Famous Russian Singers

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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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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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Anna Netrebko
(Russian Operatic Singer)
Anna Netrebko
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Birthdate: September 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia

Anna Netrebko is a Russian operatic singer who has performed at popular venues, such as The Royal Opera and Metropolitan Opera. She achieved international fame in 2002, when she played Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival. One of the most decorated operatic singers of her generation, Anna Netrebko was included in the Time 100 list in 2007.

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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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George Gaynes
(Actor and Singer Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Police Academy’ and Comedy Film ‘Tootsie’)
George Gaynes
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Birthdate: May 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland, Russia [now Finland]
Died: February 15, 2016
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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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Eduard Khil
(Soviet-Russian Baritone Singer)
Eduard Khil
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Birthdate: September 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: June 4, 2012

Known to his fans as Mr. Trololo, Russian singer Eduard Khil had won numerous awards, including the prestigious People's Artist of Russia. His 1976 song I Am Very Glad, as I'm Finally Returning Back Home was posted on YouTube in 2009 and soon became viral, making him an internet meme .

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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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Nina Kraviz
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Birthdate: October 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

Nina Kraviz is a Russian DJ, singer, and music producer. She studied dentistry and even practiced for some time while performing gigs as a side hustle. She then proceeded to study at the Red Bull Music Academy. She released her self-titled debut album in 2012 and then went on to launch her own record label. 

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Yulia Volkova
(Singer best known for being a member of the Russian girl group t.A.T.u., along with Lena Katina)
Yulia Volkova
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Birthdate: February 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky
(Opera singer)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
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Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Died: November 22, 2017
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Galina Vishnevskaya
(Opera singer)
Galina Vishnevskaya
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Birthdate: October 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 11, 2012
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Aida Garifullina
(Russian Opera Singer and Winner of the 2013 Operalia Competition)
Aida Garifullina
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Birthdate: September 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

Aida Garifullina is a Russian lyric soprano. She gained mainstream popularity after winning the 2013 Operalia competition and has since been featured in many productions staged at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, and the Wiener Staatsoper. She also performed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening gala concert. She is currently signed to Decca Records. 

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
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Birthdate: November 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norilsk
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Timati
(Rapper, Singer, Record producer, Composer)
Timati
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Birthdate: August 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow
Born into an affluent Russian family, Timati initially studied economics but later drifted toward music. The hip-hop artist gained fame with the reality show Star Factory 4 and later released hits such as Welcome to St. Tropez. However, his song Moscow, deriding anti-government protestors, became the most-disliked Russian YouTube video.
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Sophie Tucker
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Birthdate: January 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tul'chyn, Ukraine
Died: February 9, 1966
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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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Emin Agalarov
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Birthdate: December 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR
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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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Polina Gagarina
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Birthdate: March 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Egor Kreed
(Rapper)
Egor Kreed
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Birthdate: June 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Penza, Russia
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Sergey Lazarev
(Russian Singer, Actor, and Dancer)
Sergey Lazarev
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Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow

Sergey Lazarev is a Russian singer, actor, and dancer. He is best known for his contribution to the success of the pop duo, Smash. Lazarev has represented Russia twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing third on both occasions. As an actor, Sergey Lazarev is involved in the Russian theatre scene.

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Zivert
(Singer)
Zivert
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Birthdate: November 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Manizha
(Pop music performer who was nominated for Sobaka.ru Magazine's Top 50 award in 2017)
Manizha
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Birthdate: July 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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Zelim Bakaev
(Singer)
Zelim Bakaev
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Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia
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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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Alexey Vorobyov
(Russian Actor and Singer Best Known For His Appearance on the Music Competition Show 'The X Factor')
Alexey Vorobyov
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Birthdate: January 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tula, Russia

Alexey Vorobyov is a Russian actor and singer best known for his performances in the English and Russian languages. Alexey Vorobyov is also known for his appearance on the Russian version of the popular music competition show, The X Factor.

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Pelageya
(Singer)
Pelageya
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Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, 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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Olga Baclanova
(Actress Known for Her Roles in the Films: 'Freaks' and 'The Man Who Laughs')
Olga Baclanova
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Birthdate: August 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 6, 1974

Russian actor Olga Baclanova was also a skilled ballerina and opera singer who had a decent career in Hollywood, too. A star of the silent-film age, she was seen in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street and Are You There? Post-retirement, she moved to Switzerland.

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Yuri Shatunov
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Birthdate: September 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kumertau, Russia
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Anna Semenovich
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Birthdate: March 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Olga Seryabkina
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Birthdate: April 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Katya Sambuca
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Birthdate: August 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Joseph Kobzon
(Singer, Politician)
Joseph Kobzon
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Birthdate: September 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chasiv Yar, Ukraine
Died: August 30, 2018
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Origa
(Singer)
Origa
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Birthdate: October 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
Died: January 17, 2015
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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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Nyusha
(Singer-Songwriter)
Nyusha
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Birthdate: August 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Alexander Gradsky
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Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kopeysk, Russia
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Valeriya
(Singer)
Valeriya
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Birthdate: April 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atkarsk, Russia
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Feodor Chaliapin
(Russian opera singer)
Feodor Chaliapin
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Birthdate: February 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kazan
Died: April 12, 1938

Feodor Chaliapin was a Russian opera singer whose expressive bass voice resonated across major opera houses during his time. Such was his popularity that Chaliapin even has a star dedicated to him on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was also made the Commander of the Legion of Honour by the French government in 1934 for his contribution to opera.

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Elena Temnikova
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Birthdate: April 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kurgan, Russia
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Natasha Korolyova
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Birthdate: May 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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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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Basta
(Russian rapper who has won fans with solo singles like)
Basta
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Birthdate: April 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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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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Jeanna Friske
(Singer, Actress)
Jeanna Friske
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Birthdate: July 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 15, 2015
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Glukoza
(Singer)
Glukoza
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Birthdate: June 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Sati Kazanova
(Pop star who came to fame as a member of the Russian girl group Fabrika, who competed on the first season of the talent show Star Factory)
Sati Kazanova
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Birthdate: October 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Russia