Ebrahim Hamedi (Persian: ابراهیم حامدی, also Romanized as "Ebrāhim Hāmedi"; born 1949), better known by his stage name Ebi (Persian: ابی), is an Iranian pop singer who first started his career in Tehran, gaining fame as part of a boy band, and later as a solo performer. Ebi moved to Los Angeles, two years before the 1979 revolution in Iran, and continued his career in exile. He also received the title of Mr Voice of the World at the festival. Over 50 years, Ebi has released close to 200 singles, and over 30 albums.

Ebi
Ebi performing in Montreal, in 2007
Ebi performing in Montreal, in 2007
Background information
Birth nameEbrahim Hamedi
Also known asEbi
Born (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 72)
Khorramdareh, Imperial State of Iran
GenresPersian pop music
Years active1967–present
LabelsTaraneh Records
Apolon Records
Caltex Records
Pars Video
Avang Records
Associated acts
WebsiteEbi Official Website

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Khorramdareh, he is the eldest of six siblings. Inspired by the Beatles, he formed a boy band known as "the Rebels" with Shahram Shabpareh and Siavash Ghomayshi in the mid 60's.[1] He was also a part of the "Sunboys" and "Black cats" bands, before embarking on a career as a solo singer.[2]

He left Iran to go on tour in the United States in 1977 prior to the Islamic Revolution of 1979.[3][4]

Among other "politically charged" songs Tasmim (Decision) Ebi commented on the domestic politics of Iran re: the 2009 presidential election.[3]

In 2020, Ebi appeared on Persia's got talent.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He lives in Marbella, Spain with his second wife,[4] and also spends time in Los Angeles.[3] Ebi has a stepson from his current wife.[4]

AwardsEdit

1974: 1st singer in Turkey festival with the song Shekar.[6]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • "Tapesh" (1974)
  • "Nazi Naz Kon" (1976)
  • "Shab Zadeh" (1987)
  • "Kouhe Yakh" (1987)
  • "Khalij" (1990)
  • "Gharibeh" (1990)
  • "Noon O Panir O Sabzi" (with Dariush) (1990)
  • "Setareh Donbaleh Dar" (1993)
  • "Moalleme Bad" (1992)
  • "Atal Matal" (1994)
  • "Setarehaye Sorbi" (1995)
  • "Atre To" (1996)
  • "Ba To" (1996)
  • "Taje Taraneh" (1997)
  • "Pir" (1999)
  • "Tolou Kon" (1999)
  • "Shabe Niloufari" (2003)
  • "Hasrate Parvaz" (2006)
  • "Remembrance of Kamran & Hooman and Ebi" (With Kamran & Hooman) (2009)
  • "Hesse Tanhaee" (2011)
  • "Jane Javani" (2014)
  • "Lalehzaar" (2019)

SinglesEdit

  • "Hamkhoon", ft. Shahrokh (1981)
  • Khali "New Version" (2008)
  • "Royaye Ma" ft. Shadmehr Aghili (2012)
  • "Hamin Khoobe" ft. Shadmehr Aghili (2013)
  • "Negaranet Misham" (2013)
  • "Ye Dokhtar" ft. Shadmehr Aghili (2013)
  • "I Can Hear Christmas" – with Liel Kolet (2013)[7]
  • "Nostalgia" (With Googoosh) (2014)
  • Delpoosh (2016)
  • Asal (2016)
  • Nafas Nafas "Remix" (2017)
  • Zakhme Namaree (2020)
  • Horme To (2021)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Breyley, Gay (December 2010). "Hope, Fear and Dance Dance Dance: Popular Music in 1960s Iran". Musicology Australia. 32 (2): 203–226. doi:10.1080/08145857.2010.518354. ISSN 0814-5857.
  2. ^ "خوانندگان پاپ ایرانی با بیشترین فالوئر اینستاگرامی + لیست". vananews.com. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Wrench, Nigel (21 March 2010) "Exiled Iranian pop star Ebi in presidential warning" Archived 14 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine, BBC News
  4. ^ a b c "En hemlig flod av låttexter". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  5. ^ Faghihi, Rohollah (13 December 2019). "Has Iran's award-winning actress left Iran to escape prosecution?". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Ebi - One On One With Ebi". Radiojavan.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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