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Alsou Ralifovna Abramova (Tatar: Alsu Rälif qızı Abramova, Russian: Алсу́ Рали́фовна Абрамова), better known as just Alsou (Russian: Алсу́, born on June 27, 1983) is one of the most popular singers in Russia. She competed in Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in which she came in second place giving her recognition all over Europe as well.

When Alsou was a year old her family moved from Tartarstan to Siberia. At 5 years old Alsou asked her parents for a piano. She was then allowed to attend a private music school. After living in Moscow due to her father's business, she then moved New York City and later to the UK where she entered a private architecture college. While living in London Alsou visited Russia often.

In 1998, at the wedding of her brother Marat which was celebrated on the bank of Moskva river, Alsou sat at the grand piano and sang I Will Always Love You. After this private performance her family began to persuade her to pursue a professional singing career.

In 2000, Alsou recorded her first English language single "Solo" and was entered into the Eurovision Song Contest 2000, eventually finishing second overall. "Solo" went on to sell 100,000 copies and became the biggest selling single of all time in Russia, surpassed only by her next single, a duet with Enrique Iglesias entitled "You're my #1". `I really enjoyed performing with him in Kremlin and I hope our paths will cross again`. She performed "Solo" again at Congratulations, the 50th anniversary Eurovision concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October 2005.

In August more studio sessions began for a 3rd Russian album. Alsou was also preparing for her concerts in Moscow at the same time. The "Trilogy" project was deemed by the local papers as one of the most "important social and cultural events". The uniqueness of the "Trilogy" idea no one singer in the world has given three completely different performances during a period of only 10 days.

Alsou is credited on 90% of the tracks recorded for Inspired. The album was produced by several of the industry's best producers including Rhett Lawrence and Bass Bros. Inspired features a cover version of Lionel Richie's "Hello". Another well circulated track is the Nelly featured "Wish I Didn't Know". The album is more guitar flavored than Alsou's previous works. Originally it was intended to record the album with mostly ballads, but then the album's direction changed.

Alsou's fourth Russian album is planned for Autumn 2007. In Winter 2007 she released her single "The Main Thing (Samoe Glavnoe)" in Russia, the video for which was shot when she was pregnant though it is not visible. In June 2007 Alsou shot a video for a new single "Into my love (A u moei ljubvi)" which is set to be her comeback to the Russian market. She has not released there in over 4 years and has been in the US for the past year.

Mne prisnilas osen (I Had An Autumn Dream)
- Second Russian Album
- Released: April 24, 2002
- Formats: CD

Inspired
- Unreleased Second English Album. Also known as 'Alsou 2005'
- Released: N/A
- Formats: N/A

"'You're my № 1'" featuring Enrique Inglesias
- Eurovision Entry; 2nd English Single, charted at #8 in Latin America
- Released: November 1, 2001
- Formats: CD

"Wish I didn't know" featuring Nelly
- Planned 6th English single but was scrapped due to promotional issues
- Released: 2005
- Formats: CD



 


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