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|Birth name||Mykola Mykolaiovych Bortnyk|
|Also known as||Max Barsky, Mickolai|
8 March 1990 |
Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
|Genres||Pop, dance-pop, electropop|
|Associated acts||Svetlana Loboda, Glukoza|
Mykola Mykolaiovych Bortnyk (Ukrainian: Микола Миколайович Бортник, born 8 March 1990), better known by his stage name Max Barskih (Ukrainian: Макс Барських, also written as Max Barsky) and alter-ego Mickolai, is a Ukrainian singer. He was raised in the town of Kherson, Ukraine, and moved to Kiev after his graduation.
In 2008, Max Barskih made his debut in performing on the Ukrainian talent show "Fabrika Sirok 2" (Star Factory 2).
In 2010, Max Barskih was nominated the best performer on the Ukrainian version of MTV Europe Music Awards.
Barskih throughout his career has worked closely with the Ukrainian director Alan Badoev, who has directed most of his music videos. Barskih's videos have gained popularity in the CIS nations. The director preferred to use a variety of visual effects in order to gain such popularity such as in the song "Lost in Love | Теряю тебя" which was released in 3D format in the CIS nations.
August 9 Max Barskih was named "Singer of the Year" at the annual award ceremony of the "Crystal Microphone".
In 2012, he entered the Eurovision Song Contest Auditions for Ukraine with the English version of his song 'Dance' but inevitably lost to Gaitana who represented Ukraine in Baku with her song 'Be My Guest'.
Max was nominated in the category "Creative Person/Group of the Year" at RU.TV Awards, which took place on September 29, but failed to win the award.
- Words (2015)
- Mickolai - EP (2015)
- 2009: S.L. (Suka Lyubov') [Love is a bitch]
- 2009: Пусто (Pusto) [Empty]
- 2009: DVD (with Natalia Mogilevskaya)
- 2010: Агония (Agoniya) [Agony]
- 2010: Сердце бьётся (Serdtse Byotsya) [Heart is Beating] (with Svetlana Loboda)
- 2010: Студент (Student)
- 2011: Lost In Love | Теряю тебя (Terayu Tebya) [Losing you]
- 2011: Белый ворон (Beliy Voron) [White Raven]
- 2011: Atoms | Глаза-убийцы (Glaza-ubiytsi) [Eyes of a Killer]
- 2011: Downtown
- 2011: Dance
- 2012: F**K OFF
- 2012: Higher
- 2012: Alive | Пылай (Pylay) [Blaze]
- 2012: I Wanna Run | Я болею тобой (Ya boleyu toboy) [I'm a fan of you]
- 2013: По Фрейду (By Freud)
- 2013: Какой была твоя любовь? (What was your love?)
- 2013: Hero_in
- 2013: Небо (Sky)
- 2014: Отпусти (Let Me Go)
- 2014: Всё серьёзно (Everything's Serious)
- 2015: Хочу танцевать (I Want To Dance)
- 2015: Подруга - Ночь (Friend-night)
- 2015: Freedom to Live
- 2016: Займёмся Любовью (Let's Make Love)
- 2016: Последний летний день (Last Day of Summer)
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