Yolka (singer)

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Yolka
Yolka in 2012.
Yolka in 2012.
Background information
Birth nameElizaveta Valdemarovna Ivantsiv
Also known asYolka
Born (1982-07-02) 2 July 1982 (age 38)
Uzhhorod, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • actress
  • presenter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2004–present
Labels100PRO (2004—2009)
Velvet Music (2010—present)
Websitewww.elkasinger.ru

Elizaveta Valdemarovna Ivantsiv (Russian: Елизаве́та Вальдема́ровна Иванци́в; Ukrainian: Єлизаве́та Вальдема́рівна Іванці́в, romanizedYelizaveta Valdemarivna Ivantsiv; born 2 July 1982),[1] known professionally as Yolka (Russian: Ёлка, "Spruce"), is a Ukrainian and Russian singer, songwriter, recording artist, presenter and actress.

Raised in Uzhhorod, she started her musical career with R&B band. After that she signed to the label 100PRO and producer Vlad Valov and released her debut album City of Deception (Russian: Город обмана), which included major hits "Girl in Peugeot" and "High Spirits" as for as album was proved a success. Afterwards Yolka released albums Shadows and This Gorgeous World in collaboration with Valov, which was unsuccessful.

Since 2010 to 2012 she was a judge in Ukrainian version of popular show The X Factor. Yolka's breakthrough came after the viral success of her single "Provence" in 2011. She was nominated in three categories at the annual Muz-TV Music Awards 2011. Her fourth studio album Points Are Collocated (Russian: Точки расставлены) was released in 2012 and received widespread critical acclaim. Several Russian critics called it 2012's best album. Also magazines such as Afisha, Time Out and Interview included Points Are Collocated on their year-end top lists.

Yolka has fourthly received Golden Gramophone Award (for songs "Handsome Man", "Provence", "Next to You" and "Fly, Liza"); she was nominated for MTV's Russia Music Awards. In 2011 she was recognized as Singer of the Year by Glamour magazine and among top-ten of the most successful people in Ukrainian show business, according to the Focus magazine. In the same year she won in category Singer of the Year at the annual ZD Awards by Moskovskij Komsomolets.[2] In 2016 she won the "Best Female Singer in Popular Music" Award at the Russian National Music Awards.[3] In 2019 she became a singer at WorldSkills (section "Experiment": the speaker - is the inventor Pranav Mistry, the artist - Denis Semionov).[4]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • City of deception (2005)
  • Shadows (2006)
  • This magnificent world (2008)
  • Point Apart (2011)
  • Live concert (2013)
  • #Neby (2015)

Songs[edit]

  • "City of deception" (2005)
  • " Girl in the Peugeot" (2005)
  • "Good mood" (2005)
  • "I Want to Be a Movie Star" ( 2005)
  • "Two Roses" (2006)
  • "Girl – student" (2006)
  • "Terror" (2006)
  • "Flood" (2006)
  • "Mountains" (2006)
  • "Handsome Boy" (2007)
  • "Point – City" (2007)
  • "Do not lose heart" (2008)
  • "Good Morning" (2008)
  • "Your Words" (2009)
  • "Dreams" (2009)
  • "Provence" (2010)
  • "The large balloon" (2011)
  • "Boy" (with Paul Will) (2011)
  • "About You" (2011)
  • "Chain Feeds" (2012)
  • "I want" (2012)
  • "Star Star" (with the band Megalopolis) (2012)
  • "Body Ofigel" (2013)
  • "The New World" (with the heat) (2013)
  • "Fly, Liza" (2013)
  • "We do not understand" (with Noize MC) (2013)
  • "Do you know" (with Burito) (2014)
  • "DJ Groove feat. Ёлка - Отпусти (Let it go)" (2016)
  • "World opens" (2017)

Charts[edit]

Год Название Чарты Альбом
СНГ (Tophit Общий Топ-100) Россия (Tophit Московский Топ-100) Россия (Tophit Волгоградский Топ-100) Россия (Tophit Санкт-Петербургский Топ-100) Украина (Tophit Украинский Топ-100) Украина (Tophit Киевский Топ-100) Audience Choice TopHit 100 Латвия СНГ (Tophit Годовой общий)
2005 "Рассвет" 253 Тени
"Девочка в Пежо" 132 147 Город обмана
"Город обмана" 231
"Хорошое настроение" 56 57 131 189
"I Want To Be A Movie Star" 176 110 243
2006 "Две розы" 133 56
"Девочка-студентка" 17 48 32 27 66 Тени
"Террор" 240 145 227
"Наводнение" 99 104 142
"Горы" 40 92 19 85 Этот великолепный мир
2007 "Мальчик-красавчик" 51 105 41 26
"Точки-города" 94 34
2008 "Не падай духом" 58 102 41 35
2009 "Твои слова" 154 56
"Сны" 151 33
2010 "Прованс" 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 Точки расставлены
2011 "На большом воздушном шаре" 1 5 7 4 3 3 1 8
"Мальчик" 109 13
"Около тебя" 1 3 12 1 1 1 1 1
2012 "Цепи-ленты" 23 28 14 33 65 26 5 54
"Хочу" 8 26 19 16 2 2 5 109 TBA
"Звёзды, звёзды" 143 77
2013 "Тело офигело" 94 7
"Новый мир" 163 35
"Лети, Лиза" 36 63 47 69 94 14

"—" – missing song in the chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yolka profile at russmus.net
  2. ^ Redreyeva, Ye. Yolka: On stage I am woman-cretin. MediaKorSet. 15 January 2006
  3. ^ "Кристина Агилера, Татьяна Навка, Леонид Агутин, Филипп Киркоров и другие звезды на Российской национальной музыкальной премии". Spletnik Magazine Russia (in Russian). 2016-12-08. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  4. ^ "The 45th WorldSkills Competition opens in spectacular style in Kazan". WorldSkills. August 22, 2019. Retrieved March 16, 2021.

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