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Serj Tankian

Serj Tankian is the lead singer of the Grammy-winning rock band System Of A Down. He is a solo artist, a composer, an activist, a painter, a poet, and a filmmaker. With System, he has headlined concerts around the world in front of audiences of up to 100,000 fans. Between his work with the band and as a solo performer, he’s sold more than 42 million albums worldwide. His songs have been streamed more than 6 billion times. The video for System Of A Down’s hit single, “Chop Suey,” has been viewed more than 1.1 billion times, which made it the first metal song ever to reach a billion views. Along with Tom Morello, Tankian co-founded the non-profit organization Axis of Justice, which strives to bring together musicians, music fans, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice. Tankian lives with his wife and his son, splitting their time between Los Angeles and New Zealand.
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