Alanas Ibrahimas Chošnau (born July 11, 1974 in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Lithuanian singer and songwriter of Iraqi origin. He was a member of the former music group Naktinės personos. In 2003 and 2005, he won the Radiocentras Award as Male Performer of the Year. In 2008, Chošnau was the second most played solo artists of Lithuania.
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Chošnau was born to a Lithuanian mother and Iraqi father in Vilnius, Lithuania. The family lived in Baghdad, Iraq until Chošnau's mother died in 1983. He then returned to Lithuania and was raised by his grandparents. Thus he grew up speaking the Arabic language and learned the Lithuanian language only later. The family was separated by the wars. In 1992, he created the pop music group Naktinės personos along with Aras Vėberis. In 1997, while on a tour across Lithuania, Chošnau crashed his car and severely injured his neck paralyzing his legs. He spent several months in a hospital, but fully recovered and returned to music. Naktinės personos disbanded in 2001 and Chošnau continued his career as a solo artist.
In 2003, he released his debut solo album Pusiau atmerktos akys, which sold more than 10,000 copies in three months and was certified gold, followed by Mintimis su tavimi, which was also certified gold. The same year Chošnau was nominated for the Bravo Award as male Singer of the Year. With song Light Up The World, he came second in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Along with Delfinai and SKAMP, Chošnau warmed up a free concert by The Black Eyed Peas in Vingis Park sponsored by mobile operator Tele2 on May 30, 2005. In the Eurovision selection for 2007 and 2008, he was a member of the jury.
Chošnau often participates in various reality shows. In 2002 he participated in reality show Akvariumas-2, where celebrity contestants lived in a glass house built near the popular shopping mall Akropolis in Vilnius. Other reality shows included Džiunglės on TV3 (survival competition in Malaysian jungles) in 2004, Šok su žvaigžde! (Lithuanian installment of Dancing with the Stars) in 2007, and Žvaigždžių duetai on LNK (singing competition of celebrity duos) in 2008. His song Kur gimsta lašai, released in the third solo album, became the theme song of Džiunglės. In 2008, Chošnau played himself in Lithuanian comedy film 5 dienų avantiūra.