Anna Sedokova

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Vladimirovna and the family name is Sedokova.
Anna Sedokova
Анна Седокова
Anna Sedokova2.jpg
Sedokova in 2008
Born (1982-12-16) 16 December 1982 (age 33)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
Citizenship Ukrainian
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
  • television presenter
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Valentin Belkevich (m. 2004; div. 2006)
Maxim Chernyavsky (m. 2011; div. 2013)
Children 2
Website annasedokova.com
Musical career
Genres Pop
Labels
  • Monolit
  • Media Land
Associated acts Nu Virgos

Anna Vladimirovna Sedokova (Ukrainian: А́нна Володи́мирівна Сєдоко́ва; Russian: А́нна Влади́мировна Седоко́ва, born 16 December 1982) is a Ukrainian[1] singer, actress and television presenter. Sedokova came to prominence in 2002 as a member of pop girl group Nu Virgos, known in the CIS countries as VIA Gra and in which she was nicknamed Anya (Ukrainian; Russian: Аня). Following two years in the "golden line-up"[2][3] of the group, she pursued a solo music career in 2006. The singer released a string of singles until her debut album, Lichnoe, was released in 2016 to commercial success, peaking at number two in Russia.

Simultaneously to her music career, Sedokova achieved popular recognition as an actress and television presenter in Ukrainian and Russian productions. From 2004 to 2006, Sedokova was married to Belorussian footballer Valentin Belkevich. After that, in 2011 she married businessman Maxim Chernyavsky. Now she lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters.

Childhood[edit]

Anna Sedokova's parents moved from Tomsk, Russia and divorced when she was young. She was born in Kiev. She developed a childhood interest in music and dance, and she entered The National Culture & Art University of Ukraine when she was 17. Her first TV project was work as a news anchor for the music TV channel, O-TV. By the age of 18 she had worked in three TV programs: NEWS BLOK, Fashionable Life, and The Big Sunday News Digest. In 2001 she passed an audition for the morning show Podjem (“Waking up”), which had the highest ratings in the country, on Novyi Kanal (New Channel). At the same time, she continued her studies at the university.

Musical career[edit]

Between 2002 and 2004 she was a member of the Nu Virgos pop group.

She appeared in a movie titled Cinderella and another based on a Gogol book, which was called The Evenings on the Homestead. Her 2006 role in The Tunguska Meteorite was a turning-point and in 2008 she acted in The Power of Attraction. Her most recent movie is Pregnant.

Sedokova has also started a solo-singer career. Her first video for the song “My Heart” reached the top of the charts and gained her an “Audience Appreciation” Award at the “5 STARS“ Sotchi Music Festival. Afterwards, she did a video for her song "The Very Best Girl" and "I Am Getting Used". Both videos were huge hits in Russia and Ukraine. But TV wouldn't let Sedokova go. "TVStar Superstar", the most expensive show in the country's history, went on air on the "Ukraine" Channel in 2008. Every Sunday Sedokova was in the live broadcast of a 3-hour show with 400 participants.

Sedokova in 2016.

In 2009 Sedokova was named the best TV Host of the country by "Elle" magazine. Sedokova's TV career developed - she became one of the faces of First Channel, the biggest Russian-speaking channel in the world. She also became a host of the show 'King of the Ring'. Besides, Sedokova hosted "The New Songs About the Most Essential Thing" - a big live concert in which the best 50 performers of the country participated. She also took part at 'Two Stars' and 'Stars on Ice' shows and entertained the public with a well received creative performance. These projects attracted tens of millions of viewers and became the highest rated shows on Russian TV.

In 2011, Sedokova has become the face of "Project Runway Russia". Same year, “Pregnant”, movie with Sedokova as a lead actress, had a great success. Sedokova’s first book “'The Art of Seduction” is still a bestseller in Russia. The theme of this book should be of no surprise to her audience – several years in a row Sedokova remains receiver of 'Sexiest Female Award' as well as “Most beloved star” award (given to a star popular with all generations and both genders). She was also named 'The Most Desirable Female Performer’ in Russia.

In 2014 the singer was criticised in Ukraine for having accepted awards in Russia while many Ukrainians believed their country was a victim of Russian aggression.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Sedokova married Belarusian football player Valyantsin Byalkevich in 2004. A few months after their marriage, their daughter Alina was born on 8 December.[5] The couple divorced in 2006.[6] Sedokova was married to businessman Maxim Chernyavsky from February 2011 to February 2013; the two had one daughter, Monika.[7]

Discography[edit]

Anna Sedokova discography
Studio albums 1
Singles 21

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak charts positions
RUS
[8]
Lichnoe
(Личное)
  • Released: March 1, 2016[9]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: digital download
2

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CIS
countries

[10]
UKR RUS
[a]
Tophit
[a]
FDR
[22]
"Moyo serdtse"[23] ("Моё сердце") 2006 Non-album singles
"Samaya luchshaya devochka"[23] ("Самая лучшая девочка") 2007
"Privykayu" ("Привыкаю") 2008 13 61 1371
"Mesyats may"[24] ("Месяц май") 2009
"Tango"[25] ("Танго")
"Drama"[26] ("Драма") 123 512 1122
"Love U" 2011 174 84 443
"Taxi" ("Такси") 2012 225 732 766
"Chto ya nadelala" ("Что я наделала") 167 37 31 420
"Nebezolasno"[27][28] ("Небезопасно")
(with Misha Krupin)
2013
"Udali"[29] ("Удали")
"Samyy luchshiy" ("Самый лучший") 158 47 1266
"Mezhdu nami" ("Между нами")
(featuring Sender)
158 95 538
"Serdtse v bintakh"[30] ("Сердце в бинтах") Lichnoe
"Dotron'sya" ("Дотронься") 2014 168 70 808 Non-album singles
"Piranyi"[31] ("Пираньи")
"Tishe"[32] ("Тише")
(with Monatik)
2015 Zvuchit[33]
(Monatik album)
"Poka, milyy"[34][35] ("Пока, милый") Non-album single
"O tebe" ("О тебе") 2016 195 446 1529 Lichnoe
"Ya budu"[36] ("Я буду") 155 645 318 Non-album single
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles as a featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CIS
countries

[10]
UKR
[a]
RUS
[a]
"Kholodnoe serdtse"[37] ("Холодное сердце")
(GeeGun featuring Anna Sedokova)
2009 181 34 87 Kholodnoe serdtse[38]
(GeeGun album)

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Other artist(s) Director(s)
As lead artist
"O tebe" ("О тебе") 2016 None Stanislav Morozov[39]

Movies[edit]

  • Cinderella, 2003
  • The Evenings On the Homestead, 2004
  • Tunguska Meteorite, 2007
  • The Power of Attraction, 2008
  • Pregnant, 2011 (Box Office Record in Russia in 2011)

Publications[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Peak positions for the Tophit weekly national charts in Ukraine and Russia refer to the following songs: "Privykayu",[11] "Kholodnoe serdtse",[12] "Drama",[13] "Love U",[14] "Taxi",[15] "Chto ya nadelala",[16] "Samyy luchshiy",[17] "Mezhdu nami",[18] "Dotron'sya",[19] "O tebe"[20] and "Ya budu".[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Седокова в Америке варит борщи и не собирается менять гражданство (in Russian). Главред. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "'VIA Gra' to reunion all former soloists at same stage by jubilee concert tour". Tophit. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  3. ^ В Новый год без «ВИА Гра» (in Russian). Gazeta.ru. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pop lackeys...". Den. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ У капитана киевского "Динамо" и экс-солистки "ВИА Гры" родилась дочь. Segodnya (in Russian). 280 (1924). 9 December 2004. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Memorial tablet of Belarusian footballer Valentin Belkevich opens in Minsk". Belteleradiocompany. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Kozhukhar, Inna (4 July 2014). Топ-5 самых громких светских разводов в Украине. Argumenty i Fakty (in Russian). Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  8. ^ Новый альбом «Зверей» возглавил чарты российского iTunes (in Russian). Lenta.ru. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  9. ^ «Личное» (Анна Седокова) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Исполнитель - Анна Седокова (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  11. ^ Анна Седокова - Привыкаю (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  12. ^ Анна Седокова - Холодное сердце (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Анна Седокова - Драма (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Анна Седокова - Love U. Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  15. ^ Анна Седокова - Такси (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Анна Седокова - Что я наделала (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  17. ^ Анна Седокова - Самый лучший (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  18. ^ Анна Седокова - Между нами (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  19. ^ Анна Седокова - Дотронься (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  20. ^ Анна Седокова - О тебе (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  21. ^ Анна Седокова - Я буду (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  22. ^ ФДР - Чарти - ФДР ТОП 40 (28 Січня 2013, #545) (in Ukrainian). FDR. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. 
  23. ^ a b Официальный сайт Анны Седаковой :: Музыка (in Russian). annasedokova.com. Archived from the original on 18 October 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  24. ^ «Месяц май - Single» (Анна Седокова) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  25. ^ «Танго - Single» (Анна Седокова) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  26. ^ «Драма - Single» (Анна Седокова) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  27. ^ Небезопасно — Анна Седокова, Миша Крупин (in Russian). Yandex Music. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  28. ^ "Misha Kuprin / Anna Sedokova, Unsafe [Nebezolasno] (Digital Download - Symbolic Intermedia #)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  29. ^ Удали - Single (Анна Седокова) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on 20 March 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  30. ^ Сердце в бинтах - Single by Anna Sedokova. iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  31. ^ Пираньи - Single by Anna Sedokova. iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on 16 January 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  32. ^ «Тише - Single» (Анна Седокова & MONATIK) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  33. ^ «Звучит» (MONATIK) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  34. ^ Анна Седокова в iTunes (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  35. ^ Пока, милый by Анна Седокова on Spotify. Spotify. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  36. ^ «Я буду - Single» (Анна Седокова) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  37. ^ «Холодное Сердце - Single» (Джиган) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  38. ^ «Холодное сердце» (Джиган) (in Russian). iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  39. ^ Анна Седокова рассказала о своих чувствах в новом клипе. Argumenty i Fakty. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  40. ^ Книга "Искусство соблазнения" Анна Седокова (in Russian). Ozon.ru. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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