Famous Egyptian singer Amer Diab’s name has recently been in the news, as part of every rumor in the music business.
According to the Qatari daily Al Raya, rumor has it that the production company Rotana, who is the producer of his last album “Al Laylah Di” (This Night), has sold him out. It was said that the production company had leaked out the songs of his new album before the album was out in stores.
The company is also accused of distributing pirated CD’s in order to increase its profits. The company wants also to gain as much as it can from the fame of the Egyptian singer. Diab was outraged to hear of such news and decided to retaliate in his own way.
When Diab heard that the production company is selling pirated CD’s he increased his wage to a million Egyptian pounds for any concert he holds. The news of the increase in wage came as a shock in the music business, because no one has ever asked for this large amount of money.
Diab’s concerts tickets will be raised as a result of his large salary. The summer is the season for all the live concerts and other singers will start to raise their salary as well.
Close people to the famous singer pointed out that Amr stated that he does not hold private concerts, like at wedding parties for the rich and famous, only because the pay is high and only the rich can afford him.
On a different note, Egyptian singer Tamer Husni has accused Diab of imitating him especially in his (Amr’s) album poster. The cover of Diab’s latest album shows him without a top shirt and wearing lots of necklaces.
Tamer had the same look in his last film “Amro wa Salma” (Amro and Salma). Tamer stated that Amr had taken the idea from him for the cover of his new album.