Nour El Ain

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Nour El Ain
نور العين
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Studio album by Amr Diab
Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Arabic Pop
Label Alam El Phan
Amr Diab chronology
Nour El Ain

Nour El Ain (Arabic: نور العين‎, IPA: [nuːɾ elˈʕeːn]; English: "Light of The Eye") is Egyptian singer Amr Diab's most successful album. It was released in 1996 and became a tremendous success not only in the Middle East but worldwide.[1] The title track and its English version "Habibi", was an international phenomenon, becoming a crossover hit in Pakistan, India, Brazil, Iran, Afghanistan, Argentina, Chile, France, and South Africa. The song was remixed by several European arrangers and has become a big pull on the dance floors of Europe. The video clip, also produced by Alam El Phan for the song "Nour El Ain", was one of the most lavish and expensive productions in Egyptian pop music at the time. "Nour El Ain" was at the time the best selling album ever released by an Arabic artist.

The album was recognized at the World Music Awards for the best-selling album in the Middle East for 1996.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ew3edny Enak" - 5:25
  2. "Leela Mem 3omry" - 4:56
  3. "Men Awel Mara" - 4:35
  4. "Mosh 7ad3af" - 5:25
  5. "Nafs El Makan" - 4:40
  6. "Noor El 3een" - 5:09
  7. "Yomenhom" - 3:48


  1. ^ The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids 1405386258 2011 p.208 "Egypt's foremost pop idol, Amr Diab, broke into the international market with the song “Nour el Ain”, released in 1996, and had another international hit in 2001 with “Aktar Wahed”. "
  2. ^ Egyptian singer Amr Diab recognised by Guinness World Records for Most World Music Awards wins