Ani Lorak is a popular singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur. Also she is a model and a face of many international brands. By the way, Ani is People’s Artist and Honored Artist of Ukraine, and a former UN Goodwill Ambassador.
Karolina Kuiek (her real name) was born on September 27, 1978 in Kitsman, Soviet Union. Her parents broke up before her birth. Karolina was not the only child in the family. When the girl was six years old, she was sent to a boarding school. Despite the fact that her mother worked around the clock, she was not able to feed her children.
Karolina dreamed of becoming a singer since her childhood. She performed at various school vocal competitions. In 1992 the girl won the popular contest Pervotsvit. There she met producer Yuriy Falyosa.
Kuiek became known as Ani Lorak in March 1995 when she took part in the television program Morning Star in Moscow, Russia. There was a Russian singer with the same name so Kuiek had to invent a stage name. Ani Lorak is the name Karolina read backwards.
Her first album I Want To Fly was recorded in autumn 1995. The CD was released in early 1996 by the British company Holy Musіk.