabic-speaking world. Diab recorded four more albums with Alam El Phan, including Amarain (1999). Diab also collaborated with Khaled (on the song "Alby") and with Angela Dimitriou (on the song "Bahebak Aktar").
In the summer of 2004, Diab, having left Alam El Phan, released his first album with Rotana Records, Leily Nehary, which he followed up with the hugely successful Kammel Kalamak (2005), and El Lilady (2007).
Wayah was released for sale on the internet on 27 June 2009; however, the album was leaked online and was downloaded illegally amid complaints of slow download speed on the official site. Diab's fans initiated a massive boycott of the sites with the illegal copies.
On 18 October 2009, Amr Diab won four 2009 African Music Awards in the following categories: best artist, best album, best vocalist and best song for "Wayah"; Amr Diab had been nominated by the Big Apple Music Awards.
In February 2011, Amr Diab released his hit single Masr Allet ("Egypt spoke"), followed by the release of his album Banadeek Taala in September, produced by Rotana. In 2012, Diab hosted the first Google Hangout in the Middle East during his performance in Dubai. In October 2014, Amr Diab released his album Shoft El Ayam, which topped his last album El Leila and again became the best-selling album in Egypt on iTunes. In July 2015, Amr Diab released a music video for his song "Gamalo" from his album Shoft El Ayam. In March 2016, he released Ahla w Ahla, his first album since he left Rotana Music. The album was produced by a record label known as "Nay For Media". His new album Maadi el Nas was released in July 2017 with "Nay Records".
In October 2018, he released a new album called Kol Hayaty. In 2019, he released a mini-album, Ana Gheir, and in February 2020 he released his 35th album, Sahran, which included 16 songs.
Diab is known as the "father of Mediterranean music".David Cooper and Kevin Dawe refer to his music as "the new breed of Mediterranean music". According to author Michael Frishkopf, Diab has produced a new concept of Mediterranean music, especially with his international hit, "Nour El Ain". Moreover, Diab is known as a composer, having composed more than 97 of his own songs.
Diab is one of the first singers to popularize music videos in the whole MENA region and is the first Egyptian singer to appear in music videos. [ dead link ]
Diab's fame in the music industry has led him to experiment with other forms of media, such as film. Amr played himself in his first film, El Afareet, which was released in 1989. It also starred Madiha Kamel. His second film Ice Cream in Gleam (Ays Krim fi Glym), in which Diab starred in 1992, was chosen as one of the best five Egyptian musical films by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The film was featured in the UCLA Film and Television Archive's new program "Music on the Nile: Fifty Years of Egyptian Musical Films" at James Bridges Theater at UCLA on 6, 8 and 10 April 1999. David Chute of the Los Angeles Weekly termed it "observant" and "a big leap".His third movie was released in 1993, and was named Deahk We La'ab (Laughter and Fun). The film premiered in the Egyptian Film Festival in 1993. Amr played alongside international Egyptian movie star Omar Sharif ( Lawrence of Arabia , Doctor Zhivago ) and Yousra. Overall, Diab did not experience the same level of success in film that he had with his music career. Since 1993, Diab has focused on his singing career.
Amr Diab's songs have been used in several films, including:
During the 2011 uprising, some protesters criticized Diab for staying silent, and for fleeing Egypt for London. [ citation needed ] His online radio station Diab FM often presents talks and discussions about what the Diab FM team can offer to the community as well as applying it practically by being present in different sites across Egypt with a new humanitarian project each week.A few days after former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Amr Diab composed and sang a memorial song, "Masr A'let" (Egypt Said), and released it in conjunction with a music video showing pictures of the martyrs who died in the uprising. He initiated a charity campaign "Masry Begad" ("Truly Egyptian"), a social national program aimed at serving and rebuilding Egyptian society.
Diab has an elder daughter called Nour from his first marriage to Egyptian actress Shereen Reda. In 1994, he was married to Saudi businesswoman Zeina Ashour. They have three children: one son, Abdallah, and two daughters, Kinzy and Jana. In 2018, he went on to marry another Egyptian actress, Dina El Sherbiny, after his relationship with Ashour ended.It is unknown whether they were separated or divorced. However, Diab and El Sherbiny separated in late 2020.
|1983||Ya Tareeq||Oh Road||Sawt Al Madina|
|1984||Ghanni Min Albak||Sing From Your Heart||Delta Sound|
|1986||Hala Hala||Welcome Welcome||Delta Sound|
|1987||Khalseen||We're Done||Delta Sound|
|1989||Shawa'na||We Missed Each Other||Delta Sound|
|1990||Matkhafesh||Don't Be Afraid||Delta Sound|
|1992||Ayamna||Our Days||Delta Sound|
|1996||Nour El Ain||Light of the Eye||Alam El Phan|
|1998||Awedouny||Make Me Get Used to It||Delta Sound|
|1999||Amarain||Two Moons||Alam El Phan|
|2000||Tamally Maak||Always With You||Alam El Phan|
|2001||Aktar Wahed||The One Who Loves You Most||Alam El Phan|
|2003||Allem Alby||Teach My Heart||Alam El Phan|
|2004||Lealy Nahary||Night and Day||Rotana|
|2005||Kammel Kalamak||Keep Talking||Rotana|
|2011||Banadeek Taala||Come I'm Calling You||Rotana|
|2013||Al Leila||This Night||Rotana|
|2014||Shoft El Ayam||Did You See the Days||Rotana|
|2016||Min Asmaa Allah Al Hasna||In the Names of God||Nay For Media|
|2016||Ahla W Ahla||Prettier and Prettier||Nay For Media|
|2017||Meaddy El Nas||Contageous to People||Nay For Media|
|2018||Kol Hayaty||All My Life||Nay For Media|
|2019||Ana Gheir||I've Changed||Nay For Media|
|2020||Sahran||Up All Night||Nay For Media|
|2021||Ya Ana Ya La||Either Me or No One||Nay For Media|
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He also won The African Music Awards 2009 as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year And Best Male Act, and won The 2010 African Music Awards as best male act and best artist of North Africa. He is the only African artist to have received 6 African Music Awards in his career. Diab won Big Apple Music Awards 2009 as Lifetime Achievements Awards and Best Singer of The Year and also won The Global Icon Award, Most Popular Artist and Best Arabic Male Artist in 2014.
On 28 September 2016, Diab announced that he achieved a Guinness World Records title for "Most World Music Awards for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist".
A program produced by Amr Afifi, consisting of 12 parts, dealing with the biography of Amr Diab, his artistic career, and the most important awards he won over 25 years. It was shown on Rotana Music, Rotana Cinema and Egyptian Channel 1 station. The program was scheduled to be launched simultaneously with the release of Amr Diab's new album, but the album's release was postponed to a later date. The program also includes the testimony of many great musicians such as: Ammar Al-Sharei, Helmy Bakr, Al-Alamy, Wajdi Al-Hakim, and Tariq Al-Shennawi.
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