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Birthname: Shahnourh Varinag Aznavouria
Nationality: Armenian
Born: May 22 1924


Biography

Charles AZNAVOUR, who with the recent death of Frank Sinatra is the last of the great legend and was recently named by TIME Magazine and CNN 100 Online Poll as the Entertainer of the Century.

Born in Paris of Armenian parents, he made his stage debut, dancing and acting, at age nine, and except for a period during World War II when he hawked newspapers on Paris’ boulevards (and developed the famous “grenouille” in his throat) he has never been offstage since.

His first song “J’ai bu” (I drank) won the Record of the Year Award. His songs continue, success upon success, and many of the ... Read more

Charles AZNAVOUR, who with the recent death of Frank Sinatra is the last of the great legend and was recently named by TIME Magazine and CNN 100 Online Poll as the Entertainer of the Century.

Born in Paris of Armenian parents, he made his stage debut, dancing and acting, at age nine, and except for a period during World War II when he hawked newspapers on Paris’ boulevards (and developed the famous “grenouille” in his throat) he has never been offstage since.

His first song “J’ai bu” (I drank) won the Record of the Year Award. His songs continue, success upon success, and many of the world’s greatest singers have recorded and performed his music, including Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey, Fred Astaire, Liza Minnelli, and many other stars.

His first screen role in “La Tête contre les murs” (Head against the walls) won the Crystal Star Award, a French equivalent of the “Oscars”, and preceded sixty other roles in films such as “Shoot the Piano Player”, “Tomorrow is my turn”, “Taxi for Tobrouk”, “The Devil and the Ten Commandments”, “The Adventurers”, “The Tin Drum”, “The Truth about Charlie” and “Ararat”.

Although his triumphs are now legendary, stardom evaded Charles Aznavour until he was thirty years old. It was not until he appeared on stage in a Casablanca Vaudeville house, following an almost fatal car accident that he became a star. “I caught on” says the man who repeated the triumph at Paris’ Alhambra Theatre so that a French critic reported “France has been Aznavouried”. His first Broadway engagement inspired Walter Kerr to write “Charles Aznavour is as vibrant as five Beatles” and Time Magazine to report “Aznavour is the perfect salesman for his own work; his words are the pleas of any poor devil, sung in the poor devil’s voice”. Aznavour himself says “My face is the face of anybody”. Unlike many other songwriters, he insists upon many of his lyrics being translated into the language of the country in which he is performing. He sings with a voice which the French describe as “Après l’Amour”.

In 1988, following the devastating earthquake in Armenia, he founded with Lévon Sayan the movement “Aznavour for Armenia” and 89 artists joined him to record “For you Armenia” to raise relief funds, and the record was at the top of the charts within one week, remaining there for sales to quickly top two million records in France only.

In 1975, he had written the song “They fell” in remembrance of the Armenian victims of the genocide during World War I. He has made frequent trips to Armenia since then, and in 1993 the Armenian President named him Ambassador-at-Large and Ambassador at the Unesco for the newly created Republic of Armenia.

In 1996, he returned to Armenia again for the fifth anniversary of the new republic and for the thirtieth anniversary of his first concert there. He became also a member of the “Hall of Fame” in 1996.

In 1997, Jacques Chirac, the French President, awarded the “Legion of Honour” to Charles Aznavour who was admitted with the rank of Officer. He performs at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, from November 4th to January 4th, 1998. Straight away a Tour all over France, Belgium and Switzerland, until April 1998.

1998: International Tour:
- Broadway: 4 weeks in New York (from October to November): a unique event for a French singer,
- 1 week in Los Angeles,
- At the end of the year: 2 concerts at the "Kremlin" in Moscow and 2 concerts in Saint Petersbourg.

1999: Charles Aznavour dedicates his time to television and cinema, and prepares the musical comedy "Lautrec". He is the author of words and music. The first performance will take place in London, in April 6th, 2000.

2000: Charles Aznavour has performed at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, from October 24th to December 17th. Straight away a Tour all over France, Belgium and Switzerland, until April 2001. Release of his new album: “2000”.

2002: Canadian Tour from April 15th to May 3rd and from September 6th to 21st.
German Tour from September 29th to October 15th.

2003: Exceptional concert in “La Réunion Island” on the 25th of January.
Release of his new album “Je voyage” including for the first time a duet with his daughter Katia.

2004: “Happy Birthday Charles!”: Parisian comeback for his 80th birthday at the Palais des Congrès de Paris from April 16th to May 22nd. A huge success!

One extra week is organised on public demand in September.

April 25th: Charitable Concert in aid of the Children of Armenia through his association “Aznavour pour l’Arménie”.

April 29th: Charitable Concert in aid of Mrs Bernadette CHIRAC’s foundation: “Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France”.

May 22nd: Charitable Concert in the presence of The French President, Jacques CHIRAC and his wife; in aid of Charles AZNAVOUR’s new foundation: “Association Charles AZNAVOUR pour l’Institut National du Cancer” celebrating also his birthday with 25 prestigious artists: Roberto ALAGNA, Liza MINNELLI, Johnny HALLIDAY…

A successful Tour all over France & Belgium is organised from October 8th and December 5th.

2005: Release of his new album “Insolitement Vôtre” based on his Musical Comedy “Lautrec” including exceptional duets with his daughter Katia and some famous French singers.

October 4th & 5th: 2 concerts at the "Kremlin" in Moscow.

October 18th: Concert opening the new theatre “Le Zénith de Dijon” (France)

November: Belgian Tour

2006 & 2007: International “Farewell Tour” in Germany, in Canada (Toronto & Ottawa), in the United States (Washington, New York, Boston, Los Angeles & San Francisco) and in Japan.

A mega concert, produced by Lévon SAYAN, on the 30th of September 2006 in front a colossal audience of 100 000 spectators, "Republic Square " in Yerevan (Armenia) for the official opening of the year of Armenia in France. This concert took place in the presence of the President of the French Republic Jacques Chirac and of the President of the Republic of Armenia Robert KOTCHARIAN. A remarkable moment!

2007: A prestigious concert on the 17th of February 2007, organized and produced by Lévon SAYAN, at the “Palais Garnier” where famous French artists joined Charles AZNAVOUR for an official and charitable evening in aid of the operation "1000 Children of Armenia» which welcomes in France hundreds of Armenian children learning French. This concert closed the year of "Armenia, my friend "

Parisian comeback at the “Palais des Congrès” from October 9th till November 10th, 2007 for 20 exceptional concerts. A tour will follow in France and in Belgium, from November 12th till December 22nd, 2007.

2008: April/May: International “Farewell Tour” of Charles AZNAVOUR's in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Uruguay … The triumph is such as the Artist will play an extra time in September 2008.

Charles Aznavour was also promoted during the last 5 years by the French President, Jacques Chirac, to the rank of “Commander of the Legion of Honour” and “Commander of the National Order of Merit”. These two distinctions are the highest ones in France.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Charles AZNAVOUR, who with the recent death of Frank Sinatra is the last of the great legend and was recently named by TIME Magazine and CNN 100 Online Poll as the Entertainer of the Century.

Born in Paris of Armenian parents, he made his stage debut, dancing and acting, at age nine, and except for a period during World War II when he hawked newspapers on Paris’ boulevards (and developed the famous “grenouille” in his throat) he has never been offstage since.

His first song “J’ai bu” (I drank) won the Record of the Year Award. His songs continue, success upon success, and many of the world’s greatest singers have recorded and performed his music, including Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey, Fred Astaire, Liza Minnelli, and many other stars.

His first screen role in “La Tête contre les murs” (Head against the walls) won the Crystal Star Award, a French equivalent of the “Oscars”, and preceded sixty other roles in films such as “Shoot the Piano Player”, “Tomorrow is my turn”, “Taxi for Tobrouk”, “The Devil and the Ten Commandments”, “The Adventurers”, “The Tin Drum”, “The Truth about Charlie” and “Ararat”.

Although his triumphs are now legendary, stardom evaded Charles Aznavour until he was thirty years old. It was not until he appeared on stage in a Casablanca Vaudeville house, following an almost fatal car accident that he became a star. “I caught on” says the man who repeated the triumph at Paris’ Alhambra Theatre so that a French critic reported “France has been Aznavouried”. His first Broadway engagement inspired Walter Kerr to write “Charles Aznavour is as vibrant as five Beatles” and Time Magazine to report “Aznavour is the perfect salesman for his own work; his words are the pleas of any poor devil, sung in the poor devil’s voice”. Aznavour himself says “My face is the face of anybody”. Unlike many other songwriters, he insists upon many of his lyrics being translated into the language of the country in which he is performing. He sings with a voice which the French describe as “Après l’Amour”.

In 1988, following the devastating earthquake in Armenia, he founded with Lévon Sayan the movement “Aznavour for Armenia” and 89 artists joined him to record “For you Armenia” to raise relief funds, and the record was at the top of the charts within one week, remaining there for sales to quickly top two million records in France only.

In 1975, he had written the song “They fell” in remembrance of the Armenian victims of the genocide during World War I. He has made frequent trips to Armenia since then, and in 1993 the Armenian President named him Ambassador-at-Large and Ambassador at the Unesco for the newly created Republic of Armenia.

In 1996, he returned to Armenia again for the fifth anniversary of the new republic and for the thirtieth anniversary of his first concert there. He became also a member of the “Hall of Fame” in 1996.

In 1997, Jacques Chirac, the French President, awarded the “Legion of Honour” to Charles Aznavour who was admitted with the rank of Officer. He performs at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, from November 4th to January 4th, 1998. Straight away a Tour all over France, Belgium and Switzerland, until April 1998.

1998: International Tour:
- Broadway: 4 weeks in New York (from October to November): a unique event for a French singer,
- 1 week in Los Angeles,
- At the end of the year: 2 concerts at the "Kremlin" in Moscow and 2 concerts in Saint Petersbourg.

1999: Charles Aznavour dedicates his time to television and cinema, and prepares the musical comedy "Lautrec". He is the author of words and music. The first performance will take place in London, in April 6th, 2000.

2000: Charles Aznavour has performed at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, from October 24th to December 17th. Straight away a Tour all over France, Belgium and Switzerland, until April 2001. Release of his new album: “2000”.

2002: Canadian Tour from April 15th to May 3rd and from September 6th to 21st.
German Tour from September 29th to October 15th.

2003: Exceptional concert in “La Réunion Island” on the 25th of January.
Release of his new album “Je voyage” including for the first time a duet with his daughter Katia.

2004: “Happy Birthday Charles!”: Parisian comeback for his 80th birthday at the Palais des Congrès de Paris from April 16th to May 22nd. A huge success!

One extra week is organised on public demand in September.

April 25th: Charitable Concert in aid of the Children of Armenia through his association “Aznavour pour l’Arménie”.

April 29th: Charitable Concert in aid of Mrs Bernadette CHIRAC’s foundation: “Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France”.

May 22nd: Charitable Concert in the presence of The French President, Jacques CHIRAC and his wife; in aid of Charles AZNAVOUR’s new foundation: “Association Charles AZNAVOUR pour l’Institut National du Cancer” celebrating also his birthday with 25 prestigious artists: Roberto ALAGNA, Liza MINNELLI, Johnny HALLIDAY…

A successful Tour all over France & Belgium is organised from October 8th and December 5th.

2005: Release of his new album “Insolitement Vôtre” based on his Musical Comedy “Lautrec” including exceptional duets with his daughter Katia and some famous French singers.

October 4th & 5th: 2 concerts at the "Kremlin" in Moscow.

October 18th: Concert opening the new theatre “Le Zénith de Dijon” (France)

November: Belgian Tour

2006 & 2007: International “Farewell Tour” in Germany, in Canada (Toronto & Ottawa), in the United States (Washington, New York, Boston, Los Angeles & San Francisco) and in Japan.

A mega concert, produced by Lévon SAYAN, on the 30th of September 2006 in front a colossal audience of 100 000 spectators, "Republic Square " in Yerevan (Armenia) for the official opening of the year of Armenia in France. This concert took place in the presence of the President of the French Republic Jacques Chirac and of the President of the Republic of Armenia Robert KOTCHARIAN. A remarkable moment!

2007: A prestigious concert on the 17th of February 2007, organized and produced by Lévon SAYAN, at the “Palais Garnier” where famous French artists joined Charles AZNAVOUR for an official and charitable evening in aid of the operation "1000 Children of Armenia» which welcomes in France hundreds of Armenian children learning French. This concert closed the year of "Armenia, my friend "

Parisian comeback at the “Palais des Congrès” from October 9th till November 10th, 2007 for 20 exceptional concerts. A tour will follow in France and in Belgium, from November 12th till December 22nd, 2007.

2008: April/May: International “Farewell Tour” of Charles AZNAVOUR's in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Uruguay … The triumph is such as the Artist will play an extra time in September 2008.

Charles Aznavour was also promoted during the last 5 years by the French President, Jacques Chirac, to the rank of “Commander of the Legion of Honour” and “Commander of the National Order of Merit”. These two distinctions are the highest ones in France.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Charles AZNAVOUR, who with the recent death of Frank Sinatra is the last of the great legend and was recently named by TIME Magazine and CNN 100 Online Poll as the Entertainer of the Century.

Born in Paris of Armenian parents, he made his stage debut, dancing and acting, at age nine, and except for a period during World War II when he hawked newspapers on Paris’ boulevards (and developed the famous “grenouille” in his throat) he has never been offstage since.

His first song “J’ai bu” (I drank) won the Record of the Year Award. His songs continue, success upon success, and many of the world’s greatest singers have recorded and performed his music, including Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey, Fred Astaire, Liza Minnelli, and many other stars.

His first screen role in “La Tête contre les murs” (Head against the walls) won the Crystal Star Award, a French equivalent of the “Oscars”, and preceded sixty other roles in films such as “Shoot the Piano Player”, “Tomorrow is my turn”, “Taxi for Tobrouk”, “The Devil and the Ten Commandments”, “The Adventurers”, “The Tin Drum”, “The Truth about Charlie” and “Ararat”.

Although his triumphs are now legendary, stardom evaded Charles Aznavour until he was thirty years old. It was not until he appeared on stage in a Casablanca Vaudeville house, following an almost fatal car accident that he became a star. “I caught on” says the man who repeated the triumph at Paris’ Alhambra Theatre so that a French critic reported “France has been Aznavouried”. His first Broadway engagement inspired Walter Kerr to write “Charles Aznavour is as vibrant as five Beatles” and Time Magazine to report “Aznavour is the perfect salesman for his own work; his words are the pleas of any poor devil, sung in the poor devil’s voice”. Aznavour himself says “My face is the face of anybody”. Unlike many other songwriters, he insists upon many of his lyrics being translated into the language of the country in which he is performing. He sings with a voice which the French describe as “Après l’Amour”.

In 1988, following the devastating earthquake in Armenia, he founded with Lévon Sayan the movement “Aznavour for Armenia” and 89 artists joined him to record “For you Armenia” to raise relief funds, and the record was at the top of the charts within one week, remaining there for sales to quickly top two million records in France only.

In 1975, he had written the song “They fell” in remembrance of the Armenian victims of the genocide during World War I. He has made frequent trips to Armenia since then, and in 1993 the Armenian President named him Ambassador-at-Large and Ambassador at the Unesco for the newly created Republic of Armenia.

In 1996, he returned to Armenia again for the fifth anniversary of the new republic and for the thirtieth anniversary of his first concert there. He became also a member of the “Hall of Fame” in 1996.

In 1997, Jacques Chirac, the French President, awarded the “Legion of Honour” to Charles Aznavour who was admitted with the rank of Officer. He performs at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, from November 4th to January 4th, 1998. Straight away a Tour all over France, Belgium and Switzerland, until April 1998.

1998: International Tour:
- Broadway: 4 weeks in New York (from October to November): a unique event for a French singer,
- 1 week in Los Angeles,
- At the end of the year: 2 concerts at the "Kremlin" in Moscow and 2 concerts in Saint Petersbourg.

1999: Charles Aznavour dedicates his time to television and cinema, and prepares the musical comedy "Lautrec". He is the author of words and music. The first performance will take place in London, in April 6th, 2000.

2000: Charles Aznavour has performed at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, from October 24th to December 17th. Straight away a Tour all over France, Belgium and Switzerland, until April 2001. Release of his new album: “2000”.

2002: Canadian Tour from April 15th to May 3rd and from September 6th to 21st.
German Tour from September 29th to October 15th.

2003: Exceptional concert in “La Réunion Island” on the 25th of January.
Release of his new album “Je voyage” including for the first time a duet with his daughter Katia.

2004: “Happy Birthday Charles!”: Parisian comeback for his 80th birthday at the Palais des Congrès de Paris from April 16th to May 22nd. A huge success!

One extra week is organised on public demand in September.

April 25th: Charitable Concert in aid of the Children of Armenia through his association “Aznavour pour l’Arménie”.

April 29th: Charitable Concert in aid of Mrs Bernadette CHIRAC’s foundation: “Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France”.

May 22nd: Charitable Concert in the presence of The French President, Jacques CHIRAC and his wife; in aid of Charles AZNAVOUR’s new foundation: “Association Charles AZNAVOUR pour l’Institut National du Cancer” celebrating also his birthday with 25 prestigious artists: Roberto ALAGNA, Liza MINNELLI, Johnny HALLIDAY…

A successful Tour all over France & Belgium is organised from October 8th and December 5th.

2005: Release of his new album “Insolitement Vôtre” based on his Musical Comedy “Lautrec” including exceptional duets with his daughter Katia and some famous French singers.

October 4th & 5th: 2 concerts at the "Kremlin" in Moscow.

October 18th: Concert opening the new theatre “Le Zénith de Dijon” (France)

November: Belgian Tour

2006 & 2007: International “Farewell Tour” in Germany, in Canada (Toronto & Ottawa), in the United States (Washington, New York, Boston, Los Angeles & San Francisco) and in Japan.

A mega concert, produced by Lévon SAYAN, on the 30th of September 2006 in front a colossal audience of 100 000 spectators, "Republic Square " in Yerevan (Armenia) for the official opening of the year of Armenia in France. This concert took place in the presence of the President of the French Republic Jacques Chirac and of the President of the Republic of Armenia Robert KOTCHARIAN. A remarkable moment!

2007: A prestigious concert on the 17th of February 2007, organized and produced by Lévon SAYAN, at the “Palais Garnier” where famous French artists joined Charles AZNAVOUR for an official and charitable evening in aid of the operation "1000 Children of Armenia» which welcomes in France hundreds of Armenian children learning French. This concert closed the year of "Armenia, my friend "

Parisian comeback at the “Palais des Congrès” from October 9th till November 10th, 2007 for 20 exceptional concerts. A tour will follow in France and in Belgium, from November 12th till December 22nd, 2007.

2008: April/May: International “Farewell Tour” of Charles AZNAVOUR's in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Uruguay … The triumph is such as the Artist will play an extra time in September 2008.

Charles Aznavour was also promoted during the last 5 years by the French President, Jacques Chirac, to the rank of “Commander of the Legion of Honour” and “Commander of the National Order of Merit”. These two distinctions are the highest ones in France.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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