Hamid Al-Shaeri
عبد الحميد علي أحمد الشاعري
Birth nameAbdel-Hamid Ali Ahmed
Also known asHamid Al-Shaeri
Born (1961-11-29) 29 November 1961 (age 60)
Benghazi, Libya
GenresArabic pop, Egyptian music
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1979–present
LabelsRotana Records

Hamid Al-Shaeri (Arabic: حميد الشاعري; born Abdel-Hamid Ali Ahmed; 29 November 1961)[1] is a Libyan-Egyptian singer, songwriter, and musician residing in Cairo. He is known as Egypt’s leading representative of westernized synthesizer pop, or Arabic pop.[2][3] His best known songs include „Law laki“ (If Not for You), sung by Ali Hemeida, and „Jaljili“, which he sang himself.

On 19 February 2011, Hamid el Shaeri condemned the actions of Muammar Gadaffi, his native country’s ruler, against the Libyan people and issued a popular call to the fellow Egyptians to aid them.

He has four children: two daughters, Nabila and Nora EL Shaeri, and two sons, Nadeem and Nouh El Shaeri.

In 2017, Pitchfork described his song „Ayonha“ as the „most arresting track“ on Habibi Funk’s seventh release.[4]

Discography

Notable Studio Albums

YearOriginal TitleTranslationLabelMain Tracks
1983AyonhaHer EyesSlam!Ayonha
1984RaheelExpatRaheel
1986AkeedFor SureSamra
1988JannaParadiseJanna
SeneenYearsSeneen
1990HekayaStoryEl SharqMaganeen
Shaabiyat Vol. 1Popular Music Vol. 1Sout El HobAna Saber
1991SharaBadgeEl SharqJaljely
Shaabiyat Vol. 2Popular Music Vol. 2Sout El HobAl Bahr
Inta Al Nass Al Helo - with Shereen WagdiYou’re the Beautiful StoryAl JaziraInta Al Nass Al Helo
KawahelAnklesEl SharqKawahel
Halaweit ZamanGoldies From the PastRotanaSawaah
1993LewinWhere toHigh QualityLewin
Houdou‘ Mo’aqatOur DaysGayez
Ishr Al Bondok - Soundtrack from Khairy Beshara’s Motion PictureHazlenut PeelMogiphoneAl Koha
1995SadeeqFriendMegastarKol Haga
Wahashtina Ya ShadiaI Miss You ShadiaSono CairoAsmarany Allon
1996Halawtak Ya FawziSings Mohamed FawziFattouma
HayartounaYou Confused UsMegastarBoss Shouf
1997Shaabiyat Vol. 3Popular Music Vol. 3Sout El HobRaksat Al Magnouna
AinyMy EyeAlam El PhanAiny - with Hisham Abbas
IshtaknalkomWe Missed YouMegastarWashrah Laha
1998Tegannin Ya FaridSings Farid El AtracheAlby Wa Moftaho
1999Bahebbik Ya FairuzSings FairuzNew SoundSa’alouni Annass
2000GhazalyMy DearAlam El PhanGhazaly - with Moustafa Amar
2006Roh El SamaraSpirit Of My LoveRoh El Samara

Notable Collaborations

YearOriginal TitleTranslationFeatured SingerLabel
1990Betkalem GadI Speak the TruthSimoneAmericana
Halal AlekIt’s Your FaultHisham Abbas
1997AinyMy EyeAlam El Phan
1998Kahil EleainBeautiful EyesFaresHigh Quality
2000GhazalyMy DearMoustafa AmarAlam El Phan
2020Zahmet El AyamBusy DaysHisham Abbas
Moustafa Amar
Ehab Tawfik
Camp
Ya Donia DawaraThe Round WorldYoussef
El Helween BezyadaEnough Beautiful PeopleJoury

Notable Production for Other Artists

YearArtistOriginal TitleTranslationLabelMain Track
1986Ahmed MounibMeshtakinI Miss YouRondoAl Leila Ya Samra
1987LeblebaBint Misr Al GedidaThe New Girl From EgyptAlam El PhanBint Misr Al Gedida
1988Ali HamidaLolakyIf It Weren’t For YouEl SharqLolaky
1989Amr DiabShawa’naWe Missed Each OtherDelta SoundShawa’na
RandaMeen AddaWho’s Good EnoughAudio ClubDamak T’eel
SimoneBetkalem GadI Speak the TruthAmericanaBetkalem Gad
1990HananRay’aCalmSlam!Maak
Amr DiabMayalLeaningDelta SoundMeen Gherik
FaresSehrakYour MysteryHigh QualitySehrak
1991SimoneAlloDelta SoundRekka
Moustafa AmarWassafDescriberSlam!Makateeby
1992EskandaraniBorn in AlexandriaEskandarani
Amr DiabAyamnaOur DaysDelta SoundEl Madi
Hisham AbbasHalaSituationAmericanaHalal Alek
Ehab TawfikRasamtekI Drew YouSlam!Amarna
1993HananTestahelYou Deserve ItTestahel
1994Hisham Abbas & AliaTaalaComeAmericanaWana Aamal Eh
Amr DiabWe YloumouniAnd They Blame MeDelta SoundWe Yloumouni
Moustafa AmarSeket El A’shi’nLovers RailwaySlam!Bahebak
1995EftekerniThink of MeElle Shabakni
1996Hisham AbbasZay Al AwalLike the First TimeAmericanaAdik
Amr DiabNour El AinLight of the EyeAlam El PhanNour El Ain
1998AwedounyMake Me Get Used to ItAwedouny
Hisham AbbasYa LeilaOh NightAfricanaYa Leila
Wael KfouryShobbak Al HobWindow of LoveMusic BoxKalb Wa Jorh Wa Chawk
FaresTaniAgainHigh QualityTani
1999Amr DiabAmarainTwo MoonsAlam El PhanBetwaheshny
Moustafa AmarEineik WahshanyI Miss Your EyesFounoonAh Min Khoudoudoh
2000Hisham AbbasHabibi DahThat’s My LoveDelta SoundMush Hayin Alaya
2004Fadl ShakerSaharny Al ShoqLove Kept Me AwakeRotanaYa Habibi

References

  1. ^ „حميد الشاعري يحتفل بعيد ميلاده وسط نجوم التسعينيات.. صور“. gololy (in Arabic). 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ Dr Philip Ciantar The Ma’lūf in Contemporary Libya 2013 140947206X „Shaeri, who was born in Benghazi, studied aviation in Britain and music in Cairo before he settled permanently in Cairo where he steadily made a name for himself as Egypt’s leading champion of westernized synthesizer pop, known ...
  3. ^ Andrew Hammond Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle p.169 „AL-SHA’IRI, HAMID (B. N.A.) A Libyan-Egyptian singer-songwriter-producer who is acknowledged to be the mastermind behind the growth of Arabpop music since the 1980s. He writes for many of today’s biggest names, ..“
  4. ^ „Various Artists: Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music From the Arab World“. Pitchfork. Retrieved 30 April 2020.