Vitas

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Vitas
Vitas

Vitas is a Russian pop singer, fashion designer and composer. His music is of pop influence usually associated with techno and classical opera.

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About

First Appearance

Vitas first appeared on the Russian stage with his hit "Opera No.2" in December 2000. Vitas is the youngest singer to have performed a solo concert in the Kremlin palace. His amazing talent is now recognized throughout Russia, Asia, and many other countries.

Achievements

He released seven albums which were entered into the Top Three most popular albums in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He released two singles "Opera # 2" and "Goodbye". According to the official sales results, the single "Opera # 2" was awarded a Russian Prize as the bestselling single of 2001, 2002 and 2003 in Russia.

He became a winner of the Prize "100 Per Cent Hit" established by the radio station "Hit FM" in 2001 and 2003. And subsequently has been acknowledged as the Soloist of the Year according to the results of the National Musical Prize Ovation in 2002.

Vitas also established an indisputable record having organized the premiere of his solo concert in the State Kremlin Palace on March 29, 2002, and became the youngest artist who performed a solo concert at the Kremlin.

Vitas is the unique singer, musical artist of this world. His gifted voice can even make some old folk songs become very popular and throughout the classic world of music. He loves fervently varied music and dedicates selflessly to people. Naturally, people's heart and soul are always affected by the angelic voice of Vitas.

The Chinese Organizing Committee of the XXIX Olympic Games invited Vitas to take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Sailing Games. The Opening Ceremony took place in the seaside city Qingdao, China last August 9th, 2008.

Participation of Worldwide League

In 2002 at the personal request of the Council of the Worldwide League "Intellect Without Drugs" Vitas and his producer Sergey Pudovkin joined the Board of Guardian of the Worldwide League and became its honorary members alongside with Patriarch of All Russia, Dalai Lama, Koffey Annan, Tina Turner,the presidents of more than 20 countries. Vitas was presented "the Stone of the World", which is 350 million years old, at the ceremony of purification at the foot of the sacred mountain Tashtar Ata. According to the legend, this stone has absorbed all the good deeds of the world during the whole history of the mankind.

Life as Fashion Designer

Vitas presented his collection of the clothes "Autumn Dreams" on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace in September 29, 2002. The show included 42 styles of ladies’ outfits some of which had already been displayed in Almaty, Vilnius, Berlin, Tashkent, Tel Aviv, Ashkelon. At present Mr. Pudovkin is holding negotiations with western companies to create and promote the Vitas brand as his own line of clothing.

Life as Actor

In December 2002 Vitas took part in the TV series which was a screen version of Mrs. Dontsova’s novel "A Beloved Scoundrel". He played the part of an artist coming to the capital from the provinces and causing a sensation on the pop stage with his unique voice and songs. Vitas created two soundtracks for the movie. During the filming the producers of the series offered Sergey Pudovkin to prolong the contract for the next serial cycle.

The premiere of the dramatic performance "Victor or Kids in Power" by Rogeur Vitraque took place on the stage of Mayakovsky's Theatre in spring, 2003. Vitas played the leading role of a nine-year-old boy. The director Dmitry Tcherniakov (a three-time-laureate of "The Golden Mask") and the producer Pavel Kaplevich invited Tatyana Drubich, Renata Litvinova and Mr. Romanov to participate in this project.

Vitas took part in the Festival of Indian Films which was held in Delhi from January 6 till January 11, 2003. Within the framework of the festival program, Vitas gave a solo concert and took part in the opening ceremony.

Vitas got an invitation from Lucio Dalla, the composer who created "In Memory of Caruso", to perform this famous song Vitas together with the author at the concerts "San Remo in Moscow" held in the State Kremlin Palace. Vitas’ voice enchanted not only the audience but Mr. Dalla himself. So, the composer invited Vitas to come to Rome to take part in the rehearsals of "Toska", the modern version of the legendary opera.

In 2009, Vitas has filmed a starring role in the live action movie "Mulan" to be released in 2010. The movie trailer can be seen at the announcements section.

Second Program

Vitas presented his second solo program "The Songs of My Mother" in the Concert Hall Russia, Moscow in November 2003. It consisted of more than 30 compositions, 19 of which were being created by Vitas specially for the premiere. Two new albums of the artist were prepared and released for the premiere. One album included the songs which are considered to be the gold reserves of Russian pop-music, such as "Kings Can Do Everything", "Winter", "Chrysanthemums", "And the Gypsy is Going", "The Bird of Happiness" and much more. The second album included only the new songs composed by Vitas – "An Autumn Leaf", "The Star", "God, How I Love", "Even Stars will Like Letters", "Mother".

The Production Center "Pudovkin" organized an unprecedented tour with the program "The Songs of My Mother" in Russia and the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Israel and the Baltic States in 2004-2006.This concert program is favorite for the Spectator. The actor has come to many towns 3 and even 4 times with it, performing for the halls full of audience.

Vitas gave more than 600 performances with the program "The Songs of My Mother" in 2005, 2006. His touring schedule is filled till the premiere on 8, March 2007

Vitas became the most popular touring actor in Russia in 2004-2006. His premiere "The Songs of My Mother" was acknowledged "the best musical event of the year".

A Kiss As Long As Eternity

The album "A Kiss As Long As Eternity" released on October 8, 2004 had unprecedented record sales in Russia and CIS: more than 2 million copies were sold less than half a year. The total number of CD's sold during the period of the singer’s creative activity exceeded 10 million copies. A bit unpleasant fact: according to the estimation of the independent agency "RINKON" Vitas’ albums are the most "favorite" for pirates. 1300 variants of different albums of the actor were registered. And it’s only in Russia.

Asian Market

Vitas' entry to the Asian market took place in 2005. Mentality and perception was absolutely different from ours, the lack of knowledge of Russian were not on the way for dozen thousands of admirers from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan first to pay attention and then to love Vitas' creative work, his voice and songs. At the end of 2004 the site Vitas China Online was opened, and now the number of registered members of this the fan-club has exceeded 20 thousand people. There are more than one million people in the guest book. More than 600 fan-clubs have been formed in this region for half a year. Letters from Chinese friends overfill an electronic box of the actor daily.

Life in 2007

And 2007 has been a premiere year for the actor.

The Premiere "Return Home", which has been produced for three years, took place in March 2007. More than 20 new Vitas' compositions were included into the premiere. Many songs have already become favorite for the audience. "Crane's Crying", "Shores of Russia", "I Ask All Saints", "The Little Prince", "I Repeat Your Name" are a small part of new songs which were presented to the audience at the premiere. There were duet works with I.Kobzon, N.Kadisheva, B. Moiseev with a symphonic orchestra conducted by N.Ustjuzhanin, and the chorus of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

A release of a new singer's album took place on the occasion of the premiere. It was presented in two parts. A new page in the life of the actor has been opened since this moment.

Vitas will arrive in Russia and China, the Ukraine and Belarus, the Baltics and Kazakhstan, Germany and the USA, Israel and Australia with the new program "Return home", with new feelings and emotions, with new songs. It will be a real return home because there is a Spectator who is waiting for and loves the Actor in all these countries. The Actor has been appearing on the stage in brilliant mood for several years amazing and admiring million people with his voice, nobleness of music and lyrics, light energy, atmosphere of happiness and love.

There is a new important event in a creative life of the artist in November 2007. The contract was signed between Gemini Sun Records (USA) and the producer center "Pudovkin" after a stunning Vitas' success in Asia and a sensation among Vitas' solo concerts on the largest stages of Asia and the sale of CD and DVD. The contract was signed to release Audio-Visual Connect Series™ , two CDs - Musical Video DVD and Musical collection CD on the territory of the USA. This event marked the beginning of Vitas' world premiere.

2008 - Expanding his Work to the World

Vitas continues to grow in popularity around the world, gaining millions of fans from hundreds of countries. You can see a list of countries who visits his official site regularly. In 2008, his official site released a great work of healing music called "Light of a New Day". Testimonies come from all over the world about the healing benefits of Vitas music, which can be seen at this link link

He has begun a world tour, already performing in China and Romania and in Israel on June 2009.

Vitas wowed audiences in China in April and May 2009 with his "Sleepless Night" concerts. He sang songs in Russian, Chinese, and Italian. He also filmed his role for the live actor version of the legendary story of "Mulan." The movie was released in 2010.

Awards & Certifications

Year Award Category
2001-2003 Russian Record Prize Best Selling Single for Opera #2
2001 Komsomolskaya Pravda and Internet Survey Forum 2001 Musical Discovery of the Year
2000-2002 Laureate of the Festivals The Song of the Year-2000, The Song of the Year-2002 and The Song of the Year-2002
2001 and 2002 Laureate of the People Prize Golden Gramophone for Opera # 2, Smile!
2001-2003 Laureate of the Musical Prize Most Stylish achievements in Pop Music for Podium
2001-2003 Russian "People’s Hit" Prize Hit Prize for Opera # 2, Smile! ,The Star
2001 and 2003 Radio station "Hit FM" Prize 100 Per Cent Hit
2002 National Musical Prize Ovation Soloist of the Year
2006 Newsmusic.ru Poll Best Pop Album of the Year 2006 for Return Home Part 1
2007 Newsmusic.ru Poll Best Pop Album of the Year 2007 for Crane's Cry - Return Home Part 2
2008 "Russian Citizen Of The Year" The National Prize of the public recognition of Russian Citizens' achievements.

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Tours & Concerts

For Current Schedule visit: Vitas' Official Schedule

USA and Canada Tour "Sleepless Night" January and February 2011  For ticket info see: www.vitasusa.com/usatour.html

Announcements

Discography

Comprehensive list of the recordings made.

     Albums

Singles

Date Title Label
2001 Opera #2 Real Records
2001 Goodbye Iceberg

Compilations & Live Releases

Year Title
2007 Return Home Concert - Moscow
2007 Return Home Concert - St. Petersburg
2007 The Best of Vitas with Asia Tour Triumph Video and Jamaica

The above releases are exclusively available at live concerts and Vitas' Official site

Trivia

Reviews

See Also

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