Aleksei Chumakov, Russian singer
Aleksei Chumakov is a Russian singer, musician, TV presenter, writer, screenwriter of Bulgarian-Armenian descent. He was the finalist of the TV project People’s Artist on Russia channel. On May 26, 2013 Chumakov won the first season of the television show Exactly The Same and he was a member of the jury of the second season of the show.
Alexei was born on March 12, 1981 in Samarkand, Uzbek SSR, USSR. In 1995, Alex and his family moved to Tyumen, Russia. He has an elder brother – Sergei, who lives in Tyumen.
At the age of 11 Alexei began to write songs. His first song he performed in the show Morning Star, held in Samarkand and won it.
At the regional competition Europe plus’ Voices in Kemerovo Chumakov won in three categories – as a singer and composer.
In 2003, Alex moved to Moscow.
He also wrote songs for young performers, worked as sound producer and art manager.
Alex filmed a movie called Dirt (the old name – Strange sunset).
Chumakov and his friend Alexey Ushakov wrote a novel – The Color Of The Last Sunset. Chumakov was also an actor, film director, producer and screenwriter of the film based on their novel.
In 2007 he took part in TV project Dancing on Ice on Russia-1 channel and King of the Ring on the First Channel.
In April 2008, he performed in Germany. It was his first tour abroad.
In 2009, Chumakov and Tina Kandelaki were hosts of the International contest of young pop singers New Wave in the Latvian town of Jurmala.
In 2010 he took part in the TV show The Great Race on the First Channel.
In 2011, he performed a duet with American star Michael Bolton at the Festival of Russian Song in Zielona Gora (Poland) with the song Here and there. In the same year he took part in the performances of Alexandra Pakhmutova’s musical Magical New Year.
In 2014 Chumakov married Russian singer Yulia Kovalchuk. Their wedding ceremony took place in Spain.