Andy Madadian’s immense musical talent, humanitarian efforts and diverse background have culminated in a remarkable entertainment career spanning 40 years, during which he has become a beloved icon around the world.
He has released 15 albums and is credited for creating a new fusion of sound that combines the music of his Iranian-Armenian heritage with African rhythms, Spanish flamenco guitar licks, and Western dance music. His global exotic sound reflects his international roots and experiences, allowing him to connect with millions of people around the world.
Nicknamed the “Persian Bono”, Andy has toured extensively around the globe playing some of the world’s most prestigious venues, theatres, and stadiums, selling millions of albums in the process.
In 2017 he became the first Iranian-Armenian-American singer to receive the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York City.
Andy has won several awards over the course of his career, including the Icon Award and Best Duet with La Toya Jackson from the Big Apple Music Awards, the Concord Award from Moscow in 2014, The Voice of America (Persian News Program) Award in for Best Artist of the Year, the FOG (Festival of Globe) Award for Legendary Artist and Excellence in Music in
San Jose, CA, besides several awards from AMFA.
Today, Andy is living proof of the American dream. A long-time resident of Los Angeles, the city’s diversity and rich culture have helped to fuel the unique sound that has catapulted him to international superstardom.
January 17 is celebrated as Andy Madadian Day in Hollywood, CA, commemorating the unveiling of his star after his induction to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2020.