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Andy Madadian

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Andranik Madadian (Persian: آندرانیک مددیان, Armenian: Անդրանիկ Մադադյան, born April 21, 1958), better known by his stage name, Andy (Persian: اندی, Armenian: Էնդի), is a famous Iranian singer-songwriter. He is a naturalized American and currently lives in Los Angeles, California with longtime girlfriend Shani.


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Andy was born on April 21, 1958 in Tehran, Iran to ethnic Iranian Armenian parents. He is seen by many as an important figure in Iranian pop music from the 80’s and 90’s. He started his career with promoter Alireza Amirghassemi in the early 1980s

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Main article: Andy & Kouros

Andy amade it big when he joined Kouros and together formed a successful duo Andy & Kouros. The two were first introduced at a Siavash Shams concert by Siavash himself who was a good friend of Andy.

Andy & Kouros released 4 albums consecutive albums: Khastegary (1985), Parvaz (1988), the hugely successful album Balla! and finally Goodbye (1991), an ominous title as the duo split in 1992, with both Andranik Madadian and Kouros going on to have successful individual solo careers.
Solo career

Andy, known as the “King of Pop” of Iran, has released 15 albums since the start of his solo career including the multicultural album “And My Heart…” in 2000 where he sings in Persian, English, Spanish, Armenian, Arabic, and Hindi. Later that year, an American edition of the album was also released.

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