Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Dima Bilan

Dima Bilan (Russian: Дима Билан; former name Viktor Belan, Виктор Белан, 24 December 1981 in Ust-Dzheguta, Karachay-Cherkessia) is a Russian pop artist. Bilan represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with "Never Let You Go", finishing second, and he won the contest in 2008, with the song "Believe". He has had several Russian no. 1 hits and is currently pursuing an international career.

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In 2008 Bilan is planning to release 3 albums - Russian, English and Spanish. He is also planning to release an English album in 81 countries in cooperation with Interscope Records (Universal Music International Group). He is working on his English album, with some tracks produced by Timbaland, Danja, Jim Beanz and Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic). Also his new English album will include a duet with Nelly Furtado.

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On 20 February Bilan went to Miami and recorded a few tracks for his Spanish album with famous producer Rudy Perez. The Spanish album will include a duet with Nelly Furtado and a Spanish version of his first international single "Number One Fan"

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In 2008, Bilan once again represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Believe" accompanied by Hungarian violinist Edvin Marton and Russian world champion figure skater Evgeni Plushenko. On 24 May, 2008, Bilan won first place in the contest, receiving 272 points and seven 12's. His victory's integrity was questioned by Ukraine's officials later in May.

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In 2008 won Dima Bilan two awards from Muz TV. First was for "Best singer" And second for "Best ringtone" what was Nevozmozhnoe vozmozno.

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