Armenchik

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Armenchik
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Armenchik in Beirut, Lebanon in 2010
Background information
Birth name Armen Gondrachyan
Born (1980-08-08) August 8, 1980 (age 34)
Yerevan, Armenia, USSR
Origin Los Angeles
Genres Pop music
Years active 1995–present
Labels Armen Entertainment
Website www.armenmusic.com

Armen Gondrachyan (Armenian: Արմեն Գոնդրաչյան), better known by his stage name Armenchik (Արմենչիկ), is an Armenian pop singer based in Los Angeles.

Early years and career[edit]

Armen Gondrachyan was born on August 8, 1980 in Yerevan, Armenia (then part of the Soviet Union). Armen started singing at the young age. His family moved to the United States in 1989, settling in California, where a large number of Armenian Americans reside.[1] With the help of his father, Harpet, Armen successfully recorded the first album titled Armen & Nor Seround in 1995. In 1998 Armen moved back to Armenia for a year.[1] Armenchik had his first concert in 2002 in Los Angeles. Two concerts took place at the Alex theatre in Glendale, California in 2003 and 2004.[1] Armenchik had appeared at the Kodak Theatre in 2005 and 2006. Over the years, he had concerts in number of countries: Yerevan's Karen Demirchyan Complex, Russia, France, Canada, Greece, Italy, Ukraine,[2][3][4][5][6] and in many cities of the United States including Las Vegas and Boston.[7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Armenchik married Lusine Manukyan, a Moscow Armenian in 2010.[10] They have a son named Michael, who was born in 2011.[5] He is fluent in Armenian and English and knows some Russian.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums released by Armenchik since 1996:[12]

  • Armen & Nor Seround (1996)
  • Hayastanoum (1998)
  • Namak Vol 3 (2000)
  • Allo Dues? (2001)
  • Anunt Inche? (2003)
  • Gone Gone (2004)
  • Mi Kich - Mi Kich (2005)
  • Armen at KODAK (2006)
  • Havatam Te Che... (2007)
  • Armen at Gibson (2008)
  • The Road (2009)
  • Armen at NOKIA (2010)
  • The Armenians (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography". Armenchik Official Website. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Armenchik". Le Parisien. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Muradyan, Vlad (23 June 2009). "Արմենչիկը չի պատրաստվում հրաժարվել "չիկ"-ից (Armenchik isn't giving up the "-chik")". Aravot. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ (Armenian) "Արմենչիկ (Armenchik)". Bravo.am. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b (Armenian) "Արմենչիկը որդու առջեւ պայման է դրել (Armenchik has set terms for his son)". Zham.am. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  6. ^ (Armenian) "Արմենչիկ (Armenchik)". AV Show Production. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "ARMENCHIK LIVE IN LAS VEGAS". Las Vegas Event Seeker. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Hagopian, Michelle (9 November 2012). "Armenchik Rocks Saturday Night Dance at 2012 AYF Olympics". The Armenian Weekly. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Արմենչիկն Ամանորին համերգ "նվիրեց" (Armenchik presented a concert for the New Year)". Eritasard | Youth Online Newspaper. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  10. ^ (Armenian) "Արմենչիկ եւ Լուսինե (Armenchik and Lusine)". Bravo.am. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  11. ^ (Russian) Solovyeva, Svetlana (24 July 2012). "Арменчик хранит все подарки поклонников (Armenchik saves the gifts from his fans)". TVGorod.ru. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Armenchik albums". Parseghian Records. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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