Aleksandr Malinin, in Russian Александр Малинин (born Aleksandr Nikolaevich Vyguzov, Александр Николаевич Выгузов; November 16, 1958) is a Russian singer who was named a People's Artist of Russia in 1997.
Malinin was born in Yekaterinburg (then Sverdlovsk) as Aleksandr Nikolaevich Vyguzov. He studied music in his hometown, then in 1981 he was selected to be part of the music ensemble Poyut Gitary (Поют гитары). He moved to Moscow to further his studies and was a member of two other enslembles, the Golubye Gitary and Gruppa Stas Namina.
At the end of the 1980s, he toured the United States and made a duet with David Pomeranz, becoming the first Soviet singer to collaborate with an American musician since the breakout of the Cold War.
Between 1990 and 1996, he gave several sold-out concerts named Балы с Александром Малининым (Dances with Aleksandr Malinin), breaking attendance records. The series of concerts were also broadcast on television. In 1994, he received the World Music Award as best selling Russian artist.
Malinin is married and has a son named Anton (born in 1982), who was educated in part in the UK, attending Haileybury & Imperial Service College in Hertfordshire.
"Belyj Kon" ("Белый конь"),
"Naprasnie slova" ("Напрасные слова"),
"Lyubov' i razluka" ("Любовь и разлука"),
"Dai bog" ("Дай, Бог"),
"Nado zhit" ("Надо жить"),
"Ty Takaya Krasivaya" ("Ты такая красивая")
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