“Father of Mediterranean Music”, Amr Diab, Awarded a Dubai Star9 Jan 2020
Amr Diab was born in Port Said, Egypt, on October 11th 1961. The distinguished singer has had an immensely successful career, which formally began when he released his first album, Ya Tareeq, in 1983. Only a year later, the singer came out with a second album that contained the hit "Ghany Men Albak", which went on to become one of the top 10 singles in the world that year. He has collaborated with illustrious artists, such as Algerian singer and songwriter, Khaled. Diab is the first Egyptian singer to feature in a music video and is known to have popularised them in the MENA region. By 2009, it was clear the singer's fame had grown even more widespread, as he won four African Music Awards for his single, "Wayah".