Diana Hajiyeva

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Diana Hajiyeva
Hajiyeva in Kyiv in 2017
Hajiyeva in Kyiv in 2017
Background information
Born (1989-06-13) 13 June 1989 (age 33)
Mariupol, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
OriginBaku, Azerbaijan
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
Years active2006–present

Diana Hajiyeva (Azerbaijani: Diana Hacıyeva, Ukrainian: Діана Гаджиє́ва, Russian: Диана Гаджиева; born 13 June 1989) is an Azerbaijani singer and songwriter. She is a member and the lead vocalist of the group Dihaj, which represented Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Skeletons" finishing in 14th place.[1]


Hajiyeva was born in Mariupol, Ukraine while the country was a part of the Soviet Union.[2] Since her childhood she was engaged in music, took lessons on a piano and was interested in jazz. She was a member of the musical collective "Bery Bach".[3]

She graduated from Baku Academy of Music. Here she received the education of a choral conductor. During the years of studying at the academy she was engaged in jazz at a professional level. Currently she works at the Baku Jazz Center.[3]

She lived in London, England, where she graduated from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

Later she launched her personal trio group called Dihaj - from the first letters of her first and last name.

She married Ali Nasirov, a member of Dihaj, in 2009. Together, they have a daughter named Savi.[4]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

She previously attempted to represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.[5][6]

In 2017, she performed the song "Skeletons". She finished in 14th place out of the 26 countries in the final, with a total of 120 points.


In April 2022, Hajiyeva and pianist Afgan Rasul represented Azerbaijan in the Jazzahead 2022 festival in Germany.[7]



Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"I Break Again"[9] 2014 Non-album singles
"Gecələr keçir"[10] 2015
"Complain"[11] 2016
"Eşqini aşagı sal"
"Skeletons" 2017 20
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ "Dihaj reveals Azerbaijan's 'Skeletons'". Eurovision.tv. Eurovision. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. ^ "#Azerbaijan's #Dihaj sings in #Ukrainian . Nice interview and nice mood". DiHaj.
  3. ^ a b Heç kimin tanımadığı yeni «Eurovision» təmsilçimiz haqqında maraqlı məlumatlar
  4. ^ "Dihaj - Eurovision Song Contest Kyiv 2017". Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  5. ^ Adams, William Lee (5 December 2016). "Azerbaijan: DiHaj - a.k.a. Diana Hajiyeva - will sing at Eurovision 2017". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (5 December 2016). "Azerbaijan: Diana Hajiyeva to Eurovision Song Contest 2017". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix.
  7. ^ Azernews.Az (2022-04-29). "Azerbaijani jazz sounds in Bremen [PHOTO]". Azernews.Az. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  8. ^ "Swedish Heatseekers Chart – 19 May 2017". Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  9. ^ "DiHaj ft. Isfar Sarabski - I Break Again (2014)".
  10. ^ "DiHaj - Gecələr Keçir (2015)".
  11. ^ "DiHaj - Complain (2016)".

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Preceded by Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by