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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2783

Amr Diab enters Guinness Records

By S.H.Moulana

Egyptian singer who is dominating the Arab world with his scintillating music has entered Guinness World Record. He has been listed as the top Arab multi-international award winning musician and the best- selling Middle Eastern musician since 1989.

According to BBC, he has ruled the Arab music world, especially Egypt and the Middle East, since mid-80s continually breaking all sales records.

His songs have been translated to more than seven different languages.

The six-time World Music Awards Winner, Amr Diab is the founder of Mediterranean Music.

One of his best songs of all time is ‘Nour El-Ain’, which became a success not only in the Arab world but the whole world.

He is the first Arab artist to introduce Spanish guitar and drum in to revolutionize the Arabic music. His newly released album ‘Ahla W Ahla’ has already got nine million hits in the Youtube.

The album copies ran out of Virgin Stores on the first day in Egypt. The album, which ranked 19 internationally, a precedent for an Arab artist, ranked first on iTunes in the Arab world.

During my visit to Egypt few years ago, I was frantically looking for one of his live concerts; unfortunately, he did not have one then in Cairo.

Any way I am still determined to see one live concert of his even in the neighboring Emirate if he were to visit there in the near future.

Although there are many Arab singers making a name copying his style of music which he revolutionized in mid-eighties, they are still far behind him.

Amr Diab’s name will live forever in the Arab world for his contribution for modernizing Arab music to be termed as Mediterranean music.

There isn’t a person who does not know the name Amr Diab, in this part of the world, whether he is interested in music or not.

- Asian Tribune –

The “father of Mediterranean music,” Amr Diab is now the first Arab singer to achieve a Guinness World Record,
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