Irina Nelson, singer and producer
Irina Nelson is a Russian singer, the author of songs and producer.
Irina Tereshina (Nelson) was born on April 19, 1972 in a small town Barabinsk, Novosibirsk region. According to other sources she was born in 1962.
In her childhood Irina learned to play the piano. She began singing at a music school in Novosibirsk. The girl was invited to a jazz band. Irina could be a good jazz singer, but fate decreed otherwise.
Tereshina went to conquer Moscow, where she met composer and producer Vyacheslav Tyurin. Vyacheslav noticed the girl with a beautiful voice at a music competition, where she sang her own song.
Irina’s singing career began in the second half of the nineties. She performed under the stage name Diana, which she chose because of Diana Ross, the singer with charming and well-known voice.
The song “Do not talk” brought her popularity. Diana participated in the Cannes Festival in 1993, in “Song of the Year” in the United States, and in 1996, she received “Golden Disc” award.
In 1997, the singer went to Germany, where she met Dieter Bohlen, the creator of Modern Talking and Bobo, popular Russian DJ (at that time).
Then Irina met Andreas Nelson, a Swedish citizen, a musician, a Buddhist, a traveler and a fanatical fan of oriental culture. The two fell in love with each other and got married. (However, according to some sources, legend of Irina’s marriage with Swede Andreas was thought out by Vyacheslav Tyurin, her only husband.)
In 1999, after a brief marriage, Irina came back to Moscow, where Vyacheslav Tyurin waited for her. Together they created a musical group “Reflex”, which quickly became one of the most demanded and titled groups in Russia. The group won 17 national awards.
In January 2007, Nelson left Reflex to start an independent solo career. Irina and Vyacheslav moved to the United Arab Emirates, where her first solo album was recorded.
In 2007, Irina was included into the list of top 100 most beautiful women of the Universe (according to FHM magazine).
In 2009, she recorded her first album in English “Sunrise”.
On February 1, 2012 Irina decided to combine a solo career with participating in the group “Reflex” as the main vocalist.
Irina is the professional teacher of Kundalini yoga. She received the diploma at the Kundalini Research Institute in Los Angeles. She eats only fruit, beans and milk. In the future, Nelson is going to open her own yoga studio.
Her official site: irene-nelson.com