Armen Gondrachyan was born on August 8th, 1980 in Yerevan, Armenia. He was the second child in his family. Armen’s singing journey had officially started at the age of seven. With one singer already in his family which was his father Harpet Gondrachyan Armen had a clear path and began to follow in his fathers footsteps. All Armen really wanted was to sing and to become a singer. Armen always wanted to go to work with his father so he could sing and be heard while showing his talent to anyone who would listen. After hearing Armen’s voice at these places everyone eventually started to recognize him and he was given the nickname “Armenchik” which still remains with him to this day!
In 1989 Armen and his family moved to the United States. A couple of years later Harpet went on to record an album. Armen had a vocal part in his album and after the CD was distributed everyone knew that this kid (Armenchik) was for real, and that he in fact has the talent which people started to really recognize.
A year went by and Armen was searching for a group to work with so he could have his own band for his first album. In 1995 at the age of 15 Armen got what he wanted. With the help of his father Armen went on to record his first album titled “Armen & Nor Seround” which turned out to be very successful. Once his first album was released pieces of the puzzle seemed to be coming together and it was clear on what needed to be done. In 1998 Armen went to his hometown “Armenia” and lived there for a year.While he was there he recorded an album called “Armen, memories from Armenia”. After the album had been released Armen instantly became a star! With his soft voice and his beautiful music he made his way into the listeners heart. The Armenian community was shocked, as to the talent of this child.
Armen went on to record many more successful albums. He has performed all over the United States and hopes to perform for the Armenian people all over the world. Armen is a very hard working person, he has devoted his life to singing and to his music. He has written hundreds of songs and is internationally known. Armen is not only a wonderful friend but also a very dedicated family man. He loves his family unconditionaly and never forgets to thank his parents for the love and support. Armen is very dedicated to the Armenian community and he is a very proud Armenian. His love for his country and for his people is un-measurable.
In October of 2003 Armen had his first concert in Glendale, Ca. at the Alex theatre which was a sellout! The crowds were packed and were waiting for Armen to perform. That same year Armen had received an award for the best selling album of the year titled “Anunt Inche”. While performing from concert to concert Armen’s appetite for success grew. After many sleepless nights and alot of hard work throughout the year Armen had yet another concert in April of 2004 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Ca., this time receiving an award for the best music video of the year from his album and also the award winning video titled “Gone-Gone”, which was directed by Levon Kosoyan of Cinemaven Productions..
Although Armen is now 30 years of age people still tend to call him “Armenchik”. I think it’s one of those nicknames that stick with you forever. He is a very kind hearted individual with alot of respect and a one of a kind personality. One thing I personally love about him is his humor, always ready to put a smile on everyone’s face and brighten up their day.
Armen has also made plans to return to his hometown “Armenia” for a concert but that will be in the near future along with a world tour which he is also planning. He hopes that he can inspire the younger generation to do positive things, not only for themselves but their families as well. With everything in mind one thing is certain, everyone should always have their eyes on “Armenchik” becauese you never know what he will come up with next.
source: Armenchik’s Official Website