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Tamer Hosny
Ahwak HQ picture.jpg
Background information
Native name تامر حسني شريف عباس فرغلي
Birth name Tamer Hosny Sherif Abbas Farghaly
Also known as Tamer Hosny
Born (1977-08-16) 16 August 1977 (age 40)
Cairo, Egypt
Origin Cairo, Egypt
Occupation(s) Singer, actor, composer, director, songwriter
Years active 2002–present
Website Tamer Hosny Production

Tamer Hosny (Arabic: تامر حسني‎; born 16 August 1977) is an Egyptian singer, actor, composer, director and songwriter. He first came to attention when he appeared on mix tapes with other Egyptian artists. Hosny launched his solo career with his 2004 album Hob, becoming a successful singer of romantic music and he earned the nickname "King of Generation" from his fans. .[1][2]

Early life and career

Tamer Hosny was born in Cairo to an Egyptian father and Syrian mother. Unlike his father, Hosny Sherif Abbas, Tamer Hosny grew up with an interest in football and played the sport for five years.[3]

Music career


In 2004, he released his first studio album with Karen Nashed as a solo artist. Titled Hob, the album featured the single "Arrab Habibi".

Enayyah Bethebbak

Enayyah Bethebbak (My Eyes Love You) is his second full-length studio album. Released at the end of 2005, the album was produced by FreeMusic.

Ya Bent El-Eih

Ya Bent El-Eih is his third full-length studio album. Released in March 2007 by FreeMusic, the album featured thirteen songs. Nine of them were stolen and leaked on the internet almost a week before it was released to the market.

Arrab Kaman

Hosny released his fourth studio album Arrab Kaman on June 24, 2008. This album has 10 hits composed and written by Tamer Hosny: "Matwasnesh", "Arrab Kaman", "Askoty", "Aftkarly", "Ya Taabany", "Albi El Habak", "Esma Wa Nasseb", "Heya de", "Roh alby" and "Asaab ahsas". Four songs from Arrab Kaman were used in his movie Captin Hima.

ElGana Fi Byotna

ElGana Fi Byotna is his fifth full-length studio album of Islamic and Ramadan-themed songs, released in September 2007 in the same year of Arrab Kaman. He filmed one music video from this album, "Ana Mesh 3aref Atghayar". The album includes 13 tracks; he wrote and composed all 13 songs.

Ha'esh Hayaty

In 2009 Hosny released his sixth studio album, Ha'esh Hayaty. This was his first studio album recorded under Mohsen Gaber's Alam El Phan label. Ha'esh Hayaty included Hosny's first English-language song, "Come Back to Me". From this album he filmed one music video, Ta'aba Koll El Nas. Yasser Samy, the director of Omar & Salma also directed the music video. The second part includes two songs from the album, "Khontek Embareh" and "Bagher Aleeha".

Ikhtart Sah

Ikhtart Sah is his seventh studio album released in 2010. This is the second studio album recorded under Mohsen Gaber's Alam El Phan label. It was commercially successful and included "Sweet Melody", Hosny's second English song. Tamer Hosny filmed music videos for three of the album's songs, "Saheet Ala Sotha", "Te3arafy" and "Law Hakoon Gheir Leek".

Elly Gai Ahla

Elly Gai Ahla (2011) is the 8th studio album by Tamer Hosny. This is the third studio album recorded under Mohsen Gaber's Alam El Phan label. From this album Hosny had four music videos: "Elly Gai Ahla" directed by Yasser Sami, "Dayman Ma'ak", "Matsaa'lnesh" featuring Moroccan singer Bassma Boussil and "Aklemha" directed by Hossam El Hossainy.[citation needed]

Bahebak Enta

Bahebak Enta (2013) is the 9th studio album by Tamer Hosny. It was released on the 6th of March 2013.

180 Daraga

180 Daraga (2014) is the 10th studio album by Tamer Hosny. It was released on the 25th of August 2014 and is the first album recorded under Rotana. From this album, he had two music videos "Welcome To The Life" with Akon and "180 Daraga" which are directed by Yasser Samy.

"Omry Ibtada"

Omry Ibtada (2016) is the 11th studio album by Tamer Hosny. Second album to be recorded under Rotana. Released on the 23rd of June 2016.

Directing career

Tamer Hosny started his first directorial experience in 2010 by directing his music video "Saheet Ala Sotha". Tamer had always wanted to be a director; he had dreamed of making his own music video.[4]

Film career

Hosny starred in the 2003 Egyptian film Halet Hob (A State of Love).[5]

The film Sayed El Atefy[6] was released in 2005 and featured two songs, "Koll Marra" and "Nour Einy"; both were performed in the film.

2007:Omar & Salma

In 2008, he released Captin Hima,[7] a social comedy about a young man who is crazy about football that fell in love with a girl.

In May 2009, he released Omar & Salma 2,[8] a sequel to the romance comedy.

In 2010, he released Noor Eieny, starring Menna Shalabi and Amr Youssef. The film centers on a young man who falls in love with a blind girl. After a their relationship takes a new turn, he realizes his best friend is also in love with her.[9]

In 2012 he released "Omar & Salma 3", the third sequel to the Omar & Salma films.[10] Hosny has said on many occasions that he was not satisfied with the film. In a recent interview on the Set El Hosn program, he admitted that "I'm not happy with how the movie turned out, although many people love it and it was a box office success. I don't blame anyone else for that, I take responsibility for it. We had to make major plot changes due to financial reasons."[11]

After three years away from the movie industry, he released Ahwak alongside Ghada Adel and Ahmed Malek. It is a romantic comedy about a young plastic surgeon who falls in love with a divorced woman after going out with her daughter.[12] The film was a success at the box office, with total revenue of 22 million Egyptian pounds.[13]

In 2017, Hosny released Tesbah ala kher, a comedy drama about a wealthy entrepreneur who suffers from depression and hallucinations. When a programmer in his company approaches him and tells him about her program that allows people live in their own dreams, he becomes fascinated by the idea of getting away from his life. He becomes consumed by being attached to his dreams and later finds out a revelation that changes the whole story for him and the people around him.[14] Falcon films - the company responsible for distributing the movie in the Arab world - released an official statement saying that the movie has topped the box office in the Arab world.[15][16] Tamer promoted for the movie through a song collaboration with Lebanese singer Elissa titled "Wara Elshababik"


During Ramadan 2011, Hosny starred in the television drama Adam. Directed by Mohammad Samy, the drama also featured Dina Fouad, Ahmad Zaher and Mai Ezz Eldin. This series achieved Big Success and high views on YouTube and win best series in 2011 in many votes[17] His next film Omar & Salma 3 is scheduled to release in November during the Eid al-Adha holiday.[18]


Supporting new talents

During two years Tamer Hosny had discovered more than 20 new talents in lyric writing and composing, over 5 new singers, more than 10 new talented actors, and Mohamed Sami as a Drama and Cinema director "Director of his series Adam".[19]

"Bokra-Tomorrow" charity single

Tamer sang Bokra "Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)" a charity single that was released on 11/11/2011 at 11:11PM, along with Rim Banna, Akon, Diana Karazon, Marwan Khoury, Latifa, Souad Massi, Hani Mitwasi, Saber Rebaï, Kathem Al-Saher, Waed, Sherine and other Arab Artists. The single will distribute the proceeds of its donations to various organisations, institutions and charities with arts and culture programs. The eight-minute song was written by Majida El Roumi, and produced by Quincy Jones and RedOne. More information about the song can be found on official website of the song.

Duet song with Shaggy

Tamer Hosny has recorded a new duet song with Shaggy, named "Smile". The song, written and composed by Tamer Hosny, will be distributed all over the world. The music video has been released at the beginning of 2012; the music video was shot in New York City, and it has achieved huge success; it has achieved more than one million views in only 3 days on YouTube, and for this exceptional growth rate, YouTube awarded the music video a trending medal.[20]

Duet song with Snoop Dogg

Tamer Hosny recorded a new duet song with Snoop Dogg, named Si L Sayed. It was released in 2013. Tamer Hosny and Snoop Dogg shot the music video in Los Angeles.

New music collaboration with Akon

Tamer Hosny has recorded a new song with the International Singer, Akon titled "Welcome to the Life" . Tamer also made Akon sing in Arabic for some of the parts in the song.

By this international Collaborations Tamer Hosny will be the 1st singer in Middle East to have all this collaborations with International singers.

Tamer decided to make his Egyptian / Arab identity present in these collaborations, So he made Snoop Dogg appear in their music video wearing Egyptian traditional cloths knowmn as Jellabiya and also wrote Snoop's name in Arabic on the car appearing in the video.[21]

"Wara Elshababik" featuring Elissa

Tamer and Elissa collaborated in 2017 for the first time on this song as a part of promoting for Tamer's movie Tisbah Ala Kheir (Good Night)

Stage and live performances

Tamer is known for his unique concerts and live performances. He's played many shows in Egypt along with many Arab countries including Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Dubai and Jordan in which he's always had enormous crowds attending them.

One of his most iconic concerts was in Marina, Egypt in Northern coast of Egypt in 2009 where he was not only limited to singing but he was part of the dancing performances throughout the concert and also played multiple instruments like the Piano and the Electric guitar. He also introduced multiple remixes and new live versions of his songs to the audience. The show was also distinct for the creative use of fireworks and lighting effects.

The following year, He played a similar show in Marina, Egypt again, one that many fans consider to be his best concert.

Tamer said in many press interviews that his dream had always been to change the appearance of the stage in Egypt and the Arab world. He didn't want his live shows to be only about his singing, but also dancing and using a creative appearance to the stage using fireworks and visual effects.

To this day, Tamer still performs at many different countries and still uses creative factors to keep his concerts unique.

Because of Tamer's famous charismatic stage presence and creativity, his fans now call him "King of the stage". In an interview with Sherihan Abu Al Hassan on her program Set El Hosn, Tamer said that he doesn't pay much attention to the titles given to him by the fans like "King of Generation" although he does appreciate the "King of the stage" title due to his efforts to improve the stage appearance in Egypt. "I'm no king, I'm not a fan of titles at all, I only appreciate the fact that my efforts to improve Egypt's stage appearance are acknowledged by the fans " he said, "My favorite title is just being called an Egyptian Arab artist when performing abroad."[22]

Personal life

Tamer Hosny married "Star Academy" Moroccan singer Bassma Boussel in 2012. They have 2 daughters (Talyia and Amaya)

He is an endorser of the soft drink Pepsi.[23] He was also the "First Arab Celebrity" to advertise the Police brand of sunglasses.[24]

TCL Chinese Theatre handprint

On August 9, 2017 Tamer Hosny made a footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. He made history by becoming the first ever Egyptian / Arab artist to make that.[25][26]


Year Album Label
2004 Hob Alam El Phan - FreeMusic
2006 Enayyah Bethebbak Alam El Phan - FreeMusic
2007 Ya Bint El Aih Alam El Phan - FreeMusic
2007 El Gana Fi Byotna Alam El Phan - Mazzika
2008 Arrab Kaman Alam El Phan - Mazzika
2009 Ha'esh Hayaty Mazzika
2010 Ikhtart Sah Mazzika
2011 Elly Gai Ahla Mazzika
2011 Omar & Salma 3 Mazzika
2011 Smile Mazzika
2013 Bahebak Enta FreeMusic
2014 180 Daraga Rotana
2016 "Omry Ibatda" Rotana

In addition to:

  • Free Mix 2000 (2000)
  • Free Mix 3 (2002)
  • Free Mix 4 (2005)


Year Award Awarded by
2002 Best Selling Album[citation needed] Nile Variety Channel
2003 The Best Romantic Song (Olli Bahebabak)[citation needed] Nogoom FM Radio Station
2004 Best Song of the Century (Oyouno Dar)[citation needed] Nogoom FM Radio Station
2004 Best Actor (Halet Hob)[citation needed] National Arts Organization
2005 Best Singer[citation needed] Horreyati Magazine
2005 Best Male Singer[27] Dear Guest
2006 Best Male Singer[28] Dear Guest
2006 Best Singer & Song[citation needed] TV & Radio Festival
2007 Best Singer[29] Dear Guest
2007 King of Dear Guest[citation needed] Dear Guest
2007 Best Singer & Album[citation needed] Mobinil Music Awards
2007 Best Singer & Best Songs[citation needed] Middle East Radio Station
2007 The Most Successful Artist[citation needed] Akhbar El Negoum Magazine2
2007 The Most Loving Fans[citation needed] The Mediterranean Festival
2007 The Star Award[citation needed] Charisma Magazine
2007 Best Singer[citation needed] Charisma Magazine
2007 Most Loyal Fans[citation needed] Charisma Magazine
2007 The Most Beloved Arabian Artist[citation needed] Shashaty Magazine
2008 Best Singer & Song[30] Middle East Music Awards
2008 The Best Album Of The Year (Arrab kaman)[citation needed] Middle East Music Awards
2008 The Best Actor Of the Year[citation needed] ART Festival
2008 One Of The 10 Most Influential In The Arab Cinema[citation needed] Variety Magazine
2009 The Best Arab Singer[citation needed] Arab Sounds Awards
2009 The Best Track Of The Year (Come Back To Me)[citation needed] Arab Sounds Awards
2009 The Best Video Clip Of The year (Taaba kol Al Nas)[citation needed] Arab Sounds Awards
2010 Best African artist of the year[citation needed] African Music Award 2010
2010 The Legend Of The Century[31][32] Big Apple Music Awards
2010 The Best Arab Singer[citation needed] Arab Sounds Awards
2011 The Best selling album (Elli Gai Ahla)[citation needed] the African international day
2011 The Best African and Arabian music[citation needed] the African international day
2011 Best Singer[33] Dear Guest
2011 Best Song ("Elli Gai Ahla")[33] Dear Guest
2013 The Best Arabian Artist[citation needed] Middle East Music Awards
2013 The Best album[citation needed] Middle East Music Awards
2014 The Best Arabian Artist[citation needed] Mureux D'or
2014 The Best MUSIC VIDEO[citation needed] WORLD MUSIC AWARD
2015 The Best ARTIST[citation needed] BEST ACTOR AWARD
2016 The Best Arabian Artist[citation needed] Mureux D'or


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