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Andy at a Washington, DC concert, January 2009
|Native name||آندرانیک مددیان
|Also known as||اندی
April 22, 1958 |
|Genres||Dance, dance pop, pop, rock, soft rock|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar|
|Labels||Pars Video, Caltex, Taraneh, Avang Music, Cherokee Music Group|
Andranik Madadian (Persian: آندرانیک مددیان, Armenian: Անդրանիկ Մադադյան), better known by his stage name, Andy (Persian: اندی, Armenian: Էնդի), is a famous Armenian-Iranian singer-songwriter. He is a naturalized American and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Duo in Andy & Kouros
Andy & Kouros released 4 albums together: Khastegary (1985), Parvaz (1988), the hugely successful album Balla!, and finally Goodbye (1991). The two split in 1992, with both Andy and Kouros going on to have successful individual solo careers. The two reunited several times after that point. In 2002 and 2004 they performed together for a sold-out audience in San Jose, California. In 2009, Andy & Kouros they went on an international tour together in the Iranian diaspora, and performed together again in May, 2010. They also appeared together on a music video by Farez remaking their hit "Niloufar".
Andy has released 15 albums as a solo artist.
On June 24, 2009, Andy, Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi recorded a version of the Leiber and Stoller standard Stand by Me, described by producer Don Was as a "worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran". The Persian introduction is done by both Andy and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as the rest of the song which continues in English. The record was produced by Don Was and John Shanks and was registered at Henson Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Andy & Kouros
|1985||Khastegary||Three of us
Don't Go Away
* Dokhtar Irooni
* Ghasre Kaghazi
|First solo album|
|1993||Laili||* Yeh Roozi Tange Ghoroobe Asemoon||Collaboration — featuring Bijan Mortazavi and Hassan Shamaizadeh|
* Cheshmaye Naaz
* Naaze Naaz
* Dokhtare Bandar
* Peike navid
|1998||Silk Road||* Az Khod Gozashteh
* Orere Seero
* Melli Poosha
|1999||Ghahremanane Vatan||* Ghahremanane Vatan||Collaboration / Single — featuring Leila Forouhar and Dariush|
|1999||Nune||* Chera Ashegh Shodam||Single|
|2000||And My Heart...||* Yalla
|Solo album — including 7 songs in Persian, 1 in English, 1 in Spanish, 1 in Armenian, 1 in Arabic, and 1 in Hindi|
|2000||And My Heart...||* Yalla
* Hotel California
|Solo album — American Edition - including 7 songs in Persian, 3 in English, 2 in Spanish, 2 in Armenian, 1 in Arabic, and 1 in Hindi, a Persian version of the Eagles' Hotel California is added.|
|2001||Yaran||Collaboration — featuring Pyruz, Paksima, and Hamid Nadiri|
|2002||Khalvate Man||* Negahe avval
|Solo album — including 4 remixes of the 2000-hit Rayhan|
|2003||Orere Seero||* Orere Seero
* Garoun Garouneh
|Solo album — Andy's first all-Armenian album|
* Salame Asheghouneh
* Ghesseye Baran
|Solo album — Salame Asheqouneh and Leiliye Sahraei are featured in the Oscar nominated motion picture House of Sand and Fog.|
|2006||City of Angels||* Mohem Nabood
* Gole Bandar
* Daram Miram Beh Tehran
|Solo album — 11 original songs and 5 remixes on 2 CDs, a cover of the song Marde Tanha originally sung by Farhad as well as a remix by Nami are found on the first and second CD, respectively. An edited version of the song Tanine Solh written by Leila Kasra and sung by Andy, Kouros, Fataneh, Moein, Morteza, and Hayedeh is done. Daram Miram Beh Tehran is featured as the soundtrack of the animated film Babak and Friends - A First Norooz.|
|Solo album — 13 original songs and 3 remixes|
- The Journey
- Orere Seero
- City of Angels
- Andy Live at the Kodak Theatre
|2003||House of Sand and Fog||Wedding Singer|
|2005||The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam||Ali Ben-Sabbah|
|2010||Lost Journey: Lost Journey||mr.zand|
Andy married his longtime girlfriend and artist Shani on November 11, 2011. Around 1992, the couple began working and touring together. Then suddenly, they discovered Shani had ovarian cancer. She had a hysterectomy and is doing well. The couple is associated with cancer-related charities and has performed together for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
- "Weekend Forecast". Los Angeles Times. 2007.
- "BBC فارسی - ايران - بون جووی و اندی در حمایت از تظاهرکنندگان ایرانی خواندند". Bbc.co.uk. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
- "Report: Andy & Shani’s Wedding (Photos)". Nabz.com. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
- "ANDY — Music + Charity = Millions of Fans". ABILITY Magazine (Andy Madadian Issue). Jun/Jul 2013.
- Tehran Magazine. Choose the Best: Andy, Mansour, or Shahram Kashani Issue 476. Page 72-76