Tamer Hosni to represent Egypt in the 2019 Olympics opening anthem performance

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - 01:07 GMT

FILE – Tamer, Avril and Fonsi

FILE – Tamer, Avril and Fonsi

CAIRO - 13 March 2019: Famed Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny, Puerto Rican star Luis Fonsi and Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne were chosen to perform the opening anthem of the 2019 Olympics set to be held in the UAE.

The song is a motivational animated performance entitled “Right where I'm supposed to Be”; it will be performed in English, Spanish and Arabic

Hosni and Fonsi met at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi amidst a group of fans. The two stars sat together and talked about their future projects.

Fonsi is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for multiple songs, including "Despacito", featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee.

Fonsi received his first Latin Grammy Award nomination in Record of the Year category and won Song of the Year thanks to the song "Aquí Estoy Yo". The song also won three Billboard Latin Music Awards.

"Despacito" became Fonsi's biggest success winning four Latin Grammy Awards, seven Billboard Latin Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards and three Grammy Awards nominations. He also won one Latin American Music Award for "Échame la Culpa" with Demi Lovato.

As of 2018, he has broken six Guinness World Records and sold more than 11 million records with "Despacito".

Fonsi asked Hosni to perform with him at one of his upcoming concerts in Spain. He also praised Tamer's voice.

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