Armen Gondrachyan (Armenian: Արմեն Գոնդրաչյան), better known by his stage name Armenchik (Armenian: Արմենչիկ), is an Armenian pop singer based in Los Angeles.

Early years and career

Armen Gondrachyan was born on August 8, 1980 in Yerevan, Armenia (then part of the Soviet Union). Armen started singing at the young age. His family moved to the United States in 1989, settling in California, where a large number of Armenian Americans reside.[3] With the help of his father, Harpet, Armen successfully recorded the first album titled Armen & Nor Seround in 1995. In 1998 Armen moved back to Armenia for a year.[3] Armenchik had his first concert in 2002 in Los Angeles. Two concerts took place at the Alex theatre in Glendale, California in 2003 and 2004.[3] Armenchik had appeared at the Kodak Theatre in 2005 and 2006. Over the years, he had concerts in number of countries: Yerevan's Karen Demirchyan Complex, Russia, France, Canada, Greece, Italy, Ukraine,[4][4][5][5][6] and in many cities of the United States including Las Vegas and Boston.[6][7][8]

Personal life

Armenchik married Lusine Manukyan, a Moscow Armenian in 2010.[9] They have a son named Michael, who was born in 2011.[5] He is fluent in Armenian and English and knows some Russian.[10]


Albums released by Armenchik since 1996:[11]

  • Armen & Nor Seround (1996)
  • Hayastanoum (1998)
  • Namak Vol 3 (2000)
  • Allo Dues? (2001)
  • Anunt Inche? (2003)
  • Gone Gone (2004)
  • Mi Kich - Mi Kich (2005)
  • Armen at KODAK (2006)
  • Havatam Te Che... (2007)
  • Armen at Gibson (2008)
  • The Road (2009)
  • Armen at NOKIA (2010)
  • The Armenians (2011)