Nom de naissance
18 Août 1987, Teheran, Tehran, Iran
Born in Tehran, Kianush moved to the Toppheide district of Münster as a teenager and began to attend a youth club there called Streetsound which encouraged his development as a rap artist. Following a number of robberies he was arrested and imprisoned for nearly three years. After his release he started to concentrate on his music and released an album in 2014 with PA Sports on the Soulfood label Desperadoz. Kianush had, in 2011, previously collaborated with PA Sports, a fellow Iranian who had also moved to Germany before embarking on a career as a rap artist. Kianush also featured on several other tracks by PA Sports from 2014 onwards.
Kianush released his first solo album 'Szenario' in 2016 on the Groove Attack label and then in 2017 a second solo album 'Instinkt'. This was his best-selling album to date, reaching number seven in the German Albums Chart. In 2018 he released a second album with PA Sports entitled 'Desperadoz II' which reached number five in the German Albums Chart.
Kianush has also featured on a number of tracks by other artists including 'Warum' on PA Sports' album 'H.A.Z.E.' in 2014 and 'TelVision' on KC Rebell's album 'Abstand' in 2016.
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