Alla Pugacheva

Soviet-Russian singer

Alla Borisovna Pugacheva (Russian: Алла Борисовна Пугачёва, or Pugachova, pʊɡɐˈtɕovə), born 15 April 1949), is а Russian singer. She has a "clear mezzosoprano and a full display of sincere emotions".[1] She is the most successful Soviet and Russian performer[2][3] in terms of record sales and popularity.[4] She became a Meritorious Artist of the Russian SFSR in 1980, People's Artist of the Russian SFSR in 1985 and People's Artist of the USSR in 1991. She is the mother of actress and singer, Kristina Orbakaitė.

Alla Pugacheva
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Alla Pugacheva in Berlin, 28 April 1976
Background information
Native name
Алла Пугачёва
Birth nameAlla Borisovna Pugacheva
Born (1949-04-15) 15 April 1949 (age 71)
Moscow, RSFSR, Soviet Union
GenresPop, Russian pop, Traditional pop, Soviet music
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, actress
Years active1965– present
LabelsMelodiya, World Record Music
Associated actsValery Leontiev, Philipp Kirkorov, Kristina Orbakaitė, Maxim Galkin, Igor Nikolayev, Vladimir Kuzmin, Udo Lindenberg

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. "Алла Пугачёва / Единая информационная база / Private Archival Department / Alla Pugachova". Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  2. Alison Smale (2000-02-28). "A Superstar Evokes a Superpower; In Diva's Voice, Adoring Fans Hear Echoes of Soviet Days – New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  3. Jon Pareles (1988-09-25). "Review/Music; Alla Pugacheva's Moody, Ardent Soviet Pop – New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  4. Encyclopædia Britannica repeats a claim on its features website that Pugacheva has sold around 250 million records. Other internet sources claim figures from 75 million to 250 million records, though there is no official source for this information.

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