Alla Borisovna Pugacheva
15 April 1949
|Alma mater||Russian Academy of Theatre Arts|
|Occupation||Singer, composer, actress|
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Title||People's Artist of the USSR (1991)|
|Parent(s)||Boris Mikhailovich Pugachev (father)|
Zinaida Arkhipovna Odegova (mother)
Alla Borisovna Pugacheva (Russian : Алла Борисовна Пугачёва; sometimes transcribed in English as Pugachova, Russian pronunciation: [pʊɡɐˈtɕɵvə] ; born 15 April 1949), is а Soviet and Russian musical performer. Her career started in 1965 and continues to this day. For her "clear mezzo-soprano and a full display of sincere emotions", she enjoys an iconic status across the former Soviet Union as the most successful Soviet performer in terms of record sales and popularity.
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Her repertoire includes over 500 songs in Russian, English, German, French, Hebrew, Finnish, Ukrainian, and the discography has more than 100 Vinyl, CDs and DVDs. In addition to Russia and the former Soviet Union, Pugacheva's albums were published in Japan, Korea, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria. Pugacheva has sold more than 250 million records.
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She became a People's Artist of the USSR in 1991. Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1995). Chevalier of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II, III and IV degrees. She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997.
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Pugacheva was born to Boris Mikhailovich Pugachëv and Zinaida Arkhipovna (née Odegova) Pugachëv in Moscow, on 15 April 1949. [ citation needed ]In 1956, she enrolled in music school №31, and attended the Ippolitov-Ivanov music college. She went on to study at school №496, finishing her studies there in 1964. She then studied in the choral-conducting department of the college. Pugacheva recorded her first track "Robot" in 1965, for a morning programme on Radio Yunost.
Radio Yunost, also known as "You-FM" is the primary youth radio station in Russia.
Pugacheva finished college in 1966 and subsequently toured with the group Yunost' (Youth) in Western Siberia. The following year she began working as a piano accompanist at the State Circus Musical college. She provided the leading vocals to a number of bands, including Novy Elektron (New Electron), part of the Lipetsk State Philharmonic Society, in 1966, Moskvichi (Muscovites) in 1971, Oleg Lundstrem's band in 1972-73, and Vesyolye Rebyata (Merry Folks) in 1974-75. She recorded songs throughout that period for numerous movies.
Siberia is an extensive geographical region spanning much of Eurasia and North Asia. Siberia has historically been a part of modern Russia since the 17th century.
Lipetsk is a city and the administrative center of Lipetsk Oblast, Russia, located on the banks of the Voronezh River in the Don basin, 438 kilometers (272 mi) southeast of Moscow. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 508,887.
Oleg Leonidovich Lundstrem was a Soviet and Russian jazz composer and conductor of the Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra, one of the earliest officially recognized jazz bands in the Soviet Union.
In 1974, she came in 3rd place in the All-Union competition of musicians. In 1975, she received the Grand Prix of the international contest "Golden Orpheus" performing the song "Harlequin" by Emil Dimitrov. The Amiga label released her winning song as a single in East Germany. Subsequently, in Bulgaria, the Balkanton label released the live recording of "Harlequin" from the festival as a single. One year later, Pugacheva returned to the "Golden Orpheus" to perform a concert outside the competition. The Balkanton released the live tracks as Pugacheva's first album Zolotoy Orfey 76. In that same year, Pugacheva recorded a number of songs for the musical drama-comedy The Irony of Fate as the singing voice of Nadja, the female protagonist.
The Golden Orpheus was an international song contest, held annually from 1965 to 1999 in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. Alongside its Bulgarian pop song competition, the festival’s rules and regulations included an international singing contest. The event quickly grew to be one of the most prestigious Eastern European festivals during socialism.
Emil Dimitrov was a Bulgarian singer, musician and composer. He was popular for his songs „Ако си дал“ , „Моя страна, моя България“ , „Нашият сигнал“ , „Само един живот“ , „Джулия“ ('Julia'), „Арлекино“ ('Arlequine'), „Писмо до мама“ and others.
Amiga is a popular music record label in Germany. Once an organ of the East German state-owned music publisher VEB Deutsche Schallplatten, Amiga became a label of the Bertelsmann Music Group in 1994.
Pugacheva went on to work on the musical film The Woman who Sings in cooperation with the band Ritm (Rhythm) in 1977. She played the leading lady, a famous pop singer who sacrifices her personal life for her career. The soundtrack, which was co-written by Pugacheva and composed of pop songs, culminated with the dramatic title ballad "Zhenshchina, kotoraya poyot". The Soviet audience, regarding the film as autobiographical,brought the soundtrack to reach record audience of the year in 1979, as it was bought by 55 million people. The soundtrack was first released in 1977 as part of the double album Zerkalo dushi (Mirror of Soul), which was a collection of her songs from 1975–77. The Victor label released a collection album Alla Pugacheva in the same year in Japan. In 1978, performing the song "Vsyo mogut koroli" ("Kings Can Do Anything"), Pugacheva received the Amber Nightingale prize at the Sopot International Song Festival which at the time meant automatically winning the Grand Prix of the Intervision Song Contest. In 1980, the Kansan label of Finland released her above listed works as the compilation album Huipulla (At the Top). Tonbandausnahmenkompanie Bayer GmbH did the same in West Germany, releasing Alla Pugachova.
During the 1980s, Pugacheva was a frequent visitor to Stockholm. She started out with multiple guest appearances on the popular Swedish radio show Galaxen (April 1980 year) conducted by Jacob Dahlin, and later frequently appeared on his TV-show Jacobs Stege (Jacob's Ladder). Dahlin and Pugacheva used to perform duets, such as "Superman" where Dahlin sings as the title character. In Stockholm, Pugacheva recorded an album in English, released by the World Record Music label in Sweden as Watch Out and by the Melodiya label in the Soviet Union as Alla Pugacheva in Stockholm.[ citation needed ]
In the late 1970s, Pugacheva became one of Russia's most beloved artists for her "clear mezzo-soprano and a full display of genuine emotions".
Pugacheva was a judge on Russia's version of the British X-Factor Factor A . She was the main judge and therefore the most important. She had the ability to give the most points.[ citation needed ]
Pugacheva's most notable title is "People's Artist of the USSR", the highest honour that could be bestowed to a musical artist in the state, awarded to her in 1991. While the lesser titles of "Accomplished Artist of the Russian SFSR", and "People's Artist of the Russian SFSR" had been already awarded to her in 1980 and 1985 respectively, the government was hesitant to award her its highest honour, reportedly largely because of statements and actions on her part that were inconsistent with the Party's agenda. At the same time, she grew to represent the government-endorsed pop culture that was forced upon people.Pugacheva listed in the Russian Encyclopedia (2005).
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev awarded Pugacheva the 3rd Degree Order of Merit for the Fatherland on her 60th birthday (15 April 2009).
|Preceded by|| Living Legend Award|
In 1969, she married Lithuanian circus performer Mykolas Orbakas, and in 1971 she gave birth to a daughter, Kristina Orbakaite, who is also a popular singer. Pugacheva divorced Orbakas after four years of marriage in 1973. She married film director Alexander Stefanovich in 1976, and starred in several of his movies. The union was dissolved in 1980.
In 1985, Pugacheva married producer Yevgeniy Boldin, with whom she had numerous professional collaborations. She had a working and romantic relationship with a young musician and singer, Vladimir Kuzmin during this period. In 1993, she divorced Yevgeniy Boldin stating that their professional lives interfered too much with their personal life.
In 1994, she married a pop singer, Philipp Kirkorov. Their divorce was announced in November 2005.
On 23 December 2011, Alla Pugacheva married Maxim Galkin.The couple has twins delivered by a surrogate mother. Their names are Liza and Harry.
In March 2014 Pugacheva signed a petition against persecution of Andrei Makarevich who protested against annexation of Crimea and war in Donbass.
|Year (P)||Number||Original title||Title in English||Format||Label, country|
|1976||Золотой Орфей 76||Golden Orpheus 76||Live LP||Balkanton, Bulgaria|
|1977||C60 09799-2||Зеркало души||The Mirror of the Soul*||Double LP||Melodiya, USSR|
|1979||C60 11975-6||Арлекино и другие||Harlequin and Other Songs*||LP|
|1980||C60 14429-0||Поднимись над суетой||Be Beyond a Fuss of Life*||LP|
|1980||C60 14935-6||То ли ещё будет||Something's Still to Come*||LP|
|1982||C60 17663-6||Как тревожен этот путь||How Disturbing Is This Way*||Double|
|1985||C90 21357-8||Ах, как хочется жить||Ah, How I Want to Live||LP|
|1985||WRM LP01||Watch Out||Watch Out||LP||World Record Music, Sweden|
|1986||C60 24717-8||...счастья в личной жизни!||...and Happiness in Private Life*||LP||Melodiya, USSR|
|1986||C60 25059-0||Пришла и говорю||I'm Here Talking to You*||LP||Melodiya, USSR|
|1990||SUCD 60 00122||Алла||Alla||CD||Melodiya, USSR|
|1991||10191-40191||Рождественские встречи 1990||Christmas meetings 1990||2LP||Russian disc, USSR|
|1992||STEREO R60 00887||Рождественские встречи 1991||Christmas meetings 1991||2LP||Russian disc, Russia|
|1995||SZCD0475||Не делайте мне больно, господа!||Don't Hurt Me, Gentlemen||CD||Soyuz, Russia|
|1998||Ex 98073||Да!||Yes!||CD||Extraphone, Russia|
|2001||АБП 0037||Речной трамвайчик||River Tram||CD||Alla, Russia|
|2002||АБП 0038||А был ли мальчик||Was There a Boy?||CD||Alla, Russia|
|2003||АБП 0055, |
|Живи спокойно, страна!||Live Peacefully, My Country!||CD||Alla & Monolit, Russia|
|2008||АБП 0055, |
|Приглашение на закат||Invitation to a Sunset||CD||Alla|
* Official English title.
There is an unknown number of single and EP releases published all over the world.
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