Polina Gagarina

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Polina Gagarina
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Gagarina in 2015
Background information
Birth name Polina Sergeyevna Gagarina
Born (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 31)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Russia)
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress, model
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Website http://www.gagarina.com/

Polina Sergeyevna Gagarina (Russian: Полина Сергеевна Гагарина, born 27 March 1987) is a Russian singer, songwriter, actress, and model. She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with "A Million Voices" where she finished second. She is currently a coach on the Russian version of The Voice.

Life and career

Gagarina was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR but spent most of her youth in Greece. Her mother was a ballet dancer. In 1993, Gagarina's father died and her mother decided to move the family back to Russia, but they soon moved back to Greece and settled in Athens. After completing her education, she moved to Saratov to live with her grandmother.

2003–07: Попроси у облаков

In 2003, Gagarina competed in season two of Star Factory, a Russian reality singing competition. She performed several songs by Maxim Fadeev and went on to win the show, but refused to work with Fadeev after her victory. After winning Star Factory, Gagarina was invited to perform in the group Playgirls. The group received a recording contract with ARS Records, but ultimately disbanded. In 2005, she performed at the New Wave competition held in Jūrmala, Latvia and placed third. She later released the singles "Kolybelnaya", "Morning", "Ya tvoya", "Pomnyu", and "Ya tebya ne proshchu nikogda". Her début album Попроси у облаков was released in 2007.

Polina on ESC 2015

2008–12: О себе

In 2008, Gagarina released the single "Komu, zachem?" with Russian singer Irina Dubtsova. In March 2010, her second studio album О себе was released. In 2012, Gagarina starts to collaborate with Konstantin Meladze, Russian/Georgian producer, well known for his successful project "VIA GRA". With Meladze she recorded four singles: "Spektakl okonchen" ("The Play Is Over") RUS #10, UKR #3, "Net" ("No") RUS #3 UKR #1, "Navek" ("Forever") RUS #26, UKR #23 and "Shagay" ("Stride") RUS #15, UKR #11.

2015–present: Eurovision Song Contest

On 9 March 2015, it was revealed that Gagarina would represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[1] Gagarina placed second in the Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "A Million Voices". On July 25, 2015, she performed the closing song of the "FIFA World Cup - Russia 2018" drawing show in St. Petersburg, shown on television worldwide. She became a coach on Golos, the Russian version of The Voice, starting in season four.

Personal life

On 25 August 2007, she married Russian actor Pyotr Kislov.[2] She gave birth to their son, Andrey on 14 October 2007.[3] They divorced on 31 March 2010.[4] She married photographer Dmitry Iskhakov on 9 September 2014.[5]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details
Попроси у облаков
(Ask the Clouds)
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: ARS Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
О себе
(About Me)
  • Released: 11 March 2010
  • Label: ARS Records
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
RUS
[6]
RUS Airplay
[7]
BEL
(VL)

[8]
BEL
(WA)

[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
NLD
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[15]
UKR Airplay
[16]
2005 "Колыбельная" ("Lullaby") Попроси у облаков
2006 "Я твоя" ("I'm Yours")
2007 "Я тебя не прощу никогда" ("I'll Never Forgive You")
"Любовь под солнцем" ("Love Under the Sun") 17 О себе
2008 "Где-то живёт любовь" ("Love Lives Somewhere")
"Кому, зачем?" ("To Whom, for What?")
(duet with Irina Dubtsova)
2009 "Пропади всё" ("Damn It All")
2010 "Я обещаю" ("I Promise") Осколки
2011 "Осколки" ("Fragments")
2012 "Спектакль окончен" ("The Play is Over") 3 10 3
"Нет" ("No") 2 3 1
2013 "Навек" ("Forever") 5 26 23
2014 "Шагай" ("Stride") 15 15
2015 "A Million Voices" 1 152 22 38 46 86 99 48 39 97 152 N/A
"Кукушка" ("Cuckoo") 2 Battle for Sevastopol OST
"Я не буду" ("I Will Not") 52 N/A
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos

Year Song Director
2005 Колыбельная ("Lullaby") Vlad Opelyants
2006 Я твоя ("I'm Yours") Georgy Toidze
2006 Morning Irina Mironova
2007 Я тебя не прощу никогда ("I'll Never Forgive You") Semion Gorov
2009 Кому? Зачем? ("To Whom, for What?")
(duet with Irina Dubtsova)
Alexey Golubev
2011 Осколки ("Fragments") Natalia Merkulova
2012 Спектакль окончен ("The Play is Over") Sergei Solodskiy
2012 Нет ("No") Alan Badoev
2013 Навек ("Forever") Alan Badoev
2014 Immortal Feeling (from ballet "The Great Gatsby") Alan Badoev
2014 Шагай ("Stride") Sergei Solodskiy
2015 A Million Voices Alexey Golubev
2015 Больше снов ("More Dreams") dv
2015 Любовь тебя найдёт ("Love Will Find You") Alexey Golubev
2015 Я не буду ("I Will Not") Alexey Golubev

Filmography

Year Title Role
2007 Dochki-materi Performed title song
2012 Katina lyubov Performed title song
Hotel Transylvania Mavis (Russian dub)
2013 Sasha Belyy Herself
2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Dorothy Gale (Russian dub)
2015 Odnoy levoy Sofi
2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 Mavis (Russian dub)

See also

References

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  16. Peak positions for singles on the Ukrainian Airplay Chart:

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Korni
Star Factory (Russia) winner
2003
Succeeded by
Nikita Malinin
Preceded by
Tolmachevy Sisters
with "Shine"
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2015
Succeeded by
Sergey Lazarev
with "You Are the Only One"