Zemfira

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Zemfira

Zemfira is a songwriter and one of the most popular singers in Russia. Her career as a singer begins in 1999 with the release of her first album, which receives an immediate success. Inspired by Radiohead Queen, Deep Purple » and famous Russian rock bands, Zemfira finds a unique and personal way of interpreting songs with lyrics reflecting her generation’s problems.
Reputed to be somewhat wild, and with some provocative songs (“AIDS”, “se pendre”), she has often been the subject of many rumors.
Despite her status of Russian rock star, Zemfira defines herself as an artist beyond styles. Music and lyrics are more interesting and essential for her creations. Zemfira is perfectionist, she knows in advance the result she wants to get. She produces her own albums and records in the best studios in London. His slightly broken and powerful voice and her enigmatic songs immediately transport you into a unique world. According to a big opinion poll, she was considered as representative of the musical Russian culture of the 90’s and she was mentioned in the chapter “Spiritual life” of a history book. Her hits are part of the 100 best songs of the Russian rock music of the 20th century.
In thirteen year she has released six successful albums. The first one « Zemfira »was published on May 10, 1999. Her three first records – « Zemfira », « Forgive me my love » (2000) and « 14 weeks of silence » (2002) recorded more than 3 million sold copies. In 2013 Zemfira received a MTV Europe Music Awards as « Best Russian artist ».
Thousands of spectators have seen Zemfira in the greatest halls of Moscow. Her European tour of 2011 went through a passé par la Czech republic, Belgium and Germany. In the spring 2012 Zemfira sang in Helsinki, in London and in Paris (on March 18, for a unique concert).


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