Tata Simonyan

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Tata Simonyan
Birth nameAlbert Simonyan
Born (1962-12-05) December 5, 1962 (age 58)[1]
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
GenresPop
Occupation(s)singer, song-writer
InstrumentsVoice
Years active1990s–present
Associated actsEva Rivas

Albert Simonyan (Armenian: Ալբերտ Սիմոնյան; born December 5, 1962) known professionally as Tata Simonyan (Armenian: Թաթա Սիմոնյան), is an Armenian pop singer and songwriter[2][3] widely known among the Armenian diaspora.[4] Simonyan received the title of the Honored Artist of Armenia in 2006, and was nominated for "King of Pop" in Moscow in 2008. To date, Tata has put on performances to audiences in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Holland, Belgium, Britain, France, Spain, Greece, Middle East and 45 cities in Russia. Tata has also played in several films.

Biography[edit]

Tata was born in 1962 in Yerevan. In 1977 he graduated from Yerevan V. Terian Secondary school N 60. During the school years, he studied in the accordion department of the music school. Tata started his career in 1980 with the "Cilicia" ensemble.[5] In 1996 he recorded his first album, Arena. He participated in the "Yerevan-Moscow Transit" project, where he performed with the Russian bands "Otpetie Moshenniki" and "Reflex". In 2006 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia. In 2008 his "Tata" production center together with Armenia TV company implemented the "National Star" project, the artistic director of which was Tata Simonyan. He has released eight albums for which he wrote the music and lyrics. Tata recorded duets with Lyubov Uspenskaya, Anatoly Dneprov, Kristina Orbakaite, Eva Rivas.[6] From November 2012 to April 2013, he was the coach of the Voice of Armenia project.

Discography[edit]

  • 1991 Yerekon Idjav
  • 1997 Tata & Asbarez
  • 1998 Te ach, te dzakh
  • 1999 Ov e na
  • 2001 Shaba-daba-dash
  • 2003 Andzrev e yekel
  • 2006 Tevavor qaminer
  • 2009 Amenalave du es

Filmography[edit]

  • 1996 - Our Yard[7]
  • 1998 - Our Yard 2[7]
  • 2003 - Star of Love
  • 2005 - Our Yard 3[8]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Here is chronologically the awards Simonyan has received so far.

Year Award Category City Result
2015 Armenian Pulse Music Awards Best Dance Song Yerevan Won
2010 Tashir Music Awards Best Album Amenalave Du es Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coaches of TV project «The Voice of Armenia»
  2. ^ "Armenian Festival to take place in Watertown this weekend". Boston Globe. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  3. ^ Adriaans, Rik. Sonorous Borders: National Cosmology & the Mediation of Collective Memory in Armenian Ethnopop Music. University of Amsterdam. p. 5.
  4. ^ "Tata Simonyan - United Tour". Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  5. ^ Tata's Biography, AV productions (in Armenian)
  6. ^ Biography, Radio Chanson (in Russian)
  7. ^ a b "Russian Cinema". Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  8. ^ "ArmeniaRepublika". Retrieved 11 April 2013.