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  • Born

    21 December 1988 (age 28)

Eddie Razaz (born Ardalan Razaz Rahmati on December 21, 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish singer and model of Persian origin. He was a participant of Swedish Idol 2009 and former member of REbound!.

In 2009, he took part in TV4 Idol 2009, the sixth season of the Swedish version of Idol. This was his second, more successful shot at the competition after not qualifying in 2005. In 2009 edition of Idol, he reached Week 6 of the live shows before being eliminated and coming 6th overall.

After the end of the Idol, Eddie Razaz paired with Rabih Jaber, a Swedish singer of Lebanese origin and another contestant on sixth season of the Swedish Idol to form Rebound! (often stylized as REbound! with Capital R standing for Rabih and capital E for Eddie) and ended up having a few hits, most notably the chart topping "Hurricane" that reached No. 1 of Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles chart on 7 May 2010. The band had follow up singles "Not Helpless" and "Psycho" before splitting up in April 2011.

Razaz is preparing his debut solo album due in late 2011 or early 2012. He is cooperating in this regard with Kurdish-Persian-Swedish rapper and songwriter Rebstar.

Razaz is also pursuing a modeling career. Many nude and semi-nude pictures of his circulated around even before his appearances on Idol. They were taken by a modeling agency as he revealed in an interview with gay magazine QX. Because of the pictures, he enjoyed notable interest in many lifestyle and gay forums internationally. He recently modeled for Tom Ford Eyewear with photography by Bingo Rimér.

In May 2010 issue of the Swedish gay magazine QX, Eddie Razaz came out as gay. When asked about why he didn't come out while on Idol he answered to QX's Anders Öhrman: "I have always lived openly and I have stood for it all my life. And my parents have really been a fantastic support and never had any problems with it. I am fortunate to have such good parents. But when you find yourself in the spotlight, questions like "coming out" comes up again. And I did not want. It should never be forced. But now I do not feel compelled, I like it here."

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