CAIRO - 6 April 2021: Famed Syrian singer Assala apologized to Egyptian star Angham on her official Instagram account.
” I would like to appologize to my precious friend Angham pertaining to what I have done in the past period, and I also apologize very much to my sons, Omar and Abdel Rahman, we have to support each other whatever the case, I am comfortable now because I have done something I wanted to do from a long period of time” Assala stated on her official Instagram account.
From her side, Angham accepted Assala apology and praised that she was brave enough to apologize for her mistake , saying that we all commit mistakes.
The dispute between Assala and Angham started when the later married the music distributor Ahmed Ibrahim, the husband of Yasmine Eissa who is the niece of Assala’s ex husband Tarek Alarian.
At that time Assala publicly criticized Angham for marrying a married man like Ibrahim.
Assala was born on May 15, 1969 in Damascus, Syria to a middle class couple. Mostafa Nasri, Assala's father, was a revered composer and singer.
She began her musical career by performing patriotic, religious and children's songs when she was 4 years old.
In 1986, Mostafa Nasri died after suffering from internal bleeding caused by a car accident.
Aged 17, Assala helped care for her siblings, Reem, Amani, Ayman and Ayham with her mother.
Her musical career started in 1991 with an album that included four songs. In 1993, she became famous after releasing her album "If You Know".
The album had four Egyptian songs of the oriental classic Egyptian tarab style.
The album was an instant hit in Egypt back at that time with heart-breaking songs like "Ya Sabra Yana" and "Samehtak Ketir".
She quickly cemented her presence in the Arab world's growing industry brimming with singers like Angham, Najwa Karam, Latifa, and Abdel Majeed Abdullah.
Assala, 52- years-old, is one of the most popular singers in the Arab world and is famous for her strong, melodious voice. Since the beginning of the Syrian Civil war in 2011, Nasri supported the Syrian rebels and strongly opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Assala released numerous successful songs throughout her career, such as “Ya Magnoon” (Oh Madman), “Shakhsya Aneeda” (Stubborn person), and “Tasawar” (Imagine), among others. She is married to famous Egyptian director and producer Tarek el-Erian.
The famous Syrian singer won the Best Arab Singer award from Dear Guest Awards. Nasri received the award on her album “Mohtama bel Tafaseel” (Concerned with Details), released in 2017.
In 2020, announced her divorce from her husband the famed Egyptian director Tarek Alarian after 14 years of marriage.
It is worth mentioning that Assala and Abdallah Al Rowaished will perform live in Riyadh on February 5.
Assala cooperated with Turki al Sheikh for the first time in her song named “El Fare’e Kbeer” ( The Difference is Huge).
The song is written by al Sheikh, composed by Nawaf Abdallah and distributed by Khaled Ezz.
Assala performed online concert on December 4, 2020.
Assala performed live concert in Kuwait in October, 2020.
It is worth mentioning that Assala’s song '' Love and Peace'' achieved huge success amassing millions of views on YouTube.
The song is written and composed by Mohamed Rahim.
"This song drove me crazy; it made me happy, cry and dance, all these feelings at the same time," Assala previously stated via her Twitter account.
As part of the e-initiative "Stay at home ... Culture is in your hands" a concert for Assala was broadcast on the Ministry of Culture’s official YouTube channel on April 2, 2020.
Egyptian megastar Angham performed live concert at Al-Manara open theater on October 9, 2020.
This was her first live concert with audience since the outbreak of COVID- 19.
Angham performed a huge concert in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the celebration of the Saudi National Day, that was held on September 24, 2020.
The star had recently released her new song “Bahebak Webartahlak” on her official YouTube channel. The song is written by Saber Kamal and composed by Ihab Abdel Wahed.
United Media Services headed by Tamer Mursi organized a concert for Angham on May 26, 2020 celebrating Eid el Fitr.
The concert was screened on DMC channel at 10 pm. Angham received the Middle East Music Awards (MEMA) for best female singer in 2019.
Additionally, Murex D’or announced Angham the best Arab singer; she received her award at the Murex D’or ceremony that took place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Lebanon.
Angham celebrated the release of her album "Hala Khasa Gedan” (A very special case) on March 17, 2019 in one of Alexandria's biggest hotels; this was Angham's first concert after the release of her new album on Feb. 21.
“Hala Khasa Gedan” consists of 14 songs, including “Ya Raitak Fahemni” (I wish you can understand me), “Habayebna” (Our loved ones), “Baol Nasiak" (I say I forgot you), “Metamena” (I am calm), “Leila”, and "Hala Khasa."
Angham is an Egyptian singer, record producer and actress. She comes from an artistic family and was born in 1972. Her father is veteran musician and composer Mohamed Ali Soliman. Angham started her artistic career in 1987 under the guidance of her father.
Following her divorce from Magdy Aref in 2000, Angham took much more control over her image and musical style. After that "Leih Sebtaha" (Why Did You Leave Her?) record established her into a strong position amid the constant emerge of new voices in the Middle Eastern music scene.
After a highly publicized feud between Alam El-Phan Music Records' president Mohsen Gaber and the artist, she moved to another record company, Rotana.
In 2005, she released the album "Bahibbik Wahashteeny" (I Love You, I Miss You) which was critically acclaimed, but did not achieve the expected commercial success.
In 2007, Angham returned to the forefront of Arabic pop music scene with her album "Kol ma N'arrab" (Whenever We Come Closer) which sold more than 500,000 copies across the Middle East in less than three months and was awarded a platinum certification.
She presented a group of successful songs such as "Etegah Wahed" (One Direction), "Toul Ma Enta Be'eid" (As Long As You Are Far), "Akteblak Ta3ahod" (I Pledge to You), and "Mahzoma" (Defeated), among other popular songs.
Profits made by Angham's albums during the past two decades remain the highest among other Egyptian singers of her category. It is worth noting that the star’s fans and critics in the industry named her “Egypt’s No. 1."
Angham was the best-selling female pop artist in 2003. She is famous for her wide vocal range and romantic style.
Angham’s album “Rah Tethkerni” (You’ll Remember Me) gained great success at the time of its release. Angham cooperated with numerous Arab musicians and poets in the album such as Ahmad al-Sane’e, Khaled al-Awadhi, and Turki Al-Sheikh.
Angham's "Bakhaf Afrah" (I am Afraid of Being Happy) hit about 9 million views on YouTube three weeks after its release. "Bakhaf Afrah" is written by Turki Al-Sheikh and composed by Khaled Ezz.
The ninth edition of Beirut International Awards Festival (BIAF) honored Angham on June 29, 2018. The BIAF, which is held under the auspices of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, honors every year figures from different fields such as art, politics, culture, music, finance and humanitarian services.