|Full Name||Arthur Gunn|
|Birth Name||Dibesh Pokharel|
|Father Name||Datram Pokharel|
|Mother Name||Maiya Pokharel|
|Date of Birth||October 24,1997|
Arthur Gunn is a Wichita, Kansas based singer-songwriter who is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. The young singer is known for his textured, sandpapery vocals.
Arthur Gunn is a singer-songwriter who gained recognition from American Idol.
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Gunn was already in the music scene with albums such as Grahan and KHOJ; however he got worldwide recognition after he was selected as a top twenty finalist on the eighteenth season of the "American Idol."
Arthur Gunn was born as Dibesh Pokharel on October 24, 1997, in Kathmandu, Nepal. So, as of May 2020, he is 22 years old.
Arthur Gunn with his family in Kansas.
Gunn, after completing his high school from Kathmandu, emigrated to Wichita, Kansas, alongside his family. His family members include parents, Datram Pokharel and Maiya Pokharel, and four sisters.
There is no doubt, Gunn is quickly becoming a American heartthrob with his smooth voice and loving personality, and millions of girls all across want to date him. But is there someone who has already taken his heart?
Arthur Gunn won many hearts because of his smooth voice.
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Well, it looks like that is not the case. The Kansas resident is not linked to anyone. Also, there is no hint on his social media that suggests he is in a relationship. So, most probably, he is currently single at the moment and focused in his career.
Arthur Gunn started singing from a young age. He would sing along to any song he would hear on radio or TV. After his mother bought him his first guitar, he started practicing guitar as well. But for Gunn, then Pokharel singing was just a hobby.
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Gunn started taking music seriously when he moved to Wichita, Kansas and was introduced to bluegrass and country music, which interested him a lot. After befriending some musician, he started playing in the city's coffeehouses. Later he started traveling and played on the street corners in major cities of the USA, including New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Gunn early in his career played songs on the street of major cities of the USA.
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After gaining experience and saving money, Gunn released his debut album Grahan in 2018. During his time, he started using his stage name, Arthur Gunn.
The singer has explained the meaning behind his chosen name. According to him,
" The name was chosen somewhat randomly, but it starts with art, I am fascinated with art in every form and outcomes it can create. 'Hur' is a biblical name, which means ‘Hole,’ nothing religious, though. Meanwhile, ‘Gunn’ symbolizes battle.”
Gunn's debut album Grahan features eight-song of Nepali language. In 2018, he went to Nepal to promote the album, and while there, he recorded new songs including 'Ma', 'Khoj,' and 'Karnali (The River),' which became the part of his new album KHOJ which was released in 2019.
Gunn, upon the recommendation of his friends, auditioned for American Idol season eighteen. He impressed the judges, Katy Perry, Luke Byran, and Lionel Richie in the first audition with his rendition of Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater.
Not only were judges impressed, but Gunn quickly became a fan favorite. His audition video on YouTube has more than seven million views, and the comments below are mostly positive, with some predicting he would be the Next American Idol.
After a fantastic audition, Gunn kept his performance consistent, and he smoothly reached to showcase round, which determines the top 20.
The round was performed in front of a live audience at Aulani resort in Kapolei, Hawaii. He sang Bob Marley's Is This Love, which left the audience asking for more. Without hesitation, the judges selected him for the top 20. Judge Lionel Richie even revealed that advancing him to the top twenty was one of the easiest decisions the judges had to make.
Arthur Gunn in Hawaii performing Bob Marley's, 'Is This Love.'
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After the selection of top twenty, the contestants were sent home due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, and taping was suspended. After two weeks of fill-in episodes, the production of the show resumed.
On April 26, 2020, a episode was released where the contestants sang from their home, and the audience was asked to vote for their performance. Gunn once again impressed with his rendition of the 1951 song Love Machine by Wynonie Harris.
The result of the last episode will be out on May 3, 2020, and the top ten will be selected. Many think Gunn would proceed to the next round without any problem because of his national and international fan following.
Gunn before entering American Idol was just a local musician who performed at coffee houses and nightclubs. Also, his albums were not commercially successful. Thus there is no surprise his current net worth is in four digits.
Arthur Gunn is now a known face and can earn handsomely in future.
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However, there is also a chance that the singer's net worth increases significantly in the coming years because of American Idol. For first, if he wins the American Idol, he will get $250,000 for turning in a completed album, plus $1,000 weekly while recording the album and $1,000 for every master recording delivered. Also, he will get a 15% royalty.
Even if Gunn doesn't win the show, his earnings are going to rise significantly. He is now a known face with millions of fans. So performance in a local place can also pay him handsomely. Also, he can earn well from the tour.
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