Hayko

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This article is about the Armenian singer. For the Turkish Armenian singer, see Hayko Cepkin. For the Armenian legendary patriarch and founder of the Armenian nation, see Hayk. For other uses, see Hayko (disambiguation).
Hayko
Հայկո
ESC 2007 Armenia - Hayko - Anytime you need.jpg
Background information
Born 1977
Origin Yerevan, Armenia
Genres Pop, romance
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1996—present
Website hayko.am

Hayk "Hayko" Hakobyan (Armenian: Հայկ Հակոբյան) (born 1977) is an Armenian singer who won Armenia's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki. He represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest in the final with the song "Anytime You Need". The song won the eighth place in the contest.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Hayko was trained in music, later attending a the Romanos Melikyan College of Music. He attended the Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas.

  • In 1996, Hayko participated in the "Moskva 96" ("Moscow 96") festival; awarded First Prize.
  • In 1997, he won the 1st prize at the "Big Apple" festival in New York City.
  • In 1998, he was acknowledged as "The Best Author - Performer" at the "Ayo" Author's Competition.
  • In 1999, he was nominated for "The Best Singer" award.
  • In 1999, he recorded his first CD called "Romances" which represented the well-known Armenian "city" songs with a completely new and fresh interpretation.
  • In 2002, he was nominated in different categories at the Armenian Music Awards (The Best Singer, The Best Project and The Best Album) and this year became exceptional in his career. He won in all three nominations.
  • In 2003, he got an Award at the "Armenian National Music Awards" for "The best DVD".
  • In 2003, he gave his first solo concert at the "Alex Theatre" in the USA.
  • On 27 May 2003, he gave a solo performance in Yerevan and recorded a DVD called "Live Concert"
  • In 2003, he recorded his first author's CD called "Norits" ("Again").
  • He was recognized as the Best Singer 2003 and 2006 at the Armenian National Music Awards.
  • He entered the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest for Armenia with the song "Anytime You Need".

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
André
with Without Your Love
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
Succeeded by
Sirusho
with Qélé, Qélé