21 Facts About Amr Diab

1.

Amr Diab is an Egyptian singer, composer, and actor.

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2.

Amr Diab has established himself as a globally acclaimed recording artist and author.

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3.

Amr Diab is a Guinness World Record holder, the best selling Middle Eastern artist, a seven-times winner of World Music Awards and five-times winner of Platinum Records.

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4.

Amr Abdel Basset Abdel Azeez Diab was born on 11 October 1961 in Port Said to a middle-class Muslim family from the Egyptian country side of Menia Elamh, in Sharqia Governorate, Egypt.

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5.

Amr Diab has released his first album entitled Ya Tareeq in 1983.

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6.

In 1996, Amr 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 Amr Diab recognition beyond the Arabic-speaking world.

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7.

Amr Diab recorded four more albums with Alam El Phan, including Amarain.

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8.

Amr Diab collaborated with Khaled and with Angela Dimitriou.

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9.

Amr Diab's fans initiated a massive boycott of the sites with the illegal copies.

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10.

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.

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11.

In February 2011, Amr Diab released his hit single Masr Allet, followed by the release of his album Banadeek Taala in September, produced by Rotana.

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12.

In 2012, Amr Diab hosted the first Google Hangout in the Middle East during his performance in Dubai.

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13.

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.

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14.

In July 2015, Amr Diab released a music video for his song "Gamalo" from his album Shoft El Ayam.

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15.

Amr 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.

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16.

Amr Diab played himself in his first film, El Afareet, which was released in 1989.

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17.

Amr Diab has an elder daughter from his first marriage to Egyptian actress Shereen Reda.

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18.

Amr Diab 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.

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19.

Amr Diab is the only Middle Eastern artist to have received 7 World Music Awards.

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20.

On 28 September 2016, Amr Diab announced that he achieved a Guinness World Records title for "Most World Music Awards for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist".

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21.

Program produced by Amr Diab Afifi, consisting of 12 parts aired on Rotana Music, Rotana Cinema and Egyptian Channel 1 station.

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