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Alekseev (singer)

Alekseev
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Background information
Birth nameNikita Vladimirovich Alekseev
Also known asAlekseev
Born (1993-05-18) 18 May 1993 (age 25)
Kiev, Ukraine
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2014–present
LabelsZion Music

Nikita Vladimirovich Alekseev (Ukrainian: Микита Володимирович Алєксєєв, Mykyta Volodymyrovych Alieksieyev, Russian: Никита Владимирович Алексеев, Nikita Vladimirovich Alekseyev; born 18 May 1993), known professionally as simply Alekseev, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He first began his career in 2014 after placing as a semifinalist on season four of The Voice of Ukraine. He subsequently released the single "Pyanoye solntse", which went on to become a number-one hit throughout the CIS and kickstarted his music career. He represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Portugal with his song "Forever".[1]

Early life

Born on 18 May 1993 in Ukraine's capital of Kiev. When he was one and a half years old his family moved to Chita in Russia; two years later his family returned to Kiev. Alekseev attended Kyiv Specialized School No. 106. Among his childhood music preferences, Alekseev notes the music of Queen, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, George Michael and Justin Timberlake. Alekseev graduated from university with a degree in Marketing.[2]

At the age of 12, Alekseev became very interested in music and singing and was taught by Konstantin Pona. He later started his own band called "Mova".

Career

The Voice

During The Voice blind auditions, Ani Lorak turned her chair for Alekseev, but he did not go beyond the 1st live broadcast. As a consolation prize, Ani Lorak helped Alekseev shoot the music video for his debut single "Everything is in Time". But he did not gain popularity until after he appeared on Voice of the County: Reload[3] where he covered Iryna Bilyk's "I'm Drowning" and shot a music video[4] for it.

Debut - 2017

In September 2015, Alekseev released Pyanoye solntse[5] (Drunken Sun), with lyrics by Vitaly Kurovsky and music by Rusland Quint. The next month, a music video directed by Alan Badoyev in which Alekseev kills his alter ego after breaking up with a girl, was shot. In late May 2016, he received the RU.TV award for best song. He also received a Yuna Award for "Drunken Sun". The subsequent singles, "Shards of Dreams", "Became Oceans" and "Feeling Soul", had their music videos directed by Alan Badoev. On June 29, 2016, he performed the song at Miss Ukraine Universe 2016.[6][7]

In June 2016, Alekseev won Breakthrough Artist of The Year at the Russian MUZ-TV Awards and Breakthrough Artist of The Year at the Ukrainian M1 Music Awards[8] in December 2016. In March 2017, the artist won ZD Awards[9] and Top Hit Music Awards[10] in several categories: "Breakthrough Artist of The Year", "Artist of The Year", "Take-Off of The Year", "Most Frequently Played on The Radio" for the track Dunken Sun and "Most Popular Radio Artist".

On 14 February 2017, Alekseev started his first Ukrainian Tour.[11] The final show took place on the artist's birthday, 18 May, at the Oktyabrsky Palace.[12]

Eurovision Song Contest

One week after applying for the Ukrainian contest Vidbir, it was revealed that Alekseev had revoked his bid. It was then later revealed that he entered into Belarus' contest instead.[13] There was controversy following Alekseev's entry. Eurovision rules state that the song performed is not allowed to have been performed before September 1 of the previous year. Alekseev, however, had been performing a Russian song named "Навсегда" at his concerts. He then shortened the song and translated the lyrics to English to get around this rule. On January 15, 2018, an article emerged[14] claiming that 11 other finalists in the Belarus contest were threatening to withdraw if Alekseev was allowed to qualify for the contests' final.

However, on February 16, 2018, Alekseev won the Belarus National Selection and represented the country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details
Пьяное солнце
Drunken Sun

Extended plays

Title Details
Держи
Hold
"Forever"
"Forever"

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
RUS
[15]
UKR
[15]
"Всё успеть" (Everything Is In Time) 2014 Hold
"Больно, как в раю" (It Hurts Like In Paradise) 2015 Drunken Sun
"А я плыву" (And I'm Swimming) 1774 1
"Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun)[16] 1 2
"Снов осколки" (Broken of the Dreams) 2016 51 13
"OMA"
"Океанами стали" (Became Oceans) 39 39
"Чувствую душой" (I Feel My Soul) 2017
"Forever" 2018 22 15 Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Music videos

Title Year
"Всё успеть" (Everything Is In Time) 2014
"А я плыву" (And I'm Swimming) 2015
"Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun)
"OMA" 2016
"Снов осколки" (Broken of the Dreams)
"Океанами стали" (Became Oceans)
"Чувствую душой" (I Feel My Soul) 2017
"Forever" 2018
"Сберегу" (I'll save you) 2018

Filmography

Year Title Ukrainian Title Role
2017 Mom for Snow Maiden Мама для Снігуроньки Cameo

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 YUNA Awards Breakthrough of the Year Won
MUZ-TV Awards Breakthrough of the Year Won [17]
Song of the Year for "Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun) Nominated
RU.TV Awards Won [18]
Breakthrough of the Year Nominated
Golden Gramophone Awards For the Song "Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun) Won [19]
The Major League Awards Song of the Year for "Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun) Won
M1 Music Awards Breakthrough of the Year Won
Song of the Year For the Song "Снов Осколки" (Broken of the Dreams) Won [20]
Sound Track MK Awards Breakthrough of the Year Won [21]
Artist of the Year Won
Top Hit Music Awards Take-Off of the Year Won
Most Popular Radio Artist Won
Most Frequently Played Track on the Radio for the Song "Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun) Won
OOPS! Video Awards Best Music Video for "Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun) Won
Russian National Music Awards Best Pop Solo Artist of the Year Nominated
Best Male Music Video for "Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun) Nominated
2017 MUZ-TV Awards Best Male Music Video for "Океанами Cтали" (Became Oceans) Nominated
Song of the Year For the Song "Океанами Cтали" (Became Oceans) Won
Artist of the Year Won
The Major League Awards For the Song "Океанами Cтали" (Became Oceans) Won
Russian National Music Awards Best Pop Solo Artist of the Year Won
Award of the Magazine "OK!:"More than Stars» «New Face. Music» Won
Music Platform Awards For the Song "Чувствую Душой" (I Feel My Soul) Won
MUZ-TV Awards (Belarus) Artist of the Year Won
2018 YUNA Awards Album of the Year "Пьяное солнце" (Drunken Sun) Nominated
ZHARA Music Awards Best Singer of the Year Nominated
RU.TV Awards Best Fanclub Nominated
Best Singer of the Year Nominated
Award of the Magazine "Viva!: "The most beautiful people" "The Most Handsome Man of the Year» Nominated
National TV-Award "Дай Пять!" «Favorite Singer» Nominated
MUZ-TV Awards Best Solo Artist of the Year Nominated
International Music Festival "Astana Dausy-2018"(Kazakhstan) Best Singer of Ukraine Won
M1 Music Awards: 4 Seasons The Singer of the Spring Nominated
The Singer of the Summer Won

References

  1. ^ Alekseev представит Беларусь на Международном конкурсе песни "Евровидение-2018" /Сайт Белтелерадио, 16.02.2018/
  2. ^ "Alekseev: "Я родился вопреки желанию своего отца"". viva.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  3. ^ "Фіналіст "Голосу країни" знімає новий кліп з Аланом Бадоєвим". ТСН.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  4. ^ ALEKSEEV (2015-04-06), ALEKSEEV - А я пливу [Official video], retrieved 2017-08-18
  5. ^ "Фіналіст "Голосу країни" Alekseev презентував емоційну пісню про розставання". ТСН.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  6. ^ "Final show of Miss Ukraine 2016 | Miss Ukraine". missukraine.ua. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  7. ^ Александр Корелин (2016-10-17), Alekseev - Пьяное солнце (Мисс Украина, 2016), retrieved 2017-08-22
  8. ^ "НОВОСТИ M1 Music Awards 2016: победители престижной украинской музыкальной премии - JetSetter.ua". jetsetter.ua. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  9. ^ "О серьезной болезни Димы Билана стало известно на церемонии ZD AWARDS" (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  10. ^ "Top Hit назвал победителей 2017| NewsMCS - Новости Музыки, Кино и Шоу-Бизнеса". newsmcs.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  11. ^ "ALEKSEEV ОТПРАВИЛСЯ В ПЕРВЫЙ ВСЕУКРАИНСКИЙ ТУР В ДЕНЬ СВЯТОГО ВАЛЕНТИНА". STARWAY MAGAZINE (in Russian). 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  12. ^ "ALEKSEEV отпраздновал День рождения в Октябрьском дворце | Mewos Journal". Mewos Journal (in Russian). 2017-05-20. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  13. ^ "Sputnik claims Alekseev will compete in Belarus' Eurovision selection, after withdrawing Vidbir bid in Ukraine | wiwibloggs". wiwibloggs. 2017-12-27. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  14. ^ "Finalists threaten to withdraw if Alekseev is allowed in national final". wiwibloggs. 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  15. ^ a b "Alekseev - Снов осколки(послушать музыку, посмотреть видео клип)". www.tophit.ru. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  16. ^ "Alekseev - Пьяное солнце(послушать музыку, посмотреть видео клип)". www.tophit.ru. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  17. ^ "Премия Муз-ТВ 2016". Википедия (in Russian). 2017-06-22.
  18. ^ "Премия RU.TV 2016". Википедия (in Russian). 2017-05-29.
  19. ^ "Золотой граммофон". Википедия (in Russian). 2017-08-18.
  20. ^ "Песня года". Википедия (in Russian). 2017-08-15.
  21. ^ "О серьезной болезни Димы Билана стало известно на церемонии ZD AWARDS" (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-08-20.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Naviband
with "Historyja majho žyccia"
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent