Netflix has announced a new project with Egyptian singer-composer-actor Amr Diab, who will star in a new Arabic original series. The new deal marks the return of the best-selling artist, also known as “Al Hadaba”, to drama, 27 years after he played the role of “Adham” in the movie “Dehk Wele’b Wegad Wehob” opposite the late Omar Sharif. Amr Diab is the winner of seven World Music Awards and six African music awards.
Amr Diab is the first Arab singer to enter the Guinness book of world records as the first Arab singer to receive the largest number of international music awards for most album sales in the Middle East.
“For the past thirty years, Amr Diab has captured people’s hearts all over the world. He is a trendsetting icon who resonates with different generations through his music and talent. We are confident that this new project will excite fans and members for the glorious return of Amr Diab to screen,” said Ahmed Sharkawi, director of Arabic Original Series at Netflix
“I am thrilled to work with Netflix on this new project. I have always believed that art is a global language, and we have been able to build bridges of connections and love with diverse cultures through music. And, now with this new project with Netflix, I am excited that we will be reaching more than 193 million members in more than 190 countries around the world where they will be able to watch new content made in Egypt and enjoyed by the world,” commented Amr Diab.
The journey of Amr Diab’s music has been one of growing musical excellence since the beginning. His albums have topped the international charts and many of his songs were translated into several languages. Five of his albums topped Billboard’s global top ten hits, in addition to winning many international awards during his career.
In 2014, Amr Diab received the World Music Awards, and won three awards, as best Egyptian artist, best male Arab artist, and best-selling Arab album (El Leila). Being the only Arab singer who has achieved this, he was also voted World’s best Arab male artist at the same awards. His unstoppable success continues until today, most recently in 2019 when he received the JOY Awards in Saudi Arabia.