Famous Russian Lyricists & Songwriters

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Vitas
(Ukrainian-Russian Singer, Songwriter and Actor Known for His Unique Falsetto and His Eclectic Musical Style)
Vitas
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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.

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Zedd
(DJ & Record Producer Best Known for His Song 'Clarity')
Zedd
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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.

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Oksana Grigorieva
(Russian Singer-songwriter and Pianist)
Oksana Grigorieva
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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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Regina Spektor
(Singer-Songwriter)
Regina Spektor
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Birthdate: February 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Lena Katina
(Singer)
Lena Katina
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Birthdate: October 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Viktor Tsoi
(Soviet Singer-Songwriter and Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Kino')
Viktor Tsoi
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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.

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Alla Pugacheva
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Birthdate: April 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Dima Bilan
(Singer)
Dima Bilan
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Birthdate: December 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ust-Dzheguta, Russia
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Polina Gagarina
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Birthdate: March 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Vladimir Vysotsky
(Best Known for His Unique Singing Style and Lyrics and an Influential Figure in Soviet Culture)
Vladimir Vysotsky
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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.

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Kristian Kostov
(Bulgarian-Russian Pop Singer Who Rose to Fame With 'The Voice Kids Russia')
Kristian Kostov
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Birthdate: March 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Bulgarian-Russian singer Kristian Kostov was 6 when he began training in music and was already performing solo by 11. He soared to fame with the Russian version of The Voice Kids and then became the runner-up on X Factor Bulgaria. At 18, he was the youngest contestant on the Chinese reality show Singer.

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Olga Seryabkina
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Birthdate: April 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Zemfira
(Russian Rock Musician)
Zemfira
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Birthdate: August 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia

Russian rock-musician Zemfira has made her mark as a singer in Russia and other former Soviet republics with studio-albums like Zemfira and Forgive Me My Love, and hit singles like You Want? Forgive Me My Love became the best-selling album of Zemfira with over 1,500,000 copies sold, while overall till date Zemfira has sold over 3 million records.

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Yuri Shatunov
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Birthdate: September 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kumertau, Russia
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Nyusha
(Singer-Songwriter)
Nyusha
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Birthdate: August 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Grigory Leps
(Singer-songwriter)
Grigory Leps
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Birthdate: July 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia
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Arkady Kobyakov
(Singer, Composer)
Arkady Kobyakov
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Birthdate: June 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Novgorod, Russia
Died: September 19, 2015
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Alsou
(Singer and Actress, She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in which she came second with the song Solo right after Denmark)
Alsou
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Birthdate: June 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bugulma, Russia
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Valery Meladze
(Russian Singer)
Valery Meladze
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Birthdate: June 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batumi, Georgia

Valery Meladze is a Soviet and Russian singer who often performs and popularizes his brother and composer Konstantin Meladze's songs. Apart from his work as a solo artist, Meladze is also known for his work with bands like Dialog and Gruppa Dialog. Valery Meladze is a recipient of several awards, including the Muz-TV Music Award.

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Bulat Okudzhava
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Birthdate: May 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 12, 1997
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Kristina Orbakaite
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Birthdate: May 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Soviet Union
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Maxim Fadeev
(Singer)
Maxim Fadeev
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Birthdate: May 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kurgan, Russia
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Yegor Letov
(Poet, Composer)
Yegor Letov
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Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
Died: February 19, 2008
Alexander Bashlachev
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Birthdate: May 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cherepovets, Russia
Died: February 17, 1988
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Pyotr Mamonov
(Russian Rock Star Best Known as the Frontman of the Alternative Rock Band 'Zvuki Mu ')
Pyotr Mamonov
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Birthdate: April 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Legendary Russian rock musician and lead singer of the band Zvuki Mu, Pyotr Mamonov was also a fine actor, known for his stellar performances in films such as Dust and The Island. He contracted COVID-19 I 2021 and passed away in a Moscow hospital soon after.

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MakSim
(Singer)
MakSim
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Birthdate: June 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
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Elena Vaenga
(Singer, Songwriter)
Elena Vaenga
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Birthdate: January 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Severomorsk, Russia
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Igor Talkov
(Singer-Songwriter and Film Actor Known for His Popular Songs ‘Clean Ponds’ and ‘Summer Rain’)
Igor Talkov
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Birthdate: November 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tula Oblast, Russia
Died: October 6, 1991
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Konstantin Meladze
(Composer, Record producer)
Konstantin Meladze
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Birthdate: May 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Batumi, Georgia
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Vernon Duke
(Composer)
Vernon Duke
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Birthdate: October 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vilna Governorate, Russia
Died: January 16, 1969
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Alexander Rosenbaum
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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.

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Monetochka
(Singer-Songwriter)
Monetochka
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Birthdate: June 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Maria Arkhipova
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Birthdate: January 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Mike Naumenko
(Musician)
Mike Naumenko
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Birthdate: April 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 27, 1991
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Stas Mikhaylov
(Singer-Songwriter)
Stas Mikhaylov
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Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia
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Elizaveta Khripounova
(American-Born Russian Pianist and Opera Singer)
Elizaveta Khripounova
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Birthdate: December 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, United States

Born in the US and raised in Russia, opera singer and pianist Elizaveta Khripounova often experiments with alternative pop, rock, and jazz. He hit tracks have been featured on the soundtracks of series such as Pretty Little Liars. She also sang for a Russian film and the video game Dragon Age Inquisition.

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Sevak Khanagyan
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Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Metsavan, Armenian SSR, USSR
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Natali
(Singer)
Natali
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Birthdate: March 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dzerzhinsk, Russia
Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky
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Birthdate: June 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kosikhinsky District, Russia
Died: August 19, 1994
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Natalia O'Shea
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Birthdate: September 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Igor Matvienko
(Record producer)
Igor Matvienko
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Birthdate: February 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia