"Charles Aznavour" (born May 22, 1924) is a French singer, songwriter and actor. Besides being one of France's most popular and enduring singers, he is also one of the most well-known french singers abroad. He has sold well over 100 million records. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/1269362.stm
Aznavour was born "Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian" in Paris, the son of Armenian immigrants. His artistic parents introduced him to the world of theatre at an early age.
He began to perform when he was nine and soon took the stage name Aznavour. His big break came when the singer Édith Piaf heard him sing and arranged to take him with her on tour in France and to the United States.
Often described as the "Frank Sinatra of France", Aznavour sings mostly about love. He has written musicals and more than a thousand songs, made more than one hundred records, and appeared in sixty movies. Aznavour sings in six languages (French, English, Italian, Spanish, German and Russian), which has helped him perform at Carnegie Hall and other major venues around the world.