The legendary Charles Aznavour has been awarded the BraVo Award for his contribution to the world music culture, RIA Novosti reports.
“His art is alive, his music will be remembered forever and will long light up many generations to come,” said Philipp Kirkorov, host of the award ceremony held at the State Kremlin Palace.
He added that the gesture is an honor to the memory of the amazing, unique artist.
The golden statuette will be handed over to Aznavour’s family.
The BraVo Awards is called to recognize the merits of artists in the fields of classical and pop music.
Charles Aznavour passed away aged 94 on October 1, 2018. France paid him a national tribute at Hôtel des Invalides. The ceremony was chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Charles Aznavour was laid to rest in the family vault outside Paris after a private funeral at the city’s St John the Baptist Armenian cathedral.