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André (singer)

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André
Birth name Andrey Hovnanyan
Born Stepanakert, Republic of Artsakh
Genres Pop, folk, romance
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1995 (1995)–present
Labels Andrerecords
Website www.andre.am/

André (Armenian: Անդրե), born Andrey Hovnanyan (Armenian: Անդրեյ Հովնանյան) is an Armenian singer. He won the Best Male Singer trophy at the Armenian Music Awards in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

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Early life

At the age of three André started singing with his family as audience. Three years later he began taking piano classes, and at the age of nine he wrote his first song, which he called Prayer, showing his appreciation towards God. His professional singing career started at the age of 15 when he won the music contest Road to Renaissance. For the last few years, André has been the lead vocalist of the pop-jazz band Karabakh, with whom he has toured all over Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. He has participated in numerous music festivals in Asia, Eastern Europe and the United States, winning many of them and finishing top three in a few others. He performed a track with Australian R&B/Pop Singer Samantha Jade titled Come Back.

Armenia enters Eurovision

In 2006 he was the first artist to represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest,[1] performing one of the 37 songs in Athens. There André sang "Without Your Love", a mixture between modern Western and traditional Armenian music. The song was composed by an Armenian celebrity, Armen Martirosyan, the conductor of the Armenian Jazz Orchestra. The instrumentation and arrangement was done by one of Armenian music business' most highly regarded persons, Ara Torosyan. ARMTV presented their Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry to the public on March 15, 2006. After qualifying through the semi-final André finished in 8th place in the competition with 129 points.

Azerbaijani mass-media complained that the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest showed André's place of birth as "Nagorno-Karabakh", despite the latter being de jure part of Azerbaijan and so at the time of André's birth in 1979 (when it was then Azerbaijan SSR). As a result, the "Place of Birth" section was removed from the singer's profile.[2]

André was the spokesperson for Armenia revealing the jury result at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö.

Discography

Albums

  • Es em (It's Me) (2003)
  • My Love To You (Single) (2005)
  • Miayn Ser (Only Love) (2005)
  • Without Your Love (Single) (2006)
  • 1000x (i.e. 1000 times) (2006)
  • My Love to you (DVD) (2008)
  • Yerjankutyan Gaghtnik (2008)
  • ANDREnaline (2010)
  • Im Hogi (2014)

Awards and nominations

This is a list of the awards won by the Armenian singer André.

  • 2001 – International music contest “Golden Skif” – Donetsk, Ukraine – The first runner-up
  • 2001 – International music contest “Golden shlyager” – Mogilev, Belarus – Third runner-up
  • 2002 – International music festival "Voice of Asia" – Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 2003 – International Youth music festival “Festos” – Moscow, Russia – Golden Diploma Award
  • 2003 – Shanghai Asia International Music Festival - Shanghai, China – Excellent New Singer
  • 2003 – Armenian Song of the Year – Moscow, Russia – The greatest contributor in Armenian Music
  • 2003 – Best Song of the Year at Hit FM Radio for song “Antsa – gnatsi”
  • 2004 – World Championships of Performing Arts – Hollywood, USA – 3 golden and 1 silver medals, is found "The Champion of the world"
  • 2004 – Krunk pan-Armenian music festival – Yerevan, Armenia – Best singer of the year
  • 2004 – “Golden Qnar” contest/festival – Yerevan, Armenia – Best Song of the Year “My love to you”
  • 2005 – National Music awards – Best singer of the year
  • 2005 – Los Angeles, USA – The Key of Glendale
  • 2006 – Moscow, Russia – Person of the year
  • 2006 – Tashir 2006 – Moscow, Russia – Prize "Avance"[3]
  • 2006 – M Club Music awards – Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, USA – Best Male singer & Best Armenian International artist – The Varduhi Vardanyan Achievement Award[4]
  • 2009 – Tashir 2009 – Moscow, Russia – Singer of Decade
  • 2009 - Armenian music awards & M Club music awards - Nokia Theatre, USA - The ambassador of Armenian music

See also

References

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
none
(Debut entry)
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2006
Succeeded by
Hayko
with Anytime You Need
This page was last edited on 31 March 2018, at 17:24.
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