|Shervin Hajipour Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||March 30, 1997|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Shervin Hajipour is an Iranian singer and songwriter who started his music career by posting covers on social media in late 2018. In March 2019, he auditioned for the inaugural season of New Era, a popular Iranian talent-based competitive reality TV show. He advanced to the finals of the 2nd round there, performing a song titled Maybe Paradise. Shervin would later release it as his debut single to much acclaim, particularly among the younger Iranian generation. He achieved global recognition after the release of a song titled Baraye (‘For’/’Because of’), a power ballad, in late September 2022. It quickly became an anthem for the protests going on in Iran that were sparked by the custodial death of a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini who was detained by the country’s morality police because of her clothing. In February 2023, Shervin won a Grammy Award in the newly instituted category of ‘Best Song for Social Change’ for Baraye.
Shervin Haji Aghapour
Babolsar, Babolsar County, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Shervin, after his high school graduation, joined the University of Mazandaran, a state university headquartered in his hometown of Babolsar. He graduated from there with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Hip Hop, Rap, Trap, R&B, Soul, Alternative Music, Indie, Pop, Dance-Pop, Electronic, Soft Rock, Ballad, Power Pop
Vocals, Guitar, Piano
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Iranian descent.
- Slender frame
- Overgrown, curly, frizzy hair
- Sports a beard
Shervin Hajipour Facts
- Shervin joined a violin class when he was about 8 years old. He later attended and graduated from several musical classes. His progress was rapid and he started composing music professionally by the time he was in secondary school. During his time at the University of Mazandaran, he used to write music for theatre performances. It was around this time that he began to sing as well.
- His song titled Baraye (released in September 2022) gave him global recognition. It had used tweets (prefixed with the word Baraye) that were written in support of the Iranian protesters who were facing a brutal crackdown by the country’s ultra-orthodox ruling elite and police. The protesters were demanding freedom and justice for the country’s women after the custodial death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who was detained by the country’s morality police because of her clothing.
- The song was viewed more than 40 million times within 2 days of its release on Shervin’s Instagram page alone. He was arrested soon after the song’s release and was given bail about a week later. He was also forced to remove the song from his social media platforms by the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces that was founded after the Iranian Revolution in 1979) soon after his arrest.
- Shervin posted on Instagram that his song was being used by political groups outside Iran and that was why he was taking it down. Many activists felt that this statement was made under duress, upon coercion by the IRGC.
- When he was arrested, social media users from around the world tried to get the song Baraye nominated to The Recording Academy (formally the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), an American academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. It is famous for presenting the Grammy Awards, regarded by many as the most prestigious awards in the music industry.
Featured Image by Shervin Hajipour / Instagram