Mohamed Hamaki (Arabic: محمد حماقي; born Mohamed Ibrahim Hamaki in Cairo, on November 4, 1975) is an Egyptian singer. In 2010 he won the award "Best Arabia Act" in the MTV Europe Music Awards and music award in 2006 for "Ahla Haga Fiki"
Mohamed Hamaki's mother is from Aswan, Egypt. His first appearance was through his song "El Helw Yeheb El Heneya" which was released in his 1996 album "Leqaa Al Nogoom". The album was the work of Hamid El Shari who discovered and introduced young Hamaky to the music business and to the public. Hamaky's first album "Khallena N'eesh" (Let us Live) in 2003 featured 10 songs, all arranged by the famous arranger Tarek Madkour. Hamaki shot a music video for "Betedhak" ( Are You laughing?), a song from his first album.
Hamaki stayed nearly 2 years after the release of his first album that is produced by DeltaSound - that was a great success - not releasing any new songs until he released his single "Yana Yanta" (Either Me or You!) and shot it. After that, it was reported that he broke up with audio producer Tarek Madkour and started working on his own without him and with his same producer Nassif Kauzman the owner of DeltaSound because Madkour has been always busy working on songs for other famous singers. However, Madkour denied these rumours, stating on his official site, that he will cooperate with Hamaki again on his new album.
In 2006, he released his second album "Kheles El Kalam" (All The Words Have Finished!) and was awarded with the Platinum CD for being the best selling middle eastern artist for 2006. For this album, Hamaki worked mainly with his friend Hatem Abdel-Aziz, or "Tooma" as he used to be called, who replaced Madkour's leading role in Hamaki's work under the umbrella of DeltaSound.
The song "Wahda Wahda" (One By One), which was included in the album and was the soundtrack song of the movie "Ga'alatny Mogreman", was shot featuring the movie star Ahmed Helmy and aired on TV as soon as the album was released. It achieved a great success and wide popularity among different audiences. The song "Ahla Haga Feki" (Best Thing About You) was remixed by DJ.Idriss and shot some time after the album release. In the clip, the Rapper Perry Mystique was there with Hamaki. The clip is also produced by DeltaSound and was shot in Dubai, UAE.
Hamaki released his newest album "Haga Mosh Tabe3eya" (Something Isn't real) in July 18, 2010. This album contained 11 songs. The singer used a techno style and traditional Arabic musical instruments for this album.
Hamaki released his newest song for an Arabic movie, November 2010, Zekrayatak Meeh .
On July 3, 2011, Hamaki was rushed to hospital after suffering multiple heart attacks whilst recording his latest album. He underwent several cardiac catheterisation procedures and three stents were inserted into his coronary arteries. After several days of uncertainty, his health stabilised. Doctors are quoted as saying, that "Hamaki escaped death narrowly".