Siranush Harutyunyan (Armenian: Սիրանուշ Հարությունյան, born on January 7, 1987), better known as Sirusho (Armenian: Սիրուշո), is an Armenian pop singer. She began her music career singing live in Canada, in the Armenian diaspora music scene, when she was seven years old and, 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 follow-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. The BBC describes 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 "throughout the Armenian diaspora throughout the world". She currently studies diplomacy in Yerevan State University, having majored in international relations.
Sirusho also sings in the Greek language and, in April 2009, released her first Greek single "Erotas" in Armenia, Greece and Cyprus. The song is an up-tempo dance record with heavy Greek laiko musical influences which is apparent from the dancing and dress in the music video. Sirusho performed the song for first time live at Thessaloniki and then at Tashir Armenian Awards ceremony in April 2009.
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, Serbia. She co-wrote and performed the song "Qélé, Qélé", with the Armenian hook and music composed and produced by H.A. Der-Hovagimian. The song finished in fourth place behind the Greek entry "Secret Combination". It became very popular 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 Cypriot X Factor television series.