XOV (musician)

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XOV
XOV - Lucifer, Eskilstuna.jpg
XOV performing in Eskilstuna.
Background information
Birth name Damian Ardestani
Born (1985-11-29) 29 November 1985 (age 32)
Tehran, Iran
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Artist
  • Songwriter
  • Producer
  • Philanthropist
  • Entrepreneur
Instruments
  • Vocals


Years active 2014–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.xovofficial.com

Damian Ardestani, more known by the pseudonym and his artist name XOV is a Swedish Platinum-certified artist,[1] songwriter[2] and producer[3] scoring chart successes in Europe.[4] He has collaborated with Lorde on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack where his song "Animal" (curated by Lorde) is featured. He is also one of the two founders of I AM YOU, a renowned help organization with over 100 volunteers based in Lesvos, Greece. The organization is saving lives by providing rescue and relief teams to Europe's borders in the wake of the global refugee crisis.[5]

On New Year's Eve 2015/16, XOV was on stage in Berlin, Germany playing to an audience of more than a million at The Brandenburg Gate.[5] During the same year, he performed in multiple cities in Europe including Stockholm, Gothenburg, Berlin, London and Oslo.[6] In December, 2015 he had his first show in the United States playing in Brooklyn, NY.

His hit single "Lucifer" of the debut album Wild (2015) has been streamed over 25.000.000 times on Spotify. XOV's music has yet not been released in The United States and The United Kingdom.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[4]
2015 Wild 42

EPs[edit]

Year EP Peak positions Certification
SWE
[4]
2015 Lucifer EP 20 Platinum

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
SWE
[4]
GER
2015 "Lucifer" 15 11 Wild
Others
  • 2014: "City of Lights" (with Lush & Simon)
  • 2014: "Boys Don't Cry"
  • 2014: "Animal"

References[edit]