Amr Diab

Birth name Amr Abdel Basset Abdel Azeez
Born October 11, 1961 (1961-10-11) (age 46)
Origin Flag of Egypt Port Said, El-Sharkia, Egypt
Years active 1983 - present

Middle Eastern singer Amr Diab poses with his award for World's Best Middle Eastern Artist during the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo November 4, 2007. The World Music Awards honours the best selling recording artists from around the world.

 

 

 


 

Biography

Amr Diab was born 11/10/1961 in Port Said city - Egypt, to a highly educated upper middle class family. His mother was a French teacher in the Lycee Francais school of Port Said. Abdul Basset Diab, Amr’s Father was graduated from faculty of commerce, University of Alexandria 1958. He joined the Suez Canal Corporation as an accountant and was promoted to top financial controller (from 1985 until 1989) for the maritime sector in the corporation. He encouraged young Diab to sing for the first time on Al-gala national day (evacuation of British forces from the Suez Canal area & Egypt) on June 18th, 1968. Diab was only six years old, and that was Amr's first singing appearance to public. His first performance the National Anthem: Belady, Belady, was broadcasted to the Egyptian radio audience from the local broadcasting station. That day Amr was awarded by his Excellency Hassan Rushdie the Governor of Port Said.

Amr Abdel Basset Abdel Azeez Diab (Arabic:عمرو دياب) (born October 11, 1961) is an Egyptian singer and composer. Diab has become one of the highest selling Middle Eastern artists of all time.

Diab is best known for his studio albums, music videos, and songs such as "Nour El Ein," "Leily Nahari," and "Wala Ala Balo," as well as his many Franco Arabic collaboratons. In 1983, Amr Diab released his first studio album "Ya Tareeq". The album was not a huge success, but was his first step in the music industry. Diab released 3 more albums between 1984, and 1987. It wasn't until 1988, when Amr released "Mayaal" when he finally achieved stardom around the Arab world. The song, "Mayaal" would garner a huge success all around the Middle East, and to this day it's known as one of Amr's best, and most successful songs ever. Other huge success followed in the following years including albums like, "Shawakkna," "Matkhafessh," and "Weylomony".

Diab's 1996 album, "Nour El Ein" took him a further step forward, the song which was called "Habiby" internationally became a phenomenal hit worldwide, and was remixed by many of the worlds top DJs. A special CD named "Habiby: Remix's" was released later on with all the remixes made worldwide. Amr Diab's 2000 album was named "Tamally Maak", the song which was a great ballad became a huge success and was shot as the single of the album. "Leily Nahari", which was Diab's first album with Rotana was released in 2004, and was another great success. The album became Rotana's highest selling album of All-time. Amr Diab's latest album is, El Leila De was released in the summer of 2007, and saw a great success, in Egypt, and all around the Middle East.

 

 

Discography

  • El Leila De (Tonight) (2007)
  • Kammel Kalamak (Finish your Words) (2005)
  • Leily Nahary (My Nights and Days) (2004)
  • Allem Alby (Teach My Heart) (2003)
  • Aktar Wahed (The Most One) (2001)
  • Tamally Maak (Always With You) (2000)
  • Amarein (Two Moons) (1999)
  • Awedoony (They Got Me Used To) (1998)
  • Nour El-Ein (Light of the Eye) (1996)
  • Ragaeen (We'll Be back) (1995)
  • Zekrayat (Memories) (1994)
  • W Ylomoony (And they Blame me) (1994)
  • Ya Omrena (Our Life) (1993)
  • Ice Cream Fi Gleam (Ice Cream In Gleam) (1992)
  • Ayamna (Our days) (1992)
  • Habiby (My Love) (1991)
  • Matkhafeesh (Don't Worry) (1990)
  • Shawaana (Missing You) (1989)
  • Mayyal (In Love) (1988)
  • Ya Helwa (Hey Sweetie) (1988)
  • Khalseen (We're Done) (1987)
  • Hala Hala (Welcome, Welcome) (1986)
  • Ghanny Men Albak (Sing from your heart) (1984)
  • Ya Tarek (O' Road) (1983)

 


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