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Marina Khlebnikova, pop singer

Marina Khlebnikova

Marina Khlebnikova, pop singer

Marina Khlebnikova is a singer, who became a real star of the Soviet and Russian pop music. Also she worked as a TV presenter on TVC channel.
Pretty girl was born on November 6, 1965 in Dolgoprudny, Moscow region. Her parents were radiophysicists, but they played the piano and the guitar.
At school she was almost an excellent student, her favorite subject was physics, and Marina even dreamed of becoming a metallurgist. Her spare time she spent playing in school plays.
Future pop singer created a group Marinade while studying at school. By the way, Marina was engaged in swimming (Candidate for master of sports), she performed for the national team and became the champion of Moscow in 1987.
After school Marina entered the Gnessin Music School. During the studies she performed with Dixieland (Jazz Ensemble) and Doctor Jazz.
In 1989, Bari Alibasov invited Marina to be a soloist of his groups – first, Integral, then Na-na. However, in 1990, Marina left the group (which then became a boys-band) and began her solo career.
Already in 1991 the singer became the winner of the contest Yalta-91 with the song Paradise In A Tent.

In 1992, Marina was the winner of the international music competition in Austrian city Bregenz. At that time, her repertoire included such well-known songs as I Would Not Say, Rain and Casual Love.
A year later, in 1993, she released her first solo album Stay.
In 1997, Marina became popular with her song, A Cup of Coffee, which went into rotation on many radio stations.
Later, in 1998, a 40-minute film Rain, which included nine songs of the singer, was released.
Since 1997, Khlebnikova had been a host of the TV program Stairway to Heaven.
In 2002, she was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.
Awesome singer was a laureate of the festival Song of the Year in 2002 and in 2004.
You know, the singer collects toy animals and minerals.
Besides, Marina starred in several films, including Old Songs: Postscript (TV project, 2001), My Fair Nanny (2005), Rails of Happiness (2006), Mothers and Daughters (2007), Strawberry Time (2008), Division (2010).
In 2017, Marina became the heroine of the show Let Them Talk with Andrei Malakhov.

Personal life
Her first husband was the bass guitarist of her band, Anton Loginov. Later, Marina married businessman Mikhail Maydanich (born on May 15, 1969), CEO of a record company Gramophone Records.
Her daughter Dominika was born in 1999.

Marina Khlebnikova, pop singer