Glukoza, Natalia Chistyakova – Ionova
Glukoza (her real name is Natalia Chistyakova – Ionova) is a Russian singer, solo artist and TV presenter.
She was born on June 7, 1986 in Moscow. As a child, her hobbies included ballet and chess. She also did some acting and starred in the films Triumph and War Of The Princesses, as well as a few episodes of Yeralash.
Her music career began when she was discovered in 2002 by record producer Maxim Fadeev. Together they recorded her first album, Glukoza Nostra and released her first music video, Nenavizhu (I Hate), which was entirely computer animated. Her singles found little popularity until 2003, when Natalia released her song Nevesta (Bride), accompanied once again by a computer animated video.
She was awarded many prizes and awards such as the MTV-EMA award for the Best Russian Act, the Muz-TV award for Breakthrough of the Year, and her animated character was named Character of Year by Rambler.
Glukoza became the face of Avon Color Trend, the spokeswoman for Motivi clothing and My Scene dolls.
She was on the cover of such magazines as Elle Girl, Hello Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Shape Magazine.
In June 2005 Natalia released her second album Moskva (Moscow), which brought her total album sales to over 1 million.
In October 2006, the singer released a new song titled Sashok, which is about her love for her husband Alexander.
In late June 2006 Glukoza married Alexander Chistyakov (manager of the power supply systems of Russia). The couple has two daughters: Lidia (born on May 10, 2007) and Vera (born on September 8, 2011). Both girls were born in Spain.