Armenia: A first for Sirusho and for Armenia

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Sirusho has become the first Armenian musician to receive a nomination at the World Music Awards.

The singer, who recently celebrated her 28th birthday, has been nominated in three categories: Best Female Artist, Best Song and Best Video-clip (both for her 2012 record, PreGomesh).

In the years since her career started at the age of 9, Sirusho has been nominated and won many Armenian National Music Awards, including one for her 2010 album, Havatum Em. Her nomination at the World Music Awards marks her first recognition on a global scale. Being nominated for the Awards is already a big achievement for us, the star wrote on her facebook page.

Sirusho represented Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song Qele Qele. She was the third artist, and first woman, to represent the country. Qele Qele finished fourth in the grand final of the contest, 19 points behind Greece’s Kalomira. Armenia’s best result to date.

She is joined in the World Music Awards’ Best Female Artist category by seven other singers who have represented their countries on the Eurovision stage: Anggun (France 2012), Anouk (the Netherlands 2013), Céline Dion (Switzerland 1988), Natasha St-Pier (France 2001), Patricia Kaas (France 2009) Samira Said (Morocco 1980) and Soraya (Spain 2009). Her song PreGomesh, will also compete against Euphoria by Loreen (Sweden 2012) and L’essenziale by Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013) in the Best Song and Best Video-clip categories.

The World Music Awards started in 1989. The awards are presented according to sales figures and the results of an online vote. The results are expected in April.

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Armenia and the Eurovision Song Contest.

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