Top 10 Best Arab Singers

The Top Ten
1 Amr Diab (El-Hadaba) Amr Abd El-Basset Abd El-Azeez Diab is an Egyptian pop singer and songwriter. He is a multi-award-winning pop singer-songwriter, regarded as the best selling Middle Eastern artist of all time... read more

Absolutely the best, no doubt, and no competition really! The quality of very hand-picked lyrics and very unique music and, of course, performance is amazing. The only singer that, for over 30 years, has been getting better and better. The only Arabic singer that is very well-known among non-Arabic communities in the US, Europe, and South America. The unique thing about him is also that all his album songs are hits, unlike all other Arabic singers where they "could" have a hit song, then the rest of the album is pretty much trash. One too much to add, but one last thing: he is the richest, most popular, and has the most World Music Awards (he even has a Guinness World Record for that). God bless his work. I have been living in the US for over 15 years and, even among the US singers, I never found anyone as brilliant and ever hard-working on his career.

2 Sherine Sherine Ahmed Abdel Wahhab, mononymously known as Sherine, is an Egyptian singer and actress. Sherine was born in 1980 in Cairo, Egypt. She is one of the four coaches in the the Arabic version of The Voice. Nicknamed the Queen of feelings, she serves as one of the jury members.

I discovered her in 2009 on Rotana Clip. It was love at first sight, both as a singer and as a woman. She entered my heart forever. I need to hear her songs every day. I would marry her immediately. She has such nice daughters. I try to attend her concerts everywhere. I feel so much love for her. She is the one and only, the best. Herbert Schweizer from Lausanne, Switzerland.

Her voice touches somewhere deep in your heart. The first time I heard her, I was 18 (now I'm 25). My face turned red and I felt that her mere singing was an absolute flattery. Sometimes you feel like what she says is meant just for you. Truly an artist!

3 Mohamed Mounir (El-King)

Well, he's the only Arabian singer whose songs are really meaningful. His songs are not just about love. They're about living and how you should act in life. Simply put, he doesn't just sing. He delivers a message.

Mohamed Mounir is definitely the best of the best. To him, singing is not a job. It's a life. No one deserves to be number 1 and the best Arab singer ever as much as he does. He is the only person who can make you love music, and he is the person who deserves respect. Respect the king. God bless him.

He is the only singer in the world who sings about everything: for his girl, for his daughter, for his country. All of his songs are original. I'm sure he's the best in the whole world.

4 Nawal El Kuwaitia Nawal El Kuwaitia is a well-known female singer and musical icon in the Middle East. Nawal studied at the Music Institute in Kuwait. She is known as Shaikhat Al Tarab (The Queen of Classic Music) and Qaitharat Al Khaleej (Harp of Khaliji Song).

A unique vintage voice that takes you to dreamy places. The best.

5 Asala

Assala Nasri is the best singer in the Arab world. Her powerful voice and strong emotions take us to an entirely different world of her own creation. She's been singing since she was 4 years old and became a professional 22 years ago. She has more than 20 albums and has won a lot of awards. She is an idol, an icon, a superstar.

Asala is the best. A great voice and a great personality. She makes my heart beat every time I hear her voice.

She is one of the best Arabic singers! Her voice is very beautiful.

6 Umm Kulthum Umm Kulthum was an internationally famous Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Without a doubt, one of the founders of modern Arabian and Muslim music - even Arabian being. Her voice is in our genes.

She is the benchmark for all female Arabic singers, and no one has bested her. Although Asmahan (who is amazingly missing from this list) and Fairouz come close.

Grand lady, amazing artist, immortal voice. She's by far the greatest Arab singer of all time.

7 Elissa

The Queen of Sense, Elissa's nickname, has been the best-selling Arabic CD artist for 12 years. Elissa has a unique voice and has created her own unique music that captures anyone's heart. Her huge success has made her the queen of Arabic pop. Elissa has received multiple international and local music awards. Her high, aristocratic figure has made her the most advertised female singer for many high-quality brands. She has broken many records on YouTube and music applications. She is the only Arabic singer who has outperformed well-known international singers like Lady Gaga and Celine Dion.

8 Mohamed Hamaki Mohamed Hamaki is an Egyptian singer. In 2010, he won the award "Best Arabia Act" in the MTV Europe Music Awards and music award in 2006 for "Ahla Haga Fiki".

Mohamed Hamaki has the sweetest vocals and sings the most beautiful love song ballads too! I love his music and he makes me cry with joy at the sound of his beautiful voice. He sings contemporary Arabic songs that are very modern. He is pushing pop music ahead with his great image and good looks. He is the man who stands out among all singers. Mohamed, I salute you. You are adorable and so handsome, the most outstanding artist ever!

Hamaki is the sound of music for the new generation. He was named the Best Arab Singer in 2010 by MTV. He has been the best seller in the Middle East three times: in 2010, 2008, and 2006. His album Naweeha attracted 140,000 people at the most popular festival in Egypt.

9 Ahlam Ahlam Ali Al Shamsi, commonly known as Al Maleka "The Queen" Ahlam is an Emirati singer from UAE who has an outstanding vocal range. She is known for her strong personality and outspoken nature. She is an idol for women and a good friend to many celebrities.
10 Tamer Hosny

Tamer Hosny is the best singer in the whole world. He has the perfect voice, which makes your heart melt. He has everything needed. Once you listen to him, you'll be addicted to his voice. He's the most popular in the Arabian world. I adore him and wish all the best for him. Keep going, Tamer, to the top!

He's incredibly talented. He can sing perfectly, write, compose, dance, act, and direct music videos. All of his albums, movies, and music videos on YouTube have been excellent. It's been like 12 years since he appeared, and now he's one of the most successful artists in the Middle East. Keep working, Tamer!

The Contenders
11 Fairuz

It will be a century from now before any singer can come close to what Fairuz has offered to Lebanon and the Arab world. She is unique because she offers a diverse range of songs that can accompany us from the early morning hours until very late at night. Her songs are used for various occasions: celebrations, births, religious and national events, traditional festivals, theatrical performances, etc.

I am not aware of any other singer who has that diversity in style and has achieved such success.

Great voice, both traditional and modern songs (for the era in which she sang). Anyone interested in understanding or studying music from the Eastern Mediterranean should spend some time listening to Fairouz.

12 Carole Samaha

That woman has such a beautiful sound! I'm Bulgarian and have been listening to Arabic music for maybe 10 years or more, but Carole is the most magnificent singer ever! She has such a strong and high voice. In 2012, when I listened to her a cappella song Zay El Assal, I confirmed my suspicion that she is number one! I fell in love with her voice for the first time when I heard the song Ghali Alay. Besides her magnificent voice, this woman is always irresistible! Kisses from Bulgaria!

Even if you think that Carole Samaha is not beautiful, I still consider her the number 1 singer among all Arab female singers. She has a very soft voice, which makes me feel crazy whenever I listen to her songs like Ragalak and Yamaly Ya. That's why I strongly voted for her.

13 Jannat Jannat Mahid, known by her stage name Jannat, is one of the youngest female Arab artists to have graced the Middle East music scene.

She is my love. When you listen to her songs, you feel love even if you're not in love. That's the meaning of the feeling.

14 Najwa Karam Najwa Karam is a Lebanese multi-Platinum singer, songwriter, and fashion icon. Najwa, widely known for her vocal powerhouse talents, gained an international audience for her distinct blend of traditional Lebanese music and contemporary sounds, and contributed to the spread of the Lebanese dialect in... read more

She has the most powerful and moving voice in the Arabic industry. Her lyrics are beautiful, and she is one of a kind.

Why is she ranked 14th? She does not deserve this. She should be in 1st place! Please vote for her!

The best singer ever. She is amazing, not just her songs but everything about her.

15 Abdel Halim Hafez Abdel Halim Ali Shabana, commonly known as Abdel Halim Hafez, is among the most popular Egyptian and Arab singers.

If Halim is not the best Arab singer of all times, then who is? Surely, Amr Diab is the king of this generation, but Halim is the undisputed all-time best Arab singer, and that can never change.

Very simply, the best singer. His voice, personality, patriotism - Diab doesn't compare to the nightingale.

The best miracle Egypt produced.

16 Nancy Ajram Nancy Ajram is a Lebanese singer, world music awards winner for 3 times in 2008, 2011 and 2014 as best selling middle eastern artist, and multi-platinum recording artist.

Nancy is undoubtedly the prettiest and best singer in the Arab world. She is so successful all over the world. Even here in Brazil, we love her a lot. All her songs are amazing, and she excels in everything she does. She is very gracious with her fans and always does original things. There is no way to be better than her. She is the queen of world music!

I really love her voice. She is the most successful and beautiful singer around the world. I always listen to her songs, especially Enta Eih, a heart-touching song. Although I don't know Arabic, I can tell that this song is both romantic and tragic. I wish her a prosperous life without any pain. One day, I hope to meet you, dear Nancy.

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18 Mohamed Fouad

He is the voice of the old days. When I recall my childhood, it's incomplete without him. He truly represents the pure nature of Egypt.

He has been the best singer since 1985. He has represented various types of music. In the '80s, he represented the quick Egyptian beat. In the '90s, he focused on more complex Arabic songs. He has been singing for more than 30 years. He is one of the best singers who also acted. He made the movie Ismailiah Rayehgay, which changed the path of Arabic cinema. He possesses a very nice voice with pure feelings.

He is the voice of Egypt. He disappears for long periods, but when he comes back, he is stronger than before. No one can do it like him.

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20 Kadim Al Sahir

In the East, in the West, Kaiser is the best. He and his voice make me fly anywhere I want to go. His voice gives me a very beautiful sensation that I can't feel without his voice and his songs. He sings in a unique way. No one can sing like him but him. He can enter any heart with his voice. He is truly unattainable. He is rightly called Kaiser because he reigns over our hearts. God bless him.

He is the best singer in the Middle East, in my opinion. I listen to all kinds of English and Arabic music, and in my opinion, he is the best singer in the whole world. I love his voice, personality, and music. I attended his concert at Westminster Central Hall on the 17th of August, and it was the best night of my whole life. I can't wait until I see him again.

I hope he comes to London more often.
Love you, Kathem.

21 Ramy Sabry

Well, you have the best songs and you also have cool music, plus a nice voice.

22 Myriam Faris

Best ever! Not only does she have one of the best voices ever, but she dances as well as trained dancers! Go, Myriam!

Amazing singer... She is an artist.

23 Ragheb Alama

Ragheb is, and always has been, the number one singer in the Arabic world. He is smart, innovative, and knows what to choose and what suits him. He has proven throughout his 30 years of success that he was a superstar from day one. We all remember his first song and continue to sing it even now. The future will show how enduring these songs are.

Please, juries, tell me which of the top singers you have chosen has more than 30 years of success and is still alive?

I am not an Arab, and I don't listen to Arabic songs much, but Ragheb is someone special. He is perfect. I think there's something wrong if he's not in the top 3, or at least the top 10.

24 Samira Said

Samira Said - a legend who has stayed relevant for over three decades in the ever-changing music industry, which was no easy feat. Covering genres like jazz, pop, and Tarab, she has always been able to adapt and change her style based on what was in tune with the times. However, she has never been afraid to shake it up and add her own twist.

Samira has paved the way for all modern Arab pop singers. She has stayed relevant for more than 40 years and is still going strong, reinventing herself with every new album.

25 Majida El Roumi

Make your days like a dream and nights like weddings... That is Majida El Roumi. Her voice is a tonic to the soul and the senses!

The best modern Arab singer ever, she belongs to the generation of the giants such as Um Kolthum, Abdel Halim, and Adel Wahhab.

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