Natasha Korolyova

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Natasha Korolyova
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Natasha Korolyova in Arhangelsk
Background information
Birth name Natalia Vladimirovna Porivay
Born (1973-05-31) 31 May 1973 (age 45)
Origin Kiev, USSR (now Ukraine)
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Igor Nikolayev
Sergei Glushko

Natalia Vladimirovna Porivay (Russian: Ната́лия Влади́мировна Порыва́й; Ukrainian: Наталія Володимирівна Порива́й) (born 31 May 1973), well known as Natasha Korolyova (Russian: Наташа Королёва), is a Russian and Ukrainian[1] singer. Meritorious Artist of Russia (2004).

Early career[edit]

Korolyova was born in Ukrainian capital Kiev. She gave her first public performance in 1976, at the age of three, singing The Cruiser Aurora at the annual congress of the Komsomol. In 1985, at the age of 12, Korolyova wrote several songs including World Without Miracles and Where Went the Circus, achieving popular success in her home country. In 1987, Korolyova won the Golden Kamerton music prize. From 1988 to 1991 she studied vocal performance at the Kiev-pop circus school.

Korolyova made her first international appearances, in the United States, in 1989. Shortly thereafter she moved to Moscow. She participated in many competitions and television broadcasts, among them Christmas Meeting and Morning Mail. In 1990 she recorded the song Yellow Tulips, which launched her success both within the USSR and internationally. The song reached the finals of the Pesnya goda festival.

In 1992, Korolyova embarked on her first concert tour of Russia, concluding with major shows at the Olympic Stadium. She toured Israel in 1993, Germany in 1994, and performed in New York City in 1997.


Natasha Korolyova has a sister, Russya, a successful Ukrainian singer. Her first husband was the well-known Russian pop singer-songwriter Igor Nikolayev.[2] She is currently married to Sergei Glushko,[3] who performs as a Male Stripper with his under nickname Tarzan.[4] She has a son named Arкhip.[5]

Mainstream success[edit]

Between 1990 and 1997, Koreleva made twelve music videos for television: Yellow Tulips (directed by Mogilevskaya, 1990), First Kiss (directed by Pesotsky), Under the Summer Rain (director Vladimirov), Why the Love Dies (director Pesotsky), Kiev Boy (director Pesotsky, 1993), Sunflowers (Fix, 1995), Is It Me? (Fix), Small Country (Gusev), The Man With Bellows (Fix, 1996), Do Not Die (Gavrilov), Summer Castanets (Nikolayev, 1997) and Diamonds of Tears (Bazhenov).

After her divorce from Igor Nikolayev, she released the albums Fragments of the Past, Heart, Believe It or Not and Paradise Where Are You.

She was a host and moderator of various television programs and concerts, and participated in the TV shows Dancing with the Stars (in Russia and Ukraine) and Two Stars. Her second husband, Sergey Glushko (better known as the male stripper Tarzan) was her partner on these projects.

Korolyova appeared in several film roles, including Recipe Witch and The Cheerful Family 2, the latter for Ukrainian television. She has also undertaken jewelry design, releasing a collection entitled Daughters-Mothers in 2008. In 2009, she published the novel Male Striptease.

Popular Songs[edit]

  • Zheltyye tyul'pany (Yellow Тulips)
  • Malenkaya Strana (Little Country)
  • Blue Swans
  • Taxi Taxi
  • Dolphin and Mermaid
  • Your World
  • Lilac Paradise
  • Gray Eyes


  1. Yellow Tulips
  2. Dolphin and the Mermaid
  3. Admirer
  4. Confetti (single)
  5. Confetti (album)
  6. Diamonds Tears
  7. The Mother
  8. Fragments of the Past
  9. Heart
  10. Do You Trust Me or Not
  11. Where Are You, Paradise?
  12. Magic L'


  1. ^ "Natasha Korolyova: Ukrainian Star Conquers Russian Stage". Russia Journal. 15 March 1999. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  2. ^ Наталья Королёва: Самое тонизирующее средство для меня — это наезды на меня
  3. ^ Наташа Королёва уходит со сцены — Вечерняя Москва
  4. ^ Алсу вступила в ряды артистов-«единороссов»
  5. ^ ТСН: Наташа Королева носила медикаменты и деньги на Майдан

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