Aysel Teymurzadeh

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AySel in 2009
Background information
Also known as AySel
Born (1989-04-25) April 25, 1989 (age 25)
Origin Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) singer, actress, photomodel
Years active 2005 – 2012
Labels Warner Music, Sony BMG
Associated acts Arash
Website http://www.aysel.com/

Aysel Teymurzadeh (Azerbaijani: Aysel Məhəmməd qızı Teymurzadə; born 25 April 1989, Baku) is an Azerbaijani pop and R&B singer.

Biography[edit]

Aysel was born in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, the youngest of the three daughters of a journalist and university professor. She is a descendant of the nineteenth-century Azerbaijani publicist Hasan bey Zardabi. Her maternal grandmother was half-Russian, half-Ukrainian.[1] Aysel started to sing at the age of four and the piano became her passion since childhood.

Aysel graduated from the Intellect Lyceum in Baku and attended Texas High School (Texarkana, Texas) in 2005–2006. Within days of her arrival in the United States, she signed up for the local choir and began training for young vocalists competitions.[2] While in the U.S., Aysel won three gold medals at contests held in the Southern Arkansas University and in the University of Texas at Austin.[2] In 2005, she participated in Season 4 of the national song contest Yeni Ulduz ("New Star"). As of January 2009, Teymurzadeh was majoring in International Relations at the Azerbaijan University of Languages.[3]

Eurovision[edit]

Aysel with Arash in the green room during the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.

In January 2009, Teymurzadeh was selected internally by İTV to represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia along with Iranian-Swedish singer Arash[4] with the song "Always". Aysel became the first female singer to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest and only the second act ever to do so. On May 16, 2009, Aysel Teymurzadeh and Arash finished third with 207 points, among the 25 performers that qualified for the Eurovision grand final.[5]

Aysel together with Arash became the winner of the 4th Annual ESC Radio Awards in the category of the Best Group.[6]

After Eurovision[edit]

On May 28, Teymurzadeh announced going on a European tour with Arash, involving concerts in countries such as Sweden, Greece and Russia.[7] Upon return she announced that together with Arash and his team she is working on an album, which will be released by Sony BMG and Warner Music.[8][9] The date of release is unknown.

She starred in a high profile TV commercial for Danone yogurts, which was broadcast on Azerbaijani and Georgian TV channels.[10]

In 2012, Aysel Teymurzadeh was among five musicians from Azerbaijan chosen as the jury in the Danish national selection of the 2012 Eurovision contestant.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In May 2012, Teymurzadeh got engaged to Murad Adigozalov, 39, director of the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Society and divorced father of two children.[12] According to some sources, her plan after marriage is to leave the big stage and only perform on official events.[13] In December 2012, Teymurzadeh gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter.[14] In May 2014, it was reported that Aysel Teymurzadeh was five months pregnant with the couple's second child.[15] In September 2014, the couple had a son.[16]

Discography[edit]

Aysel Teymurzadeh in 2012

Singles[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Single Charts Album
UK EUR TUR GRE SWE NOR GER SUI CZE SLK RUS UKR
2009 "Always" 137 92 11 2 3 18 96 98 40 47 75 4 TBA

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Elnur & Samir
with Day After Day
Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Arash)
2009
Succeeded by
Safura
with Drip Drop