Ivan Shapovalov

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Ivan Shapovalov
Iwan Schapowalow in Moskau.jpg
Born (1966-05-28) 28 May 1966 (age 52)
Kotovo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Musical producer
Spouse(s) Elena Kiper (divorced)
Parent(s) Nikolay Aleksandrovich Shapovalov
Nadezhda Richardovna Shapovalova

Ivan Nikolayevich Shapovalov (Cyrillic: Иван Николаевич Шаповалов, born 28 May 1966) is a musical producer[1] based in Moscow, Russia. He is best known for being the founder and former executive producer/manager for t.A.T.u. It has been also recently confirmed that he is reuniting with ex-t.A.T.u. member Lena Katina for her upcoming solo album.

Production career[edit]

In 1999, Shapovalov with Voitinskyi, Sergio Galoyan, Renski and then-lover Elena Kiper, created t.A.T.u.,[2] where most of Shapovalov's success would come from. He directed the music video of t.A.T.u's 2002 single "Ya Soshla S Uma" ("All the Things She Said"). Ivan led the girls to stardom as their producer, with a controversial image, and producer of the production company Neformat, which he and Renski formed.

In 2003, Shapovalov formed the project Podnebesnaya to develop his producing skills. He ended up working with many artists, and becoming the producer of 7B and n.A.T.o..[3] Ivan is also friends with the TEMA girls, and has been cited as being their producer; however, he is not.

However, in 2004, t.A.T.u. decided to break off from Shapovalov[4] (and Neformat) and continue alone. t.A.T.u. was soon re-signed to Universal Music, appointing Boris Renski as their head producer.

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