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FULL NAME: Dibesh Pokharel AKA Arthur Gunn
HOMETOWN: Kathmandu, Nepal
BIRTHDAY: October 24, 1997
AGE: 26
BIO: Arthur Gunn rose to fame after his 2019 American Idol audition video went viral. Gunn was a clear fan favorite throughout season 18, finishing as runner-up. This singer’s journey wasn’t over with season 18, he was asked to return in the season 19 comebacks and finished in the Top 7.

Gunn’s family immigrated to Witcha, Kansas in 2008 when he was 11 years old, but he stayed in Nepal to finish school. Gunn began taking music seriously in 2012 and eventually moved to Kansas in 2014. He began using his stage name in 2018 when he recorded music.

After American Idol, Gunn has maintained his popularity. After his time on the series concluded, he released six singles and one EP. His latest album was released in April 2022.

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