Publicat la 14.12.2012
Siranush Harutyunyan (born on Jan.07,1987), better known as Sirusho , is an Armenian pop singer. She began her music career singing live in Canada, in the Armenian diaspora music scene, when she was seven years old and, at the age of nine, she received an Armenian Music Award for her song "Lusabats". Her first studio album, Sirusho, was released in 2000, and its follow-up, Sheram, in 2005. In the same year, she was awarded The Future of Armenian Music, Best Album and Best Female Performer awards in the first Armenian National Music Awards. The BBC describes her success as making her a "national treasure" in Armenia, and its news service has gone on to report that she is popular in both Armenia and "throughout the Armenian diaspora throughout the world". She currently studies diplomacy in Yerevan State University, having majored in international relations.
Sirusho also sings in the Greek language and, in April 2009, released her first Greek single "Erotas" in Armenia, Greece and Cyprus. The song is an up-tempo dance record with heavy Greek laiko musical influences which is apparent from the dancing and dress in the music video.Sirusho performed the song for first time live at Thessaloniki and then at Tashir Armenian Awards ceremony in April 2009.
Sirusho reached international recognition after becoming the Armenian spokesperson for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest and the Armenian representative for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest held in Belgrade, Serbia.She co-wrote and performed the song "Qélé, Qélé", with the Armenian hook and music composed and produced by H.A. Der-Hovagimian. The song finished in fourth place behind the Greek entry "Secret Combination". It became very popular in Greek-speaking areas, especially the 'Yerevan Remix' in Greek clubs, and was frequently played on London Greek Radio in the United Kingdom, and in an episode of the Greek and Cypriot X Factor television series.
1987-2004: Early life and career beginnings
Sirusho was , in a family of artists. Her father, Hrachya Harutyunyan is a renowned actor and director while her mother, Syuzan Margaryan, is a reputable singer widely popular in the country. They both are Honored Artists of Armenia.
Sirusho's first encounter with singing and music was when she was ten months old. At the age of two she began singing full songs. One of the songs that Sirusho performed as a child was "Lusabats", an Armenian folk song written at the start of the 20th century by Komitas. At the age of 7 Sirusho began to write her own music, as well as lyrics in Armenian and English. She was 8 years old when she greeted her first big crowd.
2005-2007: Sheram and Hima
After performing soul and pop music for most of her music career, Sirusho decided to work on an album presenting Armenian folk gusan songs by Gusan Sheram. It was titled Sheram and was released to the public in the same year. The album also included the lead single "Shorora" which eventually became a national hit. In 2005, Sheram was awarded the Best Album of the Year award at the Armenian National Music Awards.
Sirusho received her fourth Best Female Artist award at the 2008 Armenian National Music Awards, where she had obtained her first award in 2005, and had promised to continue her "rise". She has received several other awards for her songs and music videos during this year.
In February 2010, Sirusho performed at the Armenian national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2010, singing her new song Havatum em (English: I Believe). Havatum em was written by Sirusho. At the end of February she was invited to Malta as a special guest to perform at the Maltese Eurovision selection. During the visit she was also a guest on most popular local TV shows and took part in the Maltese annual charity, performing Havatum em.
Sirusho's fourth official studio album, Havatum em, was released in summer 2010 along with new singles from it. The record includes previously released songs Erotas, the title track, Time to Pray, other new songs, as well as the songs that she had written for the Armenian national final for Eurovision 2008. During an interview in Malta with esctoday.com, Sirusho was asked whether she would return to the Eurovision Song Contest, and she said that if people and her fanbase want her to go, she will return to represent Armenia again. On 11 June 2011 Sirusho will had a live concert in Lyon, France.
On September 9, 2011, the first single from Sirusho's upcoming studio album, "I Like It", was released to iTunes. The official music video made its debut on November 11. The album is scheduled for late 2012 release.
One year later, on December 10, 2012, Sirusho unveiled the new single "PreGomesh". A dance track she penned with the musical inspiration of an original folk song "Lorva Gutanerg". An elaborated music video was shot for the occasion, featuring the singer in various dance routines and traditional outfits. https://www.facebook.com/sirusho