Ruslan Alekhno in 2009
|Birth name||Ruslan Feodorovich Alekhno Russian: Руслан Фёдорович Алехно|
October 14, 1981 |
Bobruysk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR
|Genres||Pop, Pop rock|
Ruslan Alekhno (Russian: Руслан Алехно, Ruslan Alekhno, Belarusian: Руслан Аляхно, Ruslan Alyakhno) (born October 14, 1981 in Bobruysk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR now Belarus) is a Russian and Belarusian singer who rose to popularity after winning Narodniy Artist - 2 translated as People's Artist-2 (in Russian Народный Артист-2), the Russian version of Pop Idol.
Ruslan Alekhno was born in October 14, 1981 in the Belarusian town of Bobruisk. His musical abilities were revealed in early childhood when he started to take bayan classes. However, it was not enough for the young talent, and on leaving musical school Ruslan could already play the guitar, tube, piano and drums.
When he was 16, Ruslan wrote his first musical composition. The role of the only spectator and critic as well was given to his mother. At that time Ruslan couldn't even imagine that the real life story, which had evoked the content of his first composition, would appear again someday in his future hit Hasta la vista.
In 2001, Ruslan Alekhno was the winner of Belarusian TV project Hit-Moment, and in 2003 he was the winner in "Clear Voice" nomination at the "Crossroads of Europe Festival" in Belarus and was also the laureate of "Molodechno-2003" vocal contest in Belarus. In 2004, he also won the second prize in the International Malvy Festival in Poland. In 2005, together with Aleksey Goman, winner of Narodniy Artist - 1, he was the prize winner of Festival of Patriotic songs with "This is my Homeland" devoted to Victory anniversary.
Winning People's Artist - 2 (Russian Pop Idol 2004)
Ruslan Alekhno won the Russian TV-project Narodniy Artist - 2 (in Russian Народный артист - 2, translated as People's Artist - 2, the Russian version of Pop Idol). It gave him the possibility to access the wide audience of pop music fans, for them to discover a new performer and also a sensual, open-hearted, sincere hero, whose songs and voice had conquered lot's of women hearts. Upon his victory, he released his first studio album Rano ili Pozdno (Sooner or Later) in 2005.
Representing Belarus in Eurovision 2008
In 2008, Ruslan Alekhno became the winner of National Television Musical project EuroFest, the Belarusian annual competition to decide who would sing for the Republic of Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Emerging as victor, he went on to represent Belarus in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia. Alekhno sang in the second semi-final elimination round on May 22, 2008 singing "Hasta la Vista", but failed to win a place in the final.
In 2012 Ruslan began new creative phase. He is recording new songs and working on new show. His new song "Ne Zabyt'" is already in rotation on radio stations, new video has been released, as well as the next single: "My Ostanemsya".
In 2013 Ruslan released new single "Serdtse Iz Stekla". New music video is expected to be released in Spring of 2013.
Also in May 2013 Ruslan released album of war songs "Nasledie", which included the famous Russian songs of the Great Patriotic War. According to Ruslan, his new album is a tribute to all veterans of the World War II. Ruslan dedicates it to all grandparents, who fought against fascism.
In May 26, 2013 International Academy of Public Recognition presented Ruslan Alehno with the Award "For contribution to the development of Russian culture."
- 2000 Winner of contest "Viva Victory"
- 2001 First Prize at the International Competition in Poland
- 2001 Grand Prix of the International Contest of patriotic songs Russia
- 2002 Laureate of the Belorussian Song and Poetry
- 2003 Second Prize at the "Golden Hit"
- 2003 "Clear Voice" reward at festival "Crossroads of Europe"
- 2004 Second Prize of the International Festival of "Mallow" (Poland)
- 2004 Winner of the TV channel Russia contest "People's Artist – 2"
- 2005 First Prize of the All-Russian competition of patriotic songs
- Rano ili Pozdno (Sooner Or Later) (2005)
- Hasta La Vista (2008)
- Nasledie (Heritage) (2013)
- 2005: "Neobyknovennaya" - Trio with Alexey Chumakov and Aleksandr Panayotov
- 2007: "Serdtse Zemli Moyei" - Duet with Irina Dorofeeva
- 2008: "Hasta La Vista"
- 2012: "Ne Zabyt"
- 2005: "Neobiknovennaya" (Необыкновенная, Unusual Girl) -- Trio with Alexey Chumakov and Aleksandr Panayotov
- 2007: "Serdtse Zemli Moyei" (Сердце Земли Моей, Heart of my Land) (duet with Irina Dorofeeva)
- 2008: "Hasta la Vista"
- 2009: "Mroja" (Dream) 
- 2012: "Ne Zabyt'" (Не Забыть, Can't Be Forgotten)
- 2012: "My Ostanemsya" (Мы Останемся, We'll stay)
- 2013: "Serdtse Iz Stekla" (Сердце Из Стекла, Heart Of Glass") (duet with Irina Medvedeva)
with Work Your Magic
|Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
with Eyes That Never Lie
- Ruslan Alekhno Wikipedia Page in Belarusian
- Ruslan Alekhno Wikipedia Page in Russian
- Ruslan Alekhno Wikipedia Page in Deutch
- Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
- Ruslan Alekhno official biography on Eurovision Song Contest site
- Oikotimes: Ruslan Alehno wins Eurofest 2008 tonight (English)
- Svaboda: R Alekhno to take partin Euroviison 2008 (Russian)
- TUT.by: Руслан Алехно не пробился в финал “Евровидения” (Russian)
- Ruslan Alekhno live performance in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals on May 22, 2008
- Hasta la Vista official release (audio)
- Esckaz.com: Interview with Ruslan Alekhno (English)
- "Руслан Алехно. Биография" (in Russian).
- "Руслан Алехно и Ирина Медведева снова вместе!" (in Russian). Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- "Руслан Алехно споет песни Победы" (in Russian). Retrieved May 9, 2013.
- "У Руслана Алехно теперь есть и орден, и медаль" (in Russian). Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- "Певец Руслан Алехно разводится с Ириной Медведевой" (in Russian). Km.ru. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
- "Руслан Алехно: "Я так любил Иру, что не мог дышать"" (in Russian). 7days.ru. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Ruslan Alekhno Official website
- Ruslan Alekhno Official Youtube channel
- Public page of Ruslan Alekhno on Facebook
- Ruslan Alekhno on Twitter
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- Ruslan Alekhno at the Internet Movie Database
- Ruslan Alekhno Eurovision 2008 page
- Ruslan Alekhno MySpace website
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