Amal Maher (Arabic: آمال ماهر; born 19 February 1985)[1] is an Egyptian singer. She is heavily influenced by Umm Kulthum. She began singing as a child and was discovered by the general public at the age of fifteen by taking up the songs of Umm Kulthum. Deciding to forgo traditional schooling, Maher enrolled at the Conservatory of Arabic music to start a singing career. She soon met the composer Mohamed Diae, whom she eventually married and had a son with. Diae helped Amal Maher release a song and video clip for Ely Binak W Binah. The song was popular on radio and music television. Maher recorded her first song in 2006 and received the support of Ammar El Sherei, who she considers to be her spiritual father because he has been a loyal supporter and mentor throughout her career. In 2004, she released her first album, Isa 'Ini Ana with many singles such as Eini Aliki Ta Tiba, Makanak, Alo El Malayka, Ana El Basha Ghona, Ana Baadak and Ya Marsr.

Amal Maher
Birth nameAmal Maher Mandour Ibrahim
آمال ماهر مندور إبراهيم
Born (1985-02-19) 19 February 1985 (age 37)
Cairo, Egypt
OriginEgypt
GenresArabic classical music
Occupation(s)singer
Years active1998–2021
Labels
Websitewww.amalmaher.com

Maher has held several concerts in Egypt and the neighboring countries. In 2009, she appeared in several festivals in the region. She recorded a second album which is still unreleased. Initially scheduled for 2010, the release date was postponed to the New Year, then to mid-January, and so on and so forth. She released an album called Araf Mnein in 2011, and it won an award for "Best Album by a Female Artist".

Personal lifeEdit

Maher has one son "Omar" from her first marriage to the composer Mohamed Diaa.[2] She filed for divorce after one year of marriage [3] She was later reportedly married to Saudi Turki Al-Sheikh as of 2017.[4][5]

In June 2021, she announced her retirement from the music industry, due to personal reasons.[6]

She disappeared and her fate been unknown, hashtag where is Amal maher has been trending lately in Middle East social media in concern for her well-being.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • 2006: "Isalni Ana" (Ask Me)
  • 2011: "A'raf Mneen" (How Could I Know ?)
  • 2015: "Welad El Neharda"
  • 2019: "Asl El Ehsas" (The origin of sense) collaboration with A. R. Rahman

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SinglesEdit

  • Eini Aliki Ya Tiba! (O Tiba!)
  • Makanak
  • Alo El Malayka (Angels)
  • Ana Baasha El Ghona (I Adore Singing)
  • Ana Baadak (After You)
  • Ya Masr! (O Egypt!)
  • Saken Allayl
  • Ana bint
  • Arabia ya arth falisteen
  • ya masryeen
  • Alheera
  • nabd alshuara
  • Ahterami lel harami
  • Zekryatna 2015 Amal Maher & Hany Shaker

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "أمال ماهر". ar.hibamusic.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ "صورة- آمال ماهر تحتفل بعيد ميلاد ابنها". www.filfan.com. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  3. ^ "آمال ماهر طلّقت محمد ضياء.. وما حقيقة زواجها السري من ثري عربي؟". Elfann News (in Arabic). Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  4. ^ "Egyptian singer Amal Maher announces her retirement. Does Turki Al-Sheikh have anything to do with this decision?". algulf.net. 3 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Amal Maher exasperated Turki Al-Sheikh with this news, which surprised everyone! – A nation is tweeting out of tune". primetimezone.com. 13 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Amal Maher Announces She Will Be Leaving The Music Industry". Harper's Bazaar Arabia. 2 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Arabic Search". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-05-07.

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