Irina Allegrova, Russian singer
Irina Allegrova is a Russian singer of Russian and Armenian descent (her father was Armenian).
Irina was born on January 20, 1952 in Rostov-on-Don. Irina’s mother was an actress and opera singer. The girl spent her childhood in Baku, Azerbaijan where she studied piano and ballet.
In the early 1980s she became lead soloist in David Tukhmanov’s group – Electro Club. In the late 80’s Irina met Oscar Feltsman, who gave her a chance to begin her solo career and later wrote several songs for Irina.
In 1982 Allegrova toured together with Igor Talcov and Ludmila Senchina as part of Margarita Terekhova’s musical theater.
Irina’s debut album My Destined One – Suzheny/Wanderer – Strannik was written and produced by her then neighbor and friend – Igor Nikolaev. The album was supported by the single Wanderer (1991–1992).
Irina’s next album was Ugonschitsa (1994–1995), which won a Russian Grammy (Ovatsiya) for Best Pop Female Star.
Irina and Igor Krutoi released two albums together, I Will Disperse The Clouds With My Hands and Unending Romance (in 1996 and 1998).
In 2005, Irina began working with Aleksei Garnizov on Po Lezviyu Lyubvi (On the razor’s edge of love) trilogy.
Irina wrote 3 novels about love, and created an award ceremony where she and other stars give out the Golden Duck to those journalists who made up the worst lies.
Allegrova gave her final concert in March 2012.
At the age of 19 Irina married Baku basketball player George Tairov, with whom she lived for a year. Irina gave birth to her daughter, Lala. She left Lala with her parents and moved to Moscow to become a singer at the age of 22.
In 1987 Irina had love affair with Igor Talkov. It was an office romance.
She was together with Vladimir Blecher (1976-1977), the artistic director of the ensemble Young Voices. He wrote the song Flood special for her. This song was performed 30 years later in the Song of the Year 2013.
Later she was together with producer and musician Vladimir Dubovitsky (1984 / 85-1990). He was a leader of Electro club. In 1990, Irina left the band and divorced Dubovitsky, who later became Tatiana Ovsienko’s husband.
Irina had a love affair with Igor Kapusta. They secretly got married, but were together only for 6 years.
In 1995, Irina’s daughter became a mother herself. She gave birth to a son.