Who is Omar Diab? plateau


Amr Abdel Basset Abdel Aziz Diab (born October 11, 1961), known by his stage name Amr Diab, and his nickname Al Hadaba, is an Egyptian singer, composer, and actor. He is considered one of the most famous singers in the Arab world, where his albums have achieved huge sales, and many of his songs have been translated into several languages, the most important of which are: English, Russian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Albanian, Hindi, Greek, and French. . Amr Diab was distinguished by introducing new instruments into his music, and creating different types of songs throughout his history

Amr Diab won many awards during his artistic career, including the World Music Awards 7 times for the highest sales in the Middle East in the years: 1998, 2002, 2007, and 2014. His artistic age exceeds 37 years, since the release of his first album, Ya Tariq, in 1983, and until the album Sahran in 2020.

Amr Diab is the first Arab singer to enter the Guinness Book of Records, as the group recorded Amr Diab as the first Arab singer to receive the most number of World Music Awards for the most sales in the Middle East. In 2019, Amr Diab achieved the first rank of the most listened Arab artist around the world, through the "Anghami" music application, where the number of listeners reached 147 million and 500 thousand listeners. Amr Diab is also the first Arab artist to receive a huge billboard in New York, where the Spotify application displayed the image of the Egyptian singer Amr Diab on a Spotify billboard in Times Square in New York City, which is one of the famous tourist attractions in the city. Amr Diab has campaigned for many international companies such as Pepsi, Vodafone, and Orange Egypt (formerly Mobinil).

Amr Abdel Basset Abdel Aziz Diab was born in the governorate and city of Port Said, his family is from the village of Sanhout, which is affiliated to Minya El-Qamh Center in the Sharkia Governorate, and his mother is from the Egyptian city of Port Said. Amr Diab belongs to the Diab family, which is one of the oldest families in Sharkia Governorate, where the family inherited the verticality of the village of Sinhout for nearly 200 years. His father, Abdel Basset Diab, worked for the Suez Canal Company as head of naval construction and shipbuilding, and he had a beautiful voice that encouraged his son to sing. When Amr was six years old, he accompanied him to a festival in Port Said on July 23, 1967, and there he visited the local radio station. His first radio appearance was where he sang the Egyptian national anthem (Biladi, my country). He admired his voice, the Governor of Port Said, which made him give him a guitar. But after the outbreak of the 1967 war, the Egyptian authorities expelled the residents of the Canal governorates. Amr Diab's family was forced to return to his father's hometown in the village of Sanhout in the Minya al-Qamh district in the Sharkia Governorate, and settled there. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Arabic music from the Academy of Arts in 1983, and began his artistic career in the same year.

his personal life

Amr Diab married Sherine Reda and had a daughter, Nour. Then they separated and married another Saudi woman, "Zina Muhammad Ashour", and they had twins, Abdullah and Kenzi, and his last daughter, Jana, with whom he was born in the second half of 2002.

International Posts

Amr Diab's first meeting with the world was during the African Games in 1991, where he was chosen to sing at the opening ceremony of the session his famous song "Africa" ​​in Arabic, English and French. Arab channels reported this ceremony, and it was mentioned on CNN International.

The album "Noor Al-Ain" in 1996, which achieved the highest sales in the cassette market in the Middle East, and also resounded with global success with the English version of "Noor Al-Ain", which bore the name "Habibi", which caused an uproar in many countries of the world such as India, France, Iran and Pakistan And Argentina, Afghanistan, Chile and South Africa, and became the most popular dance songs in discotheques in Europe.

He won three awards at once in the annual Arab festival, and the global coronation came at the Music Award ceremony in May 1998 in Monaco, in the presence of many world stars such as Celine Dion, Steven Seagal and the Backstreet Boys.

"Diab" began his cooperation with international singers. He sang with the Algerian singer Cheb Khaled the song "My Heart", and he sang with the Greek singer Angela Demetriou the song "I Love You More".

"Amr Diab" won the World Music Award seven times in 1996 for "Nour El-Ain", in 2001 for the album "Aktar One", in 2007 for the album "Al-Leila De", and in 2013 for the album "Al-Leila" (in which he won three Awards: Best Singer in Egypt, Best Male Singer in the Middle East, and Best Music Video)

In addition, Amr presented Pepsi advertisements alongside the world's biggest stars such as "Britney Spears", "Beyoncé", "Jennifer Lopez" and "David Beckham".

The song "Olha Betafarq" won the best foreign song in Spain in 2011.

Books mentioning Amr Diab:

Mediterranean Mosaic By Goffredo Plastino

Egypt By Virginia Maxwell, Mary Fitzpatrick, Siona Jenkins, Anthony Sattin

World Music By Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo, Orla Duane, Vanessa Dowell

Teens in Egypt By Barbara A. Somervill

Syria & Lebanon By Terry Carter, Lara Dunston, Andrew Humphreys, Damien Simonis

World Music By Richard Nidel

The Mediterranean in Music By David Cooper, Kevin Dawe

The Middle East By Library Information and Research Service

Let's Go Egypt By Let's Go, Inc., Joey Shabot, Dave Newman, Elizabeth Ogburn, Charlotte


Despite the relatively small number of Amr Diab's concerts compared to other singers, it receives distinguished and wide media coverage, and his most prominent concerts in Egypt are those he performs on New Year's Eve in hotels in Greater Cairo, and sometimes in Dubai. There are also private university parties, as he is the star of the American University Carnival party during the last three years, for example, and the star of the Trava party.B for the German University in the past two years.

At the global level, Amr Diab's tours do not stop between the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. In addition, Amr Diab performs an annual party in Porto Marina in the summer.


Amr made four films:

Guest of honor in The Two Prisoners (with Elham Shaheen, Samah Anwar) and Hala Hala sang in 1988.

He starred in Al-Afarit (with Madiha Kamel) and sang Mayal and We Longing for Akter in 1990.

Starring in Ice Cream in Glim (with Simon, Jihan Fadel in 1992.

His starring and the film is a true story of laughter, play, find and love (with Yousra) and (Omar Sharif) in the year 1993 AD.


The first Arab singer to sing Arabic songs on the Slow method, which is the song (Batref) 2000.

The first Arab singer to combine oriental and western melodies in his songs in the same song, which is the song (Wala Ala Balah) 2001.

The first Arab singer to sing Arabic songs in the style of American pop, which is the song (Lo Eshkani) 2003.

The first singer to be received on the red carpet in some countries, as well as the President of the Republic.

The first Arab singer to choose his songs as the best songs in the world, such as the song Mayal.

The first Arab singer to sing his songs in many foreign films.

The most singer in the world translates his songs into several different languages.

The most successful Arab singer for nearly thirty years, without this success being diminished, as happened with the children of his generation.

Most Arab singers have been imitated by young people, and the most obvious of them was the pullover clip Tamli Maaak.

The first singer to get the music award four times.

The best singer in Egypt who presents house music and has been exported abroad to many European countries.

The first Egyptian singer to do commercials with international singers and footballers such as a Pepsi commercial.

The first singer to present international models with his clips, such as Natalie Martins in the clip We Say What, and Rachel Barnes in the clip Al-Laila.

The only singer in the world who presented a patriotic song with the technique of house music (Blash Far Away).

On August 8, 2017, he was ranked first in the Forbes list of the 100 most important Arab artists in the Forbes global magazine poll in its Arabic version. The calendar is based on social media followers, years of work in the field, influential activities.

dream program

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 stations. 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 critic Tariq Al-Shennawi. 

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