The guest of Andrey Malakhov's TV show “Today is Friday!” on the Rossiya-1 TV channel was pop singer Arsen Shakhunts, popular in Turkmenistan.
He sang his hit song “Girl, stop!” In the fall of 2019, Arsen Shakhunts released a video clip for this song, which received 77 million views on YouTube and ranked 20th on the Top YouTube Hits chart.
Malakhov's new heroes gathered at one large table. These are not show business stars, but amazing talented originals, who have something to be proud of and what to impress the country with. In a warm friendly circle, they told how they live, what they dream of, shared good mood.
Arsen told viewers that he was born and raised in the Turkmen city of Mary, and then, together with his older brother Alexander, moved to Ashgabat, where the Shakhunts Brothers duet was set up, singing mainly his own songs.
One might recall that the most popular song was "Dove", recorded in 2008. In the future, Katya Lel and eastern pop singers also sang it. In 2009, the duet sang the song at the annual chanson festival "Eh, Razgulyay!", and in 2011, it was included in the soundtrack of the film "Exercises in the Beautiful".
The songs "Dove" and "Ship" of the Shakhunts brothers have been in the rotation of the radio stations "Chanson" and "Road Radio" for many years. Also, "Dove" and "Smoke" were included in the Top Radio Hits chart.
Since 2018, Arsen has been working as a solo singer. At the beginning of 2020, he released a new single "Goodbye, goodbye!" which had more than 10 million views.