Umm Kulthum Biography (Wikipedia)
Umm Kulthum (Arabic: أم كلثوم,; French: Oum Kalthoum; born Fāṭima ʾIbrāhīm es-Sayyid el-Beltāǧī فاطمة إبراهيم السيد البلتاجي on 31 December 1898, or 4 May 1904; died 3 February 1975) was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s. She was given the honorific title Kawkab al-Sharq (كوكب الشرق, "Star of the East").
Umm Kulthum was known for her vocal ability and unique style. She sold over 80 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling Middle Eastern singers ever. Umm Kulthum is considered a national icon in her native Egypt and has been dubbed as "The voice of Egypt" and "Egypt's fourth pyramid".
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