Tamer Hosny in an interview at Middle East News Agency, February 2015
|Birth name||Tamer Hosny Sherif Abbas Farghaly |
تامر حسني شريف عباس فرغلي
|Born||16 August 1977|
|Genres||Arabic pop music, Egyptian pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actor, composer, director, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocal, guitar, piano, violin|
Alam El Phan (former)
Rotana Records (current)
Tamer Hosny Production (current)
Icetratt Rights Management GmbH (current)
|Website||Tamer Hosny Production[dead link]|
Tamer Hosny Sherif Abbas Farghaly (Arabic: تامر حسني شريف عباس فرغلي; born 16 August 1977), known by his artistic name Tamer Hosny (Arabic: تامر حسني), is an Egyptian singer, actor, composer, director and songwriter. He first came to public 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 was given the nickname "King of the Generation" by his fans. In December 2019, Hosny broke the Guinness World Record for the most contributions to a bulletin board.
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. Tamer Hosny had his first directorial experience in 2010 when directing his music video Se7eet 3la Sotha (Woke up to her voice). Hosny had a long-held ambition to become a director and to make his own music video. He starred in the 2003 Egyptian film Halet Hob (A State of Love). In 2006, he was arrested for forging military papers to avoid military conscription. He received a one-year prison sentence, yet he only stayed in jail for six months.
In 2012 he released "Omar & Salma 3", the third sequel to the Omar & Salma trilogy. Hosny has frequently stated that he was not satisfied with the film. In a recent interview on the Set El Hosn (Beautiful lady) 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."
After three years away from the movie industry, he released Ahwak alongside Ghada Adel and Ahmed Malek, a romantic comedy about a young plastic surgeon who falls in love with a divorced woman. The film was a success at the box office, with a total revenue of 22 million Egyptian pounds.
In 2017, Hosny released "Tesbah ala kher" (Good Night), a comedy drama about a wealthy entrepreneur who suffers from depression and hallucinations. Falcon films – the film distributor in the Arab world – released an official statement announcing that the movie has topped the Arabic box office.
During Ramadan 2011, Hosny starred in the television drama Adam. Directed by Mohammad Samy, it also featured Dina Fouad, Ahmed Zaher and Mai Ezz Eldin. This series achieved big Success and high views on YouTube and won best series in 2011 in many votes. His next film Omar & Salma 3 was scheduled to release in November 2011 during the Eid al-Adha holiday.
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 actors, and Mohamed Sami as a drama and cinema director (director of his series Adam).
Hosny sang vocals in Bokra "Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)", a charity single that was released on 11 November 2011, 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. Proceeds from the single were distributed to various organizations, 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.
Tamer Hosny recorded a new duet song with Shaggy, named Smile. The song, written and composed by Tamer Hosny, was distributed all over the world. The music video was released at the beginning of 2012. It was shot in New York City, and garnered more than one million views in only 3 days on YouTube.
In another collaboration, titled Si Al Sayed, after the patriarchal protagonist of the Cairo Trilogy, Snoop Dogg appeared in the music video wearing traditional Egyptian Jellabiya and having his name written in Arabic script.
Hosny performed "Right Where I'm Supposed to Be" as the Official Song of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in collaboration with Ryan Tedder, Avril Lavigne, Luis Fonsi, Hussain Al Jassmi and Assala Nasri openly presented by public figure Hilal Al-Battashi.
Because of Hosny's perceived charismatic stage presence and creativity, his fans dubbed him "King of the stage". In an interview with Sherihan Abu Al Hassan on her program Set El Hosn, Hosny said that he doesn't pay much attention to the titles given to him by fans, like "King of generation", although he does appreciate the "King of the stage" title due to his efforts to improve his 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."
|2004||Hob||Free Music "Nasr Mahrous"|
|2006||Enayyah Bethebbak||Free Music "Nasr Mahrous"|
|2007||Ya Bint El Aih||Free Music "Nasr Mahrous"|
|2007||El Gana Fi Byotna||Free Music "Nasr Mahrous"|
|2008||Arrab Kaman||Free Music "Nasr Mahrous"|
|2011||Elly Gai Ahla||Mazzika|
|2013||Bahebak Enta||Free Music "Nasr Mahrous"|
|2018||Eish Besho'ak||Tamer Hosny Production|
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