MTV Russia Music Awards

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MTV Russia Music Awards
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Matreshka - prize of RMA Awards
Awarded forBest in music
Country Russia
Presented by MTV
First awarded2004
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The MTV Russia Music Awards made its debut in 2004 and have celebrated local Russian talent as well as International. The MTV Russia Music Awards(RMA) features local and international acts and music celebrities being honoured by Russian viewers.


Host cities

YearVenueHost CityPresenterSpecial guests
2004 State Kremlin Palace Moscow Konstantin Khabensky Queen, The Rasmus, Darren Hayes
2005 Red Square Shnur and Anna Azarova Korn, The 69 Eyes, Kelly Osbourne
2006 Ice Palace Saint Petersburg Seryoga Missy Elliott
2007 Ice Palace Khodynka Moscow Pavel Volya and Anna Semenovich Avril Lavigne
2008 Luzhniki Palace of Sports Dima Bilan and Sergey Lazarev Jay Sean


Award winners


Zveri is a Russian pop rock band.

Valeriya Russian singer

Valeriya is a stage name of Alla Yurievna Perfilova, a Russian singer and fashion model, Valeriya, who is a recipient of the titles People's Artist of Russia (2013) and People's Artist of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (2016), has also won numerous prestigious awards, including Golden Gramophone (thirteen), Pesnya goda (thirteen), Muz-TV, and MTV Russia Music Awards. She has been a member of the Council for Culture and Art under the President of the Russian Federation since 2012.

Uma2rman band

Uma2rman is a Russian pop rock band made up of two brothers, Sergei and Vladimir Kristovsky. They have been active since 2003, releasing their first album "V Gorode N" in 2004. Additional musicians have been hired for concerts such as Alexei Ernst - keyboard, Sergey Solodkin - drums, Alexei Kozhakov and Yuri Terletsky (current) - solo guitar. They were nominated in the 2004 Europe MTV Music Awards for Best Russian Group, along with t.A.T.u. and Gorod 312 but lost to Dima Bilan.


Queen (band) British rock band

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Their earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock.

Zemfira Russian rock musician and songwriter

Zemfira, born Zemfira Talgatovna Ramazanova is a Russian rock musician. She has been performing since 1998 and has been popular in Russia and other former Soviet republics. To date Zemfira has sold over 3 million records.

The Rasmus Finnish rock band

The Rasmus is a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were in upper comprehensive school. The original band members were Lauri Ylönen, Eero Heinonen (bass), Pauli Rantasalmi (guitar) and Jarno Lahti (drums). Jarno Lahti left the year after and was replaced by Janne Heiskanen in 1995. Heiskanen quit the band in 1998 and was soon replaced by Aki Hakala. The Rasmus has sold 5 million albums worldwide, 310,000 copies in their native Finland alone. They have won numerous awards, both domestic and international.


Award winners

Dima Bilan Russian singer, record producer, songwriter, model and actor

Dima Bilan is a Russian actor and singer-songwriter of Karachay descent. Bilan represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with "Never Let You Go", finishing second, and he won the contest in 2008 in Belgrade, with the song "Believe". He has had several Russian number one hit records. He is sometimes referred to as "Russia's Iglesias" due to his similarity to the Spanish singer.

Diskoteka Avariya musical ensemble

Diskoteka "Avaria" are a Russian band from Ivanovo, Russia. The trio consists of Anna Khokhlova, Aleksey Borisovich Serov and Aleksey Olegovich Ryzhov. Its former members include vocalist Nikolay Stagoranovich Timofeev, who left in July 2012, and rapper Oleg Yevgenyevich Zhukov, who died on February 9, 2002 of cancer.

The Black Eyed Peas American hip hop group

The Black Eyed Peas is an American musical group, consisting of rappers,, and Taboo. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently changed their musical sound to pop and dance-pop music. Although the group was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, it was not until the release of their third album, Elephunk, in 2003, that they achieved high record sales. Since that time, the group has sold an estimated 76 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling groups of all time. As of 2011, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Black Eyed Peas were the second-best-selling artist/group of all time for downloaded tracks, behind Rihanna, with over 42 million sales.


Korn American nu-metal band

Korn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band is notable for pioneering the nu metal genre and bringing it into the mainstream.

The 69 Eyes Finnish band

The 69 Eyes are a multi-platinum-selling Finnish gothic rock band. They are currently signed to EMI Finland. The band's albums are now distributed worldwide. The End Records acts as the band's official North American distributor, as Nuclear Blast Records provides distribution in Europe. Australia will be handled by AmpHead Music. All Asian and Latin American releases are handled by EMI affiliates.

Kelly Osbourne English singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer

Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, she is known for her appearances on The Osbournes with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, as well as on E!'s Fashion Police, where she was a presenter from 2010 to 2015. She has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, in which she and her professional dance partner Louis van Amstel took third place. She is the voice of Hildy Gloom in the Disney XD animated series The 7D. She is also a judge on both Australia's Got Talent and Project Runway Junior.


Award winners

t.A.T.u. Russian music duo

t.A.T.u. was a Russian music duo that consisted of Lena Katina and Julia Volkova. The singers were part of children's music group Neposedy before being managed by producer and director Ivan Shapovalov and signing with Russian record label Neformat. t.A.T.u.'s debut album 200 Po Vstrechnoy (2001) was a commercial success in Eastern Europe that made the duo sign with Interscope Records to release its English-language counterpart, 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane (2002). The album was certified platinum by the IFPI for one million copies sold in Europe and became the first album by a foreign artist to debut at number one in Japan. It was also certified gold in the United States and included the international hits "All the Things She Said" and "Not Gonna Get Us". The duo represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with the song "Ne Ver', Ne Boysia", finishing third.

All About Us (song) t.A.T.u. song

"All About Us" is a song by Russian recording duo t.A.T.u., taken as a single from the group's second English language studio album Dangerous and Moving (2005). The song was also featured on the group's second Russian studio album Lyudi Invalidy. The song was written by Josh Alexander, Billy Steinberg, Jessica Origliasso & Lisa Origliasso. The song was produced by Martin Kierszenbaum and Robert Orton. The song was chosen as the album's lead single in March 2005 by Universal Music Russia and Interscope.

Yulia Savicheva Russian singer

Yulia Stanislavovna Savicheva is a Russian singer who represented Russia in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey.


Missy Elliott American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer

Melissa Arnette Elliott, known professionally as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. She embarked on her music career with all-female R&B group Sista in the early-mid 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV. Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career in 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the top 20 single "Sock It 2 Me". The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, the highest-charting debut for a female rapper at the time.

Dolphin (musician) Russian musician

Andrey Vyacheslavovich Lysikov is a Russian musical artist, singer, songwriter, poet and rapper, known by his stage name Dolphin. He won the award of best artist at the 2004 MTV Russian Music Awards. He also played at the Live 8 Russia concert.

Ligalize Russian musician

Andrey Vladimirovich Menshikov, mostly known under his stage name Ligalize, is a Russian hip hop artist and a former leader of the Legal Busine$$ band. Ligalize was also a member of D.O.B. and Bad Balance.


Award winners



Award winners

Since 2008, Best Rock Act prize is not awarded, because of too few rock bands in MTV Russia format.


2009 ceremony cancelled

2009 RMA was cancelled due to world economic crisis that caused financial problems to organizers. It is yet to be scheduled if the prize will be back in 2010. [1]


Special awards

Free Your Mind

Legend MTV

VH1 Award

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  1. MTV RMA 2009 не будет