Amr Diab – Habibi ya nour el ain
Amr Abd El-Basset Abd El-Azeez Diab ( born 11 October 1961)is an Egyptian popstar and composer of Pop music. He is widely considered the god father of Mediterranean music and the best selling Middle Eastern artist of all time.
He has been awarded the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist four times: 1996 for album Nour El Ain, 2001 for album Akter Wahed, 2007 for album El Lillady and 2013 for El Leila album.
He has also won (Best Egyptian Artist, Best Male Arab Artist and World’s Best Arab Male Artist Voted Online) at the World Music Awards 2014. Amr Diab is the only Middle Eastern artist to have received 7 World Music Awards.
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. He has had five platinum records:Matkhafiesh (1990), Habiby (1991), Ayyamna (1992),Ya Omrena (1993) and Nour El Ain (1997, triple platinum).
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.
Amr Diab was born on October 11, 1961 in Port Said, Egypt into an artistic family. His father, Abdul Basset Diab, worked for the Suez Canal Corporation and was the chairman of Marine Construction & Shipbuilding in the canal.
Diab’s father played a huge role in igniting the early sparks of musical inspiration towards Diab’s early stages in his professional music career.
Diab, at the age of six, had his first shot at fame when he sang the Egyptian National Anthem “Bilady, Bilady, Bilady” at the annual July 23 Festival in Port Said.
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