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*Top Persian Singers*

Updated on January 10, 2016

Mohammad Reza Shajarian

Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Mohammad Reza Shajarian

Mohammad Reza Shajarian

He is known to be the greatest Persian singer when it come to classical and traditional music. Most commonly referred to as Ostad 23 September 1940) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Persian classical singer, composer and Ostad (master) of Persian music. He has been called “Iran’s greatest living master of traditional Persian music.” Shajarian is also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy, andhumanitarian activities. Shajarian was born in Mashhad, Iran, and started singing at the age of five, under the supervision of his father. At the age of twelve, he began studying the traditional classical repertoire known as the Radif. Shajarian started his singing career in 1959 at Radio Khorasan, rising to prominence in the 1960s with his distinct style of singing. His unique and majestic voice made everyone's hearts fill with love and tears. His most beautiful song written in the honor of the 2003 Bam ( city in southern Iran) Earthquake is the most listened song and has been voted as the best song written.

Shajarian has a band that play different traditional Persian Instruments for him such as the Setar, Tombak, Ney, Violin, Kamancheh, Tar, Santoor. The vocals include women and men, and even sometimes his son Homayoun Shajarian who is also a traditional singer.

The Great Maestro Shajarian

Great Maestro Shajarian - Morghe Sahar (O Nightingale)

Nasrollah Moein Najafabadi

Nasrollah Moein Najafabadi
Nasrollah Moein Najafabadi

Nasrollah Moein Najafabadi

Most commonly known as Moien. He is well known for his love songs.
Moein was born in Najafabad, Isfahan, considered by many to be Iran's "City of Artists". He was so fond of his birthplace that even though Tehran had become the Center of all artists, he still stayed in Isfahan and continued to perform at the "Shah Abbas" Hotel. His father chanted prayers in mosques and was very well respected. In the year1982, after Writing "Yeki Ra Doost Midaram" (I love somebody), he left the country. In one of his interviews, Moein actually explains that his song "Yeki Ra Doost Midaram" had been performed by Hayedeh (famous Persian singer before him) by the time he arrived to L.A. Around this period his songs drew a lot of attention. Moein continued to produce hit after hit. Such classical hits like Kabeh, Havas, Esfehan, Miparastam, Paricheh, these are still amongst his top hits to this day. His moderns songs include "Majnoon" and "Tarkam Nakon." Moein also did more than 7 concerts around the world and he's known as one of the most talented singers from Iran. Hiis most famous single is gozaashteh (happiness/love song). The great and talented singer is currently working for MZM Records for more hit albums and songs. Moein is Considered one of the best selling Iranian artist today.

Zendegi Ba To (My life with you) - Moein

Ashegh Ke Beshi (When In Love) - Moein 2015

Omid Soltani

Omid Soltani
Omid Soltani

Omid Soltani

He has the voice and the looks and a great big heart. Omid Soltani (born July 28) is an Iranian/American recording artist. Omid was born and raised in Tehran, and began painting, singing and calligraphy in the third grade, becoming involved in art & music. He won several awards in middle school and high school. Omid moved to Istanbul,Turkey in 1985 to pursue his education to be an architect, he was working as a professional singer in famous cabarets in Turkey during his school years. He signed a recording contract with Taraneh Records in 1992, and moved to Los Angeles. His songs such as "Gole Royayi" (Dreamy Flower), "Harfe Nagofte" (The untold words") and "Yasamin" (Jasmin) was sang for his little daughter. His modern work include Omid performed over 100 sold out concerts worldwide in famous venues such as Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre, Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, The Venetian Las Vegas, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Orange County Bren Events Center, Washington Warner center, Lisner Auditorium | The George Washington University, Washington Warner Theatre, New York Queens College, Toronto The International Centre, Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre and oh so many more place I can name.

Omid in Farsi means hope; this in fact goes well with his big and loving heart. He cares about people and helps them on daily basis. Omid is working on his new foundation to provide education for children living in poverty. He has performed in several charity events to raise money for kids, he has worked with Cardio Star Foundation to cover the cost of 20 successful heart operations. Omid has released eight albums and several singles during his music career, he is fluent in English, Farsi and Turkish, and he has worked with well known International/Persian music composers. Omid is known as one of the Top 10 successful young Superstars in Persian music industry.

Dobareh (Again) - Omid

Dooset Daram - Omid (I love you)



Dariush Eghbali

Many people have been inspired to make the world a better place by listening to his voice and his songs. His emotional songs have brought people to tears. His unique and one of a kind voice has earned him to the top of the stage.

Dariush Eghbali was born in Teheran on February 1951 and spent his early years in Karaj and Kurdistan. His talent was first recognized at an early age of nine, when he appeared on stage at his school. Hassan Khayatbashi introduced him to the public at the age of twenty through Iranian television. He immediately became popular with his legendary song " Be man nagoo dooset daram" ( “Do not tell me you love me”), and his contemporary and unique style opened a new era in the Iranian music. From his humble beginnings, the admiration of his countrymen for his art with a purpose has empowered him to be the voice of his people. As a risk-taker and a public minded artist, His ability to straddle the world of art and social awareness has not been without consequences. His body of work consists of over 200 songs in 26 albums. He has had sold out performances in concert halls around the world notably: Wembley (London), Carnegie Hall (New York,) Kennedy center (Washington DC,) Koncertoes (Stockholm), Greek theater (Los Angeles), Universal Amphitheater (Los Angeles), and Palais de Congres (Paris).

As such, his contributions have been recognized by the Self-Help and Recovery Exchange, which selected him to receive the Ron Simmons & Rev, Ronald L. Wright Award, for his outstanding contribution to support group participation by minority communities, as well as the Yaran Group in New York and the Iranian Student Group at UCLA for his humanitarian work worldwide. He currently resides in Irvine with his wife and two children.

Shabe Akhar (The Last Night) - Dariush

Shadmehr Aghili

Shadmehr Aghili
Shadmehr Aghili

Shadmehr Aghili

At the age of 4 years old, signs of artistic sensations appeared on his face every time he heard a song or a tender voice from the TV or radio, or even from his own parents. This young artist, Shadmehr began studying music with the encouragement of his brother and mother. He learned to play the piano and the violin just before he was 18 years old. The guitar is also an instrument which Shadmehr learned to play in a dexterous manner. Shadmehr has composed a great deal of music for other singers. Shadmehr worked hard to get a permission for his Adam o Hava (Adam & Eve), an album that was supposed to be released in 2001. However, not only he did not, but also, he was banned to work as a singer, musician, or to appear on TV shows. Having left with no better choice, he decided to leave Iran in 2002, in order to continue his music in Canada. Finally, in 1997, his first album was presented, Bahareman ("My spring"), which was a collection of classic and folkloric music played and arranged by Aghili (violin, guitar, piano, keyboard). Khiali Nist ("No Worries"), Adamforoush ("Traitor", 2004) and "Popcorn" are his most recent albums released in Canada and the United States. In addition, Shadmehr acted in two movies, namely, Pare Parvaz (2000) and Shabe Berahneh (2001).

In October 2006, Shadmehr entered the United States to perform a U.S. tour with his first concert date scheduled for November 17, 2006 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Shadmehr Aghili is now living with his wife, Mia Mesa, in Los Angeles, California.

Zhina ( It's a name of a girl) - Shadmehr Aghili

Entekhab (Choice) -Shadmehr Aghili



Andy Madadian

Commonly known as Andy has brought the idol charisma to the silver screen and concert stages, Persia’s legendary music maker aka “The Prince of Persia” or “The Persian Elvis” in media circles, who has released multiple albums selling in the millions throughout the world with countless Number 1 hits. Andy has toured extensively around the world many times over playing some of the globes most prestigious venues, theatres and stadiums. A humanitarian, he has appeared and contributed in many International charitable causes, most recently having recorded “Stand by Me” with Jon Bon Jovi to show solidarity for the people of Iran garnering 7 million hit on youtube .

His wife Shani who he married in 2011 is also a talented person. She’s an extremely talented singer, songwriter and actress she's well trained in all three. She’s been in the music business all of her life and she’s had hits in both English and Farsi. Around 1992, they started working together, and began touring everywhere around the world and then, suddenly, she was sick. We found out that she had ovarian cancer; she had a hysterectomy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and since then she’s been doing unbelievably great.

Andy and Shani's Wedding film

Ehsase Ghashangi - Great Feeling -Andy

Top Persian Singers

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    • mahsa setareh profile imageAUTHOR

      Mahsa S 

      2 years ago

      Thank you Maya, I like these singers also

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      2 years ago

      They are all very good singers. great choice. Thanks

    • mahsa setareh profile imageAUTHOR

      Mahsa S 

      2 years ago

      I'm glad that you like the rhythm and beat of the Persian music. Thank you for your comment

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      2 years ago

      Im glad that I read this article and learned something about middle eastern music. It's great to hear the songs too..Although I didn't understand anything but the melody is nice. Thanks for the article.


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