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Alsou … Everyone knows her name today. Successful singer and TV presenter, UNESCO artist for the sake of peace, a true professional in his field. She managed to win the hearts of fans immediately after the release of the first video. The young singer with a velvety timbre of voice and blue eyes then rightfully received the status of a Russian pop star, which she still confirms with her work.
How it all beganAlsou was born into a wealthy family. Her father at that time was vice-president of the oil concern "Lukoil", and her mother was an architect by education, was involved in raising children. In addition to Alsou, the family had two more sons, but the attitude towards her at home was special - like a little princess.
When Alsou was 5 years old, she saw a concert grand piano for the first time and asked her father for the same one as a gift. The father, who usually does not refuse his daughter anything, said that this is not a toy, but a musical instrument, and he requires a serious attitude towards himself. The little girl promised her parents that she would definitely learn to play. And they gave her the piano.
When Alsou was 9 years old, the family moved from northern Kogalym to Moscow. The girl went to study at one of the best music schools, but a year later her father sent her to the UK, to a private boarding house - he is sure that it is there that her daughter will be able to get the best education. And it was there that the shy young Alsou entered the stage for the first time, and the debut was a success. Then a friend persuaded her to sing the song "I’ll always love you" at a concert in a summer camp in the Swiss Alps.
When Alsou returned home, she just excitedly told her father about her success, and he asked her daughter to repeat this number at the wedding of her older brother, where, by the way, the entire capital's elite were invited. And Alsou sang … This performance was significant. The next day, one of her friends called Alsou's mother, who really liked the girl's performance, and gave her the phone number of producer Vadim Baykov, who at that time worked with such stars as Irina Allegrova, Alena Apina and Jasmine. Alsou's mother did just that. And from that very call, Alsou's professional career began.
Alsou's professional career
She was only 15 when, after the first listening, Vadim Baykov chose a song for her, for which a music video was immediately shot. It was the song "Winter Dream" that became the singer's business card for many years. It immediately became clear that a new star had shone on the horizon of the national stage.
After the debut video, two more were released, and after that Alsou went on her first all-Russian tour. The young singer categorically refused phonograms, therefore a musical group was urgently created, which always followed her. Even in the UK, where she returned to continue her college studies. It wasn't long before the young star received an offer from an American record company for a long-term contract, which involved the release of seven English-language albums.
At the age of 16, Alsou had the honor to represent Russia at Eurovision - one of the most prestigious music competitions. She was the youngest of the participants, but she competed very well. According to the voting results, Alsou was the second.
After successfully participating in Eurovision, Alsou went on a foreign tour, and then shot a joint video with a rising star, the son of the famous singer Enrique Iglessias. It was a success! 2001 brought Alsou the prestigious Music Awards, which she was presented as the best-selling singer of the year.
After graduating from British college, Alsou returned to Russia, entered the theater institute, and Denis Inglesby became her producer instead of Baykov. With the change of producer, a new round in the singer's work begins: foreign tours, joint recordings with world stars and the first acting experience, which, by the way, Alsou also received abroad - filming in the thriller "Trap for the Spirit", for which she also recorded the title soundtrack.
Russian filmmakers did not leave the talented girl unattended either. Alsou was invited to her film by Svetlana Druzhinin. In the film "Vivat, Anna Ioannovna!", Alsou played the role of one of the Empress's maids of honor.
After marriage, Alsou completely plunged into taking care of her family and children, and her career faded into the background. Although she continues to make music - from 2008 to 2015, six more albums were recorded. But, following the oriental traditions in which Alsou was brought up, now, first of all, she is a wife and mother.
Recently, there were rumors on the Web that Alsou had divorced her husband. But in an exclusive interview, the singer exclaimed: The fact is that my husband and I are not supporters of publicizing our family life - what I ate for breakfast, with whom I met, what is being done at home. My husband is not in social networks at all, and my posts are more about creativity, work, concerts."
More recently, a real scandal erupted around the name of the star, who never got into any unpleasant stories. Here what show business stars say about the controversial victory of Alsou's daughter on the "Voice" show.