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Natalya Ionova
Singer Glukoza.
Background information
Birth nameNatalya Ilinichna Ionova
Also known asGlukoza
Born (1986-06-07) June 7, 1986 (age 32)
Syzran, Kuybyshevskaya Oblast, RSFSR, USSR
OriginSamara, Russia
GenresPop, new wave, alternative pop, ska, pop rock, synthpop, dance-pop, rock
Years active2002 - present

Natalya Ilinichna Ionova (Russian: Наталья Ильинична Ионова; born June 7, 1986) better known by her stage name Glukoza (Russian: Глюкоза, IPA: [ɡlʲʊˈkozə], lit. glucose),[1] is a Russian singer.


Ionova was born in Syzran, Kuybyshevskaya Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Her mother and father were both computer programmers, and her elder sister is a pastry chef.

As a child, her hobbies included ballet and chess. She also did some acting and was in the films Triumph and War Of The Princesses, as well as a few episodes of Yeralash. Currently, she has an interest in aviation, her two Dobermans, and her yellow Mini Cooper, which she enjoys driving. She describes her favorite musical artists as Madonna, Moby, Mumiy Troll and Agatha Kristi.[2]

Music career[edit]

Glukoza's music career began when she was discovered in 2002 by record producer Maxim Fadeev. Together they recorded her first album, "Glukoza Nostra" and released her first music video, "Nenavizhu" (English: I Hate), which was entirely computer animated. Her singles found little popularity until 2003, when Glukoza released "Nevesta" (English: Bride), accompanied once again by a computer animated video. "Nevesta" shot Glukoza to the top of the Russian music charts.

Other popular singles released over the next two years were "Glukoza Nostra," "Sneg idyot" (English: It's Snowing), "Oi, Oi," "Malish" (English: Babe), "Karina," and the duet with Verka Serduchka "Zhenixa Xotela" (English: I Wanted a Groom).

Her success in music has earned her many accolades such as the MTV-EMA award for "Best Russian Act", the Muz-TV award for "Breakthrough of the Year", and her animated character was named "Character of Year" by the Russian internet search engine "Rambler".

Since 2003, Glukoza has given over 500 concerts within 3 years in the Far East, Siberia, the Urals, the Volga Region, the center section of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, the Caucasus, London, and the USA. The number of tickets sold for Glukoza's concerts totals to over 1.5 million.

Glukoza became the face of Avon Color Trend, the spokeswoman for Motivi clothing and 'My Scene' dolls, and lends her animated image and logo to Rekondor Ice Cream. 3 perfumes were also released: G [Gloss], L [Life], and Z [Zoom]. She has also been featured on the cover of such magazines as Elle Girl, Hello Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Shape Magazine.

In June 2005 Glukoza released her second album "Moskva" with hit singles "Schweine" (English: Pigs), "Yura," "Moskva" (English: Moscow), and "K Chertu" (English: To hell), bringing her total album sales to over 1 million. In December 2005 she recorded and released an English version of her popular song "Schweine" that never took off with the public. In late June 2006 Glukoza married Alexander Chistyakov, the manager of the power supply systems of Russia. Her engagement to Alexander inspired Glukoza's manager, Maxim Fadeev, to write her most recent hit single "Svadba" (English: Wedding).

Later in October 2006, Glukoza released a new single titled "Sashok", which is about her love for her husband Alexander. The next month, in November, Glukoza gave her rumored-to-be "final" concert in St. Petersburg. Glukoza continued to give small private concerts around Russia until January 2007, when she finally announced that she was taking her pregnancy leave.

After the pregnancy leave, she published another single called "Dengi" (English: Money). During the festival, "New Wave" she sang a duet with Maxim Fadeev "Sicily". In May 2010 she released new single "Vot Takaya Lubov'", video.

Her song 'Schweine' was featured prominently in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the game's Eastern European-radio station Vladivostok FM.

In 2011, Glukoza competed on the Russian version of the television show Fort Boyard.[3]

In 2017, Glukoza starred alongside Aleksandr Revva in the comedy film Naughty Grandma.

Personal life[edit]

She married Aleksandr Chistyakov (b. January 25, 1973) on June 17, 2006. The couple has two daughters: Lidia Chistyakova (born on May 10, 2007) and Vera Chistyakova (born on September 8, 2011). Both girls were born in Spain. She currently lives in Moscow, Russia with her family.


Singer Glukoza at the presentation of the clip of the band "Labyrinth". 2012.


  • A1 Глюк’oza Nostra
  • A2 Аста Ла Виста
  • A3 Невеста
  • A4 Ненавижу
  • A5 Малыш
  • B1 Ля Мур
  • B2 Моя Любовь
  • B3 Шуга
  • B4 Вокзал
  • B5 Снег
  • 2005: Moskva

Track listing

  • "Швайне" (English: from german language "Pigs") – 4:25
  • "Снег Идёт" (English: It's Snowing) – 3:58
  • "Горилла" (English: Gorilla) – 5:01
  • "К Чёрту" (English: To Hell) – 5:14
  • "Юра" (English: Yura) – 3:26
  • "Москва" (English: Moscow) – 5:46
  • "Пипец" (English: Shit) – 3:08
  • "Корабли" (English: Ships) – 3:48
  • "Ой-Ой" (English: Oh-Oh) – 3:39
  • "Карина" (English: Karina) – 3:36
  • "Москва" (version 2)
  • "Юра" (version 2)
  • "Швайне" (version 2)
  • 2011: Trans-FORMA


  • 01. Vzmah
  • 02. Hochu muzhchinu (Suka GAGA)
  • 03. Vot takaya lyubov
  • 04. Naigralis
  • 05. Moy porok
  • 06. Sledy slyoz
  • 07. Frik
  • 08. Tantsuy, Rossiya!!!
  • 09. Babochki
  • 10. Vystrel v spinu
  • 11. Dochka
  • 12. Kak v detstve
  • 13. Sugar (Live)
  • 14. High Sign
  • 15. Schweine (Live)
  • 16. Forget you not


  1. ^ (3 November 2006). "Российские звезды рассказали, откуда взялись их псевдонимы". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Глюкоза биография". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ Tron Jaris. "Lutte dans la boue - Glukoza". Retrieved 17 December 2018 – via YouTube.

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