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Umm Kulthum is among the 200 greatest singers in history


Umm Kulthum

The American magazine “rollingstone” announced a list of the 200 greatest singers and singers in history, as the magazine published the list in a report on its official website entitled “The 200 Greatest Singers of All Time.” The report indicated that this list is for the greatest singers, not the greatest voices, and the absence of names of singers Famous does not mean that they are not good, but the choices were made because of the influence and heritage of the music.

The list witnessed the presence of the late Egyptian singer Kawkab Al Sharq, Umm Kulthum, who is the only Egyptian and Arab singer present in the list, as she ranked 61st according to the photography process announced by the magazine. The list also included singers from different eras of the past and present, including Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé. Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Adele.

"Rolling Stone" is an American magazine specializing in music, and its first issue was published on November 9, 1967. It always sheds light on the most influential singers in music listeners of all kinds over the years, from around the world, and in 2008 the magazine published, for the first time, its list of the best 100 singers, and an elaborate voting process was used that included the presence of famous musicians, so that the results were based on facts. Therefore, after 14 years, the magazine decided again to add 100 new singers and singers to the list.

the report published by the magazine wrote: “The Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum is one of the singers who have no real equal among singers in the West for decades, and she is very much the spirit of the Arab world, and whose lyrical genre cannot be obscured, as she is able to Staggeringly emotionally navigating complex songs that could easily go on for hours, she could navigate ornate themes, with ease, as she sang to crowds and appeared like a bonfire.

The magazine added: “At her death in 1975, millions took to the streets of Cairo in grief, and while her influence among Arab singers cannot be counted, it extended far beyond that, as the American composer and singer Dylan considered her “great”, and the American singer Beyoncé prominently used it. "Enta Omri" in a choreography for her 2016 tour, and rock singer Robert Plant admitted, "When I first heard how she [Umm Kulthum] was dancing across the scale to land on a beautiful note I couldn't even imagine singing, she was great, and I was able to add A lot," according to Rolling Stone.

It is noteworthy that the singer Michael Jackson, the king of pop music, is not present in the list, and he was ranked as the most famous, popular and best-selling music artist worldwide, with an estimated sales volume of more than 350 million records worldwide. He was also considered the most important and influential star in the field of music throughout history, and the first person to enter the Guinness Book of Records more than 21 times at all. His contributions made him into the field of music, dance, and fashion.

Umm Kulthum

Umm Kulthum, as she is known by several titles, including: Thouma, The Arab League, The Six, The Lady of Arab Singing, The Sun of Authenticity, Her Isma, Kawkab al-Sharq, The Harp of the East, The People's Artist. She is an Egyptian singer and actress, born in the Dakahlia Governorate in the Egyptian Khedive on December 31, 1898 AD, or officially according to civil records on May 4, 1908 AD, and died in Cairo after suffering from illness on February 3, 1975 AD. Umm Kulthum is considered one of the most prominent singers of the twentieth century AD, and she began her artistic career in childhood. She became famous in Egypt and throughout the Arab world.

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