Armenchik

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Armenchik
Armenchik in Beirut, Lebanon in 2010
Armenchik in Beirut, Lebanon in 2010
Background information
Birth nameArmen Gondrachyan
Born (1980-08-08) August 8, 1980 (age 42)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
OriginYerevan, Armenia
GenresPop music
Years active1995–present
LabelsArmen Entertainment
Websitewww.armenmusic.com

Armen Gondrachyan (Armenian: Արմեն Գոնդրաչյան; born August 8, 1980), better known by his stage name Armenchik (Armenian: Արմենչիկ), is an Armenian-American 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, Hapet, 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]

Personal life[edit]

Armenchik married Lusine Manukyan, a Moscow Armenian in 2010.[9] They have a son named Michael, who was born in 2011.[5] He is fluent in Armenian and English and knows some Russian.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Armen & Nor Seround (1995)
  • Siro Yerker (1996)
  • Yerevan (1997)
  • Hayastanoum (1998)
  • Namak (2000)
  • Allo Dues? (2001)
  • Anunt Inche? (2003)
  • Gone Gone (2004)
  • Mi Kich - Mi Kich (2005)
  • Havatam Te Che... (2007)
  • The Road (2009)
  • The Armenians (2011)

Live albums[edit]

  • Concert (2004)
  • Live At Kodak Theatre (2005)
  • Live At Gibson Theatre (2007)
  • Live At Nokia Theatre (2010)
  • Live In Armenia (2014)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Very Best Of (2010)

Singles[edit]

  • Return (soundtrack) (2010)
  • Hents Hima (feat. Snoop Dogg) (2011)
  • Happy Birthday (2012)
  • Sers Qo Anunov (2012)
  • Mek Mek (2012)
  • Eghek Bari (2013)
  • Kiss Me (feat. Francesa Ramirez) (2013)
  • Nore Nore (2013)
  • Taq E Taq E (2014)
  • Ancir Ay Getak (feat. Harout Pamboukjian) (2014)
  • Hayastan Jan (2015)
  • True Love (2015)
  • My Story (2016)
  • Hayrik (2016)
  • Im Lousin (2016)
  • Enkerner (2016)
  • Sirel Chigites (2017)
  • She's Mine (feat. Super Sako) (2017)
  • Du Im Heqiat (2017)
  • Ushe (Remix) (feat. Super Sako) (2017)
  • Es Qez Siroum Em (2018)
  • Qo Orne (2018)
  • Hay Aghkjikner (feat. Arman Hovhannisyan) (2018)
  • Siretzi Yes Megin (2018)
  • Khelagarvum Em (2019)
  • Lav Lsir (Remix) (2019)
  • Mot Ari (feat. Lilu) (2019)
  • Zinvori Patgam (2019)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category City Result
2016 Pan Armenian Entertainment Awards Best male singer of Armenian Diaspora LA Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography". Armenchik Official Website. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. 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. Archived from the original on 14 January 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Արմենչիկ (Armenchik)" (in Armenian). Bravo.am. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Արմենչիկը որդու առջեւ պայման է դրել (Armenchik has set terms for his son)" (in Armenian). Zham.am. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Արմենչիկ (Armenchik)" (in Armenian). AV Show Production. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  7. ^ Hagopian, Michelle (9 November 2012). "Armenchik Rocks Saturday Night Dance at 2012 AYF Olympics". The Armenian Weekly. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Արմենչիկն Ամանորին համերգ "նվիրեց" (Armenchik presented a concert for the New Year)". Eritasard | Youth Online Newspaper. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Արմենչիկ եւ Լուսինե (Armenchik and Lusine)" (in Armenian). Bravo.am. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  10. ^ Solovyeva, Svetlana (24 July 2012). "Арменчик хранит все подарки поклонников (Armenchik saves the gifts from his fans)" (in Russian). TVGorod.ru. Retrieved 25 November 2012.

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