Charles Aznavour Biography
Charles Aznavour was born in Paris in 1924 to a musical family of Armenian descent and when he started performing as a child, little did he know of the glittering future fate was to bestow on him.
His record sales have run into hundreds of millions and within this Aznavour has penned more than 1300 songs and recorded them in eight different languages.
Charles Aznavour is considered as French musical royalty and has often been described as the French Frank Sinatra.
His voice is classed as a tenor but the flexibility in his vocal range sees him equally comfortable vocalising as a barotone.
On the silver screen Aznavour has appeared in more than 60 movies including the academy award winning film 'The Tin Drum' which was released in 1979.
He is the founder of the 'Aznavour for Armenia' charity that has been raising awareness on Armenian issues especially in the aftermath of the devastating Armenian earthquake of 1988.
Charles Aznavour is still singing at concerts in 2017 meaning that since his discovery in 1946 by French singer Edith Piaf he has been performing professionally for more than 60 years.
Charles Aznavour has to be considered one of the all time greats because there are very few performers who have shown such success spanning so many decades with the people still demanding the tickets.