Aram MP3 remains the bookies’ favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest this year, so it’s no surprise he’s grabbing headlines across the continent. But here’s something that may surprise you: “Not Alone” has entered the iTunes Top 200 in Azerbaijan.

Yes, we were surprised too. Despite the ongoing political conflict between the two countries, his music has made it over the border–and appears to have earned him a few fans. “Not Alone” has so far reached #175.

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Not Alone in Azerbaijani iTunes Top 200 section

Can Aram MP3 secure points from Azerbaijan this year? We’ll have to wait and see.

Stay tuned to WiwiBloggs.com for the latest news on Aram MP3’s journey to Copenhagen.

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Reality
Reality
6 years ago

@Zara,
And who loves the Armenian Government?? Definitely, not the Armenian people. There are only a few oligarchs who love it.

Zara
Zara
6 years ago

Music has no border. Its nothing to do with people of Armenia. I love my armenian friends but I hate armenian government. Good luck Aram!

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

@Woz, You’re too funny, advising us to leave our instruments home and bring the dupstep to Eurovision. Only this year we decided to leave everything home but guess who stole our duduk right away? Once again, of course the Azeris. Hahaha. They must have some nerve after knowing that year after year the Armenian representatives perform with Duduk music. Go figure! Please know that the Armenians never paid for any songs throughout the years. And last year’s partial “help” from Tony Iommi was only a favor and a partial Help. That’s it. This years song: the lyrics are written by… Read more »

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

@Woz nope, ‘Note Alone’ is all armenian, so are all the esc entries of Armenia.., except the last year’s one- ‘Lonely Planet’ was created by Tony Iommi, for free.. However, the songwriter was an Armenian))
You know what google is, right? So, why do you bs? 😉
Ah, forget it, i remember you said you’ve tried to read an article about Arm-Aze conflict but you didn’t get a shi*
Well, i m sorry 🙁

LEAPerce
LEAPerce
6 years ago

hey ryanireland, us brits bloody love the irish! haha:)

hopefully armenia and azerbaijan can get along so the azeris can stop clogging every ESC blog/website with hate. want aram to win…or molly…obviously!!!

Game On
Game On
6 years ago

@This is My Opinion, And why do you care so much if he wins or not? Did you watch the interviews of the other contestants? They all love Aram’s song. So everyone is stupid? So get a life! We do not give a damn if you like it or not. You sound like a stubborn 4 year old who only says “no” to everything. Grow up. Hahah maybe you feel alone and maybe you need to be kissed. Lol That’s it, I got it. You f***en feel alone. Did someone dump you? Then why feel so offended by a song??… Read more »

Steff
Steff
6 years ago

You know what’s funny? All the songs ranked below #5 or #6 in the Azeri iTunes Chart have only been downloaded by one (1) person within 24 hours.. So it’s no big deal.. someone merely downloaded the song.. Maybe one die-hard eurofan, who knows?

Ryanireland
Ryanireland
6 years ago

God, I’m so sick and tired of this Armenia v Azeri thing. Get over it. History is history and we should learn from it. Instead they write articles like this just to annoy people again, we in Ireland had a bad relationship with the UK for years but over time all wounds heal. I think it’s time to move on, never forget and learn from the past but god move on. It’s a song contest!!!!!

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
6 years ago

Music lover

It’s actually “Aram – mania” lol, some kind of “crazy” thing as you said, don’t worry he won’t even win

Woz
Woz
6 years ago

@wergie please, where’s your sense of humour? I’m just saying that I’m glad that eastern countries are trying to connect with the rest of the continent by presenting more international and current sounds. Allegations have been made against Azerbaijan for “buying” composers and producers from other countries. I don’t know if that is the same case with Armenia’s “Not Alone”, but it seems likely. And who cares? I don’t. Bring Beyoncé next year if you can afford her. I’ll be totaly cool with that.

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

OMG. I have only just realised that Aram Mp3 is singing about a kiss that will turn “all seeds into trees”. I thought it was “all sins into tricks”, which sort of makes sense and, er, rhymes better. Ah, that’s the spirit of Eurovision.

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

@Woz no its not, although, there is something armenian in the intro. Anyway, who said that Armenians should have strictly armenian motives in their Esc entries?
About your last comment.. o m g /facepalm/

Zed
Zed
6 years ago

haha, Uros comment made me laugh!! I hope you don’t have to jump in the river….this really is a very ordinary and dull song and it would be a real shame if it won.

Game On
Game On
6 years ago

@Music Lover
Oh come on! Why do you care what others like or dislike? You don’t like “Not Alone,” then don’t listen to it. Who gives you the right to say otherwise. I love it and I think it’s the most original one this year. The rest are ordinary songs.

Music lover
Music lover
6 years ago

How people like ‘not alone’ I will never understand, I guess one can say it’s matter of taste but taste for this one is rather scary, my god people are mad, out of their mind to go crazy about this song

Woz
Woz
6 years ago

I understand that you guys have some issues (I just tried to read the wikipedia article about the Armenian-Azeri War, but the translation to my language is so terrible, and the origin of the conflict seems so confusing, that I think i’m gonna pass).

However, and from a distance, it seems obvious that both countries are WISELY hiring foreign composer and producers in order to win ESC. Keep your duduks and your balabans at home and bring your dubstep and your drip-drops. No one really cares where you buy them.

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

@Woz No, you’re not getting the point at all. We might sing or mix things that are foreign but we also acknowledge them for being foreign. We do not call it our own. Armenians do not tolerate any foreign elements and fragments in their traditional music. Our traditional folk music, which is thousands and thousands of years old, has it’s own genre, elements, and is untouchable and always will be untouchable. It’s a disgrace to change our music in our culture. But Azeris do not do that. They take songs, change a few lyrics and call it their own creation.… Read more »

Woz
Woz
6 years ago

@wergie …because Not Alone sounds tipically armenian and we must assume that dubstep is something huge there, right?

(I like Not Alone, btw. I’m not hating)

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

@Musicritique oh yes, almost every esc fan knows these days that Azerbaijan does the escshopping in Sweden, Greece, US, Ukraine(apparently their esc team based in Kiev lol) And its not only the song they purchase but entire production! Since 2009 actually)) Imagine that! Esc is a song contest ffsake, write at least your own music.. or, or damn lyrics!!! Or make your own dresses or have your own dancers, backvocalists, make up artists, videomakers, pr agents.. something!? No? :/ This is just unreal and the saddest part is that the majority if ESC watchers don’t even know about it, they… Read more »

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

@Musicritique true, they are impossible)) But hey, this one, unlike the horde of his braindead compatriots;) at least, does the bs in a classy way- it is carefully constructed. Thus, aze bullshit can be delivered in a civilized manner.. Well, i’ve seen that before.

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

@Rashad Our music is pure and always was and will stay pure. I can tolerate listening to any kind of music if it’s authentic and not a combination of fragments from other cultures, such as Georgian, Turkish, Armenian, Kurdish, Iranian, and others. Because that’s what Azeri music is. It’s a combination of stolen fragments from other nations. We do not tolerate propaganda of stolen cultures. Don’t lecture me. I only rely on facts from history. And I’m not going to listen to your justifications. I already know what your next comment is going to be. Instead of arguing maybe you… Read more »

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

@Wergie,
They’re impossible! I give up! At least everyone in Europe knows how Azeerbaijan Buys votes and hires Phillip Kirkurov and many others to “help” them year after year. Even the dancers were Russian last year. I haven’t seen anything authentic from them so far. But who still talks BIG? They still do. Gotta have some nerve.

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Musicritique, for your information the president made that statement long before Eurovision, he didn’t mention a single word about the contest, and the Azerbaijani organizers (plus the ministry of foreign affairs) stated that everyone is welcome in Baku, and they will ensure the safety for those coming from Armenia.
Yeah, I see how civilized you are, counting that you can’t even tolerate listening to Azeri music. Good luck with your “purity”!

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

Hmm, ok.
President of Azerbaijan said that the Armenians(!) of the World are the enemies of Azerbaijan!
And that Azeri family did(!) ask asylum in Armenia. They got it and now its on them to decide what to do next.
ps: cut the bs

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

@Rashad Duh, duh! Back at you! This is a song contest and not an enemyvision. Your explanation doesn’t justify anything. If your president said that then your ESC organizers should’ve said. ” this is a song contest, and we respect everyone.” Armenia is your enemy and not Armenians? How stupid! But An Armenian was going to come for ESC and not The Armenian President or the whole Armenia. And if you get your facts straight about the Azeri guys trying in Armenia, you’ll see that he said “He will never go back to Azerbaijan, ever! He said his life will… Read more »

Woz
Woz
6 years ago

I think this geopolitical drama gives a new dimension to a trivial song contest. Please, keep it coming. I appreciate the information. There will always be people asking you to stick to the musical aspects of the competition, but isn’t there enough music already? In my opinion, this is the sort of thing that helps me defend ESC against haters. It’s culture, current affairs that I would probably never hear of if it wasn’t for ESC. Plus, in every good story there always has to be an evil character and a fair one. And I guess where most of Europe… Read more »

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

Well, after this, Aze should give at least 1 point to Armenia, otherwise the cheating will be obvious. Oh, they actually don’t care))

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Musicritique, duh? Armenia (not Armenians) officially IS the enemy of Azerbaijan as there is still an ongoing conflict between the two countries. Furthermore, we are NOT responsible for what our government says or does. I don’t personally like our president, and I don’t share most of his opinions. That family didn’t ask for a citizenship in Armenia. They wanted to use Armenia as a second country in order to get a citizenship in Western Europe. They’ve been denied by the western officials once (because they found out there is actually no discrimination). In his latest interview to BBC, he said… Read more »

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

@Igor Pashkov
And who the F*** are you to determine that? Your comment alone explains that you should not be considered as a human being because your thought process is worst than my dog’s.

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

@Alex. Great point!!

Xaris
Xaris
6 years ago

@robyn You’re right.

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

@Rashad Then, How do you explain the Azeri president’s horrific comments about Armenia. Why didn’t the Armenian representative come to Baku ESC in 2012? Why? Because your president himself announced to the whole world that for “Azeris Armenia is still # 1 enemy, regardless of any song concert!” Please don’t deny it. I’ve watched the video myself. Also how do you explain the Azeri family running away from Azerbaijan and asking for citizenship in Armenia because the father has married an Armenian woman. Find that video too and watch what he says about Azeris torturing him. Let’s face it, in… Read more »

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

OGAE Turkey also gave its 12 points to Armenia this year, with OGAE Armenia giving 3 points to Azerbaijan (being only one of 4 OGAE fanclubs to give points to Azerbaijan so far). Music crosses all borders.

ONE 1
ONE 1
6 years ago

Eurovision Poll of the Polls. We Collect the top 10 result of 14 internet Eurovision Polls and give them eurovision points. 12, 10, 8, 7-1.

http://1eurovisionblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/poll-of-all-the-internet-eurovision-polls/

Lanti
Lanti
6 years ago

Just wondering, have other Armenian songs made it to the Azerbaijani Itunes top 200 (or vice versa) in the past?

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Musicritque, first of all, using the word “to kill” gives a wrong impression about the real situation, and it doesn’t serve anything but provocation. Second, I’m an Azeri, and believe me, I’m much more experienced. I know that there is not much sympathy towards each other in the both countries. Despite that there is not too much pressure if you like something Armenian in Azerbaijan (there are always exceptions). I do have a lot of Armenian friends, and some of them are afraid to accept me as a friend on FB because of the fear though. I’m not sure which… Read more »

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

@Rashad, If not murdered, but for sure scolded and I’m 100% sure they are given the evil eye. Fortunately, years ago I was in Baku, and also in Azeri villages. I’ve witnessed everything with my own eyes. There is also a video on youtube and I’m hoping it’s still there, where US citizen Armenians are in Baku and are asking questions to Azeri people specifically about listening to Armenian Music. There is a video where the taxi driver puts on an Armenian music and the Azeri passenger begs to get out of the car. And during the rest of the… Read more »

NIgum
NIgum
6 years ago

pff what happend?! this provocation and no other…..

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Musicritique, can you give an example of a precedent when someone has been murdered for “liking anything Armenian” in Azerbaijan?

Musicritique
Musicritique
6 years ago

Oh this is just BS. I truly think Aram might’ve made the charts, but Azeris announcing it or letting people talk about it??? It’s almost impossible. In Azerbaijan, They kill people who like anything Armenian. Hopefully, these poor people won’t be held accountable.

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

@ello Yep, and Azerbaijan has more than double the population of my country. My point was that for a country like Germany or France, an iTunes chart position of #175 could mean that thousands of people have bought it, but for a country with a much smaller population, #175 might only mean that 10 people have bought it.

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

Just looking for the truth.

Marcelo N
6 years ago

Hey Bavarson, it’s a lot of fun to see your accurate predictions: ESC final standing and UEFA final too! What about the FIFA World Cup, what my neighbour will cook for dinner and the exchange rate for real-dollar at the end of June?
It must be awesome to take part in any of your seances… do you conjure spirits all by yourself or are there any other mediums involved?

Shalla
Shalla
6 years ago

OMG (((
They will kill all these people who bought the song ((((
Soo saaaadd(((

Euromonkey
Euromonkey
6 years ago

Perhaps Azerbaijan will give 1 / 2 points to Armenia, like Armenia did to Azerbaijan back in 2009 🙂

This is my opinion
This is my opinion
6 years ago

I guess this is good news for Aram and something to make Armenian people happy about Azerbaijan, lol just joking, good luck but sorry, I am confident to say that he will not win Eurovision song contest, not with shouting out the poem, maybe next year if they can find better song for him

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

First of all, I think this is great news. Anything that shows even the remote signs of easing the tension between these two countries who have shared a lot in common in the past is great news.

Secondly, I think a lot of the readers on this site are just arrogant and annoying. That’s all I have to say. Peace!

Hercegovina
Hercegovina
6 years ago
Dilara
6 years ago

from Armenia only in you dream ha ha ha aram just monkey none azeri don’t like his song

from Armenia
6 years ago

Miksi Aram mp3 the best, Armenia the best,Azerbejan wont win femi final