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Egypt's megastar Amr Diab to release winter album

Amr Diab is the Top Arab Artist of 2020 on the world's biggest music platform, Spotify

Eslam Omar , Tuesday 15 Dec 2020
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Amr Diab performed this week at Abdeen Palace
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Amr Diab, one of the biggest Arab pop stars alive, will release a new album this winter titled 'Ya Ana Ya La'a' ("Either Me or No") soon on all music platforms.

"Let's be happy. From the heart, laughter is out loud," sings Amr Diab in the intro of the lead song, an EDM tune with a repetition of his favourite key lyrics "el-leila" and "ya habibi."

Produced by Nay, the album by the Egyptian superstar is available for pre-order on telecom platforms, and is set to release in a calm winter season in a year that has seen months of lockdown in most parts of the globe.

Followed by millions on his various social media and music accounts, Amr Diab's fan-base, which crosses generations, is expected to propel him to the top of the charts in the upcoming weeks.

Despite the lockdown, Amr Diab has been notably active in 2020, performing frequently at big venues, mostly in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, marking important events including the closing of the prestigious Gouna Film Festival.

Currently celebrated by Spotify as the Top Arab Artist of 2020, Amr Diab filled the challenging year with good vibes about moments of romantic love and memories; releasing the album 'Sahran' earlier this year, in addition to a few singles that mostly celebrated love, fun and gatherings.

Many hits have put Amr Diab on the most-heard lists in Egypt and the Arab world in the era of streaming at home. His more recent hits include 'Ya Baladna Ya Helwa' ("O Our Beloved Country"), 'Zai Manti' ("As You Are") and his smash 'Amaken El-Sahar' ("Places of Night Life"), which features star actress Dina El-Sherbiny dancing with him in a typical Egyptian summer dance pop tune, shot in the daylight of a fancy Mediterranean beach.

With over 30 albums and a huge collection of regional and international trophies and awards, El-Hadaba, as he's nicknamed by fans and on street billboards, has kept his wide fan-base growing throughout his four-decade career, transcending generations each season.

Staying consistently relevant since the 1980s, Amr Diab proves year after year that his music style is still commercially successful, attracting young audiences even amid the dominance of Mahraganat and the rise of Trap music.

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