Azis

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Date of Birth March 7, 1978
Place of Birth Sliven, Bulgaria
Age 42 years old
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Vasil Troyanov Boyanov, professionally known as Azis, is a Bulgarian recording artist, of Roma ethnicity. Azis initially rose to prominence in Eastern Europe performing songs mostly in chalga, a genre which can be described as the Bulgarian rendition of pop-folk. Azis has collaborated with other Bulgarian pop-folk singers, such as Gloria, Malina, Sofi Marinova, Toni Storaro, and with Bulgarian rap artists – Ustata and Vanko 1. Other than that, his repertoire includes duets with Serbian singers, including Indira Radić, Marta Savić and Jelena Karleuša. Boyanov performed "Let Me Cry" at the 2006 Eurovision song contest with Mariana Popova, staying in the semi-finals. Other than his acclaimed career as a vocalist, he competed unsuccessfully in the Bulgarian parliamentary election of 2005 as a member of the EuroRoma party. Azis remains a prominent figure in the Bulgarian music scene, and enjoys popularity in other Balkan countries, which include Romania, Serbia, Greece, and North Macedonia.

Native name: Васил Троянов Боянов
Birth name: Vasil Troyanov Boyanov
Also known as: Азис
Born: March 07, 1978, Sliven, Bulgaria
Genres: Chalga, pop-folk
Occupation(s): Singer, musician, writer, activist, television show host
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1999–present
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About Azis

Pop-folk singer known for his flamboyant stage personality who earned numerous "New Folk" annual awards between 2001 and 2011 with the release of 11 studio albums between 1999 and 2014. Alongside Mariana Popova, he performed the song "Let me Cry" for the 2006 Eurovision song contest, reaching the semi-finals.

Before Fame

He moved with his family to Germany after communism fell in Bulgaria.

Achievement

He competed in the VIP Brother 2 edition of Big Brother Bulgaria, but left the house voluntarily in less than 20 days. He hosted a show called Azis' Late Night Show in 2008. He unsuccessfully ran in the 2005 Bulgarian parliamentary election as a member of the EuroRoma party.

Family Life

He was born Vasil Troyanov Boyanov in Bulgaria, but his brother Ryan and sister Matilda were born in Germany. He married Nikolay Petrov Parvanov in 2006. The couple welcomed a child named Raya with their longtime friend, Gala.

Associations

Florin Salam covered his song "Sen Trope."

Information related to Azis

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Latest information about Azis updated on February 24, 2021.

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