- Philipp Kirkorov
Infobox Musical artist
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Name = Philipp Kirkorov
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Филипп Бедросович Киркоров (Philip Bedrosovich Kirkorov)
Born = birth date and age|1967|4|30
Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov ( _ru. Филипп Бедросович Киркоров; born
April 30 1967in Varna, Bulgaria) is Russian-Bulgarian singer and producer living and working in Moscow. He was one of the top Russian pop-singers of the 1990s and was named a People's Artist of Russiaand People's Artist of Ukrainein 2008. For eleven years (1994 – 2005) he was married to the Soviet pop icon Alla Pugachevawho is many years his senior.
Philipp Kirkorov was born in
Varna. Kirkorov is known in Russiaand the former soviet countries for his flamboyant, even theatrical stage clothes and has benefited greatly from his marriage to Alla Pugacheva, appearing frequently with her on Russian television variety shows. His musical style is generic Russian pop music with occasional Turkish and Western influences and, like many Russian pop stars of the 90s and later, he frequently records duets with other artists working in the same field. Kirkorov represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995held in Dublinwith the song "Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana" and finished in 17th place. He co-wrote the Belarusian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, " Work Your Magic" for Dmitry Koldun, and wrote the 2008 Ukrainian entry " Shady Lady", performed by Ani Lorak. He was also a judge in the second season of Music Idolin Bulgaria.
Philipp Kirkorov has covered a few songs which appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as entering a song in his own right, such songs include: -
* Dreaming (Ireland 1995 entry) (English and Russian)
* (I Would) Die for You (Greece 2001 entry) (English and Russian)
* Diva (Israel 1998 entry) (English, Hebrew, Spanish and Russian)
* Go (United Kingdom 1988 entry) (Russian)
* Maria Magalena (Croatia 1999 entry) (Russian)
There are a number of media controversies surrounding Kirkorov.
The most notorious scandal followed an incident in
Rostov-on-Don, 2004. At a press conference he insulted (using Russian obscene language) [ [http://www.compromat.ru/main/show/kirkorovham.htm Компромат.Ru: о скандале с оскорблением журналистки, с видеозаписью и её расшифровкой] (in Russian)] a female journalist who had asked why so many of his songs were remakes [ [http://www.compromat.ru/main/show/kirkorovfono.htm Компромат.Ru: Список римейков и плагиата в репертуаре Киркорова (с указанием оригиналов)] (in Russian)] of American and European hits. Kirkorov, responded to the question by telling the female reporter he "bored with her pink jacket, tits, and microphone" and demanding that she leave the room immediately. When she eventually did, his bodyguards attacked her outside and destroyed her tape recorder. The incident led to a major response and discussions in the mass media.
There was also an incident where Kirkorov sent his guards to attack the
Russian rocksinger and DDT band frontman Yuri Shevchukafter their emotional skirmish in a public place (as known, Shevchuk keeps no guards of his own). The reason for the argument reportedly were Shevchuk's offensive statements against Kirkorov, his wife, and his alleged lip-synching. [ [http://www.kp.ru/daily/22949/843/ Выбил ли Киркоров зуб Юрию Шевчуку?] (in Russian)] [ [http://www.vokruginfo.ru/news/news3025.html Филипп Бедросович Киркоров избил Юрия Юлиановича Шевчука] ]
*Kirkorov makes a
cameoin Verka Serduchka's video Do Re Mi.
* [http://www.kirkorov.ru Kirkorov's personal site]
* [http://www.zvuki.ru/A/P/225 zvuki.ru]
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