Katya Chilly

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Katya Chilly
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Katya Chilly in 2009
Background information
Birth name Kateryna Petrivna Kondratenko
(Катерина Петрівна Кондратенко)
Also known as Katya Chilly (Катя Chilly)
Born (1978-07-12) July 12, 1978 (age 39)
Origin Kiev, Ukraine
Genres Folk, New-age, dance, pop, rock, jazz
Years active 1996 - present
Labels Zone Records, Ukrainian Records

Katya Chilly (Ukrainian: Катя Chilly), birth name: Kateryna Kondratenko (Ukrainian: Катерина Кондратенко) is a Ukrainian pop-jazz singer. Her style is a fusion of World and New Age Music.


Katya Chilly's debut album Rusalki in da House (Mermaids In Da House) was released in 1998, when she was only 16 years old. She started preparing material for the album in 1996 when she changed her stage name to Katya Chilly. She became popular in Ukraine after Chervona Ruta when she toured all over the country with its participants.

In 1999, Katya Chilly took part in the Scotland Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In March 2001, she performed at more than 40 concerts in the United Kingdom. A part of her performance was also broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation throughout the country.

In 2000, Katya started working on her second album Son (Dream). It was planned to be released in 2002 but the project was cancelled. However, this album has been informally distributed on the Internet.

Katya's single "Pivni" (Roosters) was released in June 2005. It included the title track and remixes made by prominent Ukrainian DJs (DJ Lemon, DJ Tkach, DJ Professor Moriarti, and others).

Katya Chilly released her next album eight years after her first. On March 10, 2006, Ukrainian Records released the third album, Ya Molodaya (I Am Young).

In October 2007, Katya joined the DJuice music tour and visited seven Ukrainian cities.

MTV's Ukrainian website[1] announced that the fourth album, Prosto Sertse (Simply, Heart), would be released in October 2007. However, in an interview for galainfo.com.ua, Katya stated that the release would be postponed until 2008. It remains unreleased.



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