Sergey Shnurov

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Sziget Festival, Budapest. 2016
Background information
Birth name Sergey Vladimirovich Shnurov
Born (1973-04-13) April 13, 1973 (age 45)
Origin Saint Petersburg, Soviet Union
Genres Ska, Ska punk, Rock
Occupation(s) singer , composer, poet, actor, artist, showman
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Leningrad, Rubl

Sergey Vladimirovich Shnurov (Russian: Серге́й Влади́мирович Шну́ров; born 13 April 1973[1]) is a Russian musician and songwriter, best known as Shnur (lit. cord), of the ska-punk band Leningrad which he formed in 1997 and was the frontman of till the end of 2008.[2] In December 2008 the group disbanded (reunited in 2010), Shnur with some of its members forming Rubl.[3]

Three of Shnur's songs featured on the Everything Is Illuminated soundtrack: Звезда рок-н-ролла (Rock-n-Roll Star), Дикий мужчина (Wild Man), and Маленький мальчик (A Little Boy).[4] Shnurov also composed music for many other movies, including the Russian cult film Boomer and its sequel.[5]

He has a daughter named Siham Serafina Shnurov, and a son Appolon Shnurov.

Art critic Artyom Rodnaryov thinks that the main audience of Shnurov are clerks who need someone to channel their aggression. Most of the Shnur's songs excessively use obscene words and have a very simple composition, thus fulfilling this function.[6]

In 2016, Shnurov reported the highest income of all singers in Russia ($11 million).[7]

In 2017 got on the cover of the Forbes magazine. [8]

In 2018 he acted in the film I am Losing Weight.

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  1. ^ Ленинград (Leningrad)
  2. ^ The band's line-up
  3. ^ Группа "Ленинград" распалась...
  4. ^
  5. ^ Boomer. Original soundtrack
  6. ^ Rodnaryov, Artyom (9 February 2016). "Расфигачечная" (in Russian). Актуальные комментарии. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Сергей Шнуров попал на обложку журнала "Forbes"". Последние новости на сегодня. Retrieved 2017-07-27.

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