Shakila

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Shakila
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Background information
Born (1962-05-03) May 3, 1962 (age 55)
Tehran, Iran
Genres Persian, classical, pop, world music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1990–present
Website OfficialWebsite

Shakila is a Persian-American singer-songwriter based in San Diego, California.[1] She is an international artist who has performed in various languages including Persian, Kurdish, English, Turkish, Hindi and Spanish. She has won Persian Music Academy Award in 2006 and Global Music Award in 2015.[2][3][4] Shakila has released over twenty albums in Persian language as well as numerous albums in English. She primarily sings about spirituality, love, peace and awakening. Lyrics of her songs are inspired from Rumi, and other major poets.[5] She is also an official voting member at the Grammy Awards.[6]

Career[edit]

Shakila started her professional career at the age of nine when she was invited to perform on an Iranian television show. Later, she moved to San Diego where she studied music at Palomar College. Shakila released her debut album titled Kami Ba Man Modaaraa Kon in 1990.[7] Her second album, Geryeh Dar Ragbar, was released in 1992.[8] In 1993, Shakila signed with Persian record label, Taraneh Records and released her third album Gheybate Noor.[9]

From 1997 to 2008, Shakila was signed with Los Angeles based record label Caltex Records and she released more than eight albums with them. In 2013, Shakila founded her own record label Shakila Enterprises. She has released over ten singles on her record label.[9]

In 2014, Shakila released her single Treasure Within which reached the peak position of #1 at various Billboard Charts.[9] Her album 11:11 City of Love was released in 2015. 11:11 City of Love spent more than 43 weeks at #1 positions at multiple charts at Billboard.[10] In 2016, Shakila released her album Splashing Tears which also stayed at the peak position of #1 at the Billboard charts for several weeks.[11][12] Shakila has won Persian Music Academy Award in 2006 and Global Music Award in 2015. She has been nominated twice at Hollywood Music in Media Awards.[13]

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Album Tracks Year
Ey Falak (Single)
  1. Ey Falak
1980s
Kami Ba Man Modaaraa Kon
  1. Sedaayeh Eshgh
  2. Yegaaneh
  3. Minevisam Az Tou
  4. Kami Baa Man Modaaraa Kon
  5. Entezaar
  6. Nefrin
1990

OR Released: 1993 Pars Video

Geryeh Dar Ragbar
  1. Geryeh Dar Ragbaar
  2. Jaan-O-Jahaan
  3. Parsookhtegaan
  4. Ghafas-E-Tang
  5. Baaz Aamadam
  6. Sabz-E-Sabz
Released: 1992

Pars Video

Gheybate Noor
  1. Shab
  2. Navaaii
  3. Gohar Noh Sadaf
  4. Gheybateh Noor
  5. Aavaazeh Eshgh
  6. Ghalandar
1993

Taraneh Enterprises Inc

Live In Concert
  1. Yegaah
  2. Geryeh Dar Ragbaar
  3. Entezaar
  4. Kami Baa Man
  5. Sedaayeh Eshgh
  6. Baaz Aamadam
  7. Royaa
  8. Gaaneh Gahaan
  9. AAvaazeh Eshgh
  10. Hilat Rahaa Kon
  11. Minevisam
  12. Ghafasehtang
  13. Navaaii
1995
Ākharin Kokab
  1. Ākharin Kokab
  2. Del-e Man
  3. Monājāt
  4. Khat-e Sevom
  5. Royā
  6. Tavāf
  7. Khodā Hāfez
  8. Khat-e Sevom (instrumental)
  9. Monājāt (instrumental)
Released: 1995
Ersiehaayeh Aatefie
  1. Ersiehaayeh Aatefie
  2. Yaar
  3. Aasheghi
  4. Ghanaari
  5. Baza
  6. Sanama
  7. Zendegie
  8. Ghanaari(Instrumental)
Released: Apr.24.1997

Caltex Records

Zabaaneh Negaah
  1. Zabaaneh Negaah
  2. Peer Farzandeh
  3. Darvish
  4. Delijaan-E-Eshgh
  5. Morghak-E-Khiaal
  6. Ey Zendegi
  7. Ghoaam Be Haj Rafteh
Released: Jan.13.1999

Caltex Records

Ashke Mahtab
  1. Del Majnoon
  2. Mabood
  3. Ashke Mahtab
  4. Nimeh-Hoshyar
  5. Ghame Yar
  6. Vadi Eshgh
  7. Bani Alam
Released: Mar.01.2000

Caltex Records

Aava
  1. Morgh-E-Sahar
  2. Tak Derakht
  3. Setaregan
  4. Bidad-E-Zaman
  5. Rosvaye Zamaneh
  6. Ashofteh Hali
  7. Soghati
Released: Apr.01.2001

Caltex Records

Live In Concert
  1. Ersieh
  2. Biyar Maeem
  3. Kami Ba Man Modara Kon
  4. Baza
  5. Zendegi
  6. Ghoghayeh Setaregan
  7. Morghake Khiyal
  8. Zabane Negah
  9. Morghe Sahar
  10. Ghame Yar
  11. Ghome Be Haj Rafteh
  12. Tak Derakhti & Bibade Zaman
  13. Navaie
2001
Ansooye Bi-su
  1. Az toh
  2. Rasmeh Zamooneh
  3. Aan Sooyeh Bisoo
  4. Khashm Makon
  5. Nooreh Khodaa
  6. Bahaareh Delkash
  7. Charkheh Gardoon
Released: May.01.2002

Caltex Records

Jadouye Sokout
  1. Shah'e Mani
  2. Nemidanam
  3. Keras Kordi
  4. Jadouy'e Sokout
  5. Ya' Mohammad Ya'Ali
  6. Ey Esheghan
Released: Feb.10.2004

Caltex Records

Labe Khaamoush
  1. Labe Khamoush
  2. Saburi
  3. Dar In Donya
  4. Safar
  5. Souratgare Naghash
  6. Ahouye Vahshi
  7. Ey Eshgh
  8. Souratgare Naghash (Inst.)
Released: Oct.31.2005

Caltex Records

Sho'leye Bidaar
  1. Jahaane asheghaan
  2. Shabe entezaar
  3. Kooche
  4. Sho'leye Bidaar
  5. Gole bi bahaar
  6. Faryaad
  7. Ramide
Released: Jan.31.2008

Caltex Records

Mojdey e Azadi
  1. Mojdeye Azadi
  2. Nedaye Mardome Iran
  3. Ariyaei Nejad
  4. Yeki Shodan
  5. Armeniyen Folk Medly
  6. Medly of Old Songs
  7. Vaghte Paridan
  8. Norouz
Released: Dec.15.2009

Art & Shakila Productions

Fereshteh Baanu
  1. Maeshough
  2. Fereshteh Baanu
  3. Shekanjeh Gar
  4. Rahaa Kon Naaz
  5. Le Yaareh
  6. Jaan-E-Jahaan
  7. Geryeh Nakon
  8. Che Khaahad Shod
Released: Dec.21.2012

Taraneh Enterprises Inc

Shahzadeye Royaye Man
  1. Shahzadeye Royaye Man
Released: Dec.13.2013

Shakila Enterprises

El Corazon
  1. El Corazon
Released: Nov.11.2013

Shakila Enterprises

Fall Away
  1. Fall Away
Released: Nov.12.2013

Shakila Enterprises

X Mass (War is Over Angelic Version
  1. X Mass Was is over Angelic Version
Released:Dec.06.2013

Shakila Enterprises

Hasrat
  1. Hasrat
Released:Dec.16.2013

Shakila Enterprises

Treasure Within - Ganje Nahan
  1. Ganje Nahan Treasure Within
Released:Jan.20.2014

Shakila Enterprises

Delhore
  1. Delhore
Released:Mar.20.2014

Shakila Enterprises

Saghfe Shekasteh
  1. Saghfe Shekasteh
Released:May.14.2014

Shakila Enterprises

Only You
  1. Only You
Released:Aug.14.2014

Shakila Enterprises

Pledge for Peace
  1. Pledge for Peace
Released:Sept.10.2014

Shakila Enterprises

Raftam Mara bebakhsh
  1. Raftam Mara bebakhsh
Released:2015

Shakila Enterprises

Minevisam & Modara Dance Medley
  1. Minevisam & Modara Dance Medley1
Released:2015

Shakila Enterprises

My Light Valentine's MAXI Single
  1. My Light Radio Version
  2. My Light Full Version
Released:2015

Shakila Enterprises

11:11 City of love
  1. If you distance your self
  2. City of love
  3. When I close my eyes
  4. Pledge for peace "Original"
  5. My heart
  6. Teach hate how to love again
  7. Pledge for peace "Piano mix"
  8. The Secret (New Age)
  9. Power of NOW! (World Instrumental)
  10. Na tum hamein jaano (Indian EDM)
  11. Baraftou (Farsi Folk)
Released:2015

Shakila Enterprises

Ganje Nahan
  1. Hasrat
  2. Shahzadeye Royaye Man
  3. Baraftou
  4. Saghfe Shekasteh
  5. Bi Sarzamin
  6. Delhore
  7. Bi Sarzamin
  8. Ganje Nahan
Released:2015

Shakila Enterprises

Habse Khanegi
  1. Habse Khanegi
Released:2016

Shakila Enterprises

Hadise Ashenaie Remix
  1. Hadise Ashenaie "Remix"
Released:2016

Shakila Enterprises

Peyk Sahari
  1. Peyk Sahari
Released:2016

Shakila Enterprises

Splashing Tears
  1. Splashing Tears Radio Original version
  2. Splashing Tears Rap version
Released:2016

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