The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Azerbaijani Singers of all time. This list of famous Azerbaijani Singers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Azerbaijani Singers.
With an HPI of 68.41, Muslim Magomayev is the most famous Azerbaijani Singer. His biography has been translated into 37 different languages on wikipedia.
Muslim Magometovich Magomayev (Azerbaijani: Müslüm Məhəmməd oğlu Maqomayev; Russian: Мусли́м Магоме́тович Магома́ев; 17 August 1942 – 25 October 2008), dubbed the "Soviet Sinatra", was a Soviet, Azerbaijani and Russian opera and pop singer. He achieved iconic status in Russia and the post-Soviet countries for his vocal talent and charisma. People's Artist of the USSR (1973).
With an HPI of 65.49, Zeynab Khanlarova is the 2nd most famous Azerbaijani Singer. Her biography has been translated into 18 different languages.
Zeynab Yahya qizi Khanlarova (Azerbaijani: Zeynəb Yəhya qızı Xanlarova) (born 28 December 1936, Baku) is a Soviet and Azerbaijani singer (soprano), People's Artist of the USSR (1980), Azerbaijan (1975), Armenia (1978).
With an HPI of 60.99, Polad Bülbüloğlu is the 3rd most famous Azerbaijani Singer. His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.
Polad Bulbuloglu (Azerbaijani: Polad Bülbüloğlu; born February 4, 1945) is a Soviet and Azerbaijani singer, actor, politician, and diplomat. Bülbüloğlu became famous in the Soviet Union with composing jazz-influenced pop songs which has heavy Azeri folk feelings in Russian and Azerbaijani languages. He also sang his own songs. Three of his songs became Songs of the Year and he received numerous prestigious awards in the Soviet Union. Bülbüloğlu is a lyrical tenor. In the late 1990s, despite having a huge success with a new version arranged by Paul Buckmaster of his old song Gəl Ey Səhər (Come, Hey Morning!) in Turkey and sold out concerts in Russia, Bülbüloğlu started a political career. He became the Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan and is currently the Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia.In 2017, he was a candidate to the post of Director-General of UNESCO. He withdrew his candidacy on October 10 after getting only 2 votes in the first round of the election.
With an HPI of 57.29, Aygün Kazımova is the 4th most famous Azerbaijani Singer. Her biography has been translated into 33 different languages.
Aygun Alasgar gizi Kazimova (Azerbaijani: Aygün Ələsgər qızı Kazımova) (born 26 January 1971) is an Azerbaijani singer, songwriter, pop musician, and actress. She is a well known singer in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia. Her 2006 and 2007 solo concerts in Moscow and Baku brought her fame. During 2002 – 2006 she was president of the "Best Model of Azerbaijan" competition. Her "Hayat Ona Guzel" single was the most popular in Turkey on iTunes. Kazimova wrote and sang the anthem of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2012. Her duet with Snoop Dogg Coffee from Colombia was a number one hit on the Azerbaijani, Turkish, Czech Republic, Colombian, Georgian and Russian charts. Kazimova has recorded ten albums.
With an HPI of 55.80, Larisa Dolina is the 5th most famous Azerbaijani Singer. Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.
Larisa Aleksandrovna Dolina (Russian: Лариса Александровна Долина, IPA: [ɫɐˈrʲisə ˈdolʲinə], née Kudelman, Кудельман, formerly Mionchinskaya, Миончинская; born 10 September 1955) is an Azerbaijani-born prominent Russian (former Soviet) jazz and pop singer and actress. She was awarded the Order of Honour in 2005.
With an HPI of 54.56, Nigar Jamal is the 6th most famous Azerbaijani Singer. Her biography has been translated into 35 different languages.
Nigar Aydin qizi Jamal (née Mutallibzadeh; Azerbaijani: Nigar Aydın qızı Camal (Mütəllibzadə), IPA: [niˈɟɑɾ ɑjˈdən ɡəˈzə dʒɑˈmɑl (mytæˈlibzɑdæ)]; born 7 September 1980), sometimes known as Nikki Jamal, is an English-Azerbaijani singer. Born and raised in Baku, she has resided in London since 2005. She won the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with Eldar Gasimov with the song "Running Scared". She and Gasimov have since performed as a duo on various occasions under the name Ell & Nikki.
With an HPI of 54.18, Sabina Babayeva is the 7th most famous Azerbaijani Singer. Her biography has been translated into 35 different languages.
Sabina Babayeva (Azerbaijani: Səbinə Babayeva; born 2 December 1979, Baku) is an Azerbaijani singer. She represented Azerbaijan in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 May 2012, with the song "When the Music Dies", as the 13th act, and finished 4th overall.
With an HPI of 52.50, Aysel Teymurzadeh is the 8th most famous Azerbaijani Singer. Her biography has been translated into 34 different languages.
Aysel Teymurzadeh (Azerbaijani: Aysel Məhəmməd qızı Teymurzadə; born 25 April 1989, Baku) is an Azerbaijani pop and R&B singer. She has become well known after singing the song "Always" along with Arash during the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow finishing third.
With an HPI of 52.01, Eldar Gasimov is the 9th most famous Azerbaijani Singer. His biography has been translated into 35 different languages.
Eldar "Ell" Parviz oglu Gasimov (Azerbaijani: Eldar Pərviz oğlu Qasımov; born 4 June 1989) is an Azerbaijani singer who successfully represented Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in the music duo Ell & Nikki with Nigar Jamal. He co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 held in Baku, Azerbaijan with Leyla Aliyeva and Nargiz Birk-Petersen.
With an HPI of 51.88, Emin Agalarov is the 10th most famous Azerbaijani Singer. His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.
Emin Araz oglu Agalarov (Azerbaijani: Emin Araz oğlu Ağalarov, Russian: Эмин Аразович Агаларов; born December 12, 1979), also known as Emin Arazovich Agalarov, is an Azerbaijani-Russian singer and businessman. He writes and performs songs in English, Azerbaijani and Russian and is widely popular in Azerbaijan and Russia.
Pantheon has 18 people classified as singers born between 1936 and 1998. Of these 18, 17 (94.44%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living singers include Zeynab Khanlarova, Polad Bülbüloğlu, and Aygün Kazımova. The most famous deceased singers include Muslim Magomayev. As of October 2020, 2 new singers have been added to Pantheon including Polad Bülbüloğlu and Samira Efendi.
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