Igor Nikolayev

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Igor Nikolayev
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Background information
Birth name Igor Yuryevich Nikolayev
Born (1960-01-17) January 17, 1960 (age 54)
Origin Kholmsk, Sakhalin Oblast, USSR
Occupation(s) Composer, singer, song-writer
Years active 1980s – present
Website igornikolaev.ru

Igor Yuryevich Nikolayev (Russian: И́горь Ю́рьевич Никола́ев; born January 17, 1960) is a Russian composer, singer and song-writer.


Nikolayev was born in Kholmsk, Sakhalin Oblast, into the family of Sakhalin-marinist poet Yury Nikolayev. He graduated from pop Branch (class composer Igor Yakushenko) of the Moscow Institute of Culture. In early 1980s worked in ensemble "Recital" of Alla Pugacheva keyboard and arranger. In 1983 Alla Pugacheva and I. Nikolayev recorded songs "Iceberg", "Tell, birds!", which made I. Nikolayev famous author.

Solo career[edit]

In 1986 began the solo career of singer, debut in that capacity has become the song "Mill". The author of about a hundred hits and hits from the repertoire of Alla Pugacheva, Irina Allegrova, Natasha Koroleva, Valery Leontiev, Alexander Kalyanov and other, songs in their own performance ("Raspberry wine", "Poor Mozart", "Let's drink for love" and others). As a poet, he is working with Igor Krutoy, Alla Pugacheva. From 1985 (as composer) and 1988 (as a singer) constantly goes to the final of the festival "Song of the year". Recipient of national music awards "Ovation 1995" in the category "composer".

Igor Nikolaev - holds the prestigious music awards: "Ovation-92" - for the album "Dolphin and mermaid", "Ovation-95" - in the nomination composer year, "Ovation-97" - in the nomination poet year, "Ovation-99" - in the nomination composer year, "Song-99" - for his outstanding contribution to the development of songs (aide Prize Isaak Dunayevsky), "Golden grammofon - 2001" - for the song "Five Reasons", "Best composer in 2002" - prize of the festival "Song of the Year".

His songs were performed and performed by artists and Russian pop stars: Alla Pugacheva, Philipp Kirkorov, Iosif Kobzon, Yuri Nikulin, Lev Leshchenko, Vladimir Vinokur, Lyudmila Zykina, Valery Leontiev, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Larisa Dolina and many others.

In 2004 he became a composer at Star Factory 4.

Popular Songs[edit]

  • "Iceberg" (by Alla Pugacheva)
  • "Paromshik" (by Alla Pugacheva)
  • "Komarowo" (by Igor Sklyar)
  • "Zheltye Tulpani" (by Natasha Koroleva)
  • "Nemnogo zhal" (by Philipp Kirkorov)


  • 1986 — Счастья в личной жизни, A. Pugacheva ("Good Luck In The Personal Life!")
  • 1987 — Мельница ("Mill")
  • 1989 — Королевство кривых зеркал ("Kingdom Of Crooked Mirrors")
  • 1989 — Фантастика ("Fantasy")
  • 1989 — Kingdom of Carnival Mirrors, Sweden
  • 1989 — Aqarius 1999 (Lisa Nilsson), Sweden
  • 1989 — Julen Ar Har (Tommy Korberg), Sweden
  • 1990 — Жёлтые тюльпаны N. Koroleva ("Yellow Tulips")
  • 1991 — Мисс разлука ("Ms. Separation)
  • 1992 — Дельфин и русалка ("The Dolphin And The Mermaid")
  • 1992 — Странник мой Irina Allegrova ("My Stranger")
  • 1994 — Малиновое вино ("Raspberry Wine")
  • 1994 — Поклонник N. Koroleva ("Admirer")
  • 1995 — Конфетти N. Koroleva ("Confetti")
  • 1995 — Выпьем за любовь ("Let's Toast To The Love")
  • 1997 — Пятнадцать лет. Лучшие песни ("15 Years. The Best Songs")
  • 1997 — Бриллианты слёз N. Koroleva ("Diamonds Of Tears")
  • 1998 — Игорь Николаев-98 ("Igor Nikolaev-98")
  • 2000 — Разбитая чашка любви ("The Broken Cup Of Love")
  • 2001 — Самая родная ("Dearest")
  • 2001 — Дочка …и я (feat. Yu. Nikolayeva) ("The Daughter ...And Me")
  • 2002 — Прости и отпусти ("Forgive Me And Let Me Go")
  • 2004 — ЗДРАВСТВУЙ ("Hello")
  • 2004 — Миллион красивых женщин (compilation) ("Million Of Beautiful Women")
  • 2006 — Как ты прекрасна ("You Are So Beautiful")

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