Yulduz Usmonova

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Yulduz Usmonova
Born Yulduz Urayimoxunovna Usmonova
(1963-12-12) December 12, 1963 (age 51)
Margilan, Uzbek SSR, USSR
Occupation
  • singer
  • actress
  • social activist
Years active 1991-present
Children Nilufar Usmonova
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • vocals
Website www.yulduz.uz

Yulduz Usmonova (Russified form: Yulduz Usmanova) (Uzbek: Yulduz Usmonova, Юлдуз Усмонова) (born December 12, 1963) is a well-known Uzbek singer and actress.[1] She has achieved widespread fame in Uzbekistan, other parts of Central Asia, and more recently in Turkey. Usmonova has also acted in a number of Uzbek films.

Biography[edit]

Yulduz Usmonova was born in Margilan in the Ferghana region[2] of Uzbekistan. Her parents worked at a silk factory. She studied music at the pedagogical institute in Margilan.

She was discovered by Gavharxonim Rahimova after singing at a Women’s Day show. Rahimova helped to open many doors for Usmanova. After being introduced to professors from the Uzbakistan State Conservatory, she prepared under their guidance. She studied vocal, and then later became a popular singer in Uzbekistan after independence in 1991. She became famous throughout Central Asia and later in Turkey and has released songs in many languages, such as Uzbek, Uyghur, Turkish, Russian, Tajik, Arab, Kazakh, and Tatar.[3]

As Uzbekistan’s most popular singer, she has regularly appeared in concerts and has released several albums. She is known for her vocal opposition to the practice of lip-syncing in "live" concerts which is widespread among (younger) singers in Uzbekistan. She is one of the few artists remaining who always sing live when in concert.

Yulduz Usmonova has served in the Uzbek parliament.

In 2008, Usmonova emigrated to Turkey citing dissatisfaction with political involvement and the incident that happened on May 13, 2005 in Fergana (also known as the "Bloody Friday in the Fergana Valley"). However, in her own interview Yulduz Usmonova cites the problems with the control of the state in Uzbekistan over where a singer is allowed to sing. She mentions that the Uzbek government obstructed her from performing in Turkmenistan, with which Uzbek officials had problematic relations over border issues. After migration she launched a successful career in Turkey, scoring hits with such singles as '"Beni kovma kalbinden", "Dünya", "Yalan" and "Seni Severdim," the latter being a duet with the famous Turkish singer Yaşar. Yulduz Usmonova's daughter Nilufar Usmonova is also a singer.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 1993: Alma Alma
  • 1995: Jannona
  • 1996: Binafscha
  • 1999: Oqqan daryo oqaveradi
  • 2001: Buncha go'zal bu hayot
  • 2001: Oshiqlik
  • 2002: Yoshligim, beboshligim
  • 2003: Mendan meni so'rama
  • 2003: О Любви
  • 2004: Men o'zimni topmasam
  • 2005: Yondiraman, yonaman
  • 2005: Ayol
  • 2005: Биё, Жонам
  • 2006: Faqat sabr tiladim
  • 2007: Kerak bo'lsa jonim fido
  • 2007: O'zbekiston — qanday bo'lsang shunday sevaman
  • 2008: Inadim
  • 2009: Dunya
  • 2009: Sen ham asra, ko'zmunchog'ingman
  • 2010: Tilimdan emas dilimdan
  • 2010: Kible Benim Kalbimde
  • 2011: Bir Şans Ver

Videography[edit]

  • (2003) “Mendan meni so'rama“
  • (2003) “Senga”
  • (2004) ‘’Qalb”
  • (2004) “Men kimman ayt”
  • (2004) “O'g'il bola”
  • (2005) “Biyo jonam biyo” (In Tajik)
  • (2005) “Ko'rmasam bo'lmas”
  • (2005) “Nadur” (feat. Akron Ibodullaev)
  • (2005) “Sevaman seni” (feat. Davron Ergashev)
  • (2006) “Bevafo yorim”
  • (2006) “Iymon”
  • (2006) “Jon me bari jon” (In Tajik)
  • (2006) “Muhabbat”
  • (2006) “Oh dilame” (In Tajik)
  • (2006) “Sog'inch”
  • (2006) “Тик так” (In Russian)
  • (2006) “Ангел мой” (In Russian)
  • (2007) “Dadajon”
  • (2007) “O'p - o'p”
  • (2007) “Oq kema”
  • (2007) “Yana bahor”
  • (2007) “Любовь моя” (feat. the band "Достар") (In Russian)
  • (2008) “Affet Allahim” (In Turkish)
  • (2008) “Babacim” (In Turkish)
  • (2008) “Öp” (In Turkish)
  • (2008) “Salovat”
  • (2008) “Shekilli”
  • (2009) “Görmesem Olmaz” (feat Fatih Erkoç)
  • (2009) “Yalan” (In Turkish)
  • (2010) “Beni kovma kalbinden” (In Turkish)
  • (2010) “Seni severdim" (In Turkish)
  • (2010) “Yalvar guzel Allah`a” (In Turkish)
  • (2010) “Yolvor go'zal Allohga”
  • (2011) “Aldadi” (feat. Athambek Yuldashev)
  • (2011) “Aynanayin”
  • (2011) “Belli belli” (In Turkish)
  • (2011) “Dunya” (In Turkish)
  • (2011) “Ey yor” (In Tajik)
  • (2011) “Ko'z yoshim oqar”

Filmography[edit]

  • Iron Man (Russian: Железный мужчина) (Uzbek: Temir erkak) (1991)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yulduz Usmonova: I Haven't Left Uzbekistan (In Uzbek)". BBC's Uzbek Service. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.imzadi.nl/yulduz[dead link]
  3. ^ "Biography of Yulduz Usmanova (In Russian)". Yulduz.uz. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 

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