Tamer Hosny

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Tamer Hosny
Native name تامر حسنى
Birth name Tamer Hosny Abbas Farghaly
Also known as Star of Generation نجم الجيل
Born (1977-08-16) August 16, 1977 (age 36)
Origin Cairo, Egypt
Occupations Singer, actor, composer, director, songwriter
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Snoop Dogg, Shaggy
Website www.tamerhosny.ws

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

Early life[edit]

In absence of his father Hosny Sherif Abbas, Tamer Hosny grew up with an interest in football and played the sport for nine years.[3] As a child, he was a fan of singer Abdel Halim Hafez. He graduated from October 6 University in 6th of October City, with a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies.

He was introduced by Salma El Shamaa to the opera. Afterwards, he was recognized by Nasr Mahrous, the manager and owner of Free Music production company. Later on he signed a contract with Free Music in 2002. Tamer didn't debut with Sherine's first mix tape. Instead, he was featured in previous mix tapes, and one of them featured other artists like Khaled Agag and Mohamed Mounir. He released five successful albums with Free Music.

He is an endorser of Pepsi, a well-known soft drink around the world.[4] He was also the "first Arab celebrity" to advertise the Police brand of sunglasses.[5]

Music career[edit]

Hob

In 2004, he released his second studio album with Ahamd Albanna as a solo artist. Titled Hob, the album featured the single "Arrab Habibi". The album was quite a success with his hit, "Arrab Habibi", which was subject to heavy rotation on satellite music channels.

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 Free Music. The album's main hits were "Enayyah Bethebbak" and "Ba'ish". The album was a success through the Arab World. After the release of Enayyah Bethebbak.

Ya Bent El-Eih

Ya Bent El-Eh is his third full length studio album. Released in March 2007 by Free Music, 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. The Egyptian media[who?] says about this album: "It's a nice album that considered being his first real step in his musical life".[citation needed] The album has seven hits composed and written by him. Four of the songs were used in his film Omar & Salma; "A'reft Elly Feha", 'Ana Walla A'aref", "Sotek" and "Ergaaly".

Arrab Kaman

Hosny released his fourth studio album Arrab Kaman on June 24, 2008. This album has 9 hits composed and written by Tamer Hosny: "Matwasnesh", "Arab 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 aref atghyar". The album includes 13 tracks; he wrote and composed all 13 songs.

Ha'eesh 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 Sami, 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. 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", "Taarafy" and "Law hakoun gher 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. 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 L. Hosseiny. Commercially, it was very successful, reaching number one on the Egyptian charts during its first week of release.[citation needed]

Bahebak Enta

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

Directing career[edit]

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.[6]

Film career[edit]

Hosny starred in the 2003 Egyptian movie, Halet Hob (A State of Love).[7] The movie featured music by Hosny himself. Halet Hob is a modern film addressing the issues of young people in today's Egypt, including family, immigration, work, and love, as well as how Arab immigrants are viewed and treated abroad. When Nour decides to immigrate to France, his wife refuses to go, so they decide to split the family. She stays in Egypt with their son Youssef, and Nour leaves the country with their other child Seif. As time passes, the split family drifts apart. Although many young people are trying to leave Egypt, after facing the reality of anti-Arab sentiment in France, Seif and his Tunisian/French girlfriend decide to return, seeking to find and help his brother with his budding singing career. His goal is not only to reunite with Youssef, but to use art and music as a forum for bringing youth from around the world together and giving a voice to Arabs abroad. There are many obstacles in the way and bringing the family together will not be easy.

The movie Sayed El Atefy[8] was released in 2005, and featured two songs, "Koll Marra" and "Nour Einy"; both were performed within the movie. The full versions of the songs accompanied the performance in addition to scenes from the movie were made into music videos. They were initially exclusive to Melody Hits channel. The film is about a simple woman called Um Sayed (Abla Kamel) who raises her son after his father dies. She works as a taxi driver and car pickups to face life's burdens. At the same time loving the Al-Ahli Team so much and sponsor her son Sayed (Tamer Hosny), who is facing several problems at the university with his uncle. Um Sayed and friends try to lifting the injustice done to her son in the comic style concert.

At the beginning of June 2007, Hosny released his third movie Omar & Salma with Mai Ezzedine. Omar (Tamer Hosny) is a young man who likes to flirt with all kinds of girls and has never been a serious relationship. That all changes when he meets Salma (Mai Ezz El Din) who totally changes the way he thinks, but their new relationship turns out to be a bumpy ride.

In 2008, he released Captin Hima,[9] a social comedy about a young man who is crazy about football. Hima (Hosny) believes that football is a panacea for all problems and "plays" hard to achieve his goals and dreams.

In May 2009, he released Omar & Salma 2,[10] a sequel to the romance comedy. Starring Tamer Hosny and May Ezzeddin, Omar & Salma 2 features a new arrival, Merihan Hussein, a Star Academy 5 contender. May Ezzeddin (Salma) plays the nagging wife, and Tamer Hosny (Omar) a bored husband longing for good old days of bachelorhood. Salma demands that they move because the block where they live is packed with women. So they move to a block inhabited by a widow, a divorcee and a gay man. Omar ends up having an affair with Carma (Merihan Hussein), an employee at his father’s (Ezzat Abu Owf) business. Salma finds out about the affair and the couple almost file for divorce.

In May 2010, he released the movie Noor Einy (The Light of my Eyes). This is a romantic comedy and drama about Ahmad (who uses the stage name Noor), a young music composer Tamer Hosny and a blind girl named Sarah Menna Shalabi and the great love story between them. Sarah breaks up with Noor after a misunderstanding, and she decides to go to America for surgery in order to regain her eyesight. While Noor has to deal with the death of his brother, he has to deal with the fact that Sarah has left him. As she moves on with her life, she falls in love with her doctor Tarek Amro Yousef, who decides to marry her in back Egypt. What she does not know is that Tarek and Noor are childhood friends, and when Noor meets Tarek in the airport he finds out that his friend's fiancee is his love, Sarah. While Sarah thinks that she sees Tarek's friend Ahmad, she doesn't know the fact that it's Noor. Noor ends up facing the heartbreak silently until the events lead up to the discovery of this strange twist of fate.

In December 2011, Tamer Released his latest Movie " Omar and salma 3" the 3rd part of his movies Omar and Salma, In this part Omar decided to become a rap singer and Salma Refused this, so Salma Forced Omar to get divorced, so both of them started to make a play on each other's to teach each other's a lesson the message from this movie was social comedy to discuss that the divorce is the not the solution for the marriage problems, the story was written by Tamer Hosny directed by Mohamed Sami. this part achieved a huge success and preside the wills

Drama[edit]

During Ramadan 2011, Hosny starred in the television drama Adam. Directed by Mohammad Sami, the drama also featured Dina Fouad, Ahmad Zaher and Mai Izz.and this series achieved Big Success and high views on YouTube and win best series in 2011 in many votes[11] His next film Omar and Salma 3 is scheduled to release in November during the Eid al-Adha holiday.[12]

Collaborations[edit]

Supporting new talents

During two years Tamer Hosny had discovered more than 20 new talents in lyricts and composing, more than 5 new talented singer, more than 10 new talented actors and Mohamed Sami as a Drama and Cinema director "Director of his series Adam",[13]

"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 Shakira, Rim Banna, Akon, Diana Karazon, Marwan Khoury, Latifa, Souad Massi, Hani Mitwassi, Saber El Roba3i, Kathem El Saher, Wa3ed, 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 Al-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.[14]

Duet Song with Snoop Dogg

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

New music Collaboration With Pitbull and Akon 

Tamer Hosny has just recorded a new trio song with the International Singers Pitbull and Akon named ARABIAN NIGHT . and the music video was filmed in Miami USA On May 2013 and the song will be released with Tamer Hosny new international album "One Little World As also Tamer Hosny has recorded other duet song with the international Singer beside the trio song named "welcome to the Life"

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

Endorsements[edit]

As a prominent personality, he was preferred to be the Middle East's ambassador for Operation Smile Int'l Organization since 2006.

Pepsi

He is an endorser of Pepsi, a well-known soft drink around the world and he had three ads with them

Police (brand)

He was the "FIRST ARAB CELEBRITY" to advertise the famous brand of fashion eyewear sunglasses, Police (brand). In 2011, follows in the footsteps of legends such as, Bruce Willis, George Clooney, Antonio Banderas, and David Bekham, who represented the brand before. After the huge sells that police achieve after Tamer became its brand Ambassador They have renewed with him the contract for the second Time in 2012 to be over the world wide

Vodafone

He is an endorser of Vodafone, a well-known Communications network around the world.

Ferrari

He is an endorser of Ferrari, a well-known car company worldwide.

His Marriage[edit]

Tamer Hosny married "Star Academy" Moroccan singer Bassma Boussil (Source: Cairo and agencies Date: August 30, 2012).

He announced the news of his marriage to the Bassma Boussil Star Academy in the early hours of the morning and published Tamer the news to his fans in a video on his Facebook page.

Tamer wrote in the video for his fans that love story between him and his wife began as a working relationship which turned to friendship and love, and when to make sure of their feelings duo, directed the singer to ask for her hand from her father, was holding The Holy Quran, and to celebrate it will be soon...together with his wife Basma they gave birth to a baby girl in the USA on 04 of May 2013.

2011 Egyptian revolution[edit]

On January 25, 2011, demonstrations spread across Egypt and ultimately forced Hosni Mubarak to cede power to the military. Tamer Hosny was already outside Egypt on a tour of the Netherlands and the United States. He was scheduled to perform many shows. After performing at Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on 29 January 2011 and hearing the news, he cancelled his tour of Canada and the United States, and flew back immediately.

On February 9, 2011, Hosny appeared on stage at Tahrir Square in Cairo, where the Egyptian protesters had gathered. Protesters grew angry at the sight of him and immediately told him to leave the square as he was not welcome. It was initially unclear what his intended message to the protesters in the square was going to be, but he was later quoted on Al Jazeera television as saying that he wanted to tell the protesters that he had made a mistake, and now supported the protests.[15]

Tamer Hosny has organized charity activities supporting the families of those killed,[16] launched a blood donation campaign in Egypt with his fans, and called upon them to donate to the victims of the latest events. He launched two new songs to mark the events: Good Morning Egypt,[17] and another in memory of those killed, Martyrs 25 Jan.[18][19]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Label
2004 Hob Free Music - Nasr Mahrous
2006 Enayyah Bethebbak Free Music - Nasr Mahrous
2007 Ya Bint El Aih Free Music - Nasr Mahrous
2007 ElGana Fi Byotna Free Music - Nasr Mahrous
2008 Arrab Kaman Free Music - Nasr Mahrous
2009 Haeesh Hyati Alam El Phan
2010 Ikhtart Sah Alam El Phan
2011 Elly Gai Ahla Alam El Phan
2011 Omar & Salma 3 Alam El Phan
2011 Smile Alam El Phan
2013 Bahebak enta Free Music - Nasr Mahrous

In addition to:

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

Awards[edit]

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 Singer[citation needed] Dear Guest
2006 Best Singer in the Middle East[citation needed] Dear Guest
2006 Best Singer & Song[citation needed] TV & Radio Festival
2007 Best Singer in Middle East[citation needed] 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 The Best Singer[citation needed] 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" award by Big Apple Music Awards.[20][21] USA
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
2012 The Best Arabian Artist[citation needed] Dear Guest
2012 The Best Song of the year - 2011 - (Elli Gai Ahla)[citation needed] Dear Guest

References[edit]

  1. ^ Labourdette, Jean-Paul; Dominique Auzias (2007). Égypte (in French). Petit Futé. p. 119. ISBN 2-7469-1972-9. 
  2. ^ Kennedy, Helen (February 9, 2011). "Tamer Hosny, Egypt's answer to Justin Timberlake, attacked by demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tamer Hosny International Official Website - Biography". Tamerhosny.com. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Tamer Hosny". Pepsi Arabia. 1977-08-16. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Home". Police Tamer Hosny. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  6. ^ "تامر حسني: أخرجت كليب (صحيت علي صوتها ) لأظهر بشكلي الحقيقي". Masrawy.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  7. ^ Halet Hob Movie [1] Msn Shofha
  8. ^ Sayed el atafy [2] IMDb
  9. ^ Captain Hima Movie [3] IMDb
  10. ^ Omar & Salma 2 [4] IMDb
  11. ^ "Tamer Husni celebrates release of new album". Al Bawaba. July 1, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Tamer Husni races with time". Al Bawaba. September 25, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ "كريم محسن يصدر ألبومه الغنائي الأول بمساندة تامر حسني" [Karim Mohsen releases album with the support of Tamer Hosny]. Masrawy.com. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  14. ^ "Tamer Hosny Feat Shaggy" [Tamer Hosny Feat Shaggy]. jetset magazine. 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  15. ^ Kennedy, Helen (10 February 2011). "Egyptian Protesters Run Off Sorry Pop Star". Daily News (New York). p. 20. "King of Pop who had publicly dissed Egypt's pro-democracy protests - went to Tahrir Square to apologize. Bad idea. First Tamer Hosny was run out of Cairo's main square with catcalls and punches late Tuesday night, and the army had to save him. Then he started to cry - on video. "I want to die today," Hosny said, blubbering on a YouTube video that burned up the Internet yesterday." 
  16. ^ "تامر حسنى يتبرع بعمرة ومبرد مياه لأسر شهداء 25 يناير". Gn4me.com. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  17. ^ "Tamer Hosny Sabah L Kher تامر حسني صباح الخير يا مصر "English Subtitled"". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  18. ^ "" English subtitled" تامر حسني شهداء 25 يناير Tamer Hosny shoadaa 25". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  19. ^ "تامر حسنى: صِعِبتْ على نفسى.. والإعلام المصري ضللني | المصري اليوم، أخبار اليوم من مصر". Almasryalyoum.com. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  20. ^ "تامر حسني أسطورة القرن من بيج أبل أوورد; أخبار". FilFan.com. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  21. ^ "Tamer Hosny, Legend of the Century!". Waleg.com. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 

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