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Faegheh Atashin (Persian: فائقه آتشین‎‎) (Azerbaijani: Faiqə Atəşin), born May 5, 1950 in Tehran, Iran), also known by her stage name Googoosh (Persian: گوگوش‎‎) (Azerbaijani: Ququş), is an Iranian singer and actress of Iranian Azerbaijani origin. She is known for her contributions to Persian pop music and Turkic pop music, but also starred in a variety of movies from the 1950s to the 1970s.[1] She achieved the pinnacle of her fame and success towards the end of the 1970s. Her overall impact and contributions to Persian pop earned her the title of the most iconic female pop-singer from those regions.[2] She has recorded songs in Persian, Tajiki, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Arabic, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Following the Iranian Revolution in 1979, she is famously known for remaining in Tehran 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.[3] Outside of Iran and Azerbaijan, she has a significant following in many other Middle Eastern as well as Central Asian countries, and has even caught the attention of African media and press.[4] Recent projects include a new collaboration with singer/songwriter Hassan Shamaizadeh for the track Hayahoo from her 2012 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.
Background information
Birth name Faegheh Atashin
Born 5 May 1950 (age 66)
Origin Tehran, Iran
Genres Persian pop music, Azerbaijani folk music
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 1953–1979, 2000–present
Labels Avang, Caltex, MZM, Pars Video, Taraneh