Siranush Harutyunyan, better known as Sirusho, is an Armenian pop singer. She began her music career singing live in Canada, in the Armenian diaspora music scene. At the age of nine she received an Armenian Music Award for her song "Lusabats". Her first studio album, Sirusho, was released in 2000, and its followed-up Sheram in 2005. In the same year, she was awarded The Future of Armenian Music, Best Album and Best Female Performer awards in the first Armenian National Music Awards. In 2008, the BBC described her success as making her a "national treasure" in Armenia, and its news service has gone on to report that she is popular in both Armenia and the Armenian diaspora. Sirusho reached international recognition after becoming the Armenian spokesperson for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest and the Armenian representative for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest held in Belgrade. She co-wrote and performed the song "Qélé, Qélé", with the Armenian hook and music composed and produced by H.A. Der-Hovagimian. It became well known in Greek-speaking areas, especially the 'Yerevan Remix' in Greek clubs, and was frequently played on London Greek Radio in the United Kingdom, and in an episode of the Greek and Cyprus X Factor television series. Sirusho also sings in the Greek language and, in April 2009, released her first Greek single "Erotas" in Armenia, Greece and Cyprus. Her folk-influenced single "PreGomesh" was released in December 2012.