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“A-Studio” is a Russia-based pop music group originally consisting of Kazakh musicians and a Georgian vocalist Keti Topuria (joined the band in 2004). The band was created in 1982 in Almaty, then called Alma-Ata, hence called “Alma-Ata Studio”. Later, the name was changed to “A-Studio”. In the recent lineup they released popularly acclaimed singles such as “Uletau” (“Flying away”), “Ty” (“You”), “Noch’-podruga” (“Night-friend”). “Uletau” hit the charts across the former Soviet Union, bringing the band a new wave of popularity.
Alsu. Samoe glavnoe
Russian pop singer Алсу (Alsou) shot to national stardom at the age of 15, thanks to a hit-filled debut album and a Lolita-themed video for the ballad “Zimniy Son” (“Winter Dream”). Born in 1983 in Tatarstan, her father is a politician and former oil executive. In 2004 he was named as one of the country’s 100 richest men. This family background afforded her the possibility to study in the UK from a young age. Alsou competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in which she came in second place giving her recognition all over Europe. She records both in Russian and English (and occasionally Tatar), and has sung duets with both Enrique Iglesias and Nelly.
Ani Lorak. Solntse
“Blestyashchie” is one of the first and most enduring all-girl singing groups in Russia. Originally Blestyashchie consisted of three girls: Olga Orlova, Polina Iodis, and Varvara Koroleva. In 1996 Zhanna Friske and Irina Lukjanova joined the group. Featuring original arrangements, lovely lyrics, and artistic music videos, Blestyashchie became quite popular. The video clips for their songs at the time were in “Russian Top Ten” and “Top-20” on MTV. The girls went on tour across the country, and they were highly praised. There, Zhanna became an instant success with her excellent vocal abilities and superb dancing skills.
Dima Bilan. The Best
Diskoteka Avariya. The Best Songs
Fabrika. A lubit tak hochetsja
Gorod 312. Vne Zony Dostupa
Ivanushki International. The Best Songs
Janna Friske. Portofino
Zhanna Friske is considred the sexiest and most wanted woman in Russia. She first became famous when she joined the all-girl pop singing group “Blestyashchie” some time at the end of the 1990s, which she left in 2003. Friske soon embarked on a solo career as a singer and an actress, and occasional model, and keeps enjoying strong media interest. Much of this attention is based on her physical appearance, rumored relationships, and notable public appearances in risque outfits. Her music is light and unpretentious yet Friske’s sweet vocals make it sound very sexy.
Leonid Agutin. The Best
Nikolay Baskov is a popular Russian tenor singer. He’s known for performing both classical operatic arias and pop music songs. He is meritorious and people’s artist of the Russian Federation. Nikolay Baskov studied Gnessin music academy in Moscow, and became an aspirant of Moscow State Petr Chaykovsky Conservatory. The same year Nikolay Baskov was invited to the Bolshoi theatre troupe. He performed the major arias in such operas as Yevgeni Onegin, Prince Igor, Boris Godunov, Traviata and others. However, since 2001, Baskov abandoned Bolshoi to run his commercially successful solo career. Though Baskov’s repertoire consists mostly of modernly-arranged arias and romances, he performs pop music as well. Nikolay often performed together with pop artists, as well as with classical singers, such as Montserrat Caballé. His latest song was recorded in a duet with Oksana Fedorova, the former Miss Universe.
Pesnya goda 2009. Zolotoj Grammofon 2010
Plazma. Take my love
Serebro. The selected
Soyuz 57 (3CDs)
“Soyuz” has been probably the most well-known series of Russian pop music. It is named after a famous Russian label “Concern Group SOYUZ”. Since 1991 it has been releasing numbered collections with the most top-rated hits of a certain period. This edition includes 68 latest tracks of 2010 performed by such artists as: Alla Pugachova, Zhanna Friske, Valeriy Meladze, Filipp Kirkorov, A-Studio, Dima Bilan, Nikolay Baskov, Tatu, Ani Lorak and Fabrika.
Soyuz 59 (3CDs) The Latest Russian Hits Collection
“Soyuz” has been probably the most well-known series of Russian pop music. It is named after a famous Russian label “Concern Group SOYUZ”. Since 1991 it has been releasing numbered collections with the most top-rated hits of a certain period. This edition includes 69 latest tracks of 2010 performed by such artists as: Maksim, Kristina Orbakayte, Zara, Valeriya, Sergey Lazarev, Serebro, VIA Gra, DJ Smash, Leonid Agutin and Jasmin.
t.A.T.u. The Best
Timati. The Boss
Uma2rman. V gorode N
Valerij Meladze. The Best
Valeriy Meladze is a Russian singer of Georgian descent. He is the younger brother of composer/producer Konstantin Meladze. He must be the most romantic singer among all Russian performers. His sweet and lyrical ballads as well as playful or somewhat aggressive dance tunes never leave anyone indifferent. Both men and women love Meladze’s music for its high quality and, of course, Valeriy’s outstanding voice with unique Georgian timbre.
Valeriya. Out Of Control
Valeriya has sold millions of albums, regularly sells out stadiums and arenas and boasts in Russia the similar stardom status as the likes of Madonna and Celine Dion in the World.
Her albums feature collaborations with a number of European and US writers and producers including Robin Gibb, David Richards (Queen, David Bowie), Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, DJ Shadow), Dylan Burns (BodyRockers), Simon Gogerly (U2, New Order, Gwen Stefani) and Sergey Galoyan (Jennifer Lopez, t.a.T.u., Prodigy). Valeriya was the first Russian artist to team with top professionals in the music business to record and release her debut album in English “Out Of Control”.
Via Gra. The Best
“VIA Gra” is a Ukrainian/Russian girl group that hit the charts in these countries in September 2000 with their first single “Popytka No. 5” The name VIA Gra is both a reference to the drug Viagra and a play on words, since the first three letters stand for “vocal-instrumental ensemble” in Ukrainian, and “gra” means “game” (or “play”) in Ukrainian. The group is known for their frequent lineup changes, with 11 different individuals having at one time been in the group. Konstantin Meladze (brother of famous Russian singer Valery Meladze) is the writer of the group’s songs and the co-producer of the group’s albums. The girls perform ordinary pop but in a deliberately sexy manner. Their lyrics and videos are full of eroticism, playfulness, irony and even aggression or masochism at the same time. The concept is playing on sex and looking sexy in their video clips and on stage. The band has really extraordinary popularity in both Ukraine and Russia, but also in the former Soviet Union countries.