Alexander Malinin

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Alexander Malinin
Александр Малинин
Александр Малинин.jpg
Born Aleksandr Nikolaevich Vyguzov
(1958-11-16) November 16, 1958 (age 59)
Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
Occupation Singer
Years active 1981-present

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Malinin, in Russian Александр Малинин (born Aleksandr Nikolaevich Vyguzov, Александр Николаевич Выгузов; November 16, 1958) is a Russian singer who was named a People's Artist of Russia in 1997.


Malinin was born in Yekaterinburg (then Sverdlovsk) as Aleksandr Nikolaevich Vyguzov.[1] He studied music in his hometown, then in 1981 he was selected to be part of the music ensemble Poyut Gitary (Поют гитары). He moved to Moscow to further his studies and was a member of two other enslembles, the Golubye Gitary and Gruppa Stas Namina.

At the end of the 1980s, he toured the United States and made a duet with David Pomeranz, becoming the first Soviet singer to collaborate with an American musician since the breakout of the Cold War.[2]

Between 1990 and 1996, he gave several sold-out concerts named Балы с Александром Малининым (Dances with Aleksandr Malinin), breaking attendance records.[3] The series of concerts were also broadcast on television. In 1994, he received the World Music Award as the best selling Russian artist.[3][4] In 1999, Malinin received a star at Star Square in Moscow.

Malinin is married and has a son named Anton (born in 1982), who was educated in part in the UK, attending Haileybury & Imperial Service College in Hertfordshire.

Popular Songs[edit]

Malinin (middle) with the ensemble Gruppa Stasa Namina in 1986


World Music Awards
Preceded by
Laima Vaikule
Best-Selling Russian Artist
Alexander Malinin
Succeeded by
Philipp Kirkorov


  1. ^ Александр Николаевич Малинин - биография [Aleksandr Nikolaevich Malinin - biography]. Archived from the original on 17 October 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "David Pomeranz Biography". Archived from the original on 29 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Malnyin biography in Russian
  4. ^ Billboard 1994. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 

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