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Googoosh Biography

Faegheh Atashin (Persian: Fāeqe Ātaŝin - فائقه آتشین‎, Azerbaijani: Faiqə Atəşin, born on 5 May 1950 in Tehran), also known by her stage name Googoosh (Persian: Guguš - گوگوش‎, Azerbaijani: Ququş), is an Iranian singer and actress. She is known for her contributions to Iranian pop music, but also starred in a variety of movies from the 1950s to the 1970s. She achieved the pinnacle of her fame and success towards the end of the 1970s. Her overall impact and contributions to Middle Eastern and Central Asian pop-music earned her the title of the most iconic female pop-singer from those regions.She has recorded songs in Italian and in Spanish language. Due to her great talents and overall endearment to her people, she is a symbol of national pride to the people from Iran.

Following the Iranian Revolution in 1979, she is famously known for remaining in Iran until 2000 and not performing again due to the ban on female singers. Still, her following grew. Younger people have rediscovered her music via bootleg recordings. Outside of Iran, she has a significant following in many Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries, and has even caught the attention of western media and press. Her most recent projects include a new collaboration with singer/songwriter Hassan Shamaizadeh for the track Hayahoo from her last album Ejaz, as well as serving as head judge and head of academy for the popular reality show Googoosh Music Academy which is broadcast on London based satellite channel Manoto 1.

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