By Laman Ismayilova
Popular singer and composer Emin Agalarov has presented a new video titled "Azerbaijan".
The video was released in honor of the 100 years of the formation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Trend Life reported.
EMIN also performed the song as part of the concert celebration event.
Millions of Azerbaijanis living in Azerbaijan and across the world celebrate May 28, the establishment of the first independent and secular democratic state in the Islamic world -- the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
The ADR was established on May 28, 1918 with the goal of building an independent, free, and democratic republic.
Mammad Amin Rasulzade, the brightest and most prominent political figure during those times and the ideological leader of the revolutionary nationalist movement in Azerbaijan, declared Azerbaijan's independence and adopted the Declaration of Independence.
Though it existed only for 23 months, the ADR's government reached major progress in foreign policy and introduced Azerbaijan to the international community.
With incredible talent and a clutch of international music awards, pop singer EMIN continues to rise both at home and overseas.
Born in Baku, incredibly talented musician moved with his family to Russia at the age of four. After finishing high school in New Jersey, Emin enrolled in Marymount Manhattan College (New York.) He graduated at the top of his class, delivering a thesis on “Business Management in the Field of Finance.
Agalarov's interest in music began in the high school years in the United States. After graduating from high school, he returned to Russia, where he continued composing songs. In 2005 he began working with his vocal and music teacher, the renowned Azerbaijani singer Muslim Magomayev, to whom he pays tribute in his concerts.
His first studio album, Still, was released in 2006, selling in the first six months 70,000 copies in Russia, and an additional 30,000 in CIS countries.
Emin's media appearances include BBC Breakfast, Extra, ITV's Daybreak, Fox, Entertainment Tonight, Pro 7, The Today Show, E!, among others. He's been featured in The Sunday Times, The Sun, Bilt, Wall Street Journal, The Independent, GQ, Esquire, OK!, among others.
In 2016, Emin was awarded as the Most Stylish Musician of the Year.
Over the past couple of years, EMIN performed at large musical contests, including the Eurovision 2012, "Miss Universe 2013, the 2014 World Music Awards, and also on the Olympic Games in Sochi on the same year.
He is also one of the organizer of summer music festival "Zhara" which has turned into annual gathering of celebrities.
On May 27th, by the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev , Emin Agalarov along with other distinguished artists was awarded the title of "National Artist of Azerbaijan".
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