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Igor Nikolayev

Igor Nikolayev Russian musician

Russian musician
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Intro Russian musician
A.K.A. Igor Yuryevich Nikolayev
Is Singer Author Musician Composer Poet Writer Guitarist Songwriter Record producer Film producer
From Russia
Type Business Film, Television, Stage and Radio Literature Music
Gender male
Birth 17 January 1960, Kholmsk, Russia
Age: 60 years
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
Politics United Russia
Father: Jurij Ivanovič Nikolajev
Spouse: Natasha KorolevaYuliya Proskuryakova
Children: Julia Nikolayeva
Moscow State Institute of Culture
Honored Artist of the Russian Federation  
People's Artist of the Russian Federation  
Pop music
Blue-eyed soul
Electronic dance music
Grand piano
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Igor Yuryevich Nikolayev (Russian: И́горь Ю́рьевич Никола́ев; born 17 January 1960) is a Russian composer, singer and song-writer.


Nikolayev was born in Kholmsk, Sakhalin Oblast, into the family of Sakhalin-marinist poet Yury Nikolayev. He graduated from pop Branch (class composer Igor Yakushenko) of the Moscow Institute of Culture. In early 1980s worked in ensemble "Recital" of Alla Pugacheva keyboard and arranger. In 1983 Alla Pugacheva and Nikolayev recorded songs "Iceberg", "Tell, birds!", which made Nikolayev famous author.

Solo career

In 1986 began the solo career of singer, debut in that capacity has become the song "Mill". The author of about a hundred hits and hits from the repertoire of Alla Pugacheva, Irina Allegrova, Natasha Koroleva, Valery Leontiev, Alexander Kalyanov and other, songs in their own performance ("Raspberry wine", "Poor Mozart", "Let's drink for love" and others). As a poet, he is working with Igor Krutoy, Alla Pugacheva. From 1985 (as composer) and 1988 (as a singer) constantly goes to the final of the festival "Song of the year". Recipient of national music awards "Ovation 1995" in the category "composer".

Igor Nikolaev – holds the prestigious music awards: "Ovation-92" – for the album "Dolphin and mermaid", "Ovation-95" – in the nomination composer year, "Ovation-97" – in the nomination poet year, "Ovation-99" – in the nomination composer year, "Song-99" – for his outstanding contribution to the development of songs (aide Prize Isaak Dunayevsky), "Golden Gramophone Award-2001" – for the song "Five Reasons", "Best composer in 2002" – prize of the festival "Pesnya Goda".

His songs were performed and performed by artists and Russian pop stars: Alla Pugacheva, Philipp Kirkorov, Iosif Kobzon, Yuri Nikulin, Lev Leshchenko, Vladimir Vinokur, Lyudmila Zykina, Valery Leontiev, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Larisa Dolina and many others.

In 2004 he became a composer at Star Factory 4.

Popular Songs

  • Iceberg (Айсберг) by Alla Pugacheva
  • Ozero nadejdi (Озеро надежды) by Alla Pugacheva
  • Ne obijay menya (Не обижай меня) by Alla Pugacheva
  • Paromshik (Паромщик) by Alla Pugacheva
  • Parahody (Пароходы) by Valery Leontiev
  • Tri minuty (Три минуты) by Valery Leontiev
  • Komarovo (Комарово) by Igor Sklyar
  • Strannik Moy (Cтранник мой) by Irina Allegrova
  • Zheltye Tulpani (Жёлтые тюльпаны) by Natasha Koroleva
  • Malenkaya strana (Маленькая страна) by Natasha Koroleva
  • Kiev boy (Киевский мальчишка) by Natasha Koroleva
  • Ya Ne Rafael (Я не Рафаэль) by Philipp Kirkorov
  • Nemnogo zhal (Немного жаль) by Philipp Kirkorov
  • Vip'em Za Lyubov (Выпьем За Любовь)
  • Dve Zvezdy (Две звезды) by Alla Pugacheva and Vladimir Kuzmin
  • Staraya Melnica (Старая мельница)
  • Taxi Taxi (Такси, Такси)
  • Den Rojdeniya (День Рождения)
  • Master and Margarita (Мастер и Маргарита)
  • The magic of my soul glass ( Волшебное стекло моей души) by Diana Gurtskaya
  • Piano in the night (Рояль в ночи)
  • Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors (Королевство кривых зеркал)
  • You do not know how beautiful you are ( Ты даже не знаешь, как ты прекрасна)


  • 1986 — Счастья в личной жизни, Alla Pugacheva (Good Luck in the Personal Life!)
  • 1987 — Мельница (Mill)
  • 1989 — Королевство кривых зеркал (Kingdom Of Crooked Mirrors)
  • 1989 — Фантастика (Fantasy)
  • 1989 — Kingdom of Carnival Mirrors, Sweden
  • 1989 — Aqarius 1999 (Lisa Nilsson), Sweden
  • 1989 — Julen Ar Har (Tommy Korberg), Sweden
  • 1990 — Жёлтые тюльпаны Natalya Koroleva (Yellow Tulips)
  • 1991 — Мисс разлука (Ms. Separation)
  • 1992 — Дельфин и русалка (The Dolphin and the Mermaid)
  • 1992 — Странник мой Irina Allegrova (My Stranger)
  • 1994 — Малиновое вино (Raspberry Wine)
  • 1994 — Поклонник Natalya Koroleva ("Admirer")
  • 1995 — Конфетти Natalya Koroleva ("Confetti")
  • 1995 — Выпьем за любовь (Let's Toast to the Love)
  • 1997 — Пятнадцать лет. Лучшие песни (15 Years. The Best Songs)
  • 1997 — Бриллианты слёз Natalya Koroleva (Diamonds Of Tears)
  • 1998 — Игорь Николаев-98 (Igor Nikolaev-98)
  • 2000 — Разбитая чашка любви (The Broken Cup Of Love)
  • 2001 — Самая родная (Dearest)
  • 2001 — Дочка …и я (feat. Yulia Nikolaeva) (The Daughter ...And Me)
  • 2002 — Прости и отпусти (Forgive Me And Let Me Go)
  • 2004 — Миллион красивых женщин (compilation) (Million Of Beautiful Women)
  • 2006 — Как ты прекрасна (You Are So Beautiful)
  • 2006 — Просто всё прошло (Just everything was)
  • 2006 — Лучшие песни. Новая коллекция (Best songs. New collection)
  • 2010 — Игорь Николаев и Юлия Проскурякова: Новые песни (Igor Nikolaev and Yulia Proskuryakova: New Songs)
  • 2010 — Англоязычные песни Игоря Николаева (Igor Nikolaev's English-language songs)
  • 2014 — Линия жизни (Lifeline)
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