Arsi Nami

Arsalan Nami (Persian: ارسلان نامی‎) (born May 21, 1984 in Shiraz, Iran) better known as Arsi Nami,[1] is a Persian-Swedish singer and songwriter living in Los Angeles, California. He is being listed at WhatsUpIran as one of the few award winning Pop Singers singing in English outside of his country[2]

His breakthrough came when he participated on "Aiming at the Stars" a national talent show program televised on TV4 (Sweden), Sikta Mot Stjärnorna[3] organized by Freemantle Media (American Idol), singing live on television. After two auditions where 3000 participated, he became one of the 45 to enter the show singing "Hero" (originally by Enrique Iglesias), winning the 2nd place award.[4]

His music is Pop, with his cultural musical blend of Eurodance, World Rhythms and Electronica. Arsi Nami is also known for writing and performing his works for Freedom, Human Rights and Health foundations with all music & lyrics written by him.[5]

His music "She Wants To Fly" was written for Freedom In Iran during the 2009 Presidental Elections and been featured in the soundtrack of Cannes film festival movie "Crown Prince of Heaven",[6] and has been broadcast on major TV networks around the world such as Peace Day Television show which has featured world figures Dali Lama, Bono, U2, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie etc.[7]


Save The Culture 2011 Los Angeles          Malibu Music Awards 2011 


Arsi Nami's written dance pop song "Never Be Lonely" produced by Levi Whalen is also featured as the Official track for Video Game Good Game Disco.[8] Both "Never Be Lonely" and dance version of "She Wants to Fly" also collaboration with Levi Whalen are today played on major hit TV and Media stations around the world such as Caldeirão do Huck Brasil Brazil and Radio Beats Brazil to name a few

Arsi Nami also joins Andrea Bocelli, The Beatles and Elvis Presley for releasing Consuelo Velázquez famous song Besame Mucho, which makes it the first Duo/Latin Dance version in history of this Public Domain song, produced by Levi Whalen and co-sung with singer Jacqueline Padilla

On January 14, 2012, Arsi Nami was signed by Music Publishing company Winogradsky/Sobel to have his music pitched for Television, Film, Video Games etc. becoming the first artist in the company representing Pop, Dance and World Music[9]

Arsi Nami's latest single Miracle (feat Si Ana) released Feb 2012 via Royalty Recordings was featured for ten weeks on World largest dance music store Beatport as Top Staff Pick in the pop/rock category along with Kelly Clarkson and Radiohead

Miracle also listed on FairShareMusic, with profits going to human rights and health support organizations such as: Red Cross, War Child, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, Amnesty, Cancer Care & Research etc.

He has also co-directed, produced, and edited two of his music videos: "100 Miles" and "Heaven Knows", which have been broadcast through mainstream medium giants such as MTV UK and featured at the '''Laemmie Theaters Santa Monica SMC Film Festival. 


Awards and nominations

  • Aiming at Stars 2002, Live TV Talent Competition Sweden (2nd Place award)[10]
  • Nominated as 2010 UGT Talent Award Show best lead singer.
  • Pearl M Follmer 2010 Memorial Music Scholarship Award
  • William T L Gertrude V. Powell 2009 Memorial Music Scholarship Award
  • 2008 Iranian of the day award[11]
  • Simon Trust 2008 Music Scholarship Award
  • Esther Landon 2007 Memorial Music Scholarship Award


Guest Performances

  • Guest appearance invitation by Dr Rosetti at California State University to talk about Music,Life, Miracles and Inspirations.
  • Dia de Los Muertos Mexican Festival 2011 CSUN, singing Besame Mucho to honor Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez
  • Malibu Music Awards Festival 2011[12]
  • Save The Culture - Hand in Hand with Persian Stars - Red Carpet Event[13] singing "She Wants to Fly" and "Besame Mucho"
  • Singing as a Tenor for Gary Schyman's Orchestra for his world known music written for games Biochock and Dante's Inferno
  • Guest singer at "Stand Up For Cancer" at UCLA
  • Opening Gala of Valley Performance Art Center 2011- Solo Tenor “Brand New Day” Chosen by Dean of Music Robert Bucker at Cal State Northridge
  • Folklorico World Dance Performance at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California singing and dancing rumba, paso-doble, waltz and tango.[15]
  • Arsi has also appeared in the lineup at Swedens biggest Music Festival Kalajs Rix Fm for Four consecutive years.
  • He performed as a guest artist at The benefiting Cancer Foundation Fashion Show at Taglyan Palace Hollywood.
  • He was the first Persian Swedish to perform at the SBCC Santa Barbara International Fashion Show benefiting International Children Foundation.
  • He appeared as guest singer at Stars Shine Bright X-Mas performance at MBar Hollywood benefiting Children's Boosh Foundation.










by arsinami updated 15-Apr-2012

Arsi Nami Besame Mucho!!