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Adiss Harmandian is a Lebanese-Armenian pop singer (born in Beirut, Lebanon on January 14, 1945) but now residing in Los Angeles, CA, United States and is a naturalized American citizen.

He is an international pioneer of Armenian pop songs (known as Armenian "estradayin" music). Some say the whole Armenian "estradayin music" movement started with the big Adiss Harmandian hit "Nouné".

He continued on the momentum created by "Nouné" with another world Armenian hit "Karoun Karoun". Also famous of the genre are his songs "Dzaghigner", "Ayl Atcher", "Aghtamar" and many other songs that are still covered by other Armenian singers today.

Adiss Harmandian has released around 30 albums. He has been a renowned song writer and composer who still travels all around the world keeping the Armenian pop songs alive for more than three generations.

Awards

  • Adiss has been awarded by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Catholicossate of the Great House of Cilicia the highest Armenian diaspora religious award, the "Mesrob Mashdots Medallion" (with the degree of Prince) title for his 40 years of work
  • In 2005 he also received lifetime achievement award by the Armenian Music Awards and a certificate from the Los Angeles Council members for lifetime achievement.
  • Upon the proposal of France's Armenian community, the then mayor of Paris (soon to be president) Jacques Chirac honored the popular Armenian singer with a medal for recognition of his contributions.

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