When Shahrzad came onto the music scene in 1997, she quickly proved herself as a passionate and serious artist. In 2000, with her debut solo album 'Our Story' and the release of her videos such as 'Mirdamad', she further impressed audiences and critics alike and established herself as a visionary singer possessing a tender vocal style and a range of emotions that are expressed unpretentiously in her songs and videos. Her second solo ablum '1001 Nights' was released in 2003 to the delight of her fans. As a child, Shahrzad loved to sing and act for friends and family and when alone, performed in front of a mirror or in her backyard for an imaginary audience. Early on, through her mother and father, who are artists, Shahrzad was exposed to a wide variety of music, films, plays and books. Bolstered by those influences, Shahrzad began gravitating towards pop and world music and formed a well-rounded and eclectic musical taste while at the same time taking part in small theatrical and musical productions at her school and community events. A native of Iran and having moved to Europe and then to America as a teenager, Shahrzad possesses a great amount of love and respect for different cultures, people and art. Her life experiences have exposed her to new musical influences and sounds which she uses for her music.