When Russia hosted the World Cup in , a lot of people were introduced to different aspects of Russian culture, including the music. Thanks to that gleeful event, there are now hundreds of thousands of football fans and certainly millions more who know the most famous Russian songs. Your Superprof will now broaden that audience as much as possible. The music of Russia is as expansive as the country itself and Russia has an impressive orchestral and classical music repertoire including Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovitch, and plenty of contemporary music, too: opera, folk, pop and rap. We can't go through all of Russia's music; the anthology is simply too vast.
Russian pop music is Russian language pop music produced either in Russia , CIS countries , Baltic states and other foreign countries in which the songs are performed primarily in Russian language, languages of the countries of the CIS, and in the other languages of the world. This is the successor to popular "variety" Soviet music with its pop idols such as Alla Pugacheva or Valery Leontiev. Modern-day mainstream Russian-language pop music is very diverse and has many ways to spread through the audience. There are also Russian Pop radio stations, and there have been many One-hit wonders in recent years. Russian-language market of popular music began to grow with the increase of Soviet influence in the world arena. The undisputed center of the creation of the Russian-language pop music of that time was the Moscow and, to a lesser extent, St. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union , Russia is still a major producer and consumer of Russian-speaking music, demand is still high in some of the new independent states, especially Ukraine and Belarus. For quite significant regional centers contemporary Russian language popular music include, in addition to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kyiv Ukraine , which is also focused on the Russian-speaking market.
Tophit is a Russian music project that deals with the online distribution of new songs and music videos to radio and TV channels as well as publication of music charts, based on the quantity of radio air spins. Since the week ending 17 July , Tophit added YouTube views as part of its chart methodology. Thanks to a wide partnership geography over radios all over the world , openness and transparency of the charts published, the Tophit is often used as a source of an artist's popularity in the territory of Russia.
After the fall of the Iron Curtain, U. Composer and producer Stas Namin realized that and created the perfect outfit to bridge the cultural gap and take America by storm. The band was created in and began recording their first album in The album itself ranked No. After some time, the band made a joint decision to fire Namin - who was manager of the band, effectively ending their career. The album of the same name became their last. It was released in , selling a total of , copies in Europe, Asia and Russia. This Russian musical duo, created in , held onto its popularity for the longest time by milking the lesbian theme for all its worth, becoming very popular in the U. In , the duet broke ties with its producer, but released another international album, holding on for another five years before calling it quits in