Aida Emilevna Garifullina is a Russian and Austrian opera singer (soprano). Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan. A solo singer of the Vienna State Opera.
She won first prize of Plácido Domingo’s international 2013 Operalia competition for opera singers where she performed Nanetta’s aria from Falstaff, the Snow Maiden’s aria from the Snow Maiden, Susanna’s aria from the Marriage of Figaro, Juliet’s aria from The Capulets and the Montagues by Bellini. This was followed by the performance with Plácido Domingo at a concert in Beijing.
She also performed at an opening and closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup.
Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and dancer. She
has eight Grammy awards. She has been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll for her
virtuosity, temperament and stage expressivity. Tina is in top ten dancers of the world. The Rolling
Stone magazine called her one of the greatest singers of the present.
On January 16, 1988 Turner performed in front of the largest audience which was approximately
180,000 at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, setting a Guinness World Record.
At the end of 1989 Turner releases her seventh studio album, 'Foreign Affair', with a cover of
Bonnie Tyler's hit, 'The Best'. The song became one of her signature songs. In 1990 the singer
went on a successful European tour to support her album, performing in front of nearly 4 million
fans at 121 shows, breaking the records of the last Rolling Stones tours.
In 1991 Tina Turner was inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It was reported later that Tina Turner set another Guinness World Record as a solo artist who sold
the largest number of tickets for the concerts in the history of music.
Tatu or t.A.T.u. is a Russian music band which consisted of Yulia Volkova and Elena Katina.
Tatu is the most successful Russian pop group which achieved world popularity. Their singles, both
in Russian and in English, were at the top of the charts in Russia, Australia, Great Britain,
Germany, USA and other countries. Their debut English-speaking single "All the Things She Said"
became one of the most successful singles of the year and number one of the main musical charts
of the world. Tatu is the first and only Russian group which received IFPI award for number of the
The duo became the main Russian pop sensation of the 2000s and their debut album '200km/h in
the Wrong Lane" sung in English also gained international popularity. The provocative image of the
band played a role, but their songs should not be underestimated either: "200 km/h in the Wrong
Lane" is a perfect set of pop hits with catchy refrains. It is a known fact that Yulia Volkova strained
her voice recording 'Not Gonna Get Us', so all the tracks were really made wholeheartedly.
In May, 2003 the band participated in the Eurovision song contest and took the third place.
On February 7, 2014 the duo performed at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in
Daft Punk is a French musical electronic duo formed in 1993 by Thomas Bangalter and GuiManuel de Omem-Cristo.
They achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement, and had
success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco,
rock, and synthpop. They had a considerable impact on formation of French house.
In May 2013 Daft Punk released their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, which
was highly appreciated by the musical press. A month before it, in April, they released a
single from this album, 'Get Lucky' which became a world hit. The retro sound of the album
helped the duo win in several most prestigious nominations of the 56th ceremony of the
Grammy Awards, including 'Record of the year' and 'Album of the year'. In three years, for the
first time in the 25 years of their existence, they lead the Billboard Hot 100 with their new
Daft Punk are famous for their elaborate live performances in which visual elements and
special effects make a whole with the music. An important role in their creativity is played by
the visual component of a story intertwining with music, for example, wearing robot costumes
in public and during their live performances.
Europe is a Swedish rock band formed by vocalist Joey Tempest and guitarist Jón Norum. They
first were referred as a glam metal band but after their reunion in 2003 they went on to play
modern hard rock and heavy-metal.
In May, 1986 they released The Final Countdown album which gave the band its international
breakthrough. The Epic Records company was engaged in producing the album. It peaked in top
ten in 12 charts and received four certifications. Dag Stone from Allmusic called this album "one of
the brightest and outstanding in the history". The song of the same name became the international
hit. However after its release John Norum decided to leave the band, being disappointed with
keyboards taking over in the song production. Kee Marcelo was invited instead.
Polina Sergeyevna Gagarina is a Russian singer, composer, actress and model.
She is a participant and winner of Channel One's reality singer competition Star Factory, season 2
She was the second in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, representing Russia.
On December 1, 2012 she was awarded a "Golden phonograph" for her song 'The Play is Over'.
She also became a repeated prize winner of the Song of the Year festival. In the Red Star project
her song 'The Play is Over' was named one of the top 20 songs of 2012.
Polina made a speech at a qualifying draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Konstantinovsky Palace
and made a speech at the closing ceremony of the World Championship of Water Sports in Kazan.
In 2018 she was a constituency agent of the Moscow mayoral candidate Sergey Sobyanin.
Since 2018 she has been a culture and art council member of the President of the Russian