Charles Aznavour biography

Charles Aznavour

Chanson, Musical Artist

1924 –

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Who is Charles Aznavour?

Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian better known by his stage name Charles Aznavour, OC OQ is a French-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Besides being one of France's most popular and enduring singers, he is also one of the best-known singers in the world. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. He has appeared in more than sixty movies, composed about a thousand songs, and sold well over 100 million records.

In 1998, Aznavour was named Entertainer of the Century by CNN and users of Time Online from around the globe. He was recognized as the century's outstanding performer, with nearly 18% of the total vote, edging out Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. He has sung for presidents, popes and royalty, as well as at humanitarian events, and is the founder of the charitable organization Aznavour for Armenia along with his long-time friend impresario Levon Sayan.

In 2009, he was appointed ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland, as well as Armenia's permanent delegate to the United Nations at Geneva. He started his new Aznavour en Toute Intimité tour in 2011.

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Born
May 22, 1924
Paris
Also known as
  • Aznavour Charles
  • Chahnourh Varinag Aznavourian
  • Shahnour Vaghenag Aznavourian
  • Shahnour Vaghinak Aznavurian
  • Charles Aznavurian
  • Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian
  • Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian
  • Aznavour
  • Aznamour
  • Frank Sinatra of France
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Armenians
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Lived in
  • Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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