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Lera Kozlova – LeRanetka

Lera Kozlova - LeRanetka

Lera Kozlova – LeRanetka


Lera Kozlova (also known as Leroy Leroy, LeRa, Valeria Romantica, LeRanetka) is a Russian singer, former member of the Russian female pop group Ranetki (2005 – 2008). After leaving the popular girls-band, Lera started her solo career, created the projects LeRa and Lera Romantika. You know, the girl became even more popular when she joined the pop group 5sta Family.
Valeria was born on January 22, 1988 in Moscow. For 12 years she performed in the children’s ensemble Buratino, where she learned to sing, dance and play the drums.
By the way, Lera was the soloist and the drummer of the group Ranetki and she also starred in the eponymous television series.
In 2006 Kozlova participated in the recording of the album Masters of the Universe by Moscow punk rock band Cockroaches. Ranetki was a successful band, but Lera left it in 2008 to start her solo career.
In 2008, she received the People’s Prize of Ukraine TV Star in the Breakthrough of the Year category.

The first solo concert of the singer was held in 2009 in Samara. The project was called LeRa. In the same year, she starred in the music video for the song He Is Near of the group Quest Pistols and signed a contract with the label KRUZHEVA Music.
By the way, Lera was one of the first among Russian stars, who was honored to become the heroine of the computer game (Akella with the producer center Kruzheva Music).
In June 2010, Lera released her debut album Give Me a Sign.
According to RU.TV channel she was the Best Female Singer in 2010. A year later, the girl received Golden statue by Bravo Otto Award for Best Russian Singer.
Also Lera starred in the TV series Happy Together, Summer Heat Rock and Roll.
In 2017 Kozlova left the band 5sta Family.

Personal life
From 2005 to 2008, she dated Ranetki’s producer Sergei Milnichenko. Because of the conflict in the group, they parted and Valeria left the band.
In 2009, it became known that Lera had a love affair with Nikita Goryuk, musician of Ukrainian group Quest Pistols.

Lera Kozlova – LeRanetka