It has become a habit that as the release date for a new album by Egyptian star Amr Diab approaches, fans around the Arab world and abroad become extremely anxious and eager to discover what new surprises the singer has for them.
Many critics describe Amr’s albums as hot loafs of bread that everyone waits in line to get.
A few weeks ago, an official announcement that the release date of the album, which is titled “Al Laila Di” (This Night) would be on July 7. The company Voda Phone began its promotional campaign for the album by releasing sections of some of the songs and posters were hung all around Cairo.
Only a couple days after the announcement, a rumor began that some of the songs of the album have been leaked, a matter that is not unusual to Amr and had occurred several times in the past. The rumor of the leaking of the song was proven to be false and what was leaked was only the cover of the album.
The designer of the album cover was accused of leaking the design, despite the fact that the logo and phone numbers of the production company, which are additions placed by the company and not the designer, are on the cover.
Fans were shocked and extremely disappointed when a new announcement was made that the album will be postponed and the new release date has been set to be on either the 15th or 20th of the current month.
Rotana refused to make any comments regarding the news of the leak of the album cover or any detail about the album, stating that they leave all matters that concern the album up to the singer to talk about.
Rotana did confirm the postponing of the album to the 15th as a final date for the release.