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Maria Makarova – Masha and bears

Maria Makarova - Masha and bears

Maria Makarova – Masha and bears

Maria Makarova is a Russian singer, founder and lead singer of rock group Masha And Bears.
Pretty girl was born on September 6, 1977 in Krasnodar. Masha has two brothers: twins Daniil and Mikhail. Their father worked as a journalist, and the mother taught languages and wrote poems.
By the way, she worked as a DJ on the radio in Krasnodar. In the mid-1990s, the girl began to sing in Krasnodar groups Makar Dubai and Drynk. And in 1997 she signed a contract with Oleg Nesterov (soloist of the band Megapolis), who became her producer. You know, in the same year, Masha created a band Masha And Bears and moved to Moscow.
Debut music videos for the songs Lyubochka and Without You musicians filmed in India, along with the director Mikhail Khleborodov. After the release of the album the group was recognized as the breakthrough of the year.
However, in 2000, Maria announced that she refused to perform and the group was disbanded. Before leaving the stage, the band released another song Earth.

For a long time, Maria did not communicate with anyone, read, and almost never left the house. The singer returned to her native Krasnodar, then she went back to Moscow.
At the end of 2004, pregnant Maria returned to the stage, and the band continued to perform.
In 2008, Maria experimented with electronic music in the project Ya Maha. The project was created in collaboration with Victor Burco and Sergey Minko, who made remixes of songs by the group Masha And Bears. In the same year Masha participated in the recording of the song Snow Maiden by the group Bobry. Then rapper Noize MC recorded the track Life Without Drugs together with Makarova.

Personal life
Her husband was Krasnodar artist Andrei Repeshko. On January 7, 2005 she gave birth to twin daughters – Rosa and Mira. And on November 20, 2010, Maria gave birth to a son from her second marriage.

Maria Makarova – Masha and bears