Adiss Harmandian

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Adiss Harmandian (in Western Armenian Ատիս Հարմանտեան) is a Lebanese-Armenian pop singer (born in Beirut, Lebanon, on January 14, 1945) who now resides in Los Angeles, United States. He is a naturalized American citizen.

He is an international pioneer of Armenian pop songs (known as Armenian estradayin music). He has received high awards and medallions from Armenia, Lebanon, USA and France for his work. The Armenian estradayin music movement started with the big Harmandian hits. The first release of estradayin music was "Dzaghigner" which was well received. "Nouné", a world Armenian hit "Karoun Karoun" was his ground breaking around the globe hit. Also notable in the genre are his songs "Ayl Atcher", "Aghtamar" and "Keshere Kesher". Harmandian has released around 30 albums. He has been a renowned song writer and composer who still travels the world, keeping Armenian pop songs alive for more than four generations.

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Harmandian has been given high religious awards as follows:

In 2005, he also received a "lifetime achievement award" at the 7th Armenian Music Awards with a certificate from the Los Angeles Council members for lifetime achievement.

At the suggestion of France's Armenian community, the then mayor of Paris Jacques Chirac honored the singer with a medal in recognition of his contributions.

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