Arash (artist)

Arash (artist)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Arash Labaf
Background = solo_singer



Img_capt = Arash and Rebecca Zadig in concert in Los Angeles (2007)
Birth_name =
Born = birth date and age|1977|4|23 Tehran, Iran
Genre = Pop,Persian pop, hip hop, R&B,Pop folk
Occupation = Singer, actor
Instrument =
Years_active = 2005–present
Label = Warner Music Scandinavia (WEA)
Website = [http://www.arash.com www.arash.com]

Arash Labaf ( _fa. آرش لباف, born 23 April 1977 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian singer, dancer, entertainer and producer residing in Malmö, Sweden.

Career

Arash Labaf grew up in Esfahan, Iran and at the age of 10, his family moved to Uppsala, Sweden before moving to Malmö five years later. His debut album, "Arash", was released by the Warner Brothers Music in June 2005, after he had finished college. His singles, "Boro Boro" ("Go Away") and "Temptation" (featuring Rebecca Zadig) made it to the hit lists around Europe, and their respective videos garnered significant airplay on more than 20 MTV outlets across the world.

In addition to successes in his home countries' music charts, namely Sweden and Iran, he has had hits notably in Eastern European and South-East European charts like Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Georgia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Turkey and in Asian music charts like in Israel, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and throughout the Arab Middle Eastern countries.

He has gone gold in 5 countries: Germany, Russia, Slovenia and Greece for his album, "Arash", and in Sweden for "Boro Boro".Fact|date=May 2007

Arash is managed by former Warner Music A&R agent Henrik Uhlman, and is represented in the United States by Mayar Zokaei.

Collaborations

Arash's claim to fame, his hit "Temptation" was a collaboration with Swedish singer Rebecca Zadig. Arash had an initial minor hit with the song done solo, but his duo with Rebecca Zadig made him much better known.

Another collaboration of Arash was with Persian-Pakistani-Danish singer Aneela (Anila Mirza) in the hit "Chori Chori" and the three-way collaboration between Arash / Aneela / Rebecca Zadig in "Bombay Dreams"

Arash has released a Russian song; " _ru. Восточные Сказки" (Vostotchyie Skazki)(featuring Блестящие Blestyashchie), a Russian version of "Temptation", in which he sings in Russian and the Russian version became a big hit in Russian charts.

DJ Aligator (also of Persian origin) appeared in Arash's music video for "Music is My Language" as the producer and rapper.

In his 2006 album (Crossfade), Arash, DJ Aligator and Shahkar Bineshpajoo made a song for the Iranian Football team for their appearance in the 2006 World Cup.

Arash released in March 2008 his third album, "Donya," featuring amongst many, a reggae/dancehall influenced single and music video "Donya" in collaboration with Shaggy. the Song Suddenly featuring Rebecca is alose another song of this Album.

In June 2008 Arash relesed another Russian song " _ru. На моря" (Na morya) featuring Anna Semenovich. This song became number one hit of Summer 2008 in Russia.

Albums

*Arash (2005)
**Boro Boro
**Yalla
**Tike tike kardi
**Baskon (feat. Timbuktu)
**Arash
**Temptation (feat. Rebecca)
**Bombay dreams (feat. Aneela and Rebecca)
**Behnaz
**Man o to
**Salamati
**Music is my language (feat. Dj Aligator)
**Ey yar begoo (feat. Ebi)
**Tike Tike kardi (Payami Lounge)
**Temptation (CMN Remix) (feat. Rebecca)
**Boro Boro (Bollywood Cafe Mix)

*Crossfade - The Remix Album (2006)
**Iran Iran
**Arash (MintmanRemix)
**Tike Tike Kardi (DJ Aligator Remix)
**Temptation (CMN Remix)
**Mano o Too (Feat Lucia)
**Boro Boro (Payami Funky Sunday Remix)
**Temptation (Russian Version With Blestjashie)
**Arash (English Version)
**Tike Tike Kardi (Balkan Fanatics Remix)
**Baskon (100% Persian Version)
**Bego Ey Yaar Bego (New Version)
**Boro Boro (Saba Rock Remix)
**Arash (Payami Vocal Club)
**Tike Tike Kardi (Sodaclub Remix)
**Temptation (Payami Club)
**Boro Boro (Feat Aneela Indian Version)
**Baskon (Russian Version Bonus)

*Donya (2008)
**Intro
**Donya (feat. Shaggy)
**Suddenly (feat. Rebecca)
**Miduni Mudunam
**Kandi (feat. Lumidee)
**Pure Love (feat. Helena)
**Naro
**Chori Chori (feat Aneela)
**Laf Laf
**Joone Man
**Tanham
**Doset Nadaram
**Dasa Bala (feat. Timbuktu Yag)
**Donya (Payami Break Mix)

External links

[http://wm11.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kcfyxqedldde Arash] at Allmusic
* [http://www.arash.com/ www.arash.com]
* [http://www.myspace.com/arashmusic Arash MySpace]
* [http://www.boro-boro.de/ www.boro-boro.de]
* [http://www.arashfans.info/ www.arashfans.info]
* [http://www.warnermusic.de/arash/ www.warnermusic.de]


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