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Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: Շավո Օդաջյան) (born April 22 1974, Yerevan, Armenia as Shavarsh Odadjian) is the bassist for the Armenian American-based alternative metal band, System of a Down. He also scored summer blockbuster hit, "Babylon, A.D." alongside with The Rza and Hans Zimmer. He is a multi-instrumentalist, painter, DJ, and director.
In his youth, Shavo used to spend his time skateboarding and listening to punk rock and heavy metal music. He started managing the band Soil with Malakian and Tankian in 1993 after meeting them in a recording studio. In 1995, Shavo became the permanent bassist of the band. They then named themselves "System of a Down" after a poem titled "Victims of a Down" authored by bandmate Daron Malakian.
Odadjian is a popular DJ in the LA area met by "Dj Tatic", taking part in such events as the "Rock/DJ Explosion" on March 2 2001 at The Roxy in Hollywood and collaborating with bandmate Tankian on SerArt, the singer's side project with Armenian musician Arto Tunçboyacıyan.
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- In 2006, System of a Down won their first Grammy for Best hard rock performance for B.Y.O.B.
- In 2006, they won the "MTV Good Woodie Award" for their song "Question!"
- In 2006, they were #14 on the VH1 Top 40 Metal Songs with "Toxicity"
- In 2007, they were nominated for a Grammy Award in Best Hard rock performance for their song Lonely Day