Serj Tankian is an Armenian-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, political activist and music producer famed for being the lead vocalist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band System of a Down, with whom he has released a number of commercially successful albums such as 2001's Toxicity and 2005's Mezmerize. He went on to have a successful solo career with the release of his 2007 debut album Elect the Dead. He is regarded as one of the finest metal vocalists of all time.
He got married to Angela Madatyan in 2012. He and Angela welcomed a son in 2014.
His efforts in bringing the Armenian Genocide to the attention of the world coupled with his contribution to the advancement of music, earned him the Armenian Prime Minister's Medal in 2011.
Awareness in our society has flipped all types of injustice on its head.Serj Tankian
Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace.Serj Tankian
I hate injustice, and I can't help but speak against it. But I don't want to get involved in politics.Serj Tankian
I think every artist should follow their vision, their hearts is what they need to reveal, not something that society is looking out for.Serj Tankian
If you allow for a purely capitalistic society, without any type of regulation at all, you will get one monopoly that will eat all of the smaller fish and own everything, and then you'll have zero capitalism, zero competition - it would just be one giant company.Serj Tankian
People think our music's very aggressive or angry or whatever, and it's just the opposite, really... I like laughing. And I like being really calm before a show, and smiley.Serj Tankian
Sometimes a good love song can change the world and create positive energy more than any political song can.Serj Tankian
We first fought the heathens in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.Serj Tankian
We first fought... in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.Serj Tankian
When I was younger, I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, you know, revolutionary music about freedom and protest. In the 70s I was listening to soul and the Bee Gees and ABBA, and funk.Serj Tankian
is a famous Armenian-American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer,
who was born on
August 21, 1967. As a person born on this date, Serj Tankian is listed in our database as the 11th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 21) and the 55th most popular for the year (1967).
People born on August 21
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Serj Tankian is the 277th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Serj Tankian's birthday, Serj Tankian is the 1st most famous Armenian-American and ranks 9th in famous people born in Beirut, Lebanon.
In general, Serj Tankian ranks as the 3287th
most popular famous person, and the 358th most popular singer of all time.
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