Egyptian megastar Amr Diab’s song “Amaken El-Sahar” tops YouTube trends

CAIRO – August 25, 2020: Egyptian megastar

Amr Diab’s latest song “Amaken el-Sahar” tops YouTube trends.

The song was released on August 24 on his official YouTube channel.

“Amaken el-Sahar” was a huge hit, amassing over 1.6 million views.

The new song featured Dina el-Sherbiny for the first time as well as some of Diab’s friends.

The song claimed number one on the Egyptian YouTube trending list a day after its release.

“Amakan el-Sahar”, which was shot on the north coast, is written by Tamer Hussein, composed by Aziz El-Shafei, distributed by Tarek Madkour and directed by Ahmed el-Naggar.

“Amakan El Sahar” will be screened in cinemas across the country for the public to watch.

Diab has announced that he will be performing his first-ever online concert this summer. The exact date of the concert will be announced soon.

Additionally, Diab will perform a concert in the city of New Alamein on August 28.

It should be mentioned that Netflix has announced a new project with the international megastar, where will star in a new Arabic original series.

The new deal marks the hit artist, also known as ‘Al-Hadaba’,’s return to drama 27 years after starring as ‘Adham’ in the film ‘Dehk Wele’b Wegad Wehob’ opposite to the late Omar el-Sharif.

Amr Diab is the winner of 7 World Music Awards and 6 African Music Awards.

“Over the past thirty years, Amr Diab has captured the hearts of people around the world. He is a fashion-forward icon who resonates with different generations through his music and talent.

We are confident that this new project will excite fans for Amr Diab’s glorious return to the screen,” said Ahmed Sharkawi, Director of Arabic Original Series at Netflix.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix on this new project. I’ve always believed that art is a global language, and we’ve been able to build bridges of connection and love with diverse cultures through music.

And, now, with this new project with Netflix, I am thrilled that we will reach over 193 million members in over 190 countries around the world where they can watch new content made in Egypt and loved around the world,” commented Amr Diab.

Diab’s song “Ya Baldna ya Helwa” was number 1 on Anghami.

“Ya Baladna Ya Helwa” became the No. 1 trend on YouTube after its release, as it garnered over half a million views within hours of its release.

The Egyptian megastar promoted a number of Egyptian tourist attractions in the song, highlighting the spirit, civilization and historical places of Egypt.

“Ya Baldna Ya Helwa” is written by Tamer Hussein and composed by Aziz al-Shafie.

In 2016, Diab became the first Egyptian and Arab artist to break a Guinness World Record for the number of World Music Awards he won.

It is worth mentioning that Diab performed live in Jeddah at King Abdullah Sports City on June 10 and gave a massive concert recently in Riyadh season.

In addition, Diab, famous British singer James Arthur and famous Turkish record producer Mahmut Oran performed at the grand centenary ceremony of the American University in Cairo.

Diab was the most streamed singer on Anghami in 2018; his album “Kol Hayati” (All my life) has been listened to a record number of times. Diab has adopted a new marketing strategy to promote his albums where he releases a new song almost every week.

Diab has collaborated with several poets, composers and distributors in his recent albums, including Tarek Madkour, Ayman Bahgat Amar, Nader Hamdy, Amr Mostafa and Ahmed el-Malky, Tamer Hussein among others.

He is a Guinness World Record holder, best-selling Middle Eastern artist, 7 times winner of World Music Awards, 5 Platinum Disc Awards and 6 African Music Awards.

Born in 1961 in Port Said, Diab has risen to fame over the past two decades in the Arab world and continues to break sales records, according to a BBC report and his official Facebook page.

His most famous album, “Nour el-Ain” (Our eyes shine), brought him international recognition and earned him the title of “The Father of Mediterranean Music” for his style blending Egyptian and Western rhythms.

The mega star, who founded record label Mediterranean Music, has had his songs translated into seven different languages.

Diab received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Big Apple Music Awards in 2009. At the 2014 World Music Awards, Diab also received Best Egyptian Artist, Best Arab Male Artist, and World’s Best Arab Male Artist voted online.

Diab’s debut album, “Ya Tareeq” (The Path), was released in 1983. His album “Meaddy El-Nas” (Surpassing People) was released in July 2017, following a major viral promotion campaign at through Cairo sponsored by Egypt Linx.

Diab has established himself as an acclaimed artist in most Mediterranean countries. According to a research by Michael Frishkopf, he created his style called “Mediterranean Music”, a mixture of Western and Egyptian rhythms.

Amr Diab’s musical journey has been one of growing musical excellence from the beginning. His albums have topped international charts and many of his songs have been translated into several languages.

Five of her albums have topped Billboard’s top ten worldwide hits, in addition to winning numerous international awards during her career; Amr Diab is the first Arab singer to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, where he was recorded as the first Arab singer to receive the most international music awards for most album sales in the Middle -East.

In 2014, Amr Diab received the World Music Awards and won three awards, as the best Egyptian artist, the best male Arab artist and the best-selling Arab album (El Leila) being the only Arab singer to have achieved this goal, he was also elected. World’s Best Arab Male Artist.

Raymond T. Helms