The Festival Centre at Dubai Festival City witnessed a stampede of thousands of Tamer Hosny’s fans, gathered to watch and hear the renowned singer perform. Donning the Palestinian scarf as a mark of solidarity with the people of Gaza, the singer performed some of his best hits during the four-hour concert with the opening act performed by DJ Cowboy. After the concert, Zahrat Al Khaleej, a popular Arabic magazine, handed Tamer the award for the Best Arabic Singer 2008.
Tamer Hosny born in Cairo, on August 16, 1977) is an Egyptian singer, actor and composer. He was initially featured on Free Mix mixtapes from Free Music, an Egyptian music production company. His breakthrough single “Habibi Wenta B’eed” gave him success.
Tamer mother is Syrian, but she had lived all her life in Egypt. She brought up Tamer and his elder brother Hossam in the absence of their father, Hosny Sherif. Tamer Hosny grew up with a passion for soccer and played it professionally for nine years, seven years in El Ahly club and two years in El Zamalek club. He was recognized by Mahrous, manager and owner of Free Music. He later on signed a contract with Free Music in 2002. Tamer didn’t debut, as most people believe, with Sherine’s first mixtape. instead he was featured in previous mixtapes, and one of them featured other artists like Khaled Agag and Mohamed Mounir. He graduated from October Six University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies.
In 2004, he released his first studio album as a solo artist. Titled Hobb, the album featured the single “Arrab Habibi”. His hit, “Arrab Habibi”, was played on satellite music channels and became popular.
The movie Sayyed El Atfy was released in 2005, and featured 2 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.
At the end of March 2007, Hosny released his latest album “Ya Bent El-Eih”. The album featured 13 songs, nine of them were stolen and leaked on the internet a week before the official release.
In 2007 Tamer Hosny released an album of Islamic and Ramadan themed songs, called Il Ganna Fe Biotna (Heaven is in our Homes). It was released on 10th September 2007.