Abdel Halim Hafez

1929 - 1977

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Abdel Halim Ali Shabana (Arabic: عبد الحليم علي شبانة), commonly known as Abdel Halim Hafez (Arabic: عبد الحليم حافظ,Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ʕæbd el ħæliːm ħɑːfɪzˤ]) (June 21, 1929 – March 30, 1977), was an Egyptian singer, actor, conductor, businessman, music teacher and film producer. He is considered to be one of the greatest Egyptian musicians along with Umm Kulthum, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Mohamed Fawzi, and Shadia. As his popularity grew, he was given the nickname 'el-Andaleeb el-Asmar (Arabic: العندليب الأسمر), meaning The Dark-Skinned Nightingale. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdel Halim Hafez has received more than 610,092 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Abdel Halim Hafez is the 241st most popular musician (down from 234th in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 189th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Musician.

Abdel Halim Hafez is most famous for his music.

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Among musicians, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 241 out of 2,675Before him are Steve Harris, Henryk Szeryng, Marilyn Manson, John Mayall, Alfred Brendel, and Roger Daltrey. After him are Franz Berwald, Lars Ulrich, Alan Parsons, Scott McKenzie, Jaco Pastorius, and Lenny Kravitz.

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Among people born in 1929, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 93Before him are Bernard Haitink, Vera Miles, Ivar Giaever, Andriyan Nikolayev, Nikolai Ryzhkov, and Georgi Markov. After him are Osamu Yamaji, Fred Phelps, Gordon Moore, Alasdair MacIntyre, Chadli Bendjedid, and Věra Chytilová. Among people deceased in 1977, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 40Before him are A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Archibald Hill, John Dickson Carr, Edgar Adrian, John Edensor Littlewood, and Stephen Boyd. After him are Steve Biko, Modibo Keïta, Clementine Churchill, Lee Miller, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, and Sepp Herberger.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 196 out of 520Before him are Tetisheri (-1600), Sa'id of Egypt (1822), Fuad II of Egypt (1952), Valentinus (100), Al-Maqrizi (1364), and Tewfik Pasha (1852). After him are Achilles Tatius (200), Ahmed Zewail (1946), Al-Mutawakkil III (1500), Didymus the Blind (313), Osorkon II (-1000), and Hussein Kamel of Egypt (1853).

Among MUSICIANS In Egypt

Among musicians born in Egypt, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 1After him are Sylvain Sylvain (1951).