Alanas Chošnau

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Alanas Chošnau
Birth nameAlanas Ibrahimas Chošnau
Born (1974-07-11) July 11, 1974 (age 44)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1992–present
LabelsMonaco Production, Melodija
Associated actsNaktinės personos

Alanas Ibrahimas Chošnau (born July 11, 1974) is a Lithuanian singer and songwriter of Lithuanian and Iraqi Kurdish origin.[1] In 1992 – 2001 he was the frontman of the band Naktinės Personos. He owns the 'Best Performer of the Year' , 'Best Song', 'Best Video', 'Golden Disc' awards.[2][3] Alanas is continuously named as one of the most played solo artists of Lithuania.


Alanas Chošnau was born to a Lithuanian mother and Iraqi Kurdish father[1] in Vilnius, Lithuania. The family—Alanas with his parents and sister Greta—lived in Baghdad, Iraq until Chošnau's mother died in 1983.[4] The 8 year old Alanas returned to Lithuania and was raised by his grandparents. However, his then teenaged sister was left in Baghdad with their father.[4] Thus Alanas grew up speaking the Arabic language and only later learned the Lithuanian language.[5] Tragic family split was not enough for the destiny. The long lasting Iraq–Iran war separated Alanas from his father and sister for a long time...

Despite all of the difficult times and severe emotions, Alanas established the pop music group Naktinės Personos along with Aras Vėberis in 1992. Alanas performed as the frontman singer of Naktinės Personos over 10 years until the group split in 2001. Naktinės Personos released 10 albums and 2 singles with multiple awards the 'Band of the Year' and 'Album of the Year'. It was a trully successful band. In 1997, while on a band tour across Lithuania, Chošnau crashed his car and severely injured his neck paralyzing the legs.[6] Fortunately after a long treatment in a hospital and rehabilitation center he fully recovered and returned to the music. Since 2001 Alanas Chošnau continues his career as a solo artist. He has released 8 albums and few singles for now.

In 2003, he released his debut solo album Pusiau atmerktos akys, which was sold in a more than 10,000 copies in 3 months and was certified 'Golden',[7] followed by Mintimis su tavimi, which was also certified 'Golden'.[8] The same year Chošnau was nominated for the Bravo Award as the Male Singer of the Year.[9] With his song Light Up The World, he came second in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005.[10] Along with Delfinai and SKAMP, Chošnau warmed up The Black Eyed Peas concert in Vingis Park sponsored by mobile operator Tele2 on May 30, 2005.[11][12] In the Eurovision selection for 2007 and 2008, he was a member of the jury.[13][14]

In 2002 Alanas participated in reality show Akvariumas-2, where celebrity contestants lived in a glass house built near the popular shopping mall Akropolis in Vilnius.[15] Other reality shows included Džiunglės on TV3 (survival competition in Malaysian jungles)[16] in 2004, Šok su žvaigžde! (Lithuanian installment of Dancing with the Stars) in 2007,[17] and Žvaigždžių duetai on LNK (singing competition of celebrity duos) in 2008.[18] His song Kur gimsta lašai, released in the third solo album, became the theme song of Džiunglės.[19] In 2008, Chošnau played the artist (as himself) in a Lithuanian movie 5 dienų avantiūra ('Five Days Affair').[20]

Currently, with respect to the fact that Naktinės Personos split without the farewell concerts, Alanas and Aras decided to recover the band with a grand touring project 'After 20 Years' in 2014. The tour was greatly popular, therefore Naktinės Personos continues touring across Lithuania in 2014–2015.[21]

In 2010 Alanas met his future wife Valda Rukstelyte (now Valda Chosnau) in Vilnius and married her in 2011. They have two kids: son Augustas Alanas Chosnau (born 2012 Feb) and daughter Izabele Atene Chosnau (born 2013 Nov).


  • Albums
  • 1993 / Muzika ir daugiau (Music and More)
  • 1994 / Ramiai (Peacefully)
  • 1995 / Tiems, kurie mūsų negirdi (For Those Who Don't Hear Us)
  • 1996 / Pažvelk kitaip (Take a Different Look)
  • 1996 / Tikras garsas (Live)
  • 1997 / Sexta (Sexta)
  • 1998 / Atvirai (Honestly)
  • 1999 / 9 dainos (Nine Songs)
  • 2000 / Diena. Naktis (The Day. The Night)
  • 2001 / Šilko kelias (Silky Way)
  • Singles
  • 1997 / Kelyje (On the Road)
  • 1998 / Ša la la (Sha-la-la)
  • Main Achievements
  • 1997 / The Best Band of the Year (Radiocentras Music Awards)
  • 1997 / The Best Song of the Year "Sukasi ratu" (Radiocentras Music Awards)
  • 1998 / The Best Band of the Year (Bravo Music Awards)
  • 1998 / The Concert of Naktinės Personos attracts 30 000 fans
  • 1999 / The Best Band of the Year (Radiocentras Music Awards)
  • 1999 / The Best Band of the Year (Bravo Music Awards)
  • Albums
  • 2003 / Pusiau atmerktos akys (Half-Open Eyes)
  • 2003 / Mintimis su tavimi (With You In My Mind)
  • 2005 / Iš dangaus (Out of the Sky)
  • 2005 / Akustinis koncertas tamsoje (Acoustic Concert in the Dark)
  • 2007 / Aš kaip ir tu (Me Like You)
  • 2008 / Geriausios dainos (The Greatest Hits)
  • 2009 / Geri laikai (Good times)
  • Main Achievements
  • 2003 / The Golden Disc Award for the album Pusiau atmerktos akys (Half-Open Eyes)
  • 2003 / The Best Song of the Year for the song ‘Laiškas ant sniego’ (Letter on the Snow) (Lithuanian National Radio Awards)
  • 2004 / The Best Performer of the Year (Radiocentras Music Awards)
  • 2004 / The Golden Disc Award for the album ‘Mintimis su tavimi’ (With You in My Mind)
  • 2004 / The Best Male Video ‘Meilė tau’ (My Love for You) (Tango TV Music Awards)
  • 2005 / President of the children and youth music festival ‘We are the World’
  • 2006/ The Best Performer of the Year (Radiocentras Music Awards)
  • 2006 / The Best Performer of the Year (Lithuanian JP Music Awards)
  • 2008 / Silver Microphone Award in “Celebrity Duos Show” (LNK TV)


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  2. ^ ""Radiocentro apdovanojimai 2006" - "cirkas" scenoje" (in Lithuanian). 2006-01-29. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  3. ^ "Daugiausia "Radiocentro" ordinų - "B'Avarijai"" (in Lithuanian). 2004-02-01. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  4. ^ a b "Alano ateitis - Irake?" (in Lithuanian). 2005-03-01. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  5. ^ Muzikos žinios (2005-07-20). "Alanas Chošnau mokosi arabų kalbos" (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  6. ^ "Juodoji Lietuvos muzikantų autoįvykių kronika" (in Lithuanian). 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  7. ^ "Alano Chošnau pirmasis solinis albumas tapo auksiniu" (in Lithuanian). 2003-06-10. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  8. ^ "Muzikantai pradėjo naują gyvenimo etapą". Kauno diena (in Lithuanian). 2004-10-01.
  9. ^ ""Bravo" apdovanojimų metu koncertuos ankstesnių metų laureatai" (in Lithuanian). 2004-02-25. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  10. ^ ELTA (2005-02-26). "Į "Euroviziją" Kijeve važiuos Laura ir "The lovers"" (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  11. ^ Tele2 (2005-05-03). ""Tele2" į Lietuvą atviliojo prestižinių "Grammy" apdovanojimų laimėtoją" (in Lithuanian). Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  12. ^ Intervid (2005-06-02). "Stano saugojo drauges nuo "Black Eyed Peas" muzikantų" (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  13. ^ Augūnaitė, Diana (2007-03-03). "Į "Euroviziją" lietuviai siunčia "4Fun"" (in Lithuanian). Archived from the original on 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  14. ^ Aleksynaitė, Kristina (2008-01-26). "Paaiškėjo visi "Eurovizijos" finalo dalyviai" (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  15. ^ "Realybės šou "Akvariumas-2" nugalėtoja - Džordana Butkutė" (in Lithuanian). 2002-12-21. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  16. ^ "Lietuviai "Džiunglėse" stos į kovą su latviais ir estais" (in Lithuanian). 2004-09-06. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  17. ^ "A.Chošnau paliko "Šok su žvaigžde!"" (in Lithuanian). 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  18. ^ "Paaiškėjo visos "Žvaigždžių duetų" poros". Lietuvos rytas (in Lithuanian). 2008-01-24. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  19. ^ "Albumas apie svajones ir siekius". Kauno diena (in Lithuanian). 2004-09-17.
  20. ^ Žukauskaitė, Viltė (2008-09-16). "Komedija "5 dienų avantiūra" – lietuviška "Amerikietiško pyrago" versija" (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  21. ^ All the information may be found here: &

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