Sergei Lazarev – famous singer
Sergei Lazarev is a singer, dancer and actor. He was born on April 1, 1983 in Moscow, Russia. Sergei’s parents divorced when he was quite small and his mother brought up two sons alone. At the age of four the future singer was engaged in gymnastics. Sergei became interested in music in his childhood and performed with various children’s ensembles. The boy also acted in the theater by Boris Pokrovsky.
In 1995, Lazarev became a soloist of the children’s collective Neposedy, the same group in which Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina (t.A.T.u.) met each other. The group participated in various well-known TV shows and festivals.
In September 1996 Sergei won the first prize at the contest Bravo Bravissimo in Italy.
In 1999, the future celebrity entered the Moscow Art Theatre School and graduated from it with honors in 2003.
Lazarev’s career began with a group “Smash!”. Aspiring singer created it together with his friend Vlad Topalov. Vlad’s mother advised to record an aria from the popular musical Notre-Dame De Paris as a birthday present for Topalov senior.
In August 2002, the boy band became the first at New Wave in Jurmala. In the same year Sergei played the main role in the play Romeo and Juliet.
In early 2003 the boys released their debut album titled Freeway. In the same year Lazarev again appeared on the stage in the play A few days in the life of Alyosha Karamazov.
In late 2004, Smash! released their second and last disk 2nite. Lazarev left the band and began his solo career. The duo had five #1 hits, numerous awards and sold millions of records in Russia, CIS and East Asia during their brief career as a group.
On December 1, 2005 Sergei’s debut solo album Don’t Be Fake was released. It consisted of 12 songs that were recorded in London. Eight songs were created in collaboration with famous producer Brian Rawling, who has worked with stars such as Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Craig David and Rob Thomas.
At the end of 2005 Lazarev received the theater award Chaika. In the summer of 2006 he was awarded Crystal Turandot prize for Best Acting Debut 2005-2006.
In 2006, Sergei became the Best Singer at MTV Russia Music Awards, defeating Dima Bilan.
In late spring 2007 the singer released his second album TV Show. He also recorded the ballad Almost Sorry in Russian, which was titled Why Invented Love.
In the same year Lazarev took part in New Wave where performed Michael Jackson’s song Earth Song.
Sergei took part in several TV projects – Circus with the Stars, Dancing on Ice, etc.
In 2008, he wanted to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Flyer, but came 4th, losing to Russian pop star Dima Bilan.
In 2009, Sergei collaborated with Timati and made a video for the song Lazerboy.
In early 2010, the singer began working with a music company Sony Music Entertainment and released new album Electric Touch.
Sergei had a love affair with TV presenter Lera Kudryavtseva. They were very bright and beautiful couple.
Sergei’s elder brother Pavel died of heart failure on March 29, 2015 in one of the capital’s hospitals. Pasha has just started a new life (last summer he was released from prison). He got a job, find his love and his relatives were happy…