Who is Nadir Rustamli?
Nadir Rashid oghlu Rustamli is a 22-year-old Azerbaijani singer who was chosen to represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022.
Nadir is a seasoned competitor and a lifelong musician with a childhood dream of representing Azerbaijan at Eurovision.
With music running through their veins, Nadir gathered a group consisting of other young talented musicians to form Sunrise Music Band, a pop-jazz quartet, in 2018. Many of the members were former students of legendary vocal coach Nailə Mirməmmədli.
Sunrise Music Band was named Favorite Music Group of the Year at the Brand of Azerbaijan Awards in March, just months after its debut. Nadir didn't stay idle for long after the band disbanded in 2019.
Nadir took part in and won a number of domestic music competitions while attending university. He took to stage in the Ministry of Youth and Sports' annual 'Student Spring' festival in both 2017 and 2019.