|Occupation:||World Music Singer|
|Birth Day:||October 14, 1986|
|Birth Place:||Yerevan, Armenia|
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She studied jazz-vocal at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.
Iveta Mukuchyan was born on 14 October 1986 in Yerevan, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, to Ruben Mukuchyan and Susanna Ambaryan. Her mother, Susanna Ambaryan, worked in a tourist information center when her husband, Ruben Mukuchyan, went to Germany to buy a car. However, he stayed in Germany due to unforeseen circumstances, therefore, Mukuchyan's mother decided to move the rest of the family to Germany in 1992. In 1995, the family returned to Armenia, however, they moved back to Germany because of the horrible conditions at the time. She attended the Catholic Sankt-Ansgar-Schule in Hamburg from 1998 to 2006 while working part-time as a waitress in a café. Mukuchyan described her father as a patriot and a strict man who demanded she only speak Armenian at home and marry an Armenian man. While in Hamburg, Mukuchyan joined a music club and sang Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" at a ceremony. Following the performance, her parents believed that she should become a singer. She studied at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory leaving her design studies, begun in Germany, unfinished. Her sister, Marianna, is a stylist.
In 2009, Mukuchyan auditioned for season four of the talent competition Hay Superstar (the Armenian version of Pop Idol), where she finished fifth. She received the Discovery of the Year award at the Armenia Awards in Moscow, and appeared in the French-language track "L'amour n'a pas de loi" on Armenian rapper Ararat 93's debut studio album Amalgame (2010). Mukuchyan appeared the following year on Parahandes (the Armenian version of the British television series Strictly Come Dancing), where she was eliminated before the semifinals. That year, she placed third in the German song contest The Voice of Hamburg. Mukuchyan appeared on several Armenian talk shows, including Pop Encyclopedia, Let's Begin Freshly, The Century's Night and Found Dream, and was on the cover of El Style magazine. She participated in season two of The Voice of Germany in 2012 (performing Loreen's "Euphoria" during her audition), and Xavier Naidoo chose her as part of his team. Mukuchyan was the winning contestant from Naidoo's team in the second phase of the contest, where the participants sang "Many Rivers to Cross". In December 2012, El Style named her the "Sexiest Armenian" and featured her on its cover.
Mukuchyan released the single "Simple Like a Flower" with a music video in October 2015. The same month, Armenian Public Television announced that the singer would represent Armenia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. "LoveWave", written by Lilith and Levon Navasardyan with lyrics by Mukuchyan and Stephanie Crutchfield, was chosen as the Armenian entry in February 2016. Mukuchyan premiered the song and a music video in March 2016, and appeared again on the cover of El Style. During the Eurovision season, Mukuchyan and her team were constantly providing information via Eurovision Diary, an AMPTV program specifically designed for Armenian Eurovison entrants. On 3 April 2016, she promoted "LoveWave" as the Armenian Eurovision entry at the Eurovision Pre-Party concert in Moscow. However, she changed some of the song's lyrics because of the then ongoing Artsakh clashes. The singer cancelled her participation at the 9 April Eurovision in Concert event to protest the clashes.
Mukuchyan was seen holding the flag of the disputed Republic of Artsakh during the first Eurovision semifinal in May 2016, sparking controversy and a backlash from the Azerbaijani press. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) released a statement the following day, calling the incident a "serious breach" of its ban on political messages and saying that Armenia's public broadcaster would face sanctions: "Any further breach of the rules of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest could lead to disqualification from this year's event or any successive editions." In response, Mukuchyan said that "[her] thoughts are with [her] Motherland. I want ... peace everywhere." An airplane appeared near the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on the day of the Eurovision final with the message, "Karabach loves Iveta". "LoveWave" finished seventh at the Eurovision, with 249 points. The singer also won the titles of Eurovision's Next Top Model and Best Female Solo Vocalist of Eurovision 2016. In addition to her musical career, she starred with Mkrtich Arzumanyan in the adventure-comedy film Run Away or Get Married (2016) and recorded the soundtrack of the movie.
After Eurovision, Mukuchyan guest-starred on a number of Armenian television shows. In June 2016, the Mukuchyan sisters attended Sónar, a three-day summer electronic music festival in Barcelona. Mukuchyan was guest singer at the July 2016 Armenian Street Festival in London where she performed with duduk player Gevorg Karapetyan. In September, she performed a solo concert for the launch of Armenian Evocabank's advertising campaign. She was named Armenia's entertainment ambassador at the 19 November 2016 Pan Armenian Entertainment Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where she performed "LoveWave" and a new single, "Amena". "Amena", which Mukuchyan said is a song about women and their transformation, inner struggles and values, was released five days later. Its music video, produced by Mukuchyan, was released in April 2017. She was a jury member on the first season of Depi Evratesil (To Eurovision), a television series selecting the Armenian entrant for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Her final act, Vahe Aleksanyan, finished fifth in the contest with 48 points.
Mukuchyan released her debut extended play, IvaVerse (a mix of styles, including funk and R&B), on 25 December 2016 and promoted it at the Dalma Garden Mall. She had a photo shoot with the Armenian magazine Oriflame in January 2017, and appeared on its cover. Mukuchyan and Aram Mp3 released a single entitled "Dashterov" the following month, which received a Song of the Year award at Armenia TV's awards of the same name. She was the Armenian spokesperson at the Eurovision 2017 finale in May, and was a special guest on the musical TV talk show Benefis. Mukuchyan also announced Dashterov, a traditional-music project with Aram Mp3, based on the single of the same name in May. It received a Best Collaboration of the Year award at the Armenian Europe Music Awards, where Mukuchyan was recognized as the Diva of Armenian Pop. On 21 June, she announced on her Facebook page a new song and music video ("Hayastan Jan"), which premiered five days later. That month, Mukuchyan and other well-known Armenian singers released a single entitled "De Jpta" to benefit children with cancer.
She appeared in the 2017 film The Path of Our Dream along with Mher Mkrchyan and Arka Manukyan. Mukuchyan performed her single, "Depi Nor Irakanutyun", at the Miss Armenia beauty pageant on 24 September. She released its music video on her YouTube channel the following day, and the song's title became Evocabank's slogan. In October, Mukuchyan received three nominations at Germany's Daf Bama Music Awards. Her debut solo album, Armenian Folk (with the Dashterov Project songs), was released that month. Mukuchyan was a special guest on The Voice of Armenia on 13 October, when she sang Naughty Boy's "Running". She performed at the 26 October New Body Awards (sponsored by McFit) at the Tempodrom in Berlin. On 11 November, Mukuchyan and her sister launched their Mukuchyan brand at the MADE shopping center.
During the 2018 Armenian protests, Mukuchyan supported the anti-government protesters on the both days of the Prime Ministerial election; she performed "Hayastan Jan" at the Republic Square, Yerevan. The singer, along with SONA and Ara Martirosyan, gave a concert at the Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall on 31 May 2018. On Europe Day, the singer performed an open-air concert at Northern Avenue, Yerevan. In the summer, Mukuchyan released a collaboration with record producer Narek Mets Hayq, "Mets Khagh", which also features Roland Gasparyan and Hayk Karapetyan. In October 2018, the first and the second parts of her South African project were released with the names "Margo" and "Rich Bitch" respectively. On October 29 and 30, Mukuchyan and some other Armenian singers had a tribute concert "For You, Aznavour" dedicated to French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour. Following the concerts, the singer released the Armenian version of Aznavour song "Quand Tu M'Aimes" (When You Love Me). On 17 November 2018, Mukuchyan premiered a new song titled "Hayastani Axjikner" (Armenian Girls) during an Armenian comedy-show Women's Club. The next day, Mukuchyan organized a showcase for the music video of the song in "The Alexander" hotel, Yerevan and called the music video "feministic".
On International Women's Day, Mukuchyan had her first concert at Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, California. To promote the concert, the singer appeared in a number of Armenian TV-programs airing in the United States. On 28 April 2019, she released the third and final part of the trilogy "The Journey Of A Woman" called "United." On the 100th anniversary of the Yerevan State University, Iveta Mukuchyan performed an open-air concert dedicated to the university. Mukuchyan performed her single "Hayastani Axjikner" at the Miss Armenia beauty pageant on 11 May 2019. In November 2020, amid the Nagorno-Karabakh war she was featured on a charity single titled "Mez Vochinch Chi Haghti" (Nothing Will Win Us) along with Arthur Khachents, Srbuk, Gor Sujyan, Sevak Amroyan, Sevak Khanagyan and Sona Rubenyan.
Iveta moved with her family from Armenia to Germany in 1992, returning to her birth country in 2009. Iveta's sister Marianna is a stylist.
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