Talk:Alexander Rybak

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HELLO! the article is totally messed up by the latest editions of a Greenock-something. All information about Alexanders releases of Russian songs and Russian albums are gone. Can somebody please bring it back to where it was before this guy edited? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.178.119.118 (talk) 22:37, 2 March 2014 (UTC)


Suggestion[edit]

You can put an Image for Alexander Rybak by typing in Image:

Alexander_Rybak.jpg‎ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nenadgt (talkcontribs) 11:15, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

The image was deleted by me on Commons. Please see our licensing policy, before uploading images of Alexander Rybak. This is a note to all users: when uploading pictures of Rybak, be sure that the image is under a free license! If not, it will certainly be deleted. Please ask if you have any further questions here, or on my talk page. Thank you for understanding. --Kanonkas :  Talk  12:39, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Citizenship[edit]

Would any one know which country he is a citizen of?Phanar (talk) 17:28, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I think he is a Norwegian citizen. --Kanonkas :  Talk  17:33, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Still, he will never be a true Norwegian. Always a Belorussan. Norum (talk) 06:01, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Since an IP changed his nationality to BEL just now, I have added a cite to confirm his Norwegian citizenship (which he got in 2000). Please do not change this without discussion here. decltype (talk) 02:36, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

If you are so kind, I suggest to remove the belarus & norwegian nationality. If his parents are both from Belarus, how the hack has got the Norwegian. The picture with the norwegian flag is subject to fraud, so I suggest to leave on just the norwegian nationality, if you preffer. If he managed to win a contest or not, I don't see why would wikipedia add the "belarussian" nationality to him if he obtained the norwegian. When you open up some of his articles you are confused of the "belarussian + norwegian" nationality. Wouldn't you consider to settle he's got a secondary nationality for norwegian ? Bogdan —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.25.28.114 (talk) 17:47, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Links[edit]

www.alexandrRYBAK.com) - The web-site Alexander Rybak - The site —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.100.53.78 (talk) 17:14, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

alexandrrybak.com and alexander-rybak.com are not official sites. Bib (talk) 16:07, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
http://www.alexanderrybak.com redirects to his MySpace page. Armabeedon (talk) 09:11, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Controversy[edit]

Who the hell put that piece of information about Alexander Rybak cannot play the violin? It looks convincing the way the article is presented and written but there are NO sources whatsoever. I even Googled it and I couldn't find a shred of evidence that he couldn't play the violin. Need more info and possible source. Armabeedon (talk) 10:06, 18 June 2009 (UTC):

I looked it up. It was someone from Amsterdam. IP address 90.195.2**.** Armabeedon (talk) 10:25, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alexander_Rybak&direction=next&oldid=297032935 I don't think it's true Armabeedon (talk) 10:29, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Well if it comes back it will be removed immediately. Look more like a personal attack/critical statement rather than a convincing infomation. Raphie (talk) 15:24, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
And a political statement too. It's not uncommon to have a Eurovision Song Contest entrant awarded a 12 points by a country who has political ties with. Armabeedon (talk) 08:11, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Rybak's middle name[edit]

I could be wrong, but I think his middle name is derived from his father's first name. Since his father's name is Igor (or Ihar in BLR), his middle name becomes "Iharavich". Similarly, we can deduce that Alexander's grandfather was also named Alexander, because of his father's middle name "Aliaksandravich". decltype (talk) 13:53, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Dear editors. I am one of Alexander Rybaks admins of his social pages. He has studied this Wikipedia-page about him and has asked us to bring a request: Is it possible to delete the Chart-lists? As he says, he has not really been big on Charts since 2010 and he has long ago decided, he is not a "format-artist". His work is about so many other things, than Charts. He would be very happy, if the Charts could be removed. Another reason is, for every album on this page, there is links to seperate Wiki-pages where the charts can be found. Perhaps, that is sufficient? Removal of the charts could provide space for more interesting info, maybe:-)

If you need any info, we will be happy to help out. Here is the link to his recently updated BIO at his website: http://www.alexanderrybak.com/bio/

He has given us an updated list of his releases. I have already added the "Education" and "Awards" to the page, but I post the Release-list here, in case there is some new info, that could be used for update of the page. Thanks for your great work and updating of this Wikipedia-page. Best regards.

RELEASES:

Albums:

“Fairytales” (2009)

“Skazki” (2010)

“No Boundaries” (2010)

“Nebesa Evropy” (2011)

“Visa Vid Vindens Ängar” (2011)

“Christmas Tales” (2012)


Singles:

“Foolin´” (2006)

“Fairytale” (2009)

“Funny Little World” (2009)

“Roll With The Wind” (2009)

“Ya Neveryu v Chudesa” (2009)

“Europe Skies” (2010)

“Fela Igjen” (2010)

“Oah” (2010)

“Skazka” (2010)

“Resan Till Dig” (2011)

“Nebesa Evropy” (2011)

“Strela Amura” (2012)

"I'll Show You" (2012)

“Leave Me Alone” (2012)

“Dostala” (2012)

“Presents” (2012)


Music Videos:

“Foolin´” (2006)

“Fairytale” (2009)

“Roll With The Wind” (2009)

“Funny Little World” (2009)

“Ya Neveryu v Chudesa” (2009)

“Fela Igjen” (2010)

“Oah” (2010)

“Europe Skies” & “Nebesa Evropy” two versions (2010)

“Nebashil Europy” (2011)

“Strela Amura” (2012)

“Dostala” & “Leave Me Alone” two versions (2012)

“5 to 7 Years” (2013)


OTHER RELEASES:

“Fairytale The Movie” DVD (2009)

"Some Sunny Night - Live in Lillesand" (Musical - 2009)

"Yohan: The Child Wanderer" (Film - 2010)

"Dragetreneren" (Animated Movie - 2010)

"Mumintrollet - Kometen Kommer" (Animated Movie - 2010)

“Alexander Rybak Songbook” (2010)

“Alexander Rybak Songbook for Young Violinists” (2011) (188.178.119.118 (talk) 20:03, 11 January 2014 (UTC))

Second album details, edit-protect?[edit]

Due to the ridiculously disproportionate levels of protection affecting this article, the '2.3 2nd album (2010–present)' section is out of date. The album was formally announced on the 31st May and named 'No Boundaries', and is due for release on June 21st. This section also fails to detail Rybak's further involvement in the 2010 Eurovision, the release of the single 'Oah' on June 1st, or any other notable activity since the protect was added. I understand the need to curb vandalism, but the article has become factually incorrect and out of date due to the over-eager protection, which seems to have been applied in this particular case but not to other equivalent musicians, whom face the same levels of vandalism... --~ Analysethis ~ Anonymous Deity ~ Just a n00b ~ (talk) 14:43, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Sasha?[edit]

In alot of norwegian interviews with him people call him "Sasha". Is there a reason for this? Is it another name of his, or am I being ignorant and it means something in norwegian? Princess-pink95 (talk) 14:24, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

It is a short form from Alexander in Russia and russianspeaking countrys. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.16.47.221 (talk) 20:08, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

like \ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.91.117.4 (talk) 02:53, 6 January 2013 (UTC)