The "father of Mediterranean music," Amr Diab  has now officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records, after being recognized for achieving the "Most World Music Awards by a bestselling Middle Eastern Artists".

After 33 years in the music industry, Diab is now being recognized globally for his achievements and success in the music scene.

"I would like to first thank my fans for making this possible, I couldn’t have reached here without their support," Diab said in a statement.

"I am very proud to be the 1st Arab singer to achieve a Guinness World Records title and it’s such an honor to represent my country, Egypt, at one of the world’s most accredited organizations."

With over 27 albums released, over 16 million Facebook fans and over 1 million subscribers on Youtube, it's no surprise to see Diab making history.

Photo Source: Guinness World Records
Photo Source: Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records adjunctor Ahmed Gabr presented him with the certificate.

Diab is not the first Arab artist to break a Guinness World Record, despite the fact that he publicly claimed to be. Iconic Syrian singer Sabah Fakhri entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1968 after singing for ten hours straight on stage in Caracas, Venezuela.

Diab is also not the first Egyptian artist to enter the book of world records either. Tamer Hosny broke the record for leading the "biggest campaign for blood donations," earlier in 2016.

Diab was nominated for "Best-Selling Middle Eastern Artist" four times during the World Music Awards...

Photo source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia

He won it in 1996 for his album Nour El Ain, in 2001 for his album Akter Wahed, 2007 for album El Lillady and 2013 for El Leila album.

In 2014, Diab was also awarded Best Egyptian Artist, Best Male Arab Artist and World's Best Arab Male Artist Voted Online


Making that a total of 7 World Music Awards, mabrouk!


That's not all though. In addition to the World Music Awards, Amr Diab is the first artist to win YouTube's Golden Play Button in 2015 as well as the lifetime achievement award at the Big Apple Music Awards in 2009.