Contents 1 Career 1.1 Duo in Andy & Kouros 1.2 Solo career 1.3 Other collaborations 2 Personal life 2.1 Death Rumors 3 Discography 3.1 Albums 3.1.1 Andy & Kouros 3.1.2 Andy 4 Videos/DVDs 5 Filmography 6 See also 7 References 8 Notes 9 External links

Career[edit] Duo in Andy & Kouros[edit] Main article: Andy & Kouros Davood Rezadei eshghe Andy bood. made it big when he joined Kouros Shahmiri and together formed a successful duo Andy & Kouros. Andy & Kouros released 4 albums together: Khastegary (1985), Parvaz (1988), the hugely successful album Balla (1990), and finally Goodbye (1991). The two split in 1992, with both Andy and Kouros going on to have successful individual solo careers. The two reunited several times after that point. In 2002 and 2004 they performed together for a sold-out audience in San Jose, California. In 2009, Andy & Kouros they went on an international tour together in the Iranian diaspora, and performed together again in May, 2010. They also appeared together on a music video by Farez remaking their hit "Niloufar". Solo career[edit] Andy has released 15 albums as a solo artist. His last three singles have ranked #1 in the charts. In 2013, Andy was nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Live Act, and Best Entertainer of the Year at the World Music Awards. The following year, he was presented with the "Millennium" award at the Big Apple Music Awards in NYC. Other collaborations[edit] On June 24, 2009, Andy, Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi recorded a version of the Leiber and Stoller standard Stand by Me,[2] described by producer Don Was as a "worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran". The Persian introduction is done by both Andy and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as the rest of the song which continues in English. The record was produced by Don Was and John Shanks and was registered at Henson Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. He participated in a prestigious recording session for WORLD PEACE ONE, which featured some of the world's most successful artists uniting to promote peace. In 2014, Cherokee Music Productions released the humanitarian single, We Hear Your Voice[3] which brought together 15 international stars from 11 countries to inspire fans and followers to find common ground and heal the divide between nations.

Personal life[edit] Andy married his longtime girlfriend and artist Shani Rigsbee on November 11, 2011.[4][5] Around 1992, the couple began working and touring together and soon after they discovered Shani had ovarian cancer. She had an early hysterectomy in 1992. The couple is associated with cancer-related charities and has performed together for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.[6] Death Rumors[edit] On the morning of December 13, 2017 Andy's death rumor was circulating the internet until he discredited the rumor by sending a post on his Instagram[7] page.

Discography[edit] Albums[edit] Andy & Kouros[edit] Year Title Notable Tracks Notes 1985 Khastegary Three of Us Madar Duo album 1988 Parvaz Chi Mishod Restless Niloufar Topoli Duo album 1990 Balla Balla Leila Negah Sheytoon Bala Khodaye Asemoonha Don't Go Away Duo album 1991 Goodbye Strange Love Yasaman Duo album Andy[edit] Year Title Notable Tracks Notes 1992 Beegharar * Beegharar * Entezar * Dokhtar Irooni * Sheytanat * Ghasre Kaghazi * Shabgard First solo album 1993 Laili * Yeh Roozi Tange Ghoroobe Asemoon Collaboration — featuring Bijan Mortazavi and Hassan Shamaizadeh 1994 Tanhaee * Tanhaee * Cheshmaye Naaz * Naaze Naaz Solo album 1996 Devoted * Sarsepordeh * Dokhtare Bandar * Tavalod Solo album 1998 Silk Road * Az Khod Gozashteh * Orere Seero * Melli Poosha Solo album 1999 Ghahremanane Vatan * Ghahremanane Vatan Collaboration / Single — featuring Leila Forouhar and Dariush 1999 Nune * Chera Ashegh Shodam Single 2000 And My Heart... * Yalla * Rayhan Solo album — including 7 songs in Persian, 1 in English, 1 in Spanish, 1 in Armenian, 1 in Arabic, and 1 in Hindi 2000 And My Heart... * Yalla * Rayhan * Hotel California Solo album — American Edition – including 7 songs in Persian, 3 in English, 2 in Spanish, 2 in Armenian, 1 in Arabic, and 1 in Hindi, a Persian version of the Eagles' "Hotel California" is added. 2001 Yaran Collaboration — featuring Pyruz, Paksima, and Hamid Nadiri 2002 Khalvate Man * Che Khoshgel Shodi * Negahe Aval * Shaghayegh Solo album — including 4 remixes of the 2000-hit "Rayhan" 2003 Orere Seero * Orere Seero * Garoun Garouneh Solo album — Andy's first all-Armenian album 2004 Platinum * Aroosak * Salame Asheghouneh * Ghesseye Baran Solo album — "Salame Asheghoone" and "Sahraei" written by Leila Kasra are featured in the motion picture House of Sand and Fog. 2006 City of Angels * Mohem Nabood * Gole Bandar * Daram Miram Beh Tehran Solo album — 11 original songs and 5 remixes on 2 CDs, a cover of the song "Marde Tanha" originally sung by Farhad as well as a remix by Nami are found on the first and second CD, respectively. An edited version of the song "Tanine Solh" written by Leila Kasra and sung by Andy, Kouros, Fataneh, Moein, and Morteza is done. "Daram Miram Beh Tehran" is featured as the soundtrack of the animated film Babak and Friends – A First Norooz. 2007 Airport * Foroudgah * Deltang * Zamooneh Solo album — 13 original songs and 3 remixes

Videos/DVDs[edit] Andy in a Persian New Year Concert, Arena Oberhausen, March 2014 The Journey Orere Seero Platinum City of Angels Balla! Andy Live at the Kodak Theatre

Filmography[edit] Year Title Role 2003 Irangeles Andy 2003 House of Sand and Fog Wedding Singer 2005 The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam Ali Ben-Sabbah 2010 Lost Journey: Lost Journey Mr.Zand 2013 Shirin in Love Andy

See also[edit] Andy & Kouros Kouros Shahmiri Leila Kasra

References[edit] ^ "Weekend Forecast". Los Angeles Times. 2007.  |access-date= requires |url= (help) ^ "BBC فارسی – ايران – بون جووی و اندی در حمایت از تظاهرکنندگان ایرانی خواندند (Bon Jovi & Andy Supporting Iranian Demonstrators)". BBC. June 28, 2009. Retrieved 2013-10-14.  ^ We Hear Your Voice. YouTube. 31 July 2012.  ^ "Andy and Shani Wedding Pictures and Video". Armenian Pulse. Armenian Pulse Radio & Entertainment. 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2014.  ^ "Report: Andy & Shani's Wedding (Photos)". 2011-11-14. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2013-10-14.  ^ "ANDY — Music + Charity = Millions of Fans". ABILITY Magazine (Andy Madadian Issue). Jun–Jul 2013.  ^ "Andy's Death Rumor Discredited". 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 

Notes[edit] Tehran Magazine. Choose the Best: Andy, Mansour, or Shahram Kashani Issue 476. Page 72-76

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