Albina Dzhanabaeva, Russian singer
Albina Dzhanabaeva is a Russian singer, ex-member of the Russian-Ukrainian female pop group Nu Virgos (2004-2013), actress and TV presenter.
Albina was born on April 9, 1979 in Volgograd, Russia. In her childhood the girl studied at music school, where she learned to play the piano and sang in the school choir. Albina has a younger sister Ekaterina, who works as a hairdresser and brother Boris, who is a chef.
17-year-old girl entered Gnessin State Musical College. During her studies, Albina starred in commercials and movies, participated in various theatrical productions.
In 1999, Albina played the role of Snow White in a Korean production “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”, where she sang in Korean.
In 2002, the girl returned to Russia and joined Valeriy Meladzeas a back-up singer.
In 2004, she gave birth to her son Konstantin. Immediately thereafter, Albina received an offer from the producers of Nu Vigros Dmitry Kostyuk and Konstantin Meladze to replace Anna Sedokova, but she refused. The reason was the newborn son. And Svetlana Loboda became a soloist of the group, but four months later she was fired. In autumn 2004, the producers invited Albina to join the group again and she agreed. The singer’s debut song and music video as a group member was Take You Back.
In September 2007, the group released English-language album titled LML.
In 2009, Albina and her son together with Nadezhda Granovskaya and her son Igor took part in “New Wave” festival.
In 2010, the singer became the face of “Love Republic”, producing fashionable women’s clothing, lingerie and accessories.
In 2011, Dzhanabaeva participated in the TV show “Dancing with the Stars” and took the third place.
In 2012, Albina played in Kirill Serebrennikov’s film Treason.
In November 2013 Konstantin Meladze announced the break-up of the group. And Albina began her solo career.
In 2013, Dzhanabaeva became a host of the program ClipYou Chart on the popular music channel Muz-TV.
Dzhanabaeva is in a relationship with the famous Russian singer Valeriy Meladze since the early of 2000s and they have a son named Konstantin (born 2004).
Now Albina is pregnant. She is going to give birth to Meladze’s second son. With his previous wife Valery has three daughters.
Her official site: dzhanabaeva.ru