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There are 4 artists that currently share the name Charizma:

1. American rapper Charles Hicks aka Charizma. Active 1988-1993
2. Swedish rock band Charizma. Active 1981-still active
3. Russian metal band Charizma. 2004-?
4. Finnish Euro Dance project.


1) Charizma is the alias of rapper Charles Hicks, born in 1973 in San José, California, USA. He is best known for his work with DJ and hip-hop producer Peanut Butter Wolf.

Charizma began rapping at the age of 14, entering school talent shows. In 1989 at the age of 16 he met 19-year-old Chris Manak or "Chris Cut", the soon-to-be Peanut Butter Wolf.

In 1990, they were signed to the Disney-owned label "Hollywood Basics". However, after recording about an album's worth of material, the only thing released by the label was a promo cassette of their song "Red Light Green Light". They left the label in 1993 which soon folded, and in that same year Charizma was shot and killed on 18th December.

10 years on, the material recorded whilst at Hollywood Basics was released under the album name Big Shots in 2003 as Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf, under Peanut Butter Wolf's own Stones Throw label.


2) Charizma are a Swedish rock band formed in Oskarshamn, Sweden in 1981. Founded by the three brothers Bo Nikolausson, Jan Nikolausson and Göran Nikolausson, the present band also includes Johan Mauritzson and Thomas Karlsson. Starting out as a hard rock trio, Charizma is now a radio-friendly rock band focusing on melodies and strong vocal elements.

The band is primarily known for their songs "Waiting (Here for you)" and "Run to God". The band also performed in the pre-selections for Eurovision Song Contest in Estonia (Eurolaul) 2004 and in Poland 2007 (Piosenka dla Europy 2007) with the song "Emily".

Charizma has toured all over the world including: USA, UK, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands and Faroe Islands.

Their latest album "Life in 3D" (2003) which contained the song "Waiting (Here for you)" went into the top 3 of the Swedish sales charts and received airplay on stations in the US. Another hit in the US Christian market is "Run to God".



Charizma formed 2004 in Russia is also Russian powermetal band which has released 2 albums Istochnik Sily (Source Of Power) on 2005 and II on 2007

Current line-up
Deymon Avramenko - vocals
Leo Fomin - guitars (ex-Master (Rus), Blaze Bomber, Valkyria (Rus), Alik Granovskiy)
Vasily Marchenko - bass (ex -Four Of A Kind, ex-Archontes)
Eduard Sharonov - guitars
Anton Zhigalin - keys (ex-Griffin)
Vlad Alekseenko - drums (ex-Arda)

Former/past member(s)
guitars: Denis Katasonov
drums: Dmitry Krivenkov (ex-Legion (Rus), Epidemia (Rus))
Roman Valeryev - guitars (ex-Epidemia (Rus), Piligrim)
Vladimir Kapyrin - keyboards
Anton Lukyanchuk - drums

bands website:

4. Finnish eurodance project.

Charizma has published photos.