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 39)
Yerevan, Armenia, USSR
OriginYerevan, Armenia
GenresPop music
Years active1995–present
LabelsArmen Entertainment
Websitewww.armenmusic.com

Armen Gondrachyan (Armenian: Արմեն Գոնդրաչյան), better known by his stage name Armenchik (Armenian: 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]

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:

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

Live Albums:

  • 2006 Live At Kodak Theatre
  • 2008 Live At Gibson Theatre
  • 2010 Live At Nokia Theatre
  • 2014 Live In Armenia

Compilation Albums:

  • 2010 The Very Best Of

Singles:

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

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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