NK (Ukrainian singer)

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NK
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Born
Anastasiya Oleksiyivna Kamenskykh

(1987-05-04) 4 May 1987 (age 32)
OccupationSinger
Years active2004–present
Websitewww.nkofficial.com

Anastasiya Oleksiyivna Kamenskykh (born in Kyiv, Ukraine, 4 May 1987), known professionally as NK, is a Ukrainian pop and R’n’B singer, actress, TV presenter, judge and mentor of X-Factor vocal show, founder and owner of sport clothes NKsport, author of NKblog etc.

Childhood life and education[edit]

She was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. At the age of 5, she took part in educational programs for family exchanges and lived some time in France. At the age of 6 she moved to Italy and lived there for seven years. She continued studying at the Pechersk School International in Kyiv, and at music school. NK graduated from music school at the age of 15 and started taking professional ballet classes. She did ballet for 8 years. She also was a student at the Wisconsin International University in Ukraine.[1]

NK is a cosmopolitan girl. She speaks five languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, Italian and Spanish.

Music career[edit]

In 2004 the name of NK as a singer thundered at «Black Sea Games» festival for the first time, where she received a grand prix and won all kinds of awards. One year later she got the UBN Awards at the «Opening of the Year» nomination in London in 2005.

During 2006-2017 NK was a singer at “Potap&Nastia”, a most popular duo among Russian speaking people. The Duo became very popular, received multiple awards and world wide prominence.

In 2017 she began her solo project NK. That year she broke the market with her first solo video and song #thatsmytypeofnight which went viral in social media. Same year she released Christmas acoustic album and Christmas TV-Show “Xmas with NK” which featured the most famous Christmas hits in 4 languages (English, Italian, Russian and Ukrainian): "All I want for Christmas",[2] "Last Christmas",[3] "Have yourself a merry little Christmas"[4] and self-written songs.

After the release of the first song, each following track by NK achieved multimillion views on YouTube. The next song to be released was “Dai Mne” in March 2018.[5] It was followed by another original "Trymay" (ukr."hold") written by NK herself.[6] The song sounded in every leading music chart in Ukraine. Moreover, in September 2018 NK exclusively presented her Ukrainian song "Trymay" on the biggest Italian radio station Radio Rai.

Shortly after, NK released a song written in English and Spanish called Peligroso. The song was written in collaboration with multiple Latin Grammy Awards winner Yoel Henriquez, Cris Chil (composer) and Oleksii Potapenko (composer) and produced by Ali Alvarez from Magnus Media - a company managed by Marc Anthony. The song was presented at the most popular TV and radio shows in Latin America including ¡Despierta América! on Univision,[7] Total Acceso and Titulares y Más on Telemundo,[8] Centro on CBS WBZ4[9] and ¡Hola! TV. Under Peligroso promo tour, NK also attended the 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala and the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony becoming the first artist from Ukraine to be invited there. "Peligroso" peaked at number 24 on Billboard's Tropical Songs chart and remained there for six weeks.[10] On March 29, 2019 a reggaeton artist De La Ghetto featured in the official remix of Peligroso.[11] The release was supported with an official music video in which both NK and De La Ghetto took part.[12] The video generated over a million views within the first day of the upload.

On October 12, NK released her first solo album “No Komments” and a video for a song LOMALA.[13] The album includes 10 tracks written in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

In December 2018 was nominated for 5 categories at M1 Music Awards becoming the most nominated female artist. There she was awarded with Female Artist of the Year and Best Music Video of the Year. TV Channel Ukraine recognized NK with the Best International Star award too.

On February 14, 2019 NK released an official music video for "Popa Kak U Kim"[14] - one of the most popular songs from the first solo album No Komments. The video went viral right away, making it to #1 Trending video on YouTube with over 2 million views within the first 24 hours. The singer also featured on a cover of Cosmopolitan magazine in Ukraine that month.

The next release by the artist followed on April 25, 2019. This time it was both a highly anticipated song in Ukrainian "Обіцяю" (I Promise) along with the official music video for it.[15]

On July 8, 2019 NK was honoured to headline as a Guest Star the stage of the biggest venue in Kyiv - Palace of Sports for Maluma's very first show in Ukraine.[16]

TV career[edit]

2007 – “Dancing with the stars” star participant on 1+1 channel in Ukraine

2008 – a star participant of the TV project on the First channel «Two stars» in Russia

2010 – a star participant of the vocal TV project on the 1+1 channel «Star + Star» in Ukraine

2010 - a TV presenter of the «Guten Morgen» morning program on M1 music channel in Ukraine

Since 2016 till now – a TV presenter of the children’s version of the program «Make a comedian laugh, Children» on 1+1 channel in Ukraine

Since 2017 till now - judge and mentor of «The X-Factor» vocal show. The singer with an invaluable experience was entrusted with an important mission — to find real talents and point in the right direction on the path of creative development. In 2018, NK's mentees ZBSband became the winners of the 9th season of the show.[17] They were the first band to win it ever.

2017 – special Christmas movie and acoustic album «Xmas with NK», which features the most famous Christmas hits in 4 languages (English, Italian, Russian and Ukrainian): «Xmas with NK», «All I want for Christmas», «Last Christmas», «Have yourself a merry little Christmas» and self-written songs.

Business career[edit]

Since 2017 – launchs her own brand of sportswear – NKsport. NK’s love for sports, desire to self-improve and inspire her fans to change for the better have turned into a successful project - NKsport. Number of collections since 2017: 10

Social media[edit]

Instagram @kamenskux – 4,1m followers

Youtube channel NKofficial – 763K subscribers

Motivation and sport Instagram account @nkblog – 565K followers.

Other[edit]

Since 2015 she has run her own lifestyle video blog NKBLOG on YouTube. NK was the first Russian-speaking pop artist to start a Youtube video blog. The chief aim of her social media policy is to motivate modern youth to participate in an active lifestyle.

Since 2017 she is a regular participant of the charity program Charity Weekend. Funds collected from concert programs are transferred to the Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.

In 2017 NK started cooperating with a charity organization “Giznelub” (ukr. “Cheerful Person”). She actively participates in collecting clothes as well as giving away food for senior citizens on an ongoing basis. By 2018 she was involved in 2 campaigns. The singer also launched an auction of selling personal and concert clothing to collect funds for the same purpose. All the donations are forwarded to open spots were seniors could get free food and clothes daily. In 2018 she helped to open 2 spots of that kind.

2018 NK is an honorary friend of the UEFA Women’s Champion League 2018.

Music activity in figures[edit]

Albums 8
Videos 34
Magazine covers more than 50
Number of awards more than 50

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Potap & Nastya[edit]

  • Ne para (2008)
  • Ne Lubi mne mozgi (2009)
  • Vse Puchkom (2013)
  • Shyt i Miach (2015)

NK[edit]

  • Xmas with NK (2017)
  • No Komments (2018)

Singles[edit]

NK[edit]

  • 2005 — "Kakaya raznitsa"
  • 2016 — "Abnimos/Dosvidos" (feat. Nadya Dorofeeva)
  • 2017 — "#etomoyanoch" (#thatsmytypeofnight)
  • 2018 — "Day mne"
  • 2018 — "Trymay"
  • 2018 — "Lomala"
  • 2018 — "Peligroso"
  • 2019 — "Popa Kak U Kim"
  • 2019 — "Obitsyayu"

Potap & Nastya[edit]

Awards[edit]

YEAR AWARD NOMINATION NOMINATED WORK RESULT
2004 Black Sea Games Festival Grand Prix NK Winner
2005 UBN Awards London «Opening of the Year» NK Winner
2007 5 STARS Awardee of the festival Project «Potap & Nastia» Winner (the Grand Prix)
2007 New songs about the most important things Best song «Ne Para» (rus. Not a couple) Winner
2008 MUZ-TV Awards Breakthrough of the Year Project «Potap & Nastia» Winner
2009 VIVA Awards Most beautiful singer NK Winner
2010 Award Showbiz index 2010 The most popular video of the year among Internet users Don't love my brains (rus. Ne liubi mne mozgi) Winner
2011 Awards RU.TV Most beautiful couple Project «Potap & Nastia» Special prize
2011 Golden Gramophone (St. Petersburg) Awardee of the festival Chumachechaya Vesna (rus. Crazy Spring) Winner
2011 20 best songs Best song of the year Chumachechaya Vesna (rus. Crazy Spring) Winner
2011 The song of the year Best song Chumachechaya Vesna (rus. Crazy Spring) Winner
2011 Star results of the year Best song according to the TV channel NTV Chumachechaya Vesna (rus. Crazy Spring) Winner
2012 Sound track – Moscow Komsomolets Duo of the Year Project «Potap & Nastia» Winner
2012 20 best songs Best song of the year What if (rus. Esli vrug) Winner
2012 Golden Gramophone (St. Petersburg) Awardee of the festival What if (rus. Esli vrug) Winner
2012 Awards RU.TV Best band Project «Potap & Nastia» Winner
2012 Best song of the year Best song Prileleto Winner
2013 Red Star(Krasnaya zvezda) 20 best songs What if (rus. Esli vrug) Winner
2013 National award "Golden Wave" (Georgia) Best Foreign Group Project «Potap & Nastia» Winner
2013 Song of the year Best song Everything is cool (rus. Vse puchkom) Winner
2014 Song of the year (Ukraine) Best song Everything is cool (rus. Vse puchkom) Winner
2014 Awards RU.TV Best video Everything is cool (rus. Vse puchkom) Winner
2014 Golden Gramophone (St. Petersburg) For a song Everything is cool (rus. Vse puchkom) Winner
2014 Award «Song of the Year – 2014» (Ukraine) Folk song Udi-Udi Winner
2015 M1 Music Awards Band of the Year Project «Potap & Nastia» Winner
2015 M1 Music Awards Award of the hit parade "Golden Gramophone", the general project "M1" and the radio station "Russian Radio Ukraine" Project «Potap & Nastia» Winner
2016 M1 Music Awards – PRE-Party The best promo-campaign of the tour «Potap & Nastia»10 years. Golden whales» Winner
2016 The "New Radio" Award "Major League" Best song At mom Laureates
2016 M1 Music Awards Hit of the Year At mom Winner
2017 M1 Music Awards For contribution to the development of national industry Project «Potap & Nastia» Winner
2017 Award TRC Ukraine Newsmaker of the year Project NK Winner
2017 Music Platform TRC Ukraine Best christmas song Project NK Winner
2017 Media Siesta (award of journalists of Ukraine) Newsmaker of the year Project NK Winner
2017 M1 Music Awards Video of the winter 2017 Project NK Winner
2018 M1 Music Awards The singer of spring 2018 Project NK Winner
2018 Cosmopolitan Awards Singer of the year Project NK Winner
2018 M1 Music Awards Female Artist of the Year Project NK Winner
2018 M1 Music Awards Music Video of the Year Project NK Winner
2018 TV Channel Ukraine Awards Best International Star Project NK Winner
2019 YUNA Music Awards Best Pop Hit Project NK Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://en.shoefaces.com/kamenskih_nastya.html
  2. ^ NKofficial (2017-12-25), NK - ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, retrieved 2018-11-07
  3. ^ NKofficial (2017-12-25), NK - LAST CHRISTMAS, retrieved 2018-11-07
  4. ^ NKofficial (2017-12-25), NK - HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, retrieved 2018-11-07
  5. ^ NKofficial (2018-03-22), NK | НАСТЯ КАМЕНСКИХ - ДAЙ МНЕ (ПРЕМЬЕРА КЛИПА 2018), retrieved 2018-11-07
  6. ^ NKofficial (2018-05-31), NK | НАСТЯ КАМЕНСКИХ - ТРИМАЙ (LYRIC VIDEO), retrieved 2018-11-07
  7. ^ NKofficial (2018-10-18), NK ON DESPIERTA AMERICA - LIVE PERFORMANCE, retrieved 2018-11-07
  8. ^ "La ucraniana NK llega a Miami con su tema "Peligroso"". Telemundo 51 (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  9. ^ "Centro: Ukrainian Singer NK Takes Latin Music World By Storm". Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  10. ^ "Tropical Songs: Chart Archive > February 16, 2019". Billboard. 16 February 2019. Archived from the original on 16 February 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  11. ^ "NK And De La Ghetto Premiere Their New Video For ' Peligroso'". Vibe. 2019-03-29. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  12. ^ NKofficial (2019-03-29), NK feat DE LA GHETTO - PELIGROSO REMIX | OFFICIAL VIDEO, retrieved 2019-04-01
  13. ^ NKofficial (2018-10-11), NK | НАСТЯ КАМЕНСКИХ - LOMALA [OFFICIAL VIDEO] 16+, retrieved 2018-11-07
  14. ^ NKofficial (2019-02-14), NK | НАСТЯ КАМЕНСКИХ -- ПOПА КАК У КИМ (OFFICIAL VIDEO), retrieved 2019-03-18
  15. ^ NKofficial (2019-04-25), NK | НАСТЯ КАМЕНСКИХ - ОБІЦЯЮ (OFFICIAL VIDEO), retrieved 2019-04-25
  16. ^ "News". NK. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  17. ^ "Х фактор 9. Выпуск 18. Смотреть онлайн оглашение победителя Х-фактор 2018 в шестом прямом эфире от 29.12.2018". Х-Фактор (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-01-04.

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Preceded by
Tina Karol
Most beautiful woman by VIVA!
2009
Succeeded by
Vera Brezhneva