Hayk "Hayko" Hakobyan (Armenian: Հայկ Հակոբյան; 25 August 1973 – 29 September 2021) was an Armenian singer and songwriter.

Hayko
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Hayko in 2007
Hayko in 2007
Background information
Born25 August 1973
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Died29 September 2021(2021-09-29) (aged 48)
Yerevan, Armenia
GenresPop, romance
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1996–2021

BiographyEdit

He won Armenia's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki. He represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest in the final with the song "Anytime You Need". The song placed eighth in the contest.[1]

Hayko, who had cancer, died after contracting COVID-19 in Yerevan on 29 September 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia at age 48.[2][3]

Musical careerEdit

  • In 1996, Hayko participated in the "Moskva 96" ("Moscow 96") festival; awarded First Prize.
  • In 1997, he won the 1st prize at the "Big Apple" festival in New York City.
  • In 1998, he was acknowledged as "The Best Author – Performer" at the "Ayo" Author's Competition.
  • In 1999, he was nominated for "The Best Singer" award.
  • In 1999, he recorded his first CD called "Romances" which represented the well-known Armenian "city" songs with a new and fresh interpretation.
  • In 2002, he was nominated in different categories at the Armenian Music Awards (The Best Singer, The Best Project and The Best Album) and this year became exceptional in his career. He won in all three nominations.
  • In 2003, he got an Award at the "Armenian National Music Awards" for "The best DVD".
  • In 2003, he gave his first solo concert at the "Alex Theatre" in the USA.
  • On 27 May 2003, he gave a solo performance in Yerevan and recorded a DVD called "Live Concert"
  • In 2003, he recorded his first author's CD called "Norits" ("Again").
  • He was recognized as the Best Singer 2003 and 2006 at the Armenian National Music Awards.
  • He entered the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest for Armenia with the song "Anytime You Need".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armenia 2007: Hayko, "Anything You Need"". Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ Ghazanchyan, Siranush (29 September 2021). "Armenian singer, songwriter Hayko dies aged 48". Public Radio of Armenia. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (29 September 2021). "🇦🇲 Armenia: Eurovision 2007 Representative Hayko Has Died Age 48". Retrieved 21 October 2021.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
Succeeded by