Glukoza, Natalia Chistyakova – Ionova
Glukoza (her real name is Natalia Chistyakova – Ionova) is a Russian singer, solo artist and TV presenter.
Pretty girl was born on June 7, 1986 in Moscow. As a child, her hobbies included ballet and chess. Also she was engaged in acting and starred in the films Triumph and War Of The Princesses, as well as a few episodes of Yeralash.
Her music career began when she was discovered in 2002 by record producer Maxim Fadeev. Together they recorded her first album, Glukoza Nostra and released her first music video Nenavizhu (I Hate), which was entirely computer animated. Her singles found little popularity until 2003, when Natalia released her song Nevesta (Bride), accompanied once again by a computer animated video.
By the way, she was awarded many prizes and awards including the MTV-EMA award for the Best Russian Act, the Muz-TV award for Breakthrough of the Year. You know, her animated character was named Character of Year by Rambler.
Glukoza became the face of Avon Color Trend, the spokeswoman for Motivi clothing and My Scene dolls.
She was on the cover of such magazines as Elle Girl, Hello Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Shape Magazine.
In June 2005 Natalia released her second album Moskva (Moscow), which brought her total album sales to over 1 million.
Later, in October 2006, the singer released new song Sashok, which is about her love for her husband Alexander.
At the end of 2007, Natalia and Maxim Fadeev opened the company Glukoza Production. Members of the team became the characters of a computer game, based on the idea of the project.
On November 10, 2010 her album Trans-FORM was released. The name of the album was coined together with the fans.
Becoming popular, Ionova began to participate in various shows and TV projects. By the way, she appeared in the project Stars on Ice paired with the Olympic champion in figure skating Anton Sikharulidze. And then she became the winner of the project Dancing with the Stars together with Evgeni Papunaishvili.
The singer appeared in the New Year’s show in 2013, where she performed her hit Dance Russia together with Julia Kovalchuk, Sati Casanova and Julia Savicheva.
In addition to musical activity, the singer Glukoza is the ambassador of friendship of the charity fund Best Friends, founded on her own initiative.
In late June 2006 Glukoza married Alexander Chistyakov (manager of the power supply systems of Russia). The couple has two daughters: Lidia (born on May 10, 2007) and Vera (born on September 8, 2011). Both girls were born in Spain.