Aysel Teymurzadeh

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Aysel Teymurzadeh
AySel in 2009
AySel in 2009
Background information
Also known asAySel
Born (1989-04-25) April 25, 1989 (age 33)
OriginBaku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
GenresPop, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer, actress, photomodel
Years active2005–2012
LabelsWarner Music, Sony BMG

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

She has become well known after singing the song "Always" along with Arash during the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow finishing third.


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 author and journalist 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 at Southern Arkansas University and at 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]


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 2012, Teymurzadeh married 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 was to leave the big stage and only perform on official events.[13] The couple has three children: two sons born in 2012 and 2016, and a daughter born in 2014.[14][15][16]


Aysel Teymurzadeh in 2012



Year Single Charts Album
2009 "Always" 137 92 11 2 3 18 96 98 40 47 75 4 TBA

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Russian) Day.Az. Мама Айсель Теймурзаде: «Нас с Россией и Украиной связывает очень многое»
  2. ^ a b "Eurovisionfamily.tv". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  3. ^ AySel (Azerbaijan): Biography
  4. ^ Azerbaijan: Aysel Teymurzadeh to Eurovision Archived January 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Norway in 'Fairytale' Eurovision win. RTÉ.ie. 17 May 2009. Archived September 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ ESC Radio Awards 2009 Archived December 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ APA. Aysel and Arash to give concerts in Sweden, Russia and Greece. Archived February 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ APA. Aysel: I receive many offers of marriage after the Eurovision. Archived April 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Eurovision Song Contest. Snippets: Alexander's video; ask Yohanna; Aysel's new album
  10. ^ esctoday.com. Azerbaijan: AySel stars TV commercial Archived August 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Azerbaijan Show Business Reps Appointed Jury for Danish National Selection Archived 2012-01-23 at the Wayback Machine. Vesti.az. 16 January 2012.
  12. ^ Aysel Teymurzadeh Engaged to Musician. Ayna. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.[dead link]
  13. ^ Aysel Teymurzadeh to Marry Murad Adigozalov. Yeni Musavat. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  14. ^ "Tezliklə! - ANSPRESS". Archived from the original on February 7, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  15. ^ Aysel Teymurzadeh to Become Mother Again Archived 2014-05-14 at the Wayback Machine. Vesti.az. 14 May 2014.
  16. ^ Aysel Teymurzadeh Became Mother for Third Time Archived 2017-07-28 at the Wayback Machine. Vesti.az. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  17. ^ APA. Aysel Teymourzadeh surprises her fans on eve of New Year Archived February 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Айсель Теймурзаде спела о Родине". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
  19. ^ "Певица Айсель Теймурзаде внесла новшество в свой репертуар". 16 April 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aysel Teymurzadeh at Wikimedia Commons

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Arash)
Succeeded by