Aram Mp3

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Aram Mp3
Արամ Mp3
Aram Mp3, ESC2014 Armenia 1st press conference 05.jpg
Aram Mp3 at the Eurovision Song Contest 1st press conference in 2014
Background information
Native name
Արամ Սարգսյան
Birth name Aram Sargsyan
Born (1984-04-05) 5 April 1984 (age 34)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, USSR
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 2006–present

Aram Sargsyan (Armenian: Արամ Սարգսյան; born 5 April 1984), better known by his stage name Aram Mp3 (Արամ Mp3; often stylized as Aram MP3), is an Armenian singer-songwriter, comedian, and showman. He represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen with the song "Not Alone".[1]

Early life

Aram Sargsyan was born in Armenia's capital Yerevan. He attended the Yerevan State Medical University, from which he graduated in 2006. During his study at the YSMU, he played in the KVN comedy show, first among Armenian universities and later in the Armenian team Ararat in Moscow.[2]

Career

2006–12: Early beginnings

In 2006, Aram joined several other comedians—largely unknown to the public—to form 32 Teeth (32 ատամ) stand-up comedy show. During his first years in 32 Atam he often performed humorous covers of popular songs earning the nickname "Aram Mp3", referring the common audio format MP3.[3] In 2007, he became the winner of Armenian First Channel's 2 Stars (2 աստղ) TV show.

During this time Aram started to perform live in jazz and blues clubs, record songs and shoot music videos. Famous TV formats such as X-Factor, Armenian Idol, My Name Is..., Power Of 10 were hosted by him and brought him more fame. In 2010 Aram and his friends created the Vitamin Club (Վիտամին ակումբ) stand-up comedy TV show, which is broadcast by Shant TV every week. He has also hosted several shows in Armenia TV.[2]

2013–present: Eurovision Song Contest

Aram performing in 2013
Aram performing during the first dress rehearsal of the first semi-final of the Eurovision 2014

In 2013 Aram began to work more on his musical career. He released his first solo music videos for his singles "Shine" and "If I Tried". Both songs were written by Aram himself and his friend, Garik Papoyan.[4][5]

On 31 December 2013, Aram Mp3 was selected by Armenian First Channel to represent Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark.[1] During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, Armenia was drawn to compete in the first half of the first semi-final on 6 May 2014.[6] On 14 March 2014 it was announced that Aram will sing his "Not Alone" song in Copenhagen.[7] In the first semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Armenia would open the semi-final and perform 1st.[8] Armenia qualified from the first semi-final and competed in the final on 10 May 2014.[9] During the winner's press conference for the first semi-final qualifiers, Armenia was allocated to compete in the first half of the final.[9] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Armenia would perform seventh.[10] Aram finished the contest in 4th place with 174 points.[11]

After Eurovision he was appearing as a guest star on many Armenian TV shows such as The Voice and X Factor.[12][13] Aram's new single "Help" was released on 7 February 2015.[14]

In 2016, he is the speaking and singing voice of Adult Simba and also the lead singer of Circle of Life. in the Armenian version of The Lion King.

Starting in 2016, he participated as a judge and mentor on the Armenian Eurovision National final where his team was made up of Saro Gevorgyan, LUCY, Lilit Harutyunyan, and Jujo. However, they all got eliminated with LUCY placing 6th in the contest. In February 2017, Iveta Mukuchyan and Aram Mp3 released a collaborative single together titled "Dashterov".[15] On May 21, Iveta Mukuchyan, on her Facebook page, announced a new traditional project with Aram MP3 called "Dashterov". The first song ("El Eghnim") of that project was released on June 15 and the second one ("Let the wind blow") was released on June 22. In the same month, Sargsyan participated in a new project for helping all the Armenian children who suffer from cancer. Many Armenian prominent singers were also participating, such as Mihran Tsarukyan, Erik Karapetyan, Iveta Mukuchyan.

Personal life

Aram married Anna Margaryan in April 2008. Their son Arno was born in June 2011.[16]

Discography

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(Vl)

[17]
AUT
[18]
DEN
[19]
GER
[20]
HUN
[21]
IRE
[22]
NL
[23]
SWE
[24]
SWI
[25]
UK
[26]
"Positive"
(with Shprot)
2008 Non-album singles
"Shine" 2013
"If I Tried"
"Just Go On"
"Not Alone" 2014 36
[A]
31 21 44 11 60 94 45 53 88
"Help"
"Magic"
"You're My Sunshine"
(featuring The Sunside Band)
2015
"Asa" 2016
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

"Dashterov" collaboration

No. Title Length
1. "Ալ Էղնիմ" (Al Eghnim) 5:50
2. "Քամին զանա" (Qamin Zana) 3:59
3. "Ղափամա" (Ghapama) 2:39
4. "Նինո" (Nino) 3:05
5. "Ծիրանի ծառ" (Tsirani tzar) 2:59
6. "Գորանի" (Gorani) 3:17

Appearance

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006-10 32 Atam (32 ատամ) Himself Comedy TV show
2010-2015 Vitamin Club Himself Comedy TV show
2010-11 X-Factor Host
2011-12 Hay Superstar Host
2012-13 X-Factor Host
2011 Gerdastane (Գերդաստանը) Tigran Main Cast
2016 Full House (Ֆուլ Հաուս) himself 1 episode
2016-17 Depi Evratesil (Դեպի Եվրատեսիլ) Judge/Mentor Armenian Eurovision National final
2017 Benefis (Բենեֆիս) Presenter, guest Episode: Avet Barseghyan
2017 Hayastan Jan (Հայաստան Ջան) Contestant
2017 Nice Evening (Լավ Երեկո) Host featuring Garik Papoyan

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Recipient Result
2011 Luxury Magazine Advertising Face of the Year[27] Himself Won
2014 Presenter of the Year[28] Nominated
Comedian of the Year[28] Won
Armenian Europe Music Awards[29] Collaboration of the Year Dashterov Won

References

Notes

A ^ Did not appear on the official Belgian Ultratop 50 chart, but rather on Ultratip chart, which combines "Airplay and Sales".

Sources

  1. ^ a b Omelyanchuk, Olena. "Aram Mp3 to represent Armenia in Copenhagen". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Արամ MP3" (in Armenian). AV Production. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ "Արամ mp3-ն սկզբում չէր սիրում իր անունը". The Armenian Times (in Armenian). 9 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Արամ MP3-ի նոր՝ Shine տեսահոլովակը (վիդեո)". Style.news.am. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Կայացել է Արամ MP3-ի նոր տեսահոլովակի պրեմիերան (ֆոտո, վիդեո)". Style.news.am. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  6. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (20 January 2014). "Allocation Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  7. ^ Brey, Marco. "Aram MP3 to sing "Not Alone" for Armenia". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  8. ^ Siim, Jarmo (24 March 2014). "Running order for Eurovision Semi-Finals decided". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  9. ^ a b Brey, Marco. "First Semi-Final: Meet the winners at the press conference!". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on May 9, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  10. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (9 May 2014). "Running order for the Grand Final revealed!". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 22 July 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Grand Final". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  12. ^ X-Factor Armenia - Shant TV (19 October 2014). "X Factor 3-Dadu-Դադու-Արամ MP3-Aram mp3-Not alone-Gala 07". Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2017 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ "Eurovision Armenia: Aram Mp3 on the Voice of Armenia". 13 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Aram MP3 set to release new his new single "Help" on February 7th – escYOUnited". Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Dashterov (feat. Iveta) - Single by Aram MP3". iTunes. 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-11-27.
  16. ^ "Aram MP3". Bravo.am (in Armenian). June 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-06-27.
  17. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Aram MP3". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2014-06-23.
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Austriancharts.at: Discography Aram MP3" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2014-06-22. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Aram MP3". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2014-05-17.
  20. ^ "Charts.de: Discographie Aram MP3". GfK Entertainment (in German). Charts.de. Archived from the original on 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  21. ^ "Mahasz: Archivum" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  22. ^ Peak positions in Ireland:
  23. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Aram MP3". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2014-06-16.
  24. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Aram MP3". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2014-05-18.
  25. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Aram MP3". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2014-05-18.
  26. ^ Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
    • For "Not Alone": "CHART: CLUK Update 24.05.2014 (wk20)". Zobbel.de. Archived from the original on 2014-05-27.
  27. ^ "Luxury - Տարվա Մարդիկ 2010". Hayfanat.am (in Armenian). 27 March 2011. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018.
  28. ^ a b Tovmasyan, Kamo. "Luxury. ՏԱՐՎԱ ՄԱՐԴԻԿ մրցանակաբաշխությունը, հաղթողները, հյուրերը". Kamoblog.tv. Archived from the original on June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  29. ^ "Փարիզում հայկական մրցանակաբաշխության 25 մրցանակակիրների ամբողջական ցանկը" [List of prizewinners at Armenian Europe Music Awards in Paris] (in Armenian). life.tert.am. 29 March 2017. Archived from the original on 10 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dorians
with "Lonely Planet"
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2014
Succeeded by
Genealogy
with "Face The Shadow"
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