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Alla Borisovna Pugacheva[lower-alpha 1] (born 15 April 1949), is а Soviet and Russian musical performer. Her career started in 1965 and continues to this day, even though she has retired from performing. For her "clear mezzo-soprano and a full display of sincere emotions", she enjoys an iconic status across the former Soviet Union as the most successful Soviet performer in terms of record sales and popularity.[lower-alpha 2]
|Pronunciation||IPA: [ˈalːə bɐˈpʊɡɐˈtɕɵvə]|
Alla Borisovna Pugacheva
April 15, 1949
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||Boris Gorbonos|
|Title||People's Artist of the USSR|
(m. 1969; div. 1973)
(m. 1976; div. 1980)
(m. 1985; div. 1993)
(m. 1994; div. 2005)
|Children||3, including Kristina Orbakaitė|
Pugacheva's repertoire includes over 500 songs in Russian, English, German, French, Kazakh, Hebrew, Finnish, Ukrainian, and her discography has more than 100 records, CDs and DVDs. In addition to Russia and the former Soviet Union, Pugacheva's albums were released in Japan, Korea, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria. In total, Pugacheva has sold more than 250 million records.
She became a People's Artist of the USSR in 1991, a Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in 1995, and was decorated as a Chevalier of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II, III and IV degrees. She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 with the song "Primadonna", finishing in 15th place.