There are more artists named Darius: (1) Soft-pop singer from Scotland (2) Neo-progressive rock band from Germany (3) A psychedelic artist from the U.S. (4) French house artist from France. (5) A pseudonym used by Renard. (1) Darius Campbell (born 19 August 1980 in Glasgow, Scotland of Persian descendants) is a songwriter, platinum recording artist and acclaimed West End stage actor, well-known from the British TV hit show Pop Idol, from which American Idol was born.
His first, self-penned single, "Colourblind", entered the UK singles chart at number one, and his debut album went platinum under the guidance of Grammy-winning U2 producer Steve Lillywhite. Darius has had five UK Top Ten singles and he is managed by Simon Fuller. In 2006 he ended a second successful West End run in the musical Chicago playing Billy Flynn, and 2007 will see him star as Sky Masterson in the musical Guys and Dolls. Darius Danesh's professional career began playing a ten-year-old Trojan boy in the Scottish Opera's avante garde 1990s production of The Trojans.
As a teenager he then toured with the Scottish Opera in a critically acclaimed production of Carmen. After performing at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Darius faced the first of many career cross-roads. He chose to return to his studies in lieu of training his rich baritone voice for an Operatic career. While studying English Literature at Edinburgh University, a chance audition and promise of a record deal led Darius to fame on the television show Popstars.Make Darius Playlist