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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 11 October 1961Port Said, Egypt
Birth NameAmr Abdel Basset Abdel Azeez Diab
Nicknames The Hill
The King
Father of Mediterranean Music
The LeGend
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amr Daib was born in Port Said, Egypt into an artistic family. His father Abdul Basset Diab worked for the Suez Canal Corporation where he was chairman of Marine Construction & Shipbuilding. He possessed a fine singing voice and encouraged the young Amr to sing. One evening, when Amr was only 6 years old, his father took him to the July 23rd Festival at Port Said. There they visited the local broadcasting station and Amr made his first singing appearance on Egyptian Radio performing the National Anthem "Biladi, Biladi". He was praised by the Governor of Port Said who gave him a guitar as a prize. Amr began his music studies at the music faculty of the Cairo Academy Art and from which he graduated in 1986. His first album, "Ya Tareeq", followed shortly and it was an instant success. There have been, since then, a further 16 top selling albums in a prolific recording career which has established him as the super star of the Arab World.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: adriano_r

Spouse (2)

Sherine Rida (1989 - 1992) (divorced) (1 child)
Zinah Ashour (? - present) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

His favorite singer is Abdel Halim Hafez.
Father of the Mediterranean Music, King of Arab Music for more than 25 years.
Plays the oud and the piano.
Has a daughter named Nour (b. 1990) from his previous marriage.
Has 3 children with wife, Zinah: twins Kenzy and Abdullah (b. 4 December 1999, in Washington, DC), and daughter Karma (b. July 2001).
Giza, Egypt: Rolling the Arab Music Market as he used to do [February 2012]

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