Valery Leontiev

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Valery Leontiev
Background information
Birth nameValery Yakovlevich Leontiev
Born(1949-03-19) 19 March 1949 (age 63)
OriginUst-Usa, Komi ASSR, RSFSR, Soviet Union
GenresPop, rock, dance.
OccupationsSinger, Actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1972–present
Associated actsAlla Pugacheva, Raimonds Pauls, David Tukhmanov, Yury G. Chernavsky, Igor Talkov, Oleg Gazmanov, Igor Krutoy
Websitewww.leontiev.ru
 
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Valery Leontiev
Background information
Birth nameValery Yakovlevich Leontiev
Born(1949-03-19) 19 March 1949 (age 63)
OriginUst-Usa, Komi ASSR, RSFSR, Soviet Union
GenresPop, rock, dance.
OccupationsSinger, Actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1972–present
Associated actsAlla Pugacheva, Raimonds Pauls, David Tukhmanov, Yury G. Chernavsky, Igor Talkov, Oleg Gazmanov, Igor Krutoy
Websitewww.leontiev.ru

Valery Yakovlevich Leontiev (Russian: Валерий Яковлевич Леонтьев; born 19 March 1949 in Ust-Usa, Komi ASSR, RSFSR, Soviet Union) is a Soviet and Russian pop singer whose popularity peaked in the early 1980s. He was titled a People's Artist of Russia in 1996. He is known as one of the most prominent artists of Russian music. Over the course of his decades-long career, he has recorded more than 30 albums, many of which sold millions of copies.

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Biography and Stage Career

Prior to becoming such a well known singer, he faced a hard childhood and struggle with his parents. His original dream was to pursue a career in oceanography, unfortunately, it was not realised as he failed to pass the entry exams to a college. However, he didn’t let that stop him as he eventually was able to go to Syktyvkar and pursue a singing career. Before he knew it, he became a member of the Republican Philharmonic ensemble called Echo.

He began performing at historical landmarks such as the concert hall Oktyabrskiy Big Concert Hall in St. Petersburg. Then he joined the Gorky Philharmonic and his career began to take off. As the public began to recognize his style and singing, they became immersed in his music and he was on his way to ultimate Russian stardom. From here on he began traveling all over the country, then Europe, and then the world. In 1987, he graduated from the Institute of Culture and also received the Merited Artist of Ukraine title. He became a well recognized figure as he was nominated and won numerous world music awards. Not only is he well known for his fun and talented singing, but his concerts feature spectacular lighting and short performances that make the show remarkable and everlasting.

Valery Leontiev in First Union pop-rock festival, held in Yerevan 1981

Immediately after the festival in the foreign press has good articles, one of them appeared in Time [1]

«Valeri Leontiev, 32, a booted, bolero-suited dancing rocker whose performance falls somewhere between those of Mick Jagger and Mikhail Baryshnikov».

On the stage

Discography

Valery and Shakira


Valery Leontiev albums

Recognition

Awards

Real estate

References

References

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