Chingiz Mustafayev (singer)

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Chingiz Mustafayev
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Mustafayev performing in 2019
Background information
Birth nameÇingiz Mustafayev
Born (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 28)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
OriginBaku, Azerbaijan
GenresPop, folk
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2007-present

Chingiz Mustafayev (Azerbaijani: Çingiz Mustafayev; born 11 March 1991) is an Azerbaijani singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He represented Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Truth”, finishing eighth.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mustafayev was born in Moscow and moved to his parents' native Qazax, Azerbaijan when he was six years old. He learned to play the guitar and started composing his own songs while still a young boy.[2]

Career[edit]

At age 13, he moved with his mother and his brother to Baku where he auditioned for the Azerbaijani version of Pop Idol in 2007. Mustafayev won the competition, and soon became a rising star in the Azerbaijani music industry. In 2013, he represented Azerbaijan internationally in the New Wave competition in Jūrmala, Latvia. He placed 11th overall and sang along with Polina Gagarina.[3]. Three years later, Mustafayev auditioned for the sixth season of The Voice of Ukraine, however he was eliminated in the subsequent Battle Round. Since then, Chingiz has performed with his group Palmas, which meld traditional Azerbaijani and Turkish folk sounds with flamenco guitar, rock, and pop twists. In early 2019, Chingiz released the single "Tənha gəzən".[4]

On 8 March 2019, it was confirmed that Chingiz would represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Truth". He performed in the second semi-final on 16 May 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel as 18th, closing the semi-final. He placed 5th with 224 points, thus qualifying for the grand final on 18 May 2019. In the final, he placed 8th in a field of 26 participants with 302 points. This was Azerbaijan's best result, and the first time in the top 10, since 2013.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SCO
[5]
SWE
[6]
SWI
[7]
UK
Down.

[8]
"Qürbət" 2018 Non-album single
"Get"
"Tənha gəzən" 2019
"Truth" 49 91
[9]
43 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chingiz to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2019". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Chingiz - Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  3. ^ "Известны участники «Новой волны-2013»". RUS TVNET (in Russian). 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  4. ^ "Will Azerbaijan select Chingiz Mustafayev for Eurovision 2019?". Wiwibloggs. 5 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart: 24 May 2019 – 30 May 2019". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Discography Chingiz". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Discographie Chingiz". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 21". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
Preceded by
Aisel
with "X My Heart"
Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
[to be determined]