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Jamala - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography

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Born on August 27, 1983, Osh, Kyrgyz SSR, USSR - Ukrainian singer and actress of Crimean Tatar-Armenian origin.

Her childhood was spent in the Crimea, in the village of Malorechenskoye near Alushta, where she moved with her family in 1989 from Kyrgyzstan.

From early childhood, Jamala began to study music. She participated in such competitions as "Star Rain" (1992), "Living Springs" (1993). She made her first professional recording at the age of nine, having performed 12 Crimean Tatar children's and folk songs in the studio. After graduating from the music school number 1 in the piano class in Alushta, she entered the Simferopol music school named after. PI Tchaikovsky, and after - in the Kiev National Music Academy. PI Tchaikovsky in opera singing, which she graduated with honors. As the best graduate of the course, Jamala planned to devote herself to classical music and leave to work as a soloist at the Milan opera La Scala, but her serious hobby for jazz and experiments with soul and oriental music changed her plans, determining the direction of her future career.

During her studies, Susana took part in various Ukrainian and foreign festivals: "Voices of the Future" (2000, Russia), "Crimean Spring" (2001), "Do # Dzh junior" (2001), "Il Concorso Europeo Amici della musica" (2004, Italy). From 2001 to 2007, Jamala sang in the female acapella quintet "Beauty Band", in which in 2006 she took part in "Do # Dj junior", where she was noticed by choreographer Elena Kolyadenko and invited to a role in her own musical "Pa" ( 2008). Elena Kolyadenko became the first producer of Jamala.

After graduating from the academy, Jamala had to choose between classical and jazz. She sent her own songs to the Zurich Opera House. At that time, she already had an offer to undergo an internship at the famous La Scala opera house, in Milan, and had already decided to choose an opera, when she unexpectedly received an offer to take part in the 8th International New Wave competition. Susana agreed to take part and took part in the competition under the pseudonym Jamal. The pseudonym was formed from the first three syllables of the singer's surname. Within three days of the competition, the singer performed the song "History Repeating" from the repertoire of the British duet Propellerheads, as well as the Ukrainian folk song "Oh, more, more, more" and her own song "Mamenkin's Son". As a result, she and Indonesian contestant Sandi Sondoro scored 358 points each, thus dividing the victory in two.

After winning the New Wave competition, Jamala continued her collaboration with the choreographer Elena Kolyadenko, but after creative disagreements, she stopped it. In 2010, Igor Tarnopolsky became the new producer of Jamala. Soon after winning the competition, Jamala received the "Person of the Year" award in the "Idol of Ukrainians" nomination. In 2009 she took part in Alla Pugacheva's Christmas Meetings, played in the opera Spanish Hour by Maurice Ravel and in an opera production by Vasily Barkhatov based on Bondiana, and this performance was noted by the famous British actor Jude Law.

On February 28, 2010, a documentary film with the participation of the singer, “Anatomy of a Voice. Jamala ”, in which scientists tried to study the processes in the body of a singing person. In the spring, Jamala received the ELLE Style Award in the Singer of the Year nomination, and in the summer of the same year, the singer visited Los Angeles, where, at a meeting with Walter Afanasyev, she rejected his offer to move to the United States, as she feared that Walter, as a future producer, will limit her freedom in creativity.

In the fall of 2010, Jamala decided to take part in the national selection for the 56th Eurovision Song Contest with her own song “Smile”. The singer won in the first semi-final, and in the final, according to the results of the vote, took third place, losing to Zlata Ognevich, as well as Mika Newton, who won. The selection results stirred up the public in suspicion of falsifying the final results. The main reason was that twenty-nine thousand messages from 1996 phone numbers were sent for Mika Newton, while more than ten thousand messages from 6365 phone numbers were sent for Jamala. The results of the online voting also came under suspicion. On February 28, NTKU decided to re-vote for the three finalists of the national selection, but Jamala and Zlata Ognevich rejected the proposal, because they did not believe in the transparency of the voting system.

On April 12, 2011, Jamala's first solo concert took place in the October Palace, where she presented her first album For Every Heart, released under the Moon Records label. The work on the album lasted almost a year. The recording of the first songs began in the spring of 2010. The album includes twelve main and three bonus tracks, which she performed at the "New Wave" competition. The arranger and music producer of the album is Ukrainian musician Yevgeny Filatov, and the lyrics are written by Ukrainian poet Tatiana Skubashevskaya. The album also includes the Crimean Tatar folk song “Pencereden”, which the singer dedicated to the memory of her grandmother Edie, and two songs created during her studies at the academy - “Find Me” and “Without You”. In 2011, Jamala was asked by UEFA to write a special song for Euro 2012. December 2, 2011 at the drawing ceremony of the final part of the championship, the song "Goal" was presented, recorded by Jamala, the words of which were Tatiana Skubashevskaya, and the producer - Evgeny Filatov.

In 2012, Jamala took part in the vocal show Stars at the Opera, which is an adaptation of the British Popstar to Operastar format. The show was filmed and broadcast by the 1 + 1 TV channel. The singer performed in tandem with an opera singer-student Vlad Pavlyuk. Over the course of seven releases, they both sang from world hits and Soviet classics to operetta and opera. In the last, eighth issue, the winners of the show were announced, which were Jamala and Vlad Pavlyuk, as well as Alexander Ponomarev and Irina Kulik. In the same year, Jamala received the Best Fashion Awards in the special Inspiration category.

On March 19, 2013, the singer's second studio album, All or Nothing, was released. Evgeny Filatov and keyboardist Milos Yelich were involved in the work on the album. The album includes a track in the genre of soul in Russian, the author of which is the Russian writer of Ukrainian origin Victoria Platova. Most of the songs in English are written by Jamala. The presentation of the album took place on April 26 at a solo concert in the October Palace. In the same spring, the album was released on gramophone record. Also, Jamala received an award in the category "Singer of the Year" of the "ELLE Style Award".

In the second half of 2013, Jamala took part in the MTV Exit anti-trafficking campaign. As a storyteller, she starred in the documentary Life for Sale, in which she told the stories of three labor migrants from Ukraine. In the spring of 2014, Jamala received the Red Apple Awards in the Art category for her contribution to the development of culture and the "strengthening" of the world. In the autumn of the same year, the film "Guide" by Ukrainian director Oles Sanin was released, in which Jamala played the role of Olga Levitskaya, actress and singer of the Kharkov drama theater, and sang the song "You're My Thrill". Even before the release of the film, the singer presented the song "Chomu?", Which she dedicated to the memory of Ukrainian kobzars and lyre players, against whom repressions were carried out in the USSR in the early 1930s. In 2014, Jamala starred in the television musical "Alice in Wonderland" directed by Maxim Papernik, playing the role of the Caterpillar. The musical was shown on New Year's Eve on the Ukraine TV channel.

On October 1, 2014 the release of Jamala's first mini-album, Thank You, took place, the music producers of which were Evgeny Filatov and the guitarist from the singer's group - Sergey Eremenko. The album includes the Ukrainian-language song "Lost", which the singer presented on September 25. The album has a predominantly electronic sound and includes six tracks, which were written by the singer herself, Victoria Platova, and many others.

In the same autumn, Andrei Khlyvnyuk invited Jamala to cooperate. The three of them, together with Dmitry Shurov, recorded the song "Downpour", which was presented on the eve of the anniversary of the start of Euromaidan in Ukraine at a thematic forum in the Mystetsky Arsenal, dedicated to the events of last year in the country. The song became the soundtrack for the film "Winter that Changed Us" and for the "TSN" project - "94 days. Euromaidan through the eyes of TSN ”. The duet Liven won the Best Duet and Best Song nominations of the YUNA Music Awards in 2016. From 2012-2014, Jamala took part in the jazz festival "Usadba Jazz" three times - in St. Petersburg and Moscow. She was the headliner of the international jazz festival "Alfa Jazz Fest" in Lviv and the international festival of opera, operetta and musical "O-Fest" in Kiev.

On October 12, 2015, on the air of Radio Aristocrats, Jamala's fourth studio album, Podikh, was presented. The album was produced by Evgeny Filatov. The lyrics and music of the songs were written by the singer herself in collaboration with Victoria Platova, Art Antonyan (songs "Promise", "Sister's Lullaby"), Roman Cherenov, known as Morphom (song "Bilshe"), and the group "The Erised" (song " Drifting Apart "). The album also contains two compositions on the verses of the Ukrainian writer Lina Kostenko (song "Neanderthaltsi") and the Russian poetess Marina Tsvetaeva (song "Night"). In total, the album contains twelve main tracks, including those that were presented in the first half of 2015 ("Ochima", "Shlyakh dodomu", "Podikh") and a bonus track from the previous album ("Get lost"). Podikh's album won the Best Album nomination at the 2016 YUNA Music Awards, and the song "Others" became the soundtrack to the TV series of the same name by Russian director Alexander Yakimchuk.

At the beginning of December 2015, the filming of the film Pauline by the Franco-Belgian director Olias Barco, in which Jamala played the maid of honor, who not only serves the monarch, but is also friends with her, finished filming in Kiev. On January 26, 2016, Jamala announced that she would take part in the national selection for Eurovision 2016, and according to the results of the draw, on February 6, Jamala performed in the first semifinal of the national selection, performing the author's song “1944” dedicated to the tragic events of the past, in particular deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. According to the results of the audience vote and the jury, Jamala reached the final of the national selection, in which she won.

While attending a song contest in Stockholm, the singer won the Eurostory Awards 2016 for best line in a contest song, as well as the Marcel Bezencon Award for Artistic Prize. After the second rehearsal of the singer on the Eurovision stage, Russian music critic of Armenian origin Artur Gasparyan named Jamala's song, number and vocals the best in the competition. On the night of May 15 in the Eurovision final, Jamala won with 534 points. On May 16, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, conferred the honorary title "People's Artist of Ukraine" on the singer. On May 20, Jamala received the Cosmopolitan Awards in the special category “Inspiration of the Year”. On May 26, Jamala was awarded the title of "Honorary Citizen of the City of Kiev". On May 29 it was announced that Jamala will act as a coach in the seventh season of the "Voice of the Country" project. On June 10, the release of the fourth studio album 1944 took place, which was distributed throughout the world by the Universal label. In total, the album contains twelve tracks previously recorded and included in the albums Podikh, All or Nothing and the mini-album Thank You. On June 25, 2016, a concert presentation of the Podikh album took place. In September 2016, she told about her lover. On September 22, a music video for the song "1944" was presented, directed by Anatoly Sachivko, and cameraman by Nikita Kuzmenko. Sachivko and Kuzmenko previously worked with Jamala on the video “Lost”: “The cooperation turned out to be successful, we have established a trusting relationship. And when Anatoly told about his vision of the video for "1944", we without hesitation agreed to work with the guys again ”. According to the performer, the filming lasted three days and took place at the abandoned Pamir military base, located on the top of Tomnatik Mountain.

On January 22, 2017, the premiere of the seventh season of the "Voice of the Country" project took place, where Jamala acted as one of the trainers. On April 23, her ward, Anna Kuksa, took 4th place in the final of the competition. In March 2017, Jamala became the face of the Swedish cosmetics brand Oriflame, commenting: “It's not just how we look, but how we feel is important. It is important to be in harmony with what you are doing <...> I am very pleased that I work with Oriflame, because Sweden gave me a victory at Eurovision and being the face of a Swedish brand is very symbolic for me. " On April 16, 2017, in the program "Voice of the Country", Jamala presented the song "Love". At the end of April, Jamala married Bekir Suleimanov; the wedding ceremony took place at the Islamic Cultural Center in Kiev. In the beginning of May, Ukrposhta presented a stamp under the number 1555 with the image of Jamala. In the final of the project "Voice of the Country", as well as at the final of Eurovision-2017 in Kiev, Jamala presented the song "I Believe in U", which, according to her, she dedicated to her husband. At the Eurovision final, Jamala also performed her previously released songs, "Lured" and the winning song of the 2016 competition, "1944". On May 16, 2017, a music video for the song was presented, directed by Igor Stekolenko. Filming took place over three days in Portugal, in the Lisbon suburbs of Sintra and Ericeira, as well as in the Alentejo region.
Jamala also performed her previously released songs, "Lured" and the winning song of the 2016 competition, "1944". On May 16, 2017, a music video for the song was presented, directed by Igor Stekolenko. Filming took place over three days in Portugal, in the Lisbon suburbs of Sintra and Ericeira, as well as in the Alentejo region.
Jamala also performed her previously released songs, "Lured" and the winning song of the 2016 competition, "1944". On May 16, 2017, a music video for the song was presented, directed by Igor Stekolenko. Filming took place over three days in Portugal, in the Lisbon suburbs of Sintra and Ericeira, as well as in the Alentejo region.

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