Artist 101: Sergey Lazarev

This Artist 101 guide contains everything you need to know about the Eurovision 2016 and Eurovision 2019 act, Sergey Lazarev.

When is his birthday?

Sergey Lazarev’s birthday is 1 April 1983.

What is his most popular song?

His most popular song, to date, is “You Are The Only One” which was the track that he performed in Stockholm, Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

What else should I know about Sergey Lazarev?

He was born in Moscow and started acting and singing when he was just a child. He later went on the become one-half of the Russian duo SMASH!! alongside Vlad Topalov. The duo went on to have moderate success in the early 00’s with the release of three albums before parting ways. Prior to the formation of the duo, they were in the child group Neposedy as well as internationally-known duo t.A.T.u.

In 2005, Sergey Lazarev started his solo career, with the release of his debut album Don’t Be Fake. He has gone on to release another five studio albums, two compilation albums, two remix albums, and a whole host of singles.

Come 2008, Sergey Lazarev attempted to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest by entering their national selection show. He entered with a song titled “The Flyer”. He came fourth overall. From there, he started to build up his international career by releasing more new music, a few collaborations, and performing around the world.

In 2015 he was internally selected to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song “You Are The Only One”. The music video is interactively impressive and he went on to impress the viewers at home by climbing a wall during his performance which saw him become the Televote’s winner, however, he didn’t gain enough points from the Jury vote and so he placed third overall with 491 points.

Since Eurovision, he has been building up his career by releasing more new music including an epic collaboration with Dima Bilan – who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song “Believe”, and by touring. This all led him to him being announced as Russia’s representative for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. His song is titled “Scream”, the question is, will he win it this time around?

What are his social media links?

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | VK

Finally, don’t forget to let us know what you love about Sergey Lazarev. All the acts have been announced for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 so let us know who your favourites are on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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