Tata Simonyan (Armenian: Թաթա Սիմոնյան, born October 08, 1962 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR) is a popular Armenian singer widely known by the Armenian diaspora. Simonyan received the title of the Honored Artist of Armenia in 2006, and was nominated for "King of Pop" in Moscow in 2008. To date, Tata has put on performances to audiences in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Holland, Belgium, Britain, France, Spain, Greece, Middle East and 45 cities in Russia. Tata has also played in several films.Coaches of TV project «The Voice of Armenia» "Armenian Festival to take place in Watertown this weekend". Boston Globe. Retrieved 20 May 2012. Adriaans, Rik. Sonorous Borders: National Cosmology & the Mediation of Collective Memory in Armenian Ethnopop Music. University of Amsterdam. p. 5. "Tata Simonyan - United Tour". Retrieved 21 May 2012.