Famous Russian Lyricists & Songwriters

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 1 Vitas

Vitas
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia

Vitas is a Ukrainian-Russian actor, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for his eclectic musical style and unique falsetto, Vitas has performed with well-known labels like Universal Music Group. He often incorporates elements of folk, classical, jazz, techno, dance, and operatic pop into his music.

 2 Zedd

Zedd
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Famous As: DJ, Record Producer
Birthdate: September 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Zedd is a Russian-German songwriter, record producer, and DJ. He is best known for his 2012 single, Clarity, which earned him a Grammy Award in 2014 after peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Although he mainly performs and produces electro house music, Zedd also draws inspiration from dubstep, progressive house, and classical music.

 3 Oksana Grigorieva

Oksana Grigorieva
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Pianist
Birthdate: February 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saransk, Russia
Russian singer and pianist Oksana Grigorieva patented a method of teaching music to children in the U.S. She is best known for her track Un día llegará. She has been in the news for her bitter break-up with former partner Mel Gibson. She has worked with the Chernobyl Children's Project.
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 4 Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 5 Lena Katina

Lena Katina
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 6 Viktor Tsoi

Viktor Tsoi
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 15, 1990

Viktor Tsoi, the lead singer of the legendary Russian rock band Kino, broke the hearts of his fans across the world when he died in a tragic car crash at age 28. A symbol of rebellion, Tsoi transformed rock music from an underground movement to a mainstream phenomenon in Russia.

 7 Alla Pugacheva

Alla Pugacheva
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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 8 Vladimir Vysotsky

Vladimir Vysotsky
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: July 25, 1980

A Soviet cultural icon, singer Vladimir Vysotsky was known for his social commentary in his songs. In his early years, he quit engineering to study acting. He later ruled the stage as an actor, before stepping into music. He even distributed his recordings after being banned in the country.

 9 Dima Bilan

Dima Bilan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ust-Dzheguta, Russia

 10 Polina Gagarina

Polina Gagarina
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 11 Edgar Froese

Edgar Froese
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: January 20, 2015

A pioneer in electronic music and founder of music band Tangerine Dream, Edgar Willmar Froese started playing guitar at the age of 15. At nineteen, he formed his first group, which disbanded within three years. By then, he had started experimenting and eventually formed Tangerine Dream, concurrently continuing to sing solo and release solo albums.

 12 Olga Seryabkina

Olga Seryabkina
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 13 Kristian Kostov

Kristian Kostov
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 14 Grigory Leps

Grigory Leps
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia

 15 Arkady Kobyakov

Arkady Kobyakov
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: June 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Novgorod, Russia
Died: September 19, 2015

 16 Nyusha

Nyusha
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 17 Yuri Shatunov

Yuri Shatunov
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kumertau, Russia

 18 Alsou

Alsou
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Famous As: Singer and Actress, She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in which she came second with the song Solo right after Denmark
Birthdate: June 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bugulma, Russia

 19 Sergey Mikhalkov

Sergey Mikhalkov
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 27, 2009

 20 Valery Meladze

Valery Meladze
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batumi, Georgia

 21 Bulat Okudzhava

Bulat Okudzhava
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 12, 1997

 22 Kristina Orbakaite

Kristina Orbakaite
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Soviet Union

 23 Maxim Fadeev

Maxim Fadeev
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kurgan, Russia

 24 Alexander Bashlachev

Alexander Bashlachev
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cherepovets, Russia
Died: February 17, 1988

 25 Yegor Letov

Yegor Letov
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Famous As: Poet, Composer
Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
Died: February 19, 2008

 26 Pyotr Mamonov

Pyotr Mamonov
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 27 Valery Leontyev

Valery Leontyev
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ust'-Usa, Russia

 28 MakSim

MakSim
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

 29 Elena Vaenga

Elena Vaenga
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Severomorsk, Russia

 30 Alexander Rosenbaum

Alexander Rosenbaum
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leningrad, Soviet Union

Born into a family of doctors, Alexander Rosenbaum, too, had initially been a doctor. However, later emerged as one of the greatest singing poets of Russia, best known for his blatnaya pesnya songs such as Gop-Stop, which described the criminal subculture of his country. He was also named the People's Artist of Russia.

 31 Vernon Duke

Vernon Duke
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vilna Governorate, Russia
Died: January 16, 1969

 32 Maria Arkhipova

Maria Arkhipova
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 33 Konstantin Meladze

Konstantin Meladze
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Famous As: Composer, Record producer
Birthdate: May 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Batumi, Georgia

 34 Igor Talkov

Igor Talkov
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tula Oblast, Russia
Died: October 6, 1991

 35 Monetochka

Monetochka
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

 36 Stas Mikhaylov

Stas Mikhaylov
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia

 37 Mike Naumenko

Mike Naumenko
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 27, 1991

 38 Natali

Natali
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dzerzhinsk, Russia

 39 Elizaveta Khripounova

Elizaveta Khripounova
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, United States

 40 Sevak Khanagyan

Sevak Khanagyan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Metsavan, Armenian SSR, USSR

 41 Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky

Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kosikhinsky District, Russia
Died: August 19, 1994

 42 Natalia O'Shea

Natalia O'Shea
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Famous As: Harpist
Birthdate: September 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 43 Igor Matvienko

Igor Matvienko
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: February 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia