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.
Andy has released 15 albums that have sold millions of copies internationally, he 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, which have allowed him to connect with millions of people around the world.
Nicknamed the “Persian Bono”, the Iranian-Armenian American musician has toured extensively around the globe playing some of the world’s most prestigious venues, theatres, and stadiums and has sold millions of albums in the process.
In 2017, Andy became the first Iranian-Armenian-American singer to receive the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York.
Andy has won several awards over the course of his 40 year 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 for Best Artist of the Year, the FOG (Festival of Globe) Award for Legendary Artist and Excellence in Music in
San Jose, CA, and several awards from AMFA.
Today, Andy is the living proof of the American dream. A long-time resident of Los Angeles, the city’s diversity and rich culture have helped to continue to fuel his unique sound that has catapulted him to international superstardom.
January 17 is now Andy Madadian Day in Hollywood, CA, commemorating the unveiling of his star after his induction to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2020.