Omar (British soul singer Omar Lye-Fook)

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Legal name: Omar Lye-Fook

Also performs as: Omar Hammer


Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE (born 14 October 1968, London), known professionally as Omar, is a British soul singer, songwriter and musician. Omar grew up in Canterbury, Kent. He learned his craft classically, playing the trumpet, piano and percussion. He also spent two years at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, and the Guildhall School of Music in London. His most well-known song was his debut single "There's Nothing Like This". It reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart on re-release in 1991. Allmusic noted that he is described by some as the father of British neo soul.

  1. ^ a b c d Cordor, Cyril. "Biography: Omar". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 406. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 There’s Nothing Like This Omar 1
1992 Music Omar 1
1994 For Pleasure Omar 1
1997 This Is Not a Love Song Omar 2
2001 Best by Far Omar 2
2006 Sing (If You Want It) Omar 4
2013 The Man Omar 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Collection Omar 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Keep Steppin' Omar 1
1994 Outside Omar 1
2000 Something Real Omar 1
2001 Be Thankful Omar feat. Angie Stone 1
2013 The Man Omar 1
2013 To Be Alone Yolanda Be Cool feat. Omar 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Remixes Omar 1

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