Sirusho is a name every Armenian knows. Everyone loves her. Even if they don’t, they still know her. There is no one person who is indifferent. Find information about her as well as songs such as Pregomesh and the song for Eurovision 2008, Qele Qele.
Sirusho is a very famous Armenian singer.
She performs pop, soul, as well as Armenian folk-pop music. Sirusho is, perhaps, the most famous Armenian singers of current epoch.
Do you know how she became so popular?
Keep up with us to know everything and even more about Sirusho and her art.
Sirusho (full name Siranush Harutyunyan) was born in 1987, to the family of artists. Her father is Hrachya Harutyunyan and mother, Syuzan Margaryan. Her mom was one of the most famous singers of Armenian SSR of 1980s. And her father is a famous actor and director of both theater and film.
Some people consider the fact that Sirusho was born into the family of a very famous artists to be the warrant of her future success. This is both true and not. She wouldn’t have been where she is not if it weren’t for her hard work and love of music.
Her parents did play a role in her career by encouraging her to do what she loved doing the most- composing songs and singing.
She got married with Levon Kocharyan, the son of the second Armenian president Robert Kocharyan. Now they have two sons. They are a bright example of a traditional loving family.
Sirusho’s Professional Career
So, Sirusho’s career started very early. She got her first award at the age of 9 for her song “Lusabats”. Her first album was released in 2000. The album was called “Hima” (translated as Now).
In 2005, Sirusho was awarded “The Future of Armenian Music” and “Best Album” (for the album “Sheram”) and “Best Female Performer” in Armenian National Music Awards.
Despite the success in her career, she reached international recognition in 2008 when she was chosen as the spokesperson of Armenia in Eurovision Song Contest 2008. She represented Armenia in Eurovision with the song “Qele Qele”.
Qele Qele immediately became a hit in Armenia and several other European countries. It is said, the song was greatly popular especially with the greek-speaking areas. Sirusho’s success in Eurovision is the top result for Armenia so far.
Her other very successful songs were “PreGomesh”, “Havatum em”, “Erotas”, “Time to pray” just to name a few.
With all of her career Sirusho has been releasing her personal TV show, called SiruShow. It shows her life, but it is mostly about her professional career and less about her personal life.
In general, Sirusho doesn’t like making her personal life publish. She is especially protective of her sons.
The Discography of Sirusho and Her Most Famous Songs
Sirusho does have quite a lot of very successful and top songs. Here we have collected the best of the best for you to choose from. But, in any case, feel free to choose all of them, because they truly are unique in their own way.
Sirusho Song #1: Qele Qele
Qele-Qele could be translated as “Let’s go, let’s go” from Armenian. Sirusho co-wrote this song with an Armenian producer H. A. Der-Hovhannisyan (aka Der-Hova).
The song Qele Qele is the one that actually brought international fame to her. She represented Armenia in Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with this song. It was a huge success. She finished the 4th out of 24 finalists.
Actually, this song is the first with the number of 12 points received out of all the songs Armenia represented in this contest through the years.
Everyone in Armenia was fond of this song. It was playing everywhere, in the clubs, in the cars and out in the streets. This was a very big hit.
Sirusho Song #2: PreGomesh
Another very successful song of Sirusho’s is PreGomesh. The song was released as a single in 2012. Before the release, Sirusho told her fans the new single coming out was influenced by Kimotas’ “Lorva Gutanerg”, which is an old Armenian folk song.
Sirusho also released a series of handcrafted silver jewelry, with the name of her single, Pregomesh. This line of jewelry is to preserve the traditional Armenian culture and craftsmanship mixing it with the modern trends.
PreGomesh did take Sirusho’s career to a whole new level. The quality of the music video the style of the song were all new and much better than they used to be. Plus, Sirusho was basically a shining star in this music video. She was at her best.
Sirusho Song #3: Mi Togh Indz Menak
Mi togh indz menak literally translates as Don’t leave me alone. This song is more of a pop and rock fusion.
The song was composed by Sirusho and the music video was directed by Sirusho production. The music video was filmed in Yerevan underground. Actually, it did turn out to be a rather interesting, catchy and very stylish music video so many people liked.
The song, as the name suggests, is about the solitude in crowds. The music video perfectly illustrates the lyrics of the song and their hidden meaning.
Sirusho Song #4: Zartonk
Zartonk (“Awakening”) is the latest song released by Sirusho. It is included in the latest music album of Sirusho called “Armat” (“Root”). All the songs included in this album have patriotic motives.
So is the song Zartonk. Sirusho goes on a journey with Armenian fedayees.
Fedayees are irregular organizations of armed civilians who formed self-defense units during various times of Armenian history. Fedayees used to sing nationalistic songs, which were bringing up the spirit of those fighting.
Zartonk is kind of a fedayee song, because the main point of this song is to bring and cheer up the national spirit. It is very fun to listen to this song and dance some Armenian national dances.
Sirusho’s Latest Album
On October 29, Sirusho release her latest album Armat. As we already mentioned one of the songs of this album, we have to mention that almost all of the songs in this album do include some motivational and national motives.
This album was a much expected one, because it has been 6 years since Sirusho’s last album. The audience was very accepting of this album, especially in the context of the frozen conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed regions of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
To be honest, some of the songs included in “Armat” are very “strange”, if it is the right word. If you listen to the song “Ankanon” (“Irregular), you will get what we mean by strange.
Every artist comes to a point when they have to express themselves with a type of music only they will understand. Perhaps “Ankanon” is that music Sirusho has tried as a new way of expressing her musical talant.
Anyways, Sirusho is a very talented Armenian singer, who has so much more to offer to her fans. And the fans are always loyal to her, waiting impatiently for new singles and albums.
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