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Sirusho among nine biggest stars in the world America has not heard of

One of the most popular websites Mic.com has compiled the list of nine famous musicians who, despite not having name recognition in the United States, are some of the biggest stars in the world. The list includes Indonesia native Agnez Mo, Belgian superstar Stromae, Armenian pop star Sirusho, Brazilian singer Gaby Amarantos, Indian musician A.R. Rahman, Nigerian pop mogul D’Banj, French electro-pop band Yelle and South Korean pop star/rapper CL.

According to the website, the Kardashians aren’t the only famous Armenians. Pop star Sirusho won her first award for singing at the tender age of 9, and has since piled up award after award for her contributions to Armenian music and the traditional culture there. In 2008, she was the first woman to represent Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest.

“I have grown up in front of [Armenians’] eyes,” Sirusho told Eurovision before the 2008 contest. “They have seen me since I was very little. They have followed my career from the first time I entered the stage, they have given me my awards. Now that I entered the Eurovision Song Contest stage, I have seen that I have relatives not only among Armenians, but also among Europeans, who share the same feelings and the same passion for my song. I will just sing for all of them, and I love them the way they are!”

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