Tina Karol

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Tina Karol
Тіна Кароль
Финал Голос. Діти 4. Тина Кароль (cropped).jpg
Karol performing at The Voice Kids
Background information
Birth nameTetiana Hryhorivna Liberman
Born (1985-01-25) January 25, 1985 (age 36)
Orotukan, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Russia)
OriginKyiv, Ukraine
  • Singer, songwriter, TV presenter, actress
Years active2005–present

Tetiana Hryhorivna Liberman[b] (born 25 January 1985), better known by her stage name Tina Karol,[c] is a Ukrainian singer, actress, and television presenter. She represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "Show Me Your Love", placing seventh. Karol has since become a mentor on The Voice of Ukraine and in 2020 she has also been a judge at Vidbir, Ukraine's National Selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.


Born on 25 January 1985 to a Ukrainian mother and Ukrainian Jewish father in Orotukan, Magadan Oblast, Russian Far East.[1][2] Karol moved to Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine at the age of six. Her father, Hryhoriy Liberman was from Vashkivtsi, Ukraine. Karol confessed in 2006 she often felt discriminated against in school because of her Jewish last name.[2] She is fluent in both Ukrainian and Russian. As a teenager Karol (under her real name Tetiana Liberman) performed for four years with the dancing ensemble at the Kyiv branch of the Jewish Agency, and her repertoire included songs in Hebrew and in Yiddish.[2] In 2000 she with this ensemble travelled to the United States, where the group's appearances raised money for Jewish Agency for Israel programs in Ukraine.[2]

In her fourth year, she was awarded a scholarship by Ukraine's parliament. Karol has participated in numerous youth, regional, international and Jewish singing contests as well as musicals and theatrical shows. Karol became the soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as well as a television personality. In 2005 she took a less Jewish stage name after producers of New Wave had suggested that to her.[2] In 2006 she commented on this "It was a part of my agreement with the producers, but, to be honest, I am glad I changed my name. I felt like it hindered me in my life."[2]

Karol performing at the Eurovision Song Contest, 2006

In 2006 Karol won at the casting for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "I Am Your Queen" and therefore represented Ukraine at the event finishing 7th, scoring 145 points, with a revised version of the song entitled "Show Me Your Love".[1] In 2006, Tina Karol released her debut album Show Me Your Love, and another album entitled Nochenka, with some of the songs of the first album in Russian and Ukrainian. Also in 2006, she started studying by correspondence at the National Aviation University in Kyiv.[1][3] In 2006, she also participated in the United Nations's Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign against HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.[4]

In 2007, she released her new album Polyus prityazheniya and wrote a fairy tale "Pautinka", a story about a caterpillar, portraying the show business as Tina has experienced it. Philipp Kirkorov, Alla Pugacheva and Verka Serduchka all have "parts" in the story.

On 16 January 2009, President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko awarded Karol the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine.[5] In October 2009 she was ranked 92nd in a Top 100 Most Successful Women in Ukraine compiled by experts for the Ukrainian magazine Focus.[1][6]

In February 2009, she received the Most Beautiful Singer of Ukraine of 2008 award from the organizers of the beauty contest Miss Ukraine Universe-2009. In February 2009, for the second time, she received the title The Most Beautiful Woman of Ukraine according to the readers of the glossy edition Viva!. The premiere of a new song "Ne boysya, malchik" was also held there. In March 2009, two songs – "U neba poprosim" from the album Polyus prityazheniya and a new composition "Lyubol" – became soundtracks for two television series.

In the spring of 2011, together with Sergey Lazarev and the duo Alibi became the host of the music TV show Maidan's.

In the fall of 2012, she served as a contestant coach on Ukrainian reality talent show The Voice Kids,[7] and in the spring of 2013 she went on the 3rd season of The Voice of Ukraine as a coach.

On November 24, 2013, Tina Karol's all-Ukrainian tour kicked off with the solo tour Sila lyubvi i golosa, which ended in late February 2014.[8]

On February 6, 2014, the fifth album Pomnyu was released.[9] On February 14 the premiere of the film The Power of Love and the Voice was held, based on the show of the same name [10]

March 26, 2014, won the Yuna Music Award in the nomination Best Singer Of The Year. June 1, 2014 opened a charity fund to help cancer patients Polyus prityazheniya.[11] In 2014, the release of the single "#MNOD" was released, in the same year a music video for this song was released. In 2015, a video for the song "Ya vse yesche lyublyu" appeared on the screens, in the same year she went on a tour with her team in the cities of Ukraine with the performance "Ya vse yesche lyublyu."

In the winter of 2015, Karol came back as a coach on the second season of The Voice Kids the winner of that season was on her team. On the show, she released "Ukraina – tse ty", which she wrote inspired by children on her team. Latter a video with contestants from the show was released. In spring 2015, she came back as a coach on the fifth season of The Voice of Ukraine. March 25, 2015, won Yuna Music Award in the nomination Best Performer. April 28, 2015, on the anniversary of the death of her husband Yevhen Ohir, released a single "Spasibo" [12]

November 26, 2015, won the M1 Music Awards in the category Best Singer. In winter 2015, she became a star coach in the 6th season of The Voice of Ukraine. In autumn 2016 she became a star coach in the 3rd season of The Voice Kids.

January 22, 2017, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded Tina Karol the title of People's Artist of Ukraine.[13]

In winter 2017 she became the star coach in the 7th season of The Voice of Ukraine.


Tina Karol became the face of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)[14]

March 8, 2018 released a musical film The Intonations of Tina Karol.[15]

April 26, Tina Karol performed a special performance on the air of The Voice of Ukraine. The Ukrainian pop diva performed songs from its platinum plate Intonatsii.[16]

On July 5 she presented a new concert program in Minsk, Belarus.

On July 27 the Viber company released personal stickers of Tina Karol.

On August 26 the 1+1 TV channel released the premiere of the TV version of Tina Karol's musical concert Intonatsii.

August 27, the premiere of the album Intonatsii (Live).

In the fall of 2018, Tina Karol again took part in the project Shchyrі-2018 from Elle Ukraine.

On November 13, Tina Karol's Big European Tour began (Israel, Italy, Czech Republic, Moldova).

In winter 2018 she became the star coach in the 9th season of The Voice of Ukraine.

On December 7, the premiere of the new song "Sila vysoty."

On December 14, The Crashes won at the Best Shorts Competition International Film Festival in the nomination Best Short Film 2018.


April 4, Tina Karol and Boombox released "Bezodnya", which became their first joint work. The idea of a sudden creative tandem belongs to the leader of the band Andriy Khlyvniuk.

In December 2019, Tina Karol was included in the list of the 100 most influential Ukrainians by Focus, taking the 85th place.[17]

Personal life[edit]

On 15 June 2008 Tina married her producer Yevhen Ohir (1980—2013).[18][19] On 18 November 2008[20] Karol gave birth to their only child, a son named Veniamin Ohir.[21][d]

Tina's husband Ohir died on 28 April 2013 from stomach cancer at the age of 32.[23]

When asked by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in 2006 whether she identifies as a Jew she replied "I don't like talking about self-identifications, I feel simply a human being, who came to this world to make a change. There was a period in my life when I was deciding on my religious beliefs, but now I think I've found my stand on this. I believe in God, but I don't identify with any particular religion."[2]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Certifications Sales Streamings
Show Me Your Love
  • UKR: Gold
  • UKR: 50,000
Полюс притяжения
  • Released: 27 December 2007
  • Label: Astra Records
  • Format: Cassette, CD, Digital
  • UKR: Platinum
  • UKR: 100,000
9 жизней
  • Released: 21 December 2010
  • Label: Astra Records, Lavina Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, Digital
  • UKR: Platinum
  • UKR: 100,000
  • Released: 6 February 2014
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: CD, Digital
  • UKR: Platinum
  • UKR: 100,000
  • Released: 17 August 2017
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: CD, Digital
  • UKR: Multi-Platinum[24]
Найти своих
  • Released: 18 September 2020
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: CD, Digital
  • Released: 2 April 2021
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital
Молода кров
  • Released: 20 August 2021
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Certifications Sales
  • UKR: Gold
  • UKR: 50,000
Двойной рай
  • Released: 29 November 2021
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital

Live albums[edit]

Title Details
Сила любви и голоса
  • Released: 17 April 2014
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital
Я всё ещё люблю
  • Released: 11 November 2015
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital
  • Released: 27 August 2018
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital
  • Released: 18 December 2020
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital
  • Released: 30 April 2021
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital
Cyber Show:
Atlas Weekend 2021
  • Released: 30 July 2021
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details
Девять песен о войне
  • Released: 7 May 2014
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: CD
  • Released: 1 January 2015
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: CD, Digital
Всі хіти
  • Released: 8 December 2016
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital
Плейлист весны
  • Released: 5 April 2019
  • Label: Not On Label
  • Format: Digital


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Show Me Your Love" 2006 Show Me Your Love
"Люблю его" 2007 Полюс притяжения
"Не бойся, мальчик" 2009 9 жизней
"Мы не останемся друзьями" 2015 12 Всі хіти
"Україна — це ти" 21 Колядки
"Я всё ещё люблю" 3 Всі хіти
"Сдаться ты всегда успеешь" 1 Плейлист весны
"Твої гріхи" 2016 3 Интонации
"Blindfold" Non-album singles
"Перечекати" 10 Интонации
"Lost in the Rain" Non-album singles
"Я не перестану" 2017 92
"Дитинство не втрачай"
"All of Me" 2018
"Step by Step"
"Мужчина моей мечты" 32 Интонации
"Sweet Love" Non-album singles
"Сила высоты" 8 Найти своих
(with Andriy Khlyvniuk)
"Вабити" 5
"Иди на жизнь" 25
(with Dan Balan)
22 Freedom, Part 2
(with Julia Sanina)
4 Найти своих
(with Dan Balan)
"Blow Your Mind"
(with Luca Dayz, Snoop Dogg, L.O.E.)
"Heaven" Non-album singles
"Скандал" 2021 11 Красиво
(with Luca Dayz, Legendary Marquest)
Miungu Ya Muziki
"Красиво" 35 Красиво
"Lovers" Non-album singles
(with Kazka)
16 Молода кров
(with Latexfauna)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other songs[edit]

  • "Ya Budu Tebya Tselovat" (with B.Stone)
  • "Posvyashchenie v Albom"
  • "Misyats'"
  • "Letniy Roman" (with B.Stone)
  • "Dusha" (with О.Gavriluk)
  • "Heal the World" (Ukrainian Stars, in memory of Michael Jackson)
  • "Kartina Lubvi" ("New Wave" festival 2005, Latvia)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Since 2013, Karol has not collaborated with record labels.
  2. ^ Ukrainian: Тетяна Григорівна Ліберман
  3. ^ Ukrainian: Тіна Кароль, Russian: Тина Кароль
  4. ^ After Veniamin Ohir was born his mother received flowers and messages from Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko[22] the wife of President Viktor Yushchenko, Kateryna Yushchenko, and the mayor of Kyiv Leonid Chernovetskyi.[21]


  1. ^ a b c d (in Ukrainian) Тіна Кароль. Біографія, Novynar
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Across the Former Soviet Union Ukrainian Singer with Jewish Roots and New Name Takes Country by Stor, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (23 March 2006)
  3. ^ Welcome to Ukraine
  4. ^ Ukraine Joins Global Campaign to Galvanize Action for Children, UN in Ukraine (1 June 2006)
  5. ^ (in Ukrainian) Ющенко зробив Тіну Кароль та Козловського заслуженими артистами, proUA. com (23 January 2009)
  6. ^ (in Russian) Рейтинг Фокуса: 100 самых влиятельных женщин и 100 деталей о них, Focus
  7. ^ Голос країни. Офіційний сайт каналу 1+1 - 1plus1.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  8. ^ Тина Кароль вновь даст сольный концерт в Киеве по просьбам зрителей. ТСН.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  9. ^ Тина Кароль выпустила альбом-дневник. www.segodnya.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  10. ^ Тина Кароль в самом романтичном украинском шоу (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  11. ^ Тина Кароль открыла благотворительный фонд (in Russian). 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  12. ^ Касьяненко, София (2015-04-28). "Тина Кароль вылила страдания по мужу в "Спасибо"". podrobnosti. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  13. ^ Порошенко присвоил Тине Кароль звание Народной артистки. ukranews.com (in Russian). 2017-01-22. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  14. ^ admin. "Tina Karol became the face of MAU – world.24-my.info". Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  15. ^ "Intonation Tina Karol – Trailer: The plot of the film about Tina Karol". tech2.org. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  16. ^ "The Voice of the World 8 – Tina Karol hovering in the air near her twin".
  17. ^ "100 самых влиятельных украинцев". Focus (Ukrainian magazine). 2019-12-23.
  18. ^ (in Ukrainian)[1]
  19. ^ (in Ukrainian)[2]
  20. ^ (in Ukrainian)У Тіни Кароль народився син, Табло ID (18-11-2008)
  21. ^ a b (in Ukrainian)Тіна Кароль назвала сина, а їй дали триповерховий..., Табло ID (21-11-2008)
  22. ^ (in Ukrainian)Тимошенко відіслала Тіні Кароль букет за сина, Табло ID (19-11-2008)
  23. ^ (in Russian) 15 июня Тина Кароль и Евгений Огир отпраздновали бы 5-летие брака June 15 Tina Karol and Yevhen Ohir celibated 5th anniversary marriage, TSN.ua (30 April 2013)
    (in Ukrainian) У Києві поховали чоловіка Тіни Кароль In Kyiv is buried the husband of Tina Karol Archived 2013-05-03 at the Wayback Machine, TVi (30 April 2013)
  24. ^ a b "Альбом Тіни Кароль став мультиплатиновим в Україні". styler.rbc.ua (in Ukrainian). RBK Ukraine. 29 December 2017. Archived from the original on 21 April 2021.
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