Sherine Sayed Mohamed Abdel Wahab (Arabic: شيرين سيد محمد عبد الوهاب; born 8 October 1980), known professionally as simply Sherine, is an Egyptian singer and actress. She was formerly a judge on MBC's The Voice: Ahla Sawt.[2]

Sherine
شيرين
Sherine in 2017
Born
Sherine Sayed Mohamed Abdel Wahab

(1980-10-08) 8 October 1980 (age 43)
Cairo, Egypt
NationalityEgyptian
Occupations
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active1999–present
Spouses
Mohamed Moustafa
(m. 2007; div. 2012)
(m. 2018; div. 2021)
(m. 2022; div. 2023)
Musical career
Genres
Instrument(s)Vocals
Labels
  • Free Music Art Production (1999–2006)
  • Rotana Records (2007–2012)
  • Nogoum Records (2013–2018)
  • Rotana Records (2019–present)

Early and personal life edit

She was born on October 8, 1980, in Cairo, Egypt to a middle-class family.[3] Her father is a decorator, and her mother, a housewife. She also has one brother and one sister.

Sherine married a second time on April 12, 2018 in Cairo, Egypt to Hossam Habib, an Egyptian pop singer. The wedding was attended by immediate family members, the managers and organizers of the couple, including Sherine's daughters from her previous marriage to Egyptian composer, Mohamed Moustafa.[4] Sherine and Hossam Habib divorced in 2021, but the pair remarried a year later.[5] In December 2023, they divorced after their remarriage.[6][7]

Career edit

As a child, Sherine's vocal talent was first discovered by her music teacher at school. At the age of nine, her teacher convinced her mother to take her to the Cairo Opera House[8] to meet Selim Sahab, an Egyptian classical music conductor. She sang in front of him, and he liked her voice a lot. From the age of nine to the age of 12, she sang as a choral member at the Cairo Opera House, then she was given a chance to perform as a solo singer and had tremendous success. She kept singing at the Cairo Opera House while looking for a music producer to start her professional career. At the age of 18, she was introduced to Nasr Mahrous, a prominent starmaker, director and music producer, he liked her voice and decided to collaborate with her through the company, Free Music, where she met with Tamer Hosny, then a new talent seeking an opportunity too. Nasr Mahrous decided to make her debut as a joint album for both Tamer Hosny and Sherine included two duet songs showcasing them together. The album was released in September 2002, by the title Free Mix3 - Tamer & Sherine and was a big hit all across the entire Middle East and North Africa. The album sold more than 20 million copies across the whole Middle East and North Africa.[9][10]

Her song Sabry Aalil recently went viral on TikTok and later hit over 1000% on Spotify. [11]

Cinema edit

Sherine starred opposite to Egypt's comedy star Ahmed Helmy in Mido Mashakel (Arabic: ميدو مشاكل). The 2003 film was directed by Mohamed El-Naggar. In June 2015 she starred in the Ramadan Egyptian series Taree'i (Arabic: طريقي; English: My Road), where she played a young lady[who?] who struggles to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a famous singer, against social restriction, regulations and opposition from her family. The drama is written by Tamer Habib and directed by Mohamed Shaker.

Programmes edit

Sherine was a judge on the show The Voice Ahla Sawt until her replacement in 2017.[12][13]

In January 2017 she hosted her own talk-show, Sherry's Studio (Arabic: شيري ستوديو), on the Egyptian network, DMC.[citation needed]

June 19, 2018 saw her and several celebrities and artists[who?] from around the world at the first ever concert in Saudi Arabia at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, after the kingdom's new entertainment laws.[citation needed]

Controversies edit

In 2017, a video recorded at a concert showed her responding to a song request by joking that drinking from the Nile would give her schistosomiasis when she was asked to sing the song "Mashrebtesh Men Nilha" (Egyptian Arabic: ماشربتش من نيلها; English: You Didn't Drink From Its Nile) at a concert. The Egyptian Musicians Syndicate decided to suspend her right to perform in Egypt over her apparent "unjustified mockery of our dear Egypt" after viewing the video. Sherine later apologized for her "foolish joke" at the concert.[14][15]

Discography edit

Albums edit

  • Free Mix 3 with Tamer Hosny (2002) Label: Free Music Art Production
  • Garh Tany (translation: Another Wound) (2003) Label: Free Music Art Production
  • Lazem Ayesh (translation: I have to Live/Survive) (2005) Label: Free Music Art Production
  • Batamenak (I'm Reassuring You) (2008) Label: Rotana
  • Habeat (I Fell in Love) (2009) Label: Rotana
  • Esaal Alaya (Ask About Me) (2012) Label: Rotana
  • Ana Kiteer (2014) Label: Nogoum Records
  • Taree'i (2015)
  • Nassay (2018)

Singles edit

  • "Kalam Eineh | شيرين - كلام عينيه
  • "Ma Sherebtesh Min Nelha" (Popular Egyptian patriotic song)
  • "Alachan Masr" ("For Egypt", Egyptian patriotic song)
  • "Ma Btefrahsh"
  • "Enak"
  • "Baladi" ft. Muhammad Noor
  • "Just A Dream (Coke Studio/Arabic Version) [with Nelly]
  • "Al'am Al Jadeed" ft. Fadl Shaker
  • "Lebnan Fel Alb" (Dedicated for Lebanon during the war)
  • "Albi Leek" ft. Hany Shakir
  • "Bahibik Ya Omi"
  • "Keda Ya Albi"
  • "Sida Da"
  • "Kol Maghanni"
  • "Ayesht Masr" (Egyptian patriotic song)
  • "Ala Eidak" (2017)
  • "Howa Dah" (2017)
  • "Lawany" (2019)
  • "Abo El Regala" (2019)
  • "El Hob Khedaa" (2019)
  • "Mesh Ad El Hawa" (2020)
  • "Kollaha Ghayrana" (2021)
  • "El Qamas" (2021)
  • "Khasemt El Noum" (2021)
  • "We Bahleflak" (2021)
Movie and television soundtracks
  • "Balak" (2003)
  • "Kteer Ben'shaa" (2006)
  • "El Meraya" (2008)
  • "Masha'er" (2013)
  • "Halawat Al Dounia" (2017)
  • "Ya Betfaker Ya Bet7es" (2019)
  • "Weshy El Ha2i2i" (2021)
  • "El Dahab" (2024)

References edit

  1. ^ "جديد شيرين و نجوى كرم". YouTube. 6 May 2019. Archived from the original on 2021-12-19.
  2. ^ "Egyptian pop star Sherine reverses retirement decision". Gulf News. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ "صور شيرين عبد الوهاب مع والدتها فهل تشبهها؟ - موقع ليالينا". www.layalina.com. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  4. ^ "حسام حبيب". Mawaly.com. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  5. ^ بالفيديو.. شيرين عبد الوهاب تؤكد انفصالها عن حسام حبيب وأنها أصبحت حرة وغير مستعبدة سيدتي - 03 December 2021 Archived 3 December 2021 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Sherine Abdel Wahab, Hossam Habib Divorce | Sada Elbalad". see.news. Retrieved 2023-12-18.
  7. ^ "طلاق شيرين للمرة الثانية يثير اهتماماً في مصر". aawsat.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 2023-12-18.
  8. ^ "شيرين عبد الوهاب في 'آخر من يعلم' - Laha Magazine". Laha Magazine. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  9. ^ "Virgin Megastore". mailer.virginmegastore.me. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  10. ^ ""Free Music 3- the biggest smash hit in the last 10 years"". Alkwakeb Magazine 233 (مجلة الكواكب).
  11. ^ Egyptian Sensation Sherine Takes the World by Storm https://egyptianstreets.com/2024/01/30/egyptian-sensation-sherine-takes-the-world-by-storm/title=Egyptian Sensation Sherine Takes the World by Storm. {{cite news}}: Check |url= value (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Guess Who Will Replace Sherine in the Voice Season". Standard Republic. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Sherine - The Voice". standardrepublic.com.
  14. ^ "Egyptian singer Sherine banned for 'mocking' River Nile". BBC News. 15 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Sherine banned for Mocking The Nile River". The Egypt Independent. 15 November 2017.