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 630,712 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Abdel Halim Hafez is the 242nd most popular musician (down from 241st in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 195th in 2019) and the most popular Musician.

Abdel Halim Hafez is most famous for his music.

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  • 630k

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  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 242 out of 2,662Before him are Louis Vierne, Steve Harris, Karl Jenkins, Mike Portnoy, Narciso Yepes, and Yanni. After him are Valery Gergiev, Eddie Van Halen, Heinrich Neuhaus, Gianna Nannini, Franz Berwald, and Henryk Szeryng.

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Among people born in 1929, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 93Before him are Imelda Marcos, Omar Torrijos, Bob Newhart, Gerald Edelman, Fernanda Montenegro, and Helmut Rahn. After him are Ivar Giaever, Yozo Aoki, Alasdair MacIntyre, Georgi Markov, Nicolai Ghiaurov, and Bob Denard. Among people deceased in 1977, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 42Before him are Archibald Hill, Peter Finch, Olave Baden-Powell, Stefania Turkewich, Steve Biko, and Stephen Boyd. After him are John Dickson Carr, Modibo Keïta, Oskar Morgenstern, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, Sepp Herberger, and Paul Desmond.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Abdel Halim Hafez ranks 213 out of 582Before him are Meketaten (-1348), Ahmed ‘Urabi (1841), Psusennes II (-1100), Huda Sha'arawi (1879), Ibn Yunus (950), and Hor (-1800). After him are Iry-Hor (-3101), Prince Rahotep (-2700), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Achilles Tatius (200), Arnuwanda II (-1400), and Takelot II (-900).

Among MUSICIANS In Egypt

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