Vlad Topalov, Russian singer
Vlad Topalov is a Russian singer, ex-lead singer of the band Smash!!.
He was born on October 25, 1985 in Moscow. Since childhood he studied music and graduated from music school (violin). As a schoolboy Vlad played in rock bands in Rostov-on-Don, Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 1990, he and his younger sister, Alina (born 1988) joined the children’s musical group Neposedy (Fidgets). His partner became Julia Malinovskaya – future presenter of children’s musical TV contest Morning Star. With the group Neposedy Vlad appeared on concert stages, not only in Russia but all over the world, successfully performed at music festivals in Italy, Bulgaria, Japan, Norway, and won the children’s music competitions such as the Morning Star, Bravo Bravissimo, etc. Elena Katina and Yulia Volkova, future singers of the band Tatu, also performed in Neposedy.
In 1994 Vlad was sent to England, where he studied at college. In 1997, at the age of 12, he finally returned to Moscow.
After leaving the group Neposedy, Vlad and his friend, also a member of the ensemble, Sergey Lazarev recorded several songs, including an aria Belle from the famous French musical Notre Dame de Paris.
When the song Belle got into rotation on the radio, the young performers were noted by David Junk, CEO Universal Music Russia. In December 2001 Vlad signed a contract with the company and began to work with well-known foreign writers and producers.
In August 2002 Smash! won the first place at the competition of young performers in Jurmala New Wave.
In March 2003, the band released their first album Freeway, which became popular not only in Russia and the CIS countries, but also in South-East Asia. The album gained platinum status.
In December 2004, was released the last album by Smash!! – 2nite. Immediately after the release, it was reported that the duo broke up.
In winter 2006, Vlad signed a contract with Gramophone Music and began to record his first solo album – Lone Star, which was created by Ego Works’s producers Roman Bokaro and Michael Mshensky.
On April 17, 2008 his second solo album – Let your heart decide was realized. It was recorded in Miami at Hit Factory Criteria and in Moscow at the Fantasy Sound and Vi Sound.
In 2010 Vlad performed in the play The Result Is There For All To See.
Vlad starred as a cameo in TV series Zaitsev +1, Golden, The Club, Inadequate people.
According to the singer, Yulia Volkova was his first true love.
Vlad had love affair with soloist of the group A-Studio Kathy Topuria.
He also dated ex-soloist of the group Blestyashchie Nadia Ruchka and porn star Alina Kalinina.
On February 14, 2012 (St. Valentine’s Day) Vlad presented his girlfriend, Miss Russian 2003 Victoria Lopyreva, with a song. However Victoria left the boy and had love affair with Timati.
For a long time the singer dated Olga Rudenko, PR-director of Sergey Lazarev.