Siranush Harutyunyan (Armenian: Սիրանուշ Հարությունյան, born on January 7, 1987), better known as Sirusho (Սիրուշո), is an Armenian pop singer. She began her music career singing live in Canada, in the Armenian diaspora music scene. 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 followed-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. In 2008, the BBC described 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 the Armenian diaspora.