Polina Gagarina

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Polina Gagarina
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Gagarina in 2015
Background information
Native name Полина Гагарина
Birth name Polina Sergeyevna Gagarina
Born (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 31)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • model
Years active 2003–present
Website www.gagarina.com

Polina Sergeyevna Gagarina (Russian: Поли́на Серге́евна Гага́рина, IPA: [pɐˈlʲinə sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvnə ɡɐˈɡarʲɪnə], born 27 March 1987) is a Russian singer, songwriter, actress and model.[not verified in body] She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with "A Million Voices" where she finished second.

Life and career[edit]

Gagarina was born in Moscow, but spent most of her youth in Greece. Her mother was a ballet dancer. In 1993, Gagarina's father died and her mother decided to move the family back to Russia, but they soon moved back to Greece and settled in Athens. After completing her education, she moved to Saratov to live with her grandmother. She is fluent in Russian, Greek and English.

2003–07: Poprosi u oblakov[edit]

In 2003, Gagarina competed in season two of Star Factory, a Russian reality singing competition. She performed several songs by Maxim Fadeev and went on to win the show, but refused to work with Fadeev after her victory. After winning Star Factory, Gagarina was invited to perform in the group Playgirls. The group received a recording contract with ARS Records, but ultimately disbanded. In 2005, she performed at the New Wave competition held in Jūrmala, Latvia and placed third. She later released the singles "Kolybelnaya", "Morning", "Ya tvoya", "Pomnyu", and "Ya tebya ne proshchu nikogda". Her début album Попроси у облаков was released in 2007.

Gagarina on ESC 2015

2008–12: O sebe[edit]

In 2008, Gagarina released the single "Komu, zachem?", a duet with Russian singer Irina Dubtsova. In March 2010, her second studio album О себе was released. In 2012, Gagarina started to collaborate with Russian-Georgian producer Konstantin Meladze. With Meladze she recorded four singles: "Spektakl okonchen" ("The Play Is Over"; RUS #10, UKR #3), "Net" ("No"; RUS #3, UKR #1), "Navek" ("Forever"; RUS #26, UKR #23) and "Shagay" ("Stride"; RUS #15, UKR #11).

2015–present: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 9 March 2015, it was revealed that Gagarina would represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[1] Gagarina placed second in the Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "A Million Voices". On July 25, 2015, she performed the closing song of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Saint Petersburg, shown on television worldwide. She was a coach in the Russian reality talent show The Voice in seasons four and five.

Personal life[edit]

On 25 August 2007, Gagarina married Russian actor Pyotr Kislov.[2] She gave birth to their son, Andrey, on 14 October 2007.[3] They divorced on 31 March 2010.[4] She married photographer Dmitry Iskhakov on 9 September 2014.[5] In April 2017, Polina gave birth to their daughter, Mia.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
RUS
[7]
RUS Airplay
[8]
BEL
(VL)

[9]
BEL
(WA)

[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
UKR Airplay
[17]
"Колыбельная" ("Lullaby") 2005 Попроси у облаков
"Я твоя" ("I'm Yours") 2006
"Я тебя не прощу никогда" ("I'll Never Forgive You") 2007
"Любовь под солнцем" ("Love Under the Sun") 17 О себе
"Где-то живёт любовь" ("Love Lives Somewhere") 2008
"Кому, зачем?" ("To Whom, for What?")
(duet with Irina Dubtsova)
"Пропади всё" ("Damn It All") 2009
"Я обещаю" ("I Promise") 2010 non-album single
"Осколки" ("Fragments") 2011
"Спектакль окончен" ("The Play is Over") 2012 3 10 3
"Нет" ("No") 2 3 1
"Навек" ("Forever") 2013 5 26 23
"Шагай" ("Stride") 2014 15 15
"A Million Voices" 2015 1 1 22 38 46 86 99 26 39 97 152
"Кукушка" ("Cuckoo") 2 Battle for Sevastopol OST
"Я не буду" ("I Will Not") 52 non-album single
"Не пара" ("Not a Couple") Hotel Transylvania 2 OST (Russian dub)
"Танцуй со мной" ("Dance With Me") 2016 9
"Обезоружена" ("Disarmed") 2017
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2005 Колыбельная ("Lullaby") Vlad Opelyants
2006 Я твоя ("I'm Yours") Georgy Toidze
2006 Morning Irina Mironova
2007 Я тебя не прощу никогда ("I'll Never Forgive You") Semion Gorov
2009 Кому? Зачем? ("To Whom, for What?")
(duet with Irina Dubtsova)
Alexey Golubev
2011 Осколки ("Fragments") Natalia Merkulova
2012 Спектакль окончен ("The Play is Over") Sergei Solodskiy
2012 Нет ("No") Alan Badoev
2013 Навек ("Forever") Alan Badoev
2014 Immortal Feeling (from ballet "The Great Gatsby") Alan Badoev
2014 Шагай ("Stride") Sergei Solodskiy
2015 A Million Voices Alexey Golubev
2015 Больше снов ("More Dreams") dv
2015 Любовь тебя найдёт ("Love Will Find You") Alexey Golubev
2015 Я не буду ("I Will Not") Alexey Golubev

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2007 Dochki-materi Performed title song
2012 Katina lyubov
Hotel Transylvania Mavis (Russian dub)
2013 Sasha Belyy Herself
2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Dorothy Gale (Russian dub)
2015 Odnoy levoy Sofi
Hotel Transylvania 2 Mavis (Russian dub)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brey, Marco (11 March 2015). "Polina Gagarina to represent Russia!". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Беременная Полина Гагарина вышла замуж" [Pregnant Polina Gagarina married]. ural.ru (in Russian). 27 August 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Polina Gagarina - Biography". imdb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Полина Гагарина развелась с мужем" [Polina Gagarina divorced with her husband]. dni.ru (in Russian). 13 April 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Tuboltseva, Natalya (9 September 2014). "Полина Гагарина вышла замуж" [Polina Gagarina married]. kp.ru (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Полина Гагарина подтвердила рождение дочери" [Polina Gagarina confirmed the birth of her daughter]. 
  7. ^ Peak positions for singles in Russia:
  8. ^ "Исполнитель - Полина Гагарина". tophit.ru. 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Polina Gagarina". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Polina Gagarina". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Polina Gagarina". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Polina Gagarina". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Polina Gagarina". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Polina Gagarina". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Polina Gagarina". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Discography Polina Gagarina". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 
  17. ^ Peak positions for singles on the Ukrainian Airplay Chart:

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Korni
Star Factory (Russia) winner
2003
Succeeded by
Nikita Malinin
Preceded by
Tolmachevy Sisters
with "Shine"
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2015
Succeeded by
Sergey Lazarev
with "You Are the Only One"