World Music Day is an annual celebration that takes place on June 21st. Originally established as a platform to encourage musicians to sing and share their music publicly, it has quickly become a moment to celebrate artists inspiring us.
Today, Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming platform, is shining a spotlight on the top 10 Egyptian artists and songs that are crossing borders. In addition, Spotify explores the international hits and artists that have made their way into the ears of Egyptian listeners.
Culture Fusion Extraordinaire Ash Tops the Artist List
Ash, a master of blending local sounds with global influences, showcases his exceptional talent as the top-streamed Egyptian artist outside of his home country. With his captivating track “Sing it Back” featuring Naila, he claims the global stage and secures the 5th spot among the most popular Egyptian tracks beyond Egypt’s borders.
Ash’s artistry transcends geographical boundaries, drawing admiration from fans across the globe, from Turkey and Italy to even Mexico. Fusing Middle Eastern elements with deep house vibes, his distinctive style resonates with a diverse international audience.
Mohamed Saeed’s Indie Pop Track “Alo Aleky” Becomes Egypt’s Most-Exported Song
Mohamed Saeed, Spotify’s June RADAR ARABIA artist, enters the global music stage with his indie pop track “Alo Aleky“, becoming the top streamed Egyptian track outside Egypt. As Spotify’s RADAR ARABIA artist, Saeed enjoys promotional support designed to amplify emerging talents’ discoverability regionally. You can catch his remarkable journey in this special RADAR ARABIA documentary.
Timeless and Borderless Egyptian Pop Throwbacks Take Center Stage
Over the years, global audiences have developed an unwavering affinity for timeless and nostalgic Egyptian melodies. In a testament to its universal appeal, even prominent German DJ Adam Port has been entranced by the tunes of Amr Diab. Whether it is the Arab diaspora seeking comfort in cherished childhood memories and a profound connection to their roots through music, or international fans captivated by the enchanting allure of these classic hits, Amr Diab firmly holds a place among the top streamed Egyptian artists abroad. Tracks like “Tamally Maak” and “Nour El Ein” continue to shine brightly as treasured gems adored by listeners worldwide.
Egyptian party hits from yesteryears are also having a cross-culture moment, evoking vivid memories of sun-soaked beach summers and exuberant wedding festivities. Tracks like Abu’s infectious “3 Daqat” and Mohamed Ramadan’s electric “Rayheen Nesshar – Bum Bum” and “Ya Habibi” featuring the Congolese-French artist GIMS, have soared to the top of the charts, capturing the hearts of global streamers beyond Egyptian borders.
So what sounds are Egyptians listening to from abroad?
With an exquisitely tuned ear for international trends, Egyptian streamers demonstrate a remarkable openness and unwavering appreciation for global music. It comes as no surprise that the empowering revenge anthem, “Kill Bill” by SZA, reigns as the most popular global track in Egypt. Tom Odell’s soul-stirring ballad, “Another Love“, strikes a profound emotional chord, capturing the hearts of Egyptian listeners at number 2.
It is clear that Egyptians harbor an insatiable musical curiosity, seeking to transcend boundaries through the enchanting sounds of the world, making audio their gateway to a boundless musical journey.
Check out the lists below to find out more about the top streamed Egyptian artists outside Egypt and the top streamed global tracks in Egypt on World Music Day.
Top Egyptian Artists Streamed Outside Egypt on Spotify:
- Amr Diab
- Mohamed Ramadan
- Ahmed Saad
- Tamer Hosny
- Mohamed Saeed
- Mohamed Hamaki
Top Egyptian Tracks Streamed Outside Egypt:
- Alo Aleky – Mohamed Saeed
- 3 Daqat – Abu
- Ya Habibi – Mohamed Ramadan and GIMS
- Tamally Maak – Amr Diab
- Rayheen Nesshar – Bum Bum – Mohamed Ramadan
- Sing It Back – Ash and Naila
- El Youm El Helw Dah – Ahmed Saad
- ElWatar El Hasas – Sherine
- Nour El Ein –Amr Diab
- El Bakht – Wegz
Top Global Tracks Streamed in Egypt:
- “Kill Bill” – SZA
- “Another Love” – Tom Odell
- “Creepin’” – 21 Savage, Metro Boomin, and The Weeknd
- “Unholy” – Sam Smith and Kim Petras
- “Calm Down” – Rema and Selena Gomez
- “Flowers” – Miley Cyrus
- “Set Fire to the Rain” – Adele
- “Die For You” – The Weeknd
- “Starboy “ – The Weeknd and Daft Punk
- “Mockingbird”- Eminem