The Most Famous

SINGERS from Belarus

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This page contains a list of the greatest Belarusian Singers. The pantheon dataset contains 3,541 Singers, 18 of which were born in Belarus. This makes Belarus the birth place of the 39th most number of Singers behind Argentina and Azerbaijan.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Belarusian Singers of all time. This list of famous Belarusian Singers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Belarusian Singers.

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1. Czesław Niemen (1939 - 2004)

With an HPI of 64.70, Czesław Niemen is the most famous Belarusian Singer.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages on wikipedia.

Czesław Niemen (Polish pronunciation: [t͡ʂɛswaf ɲemɛn]; February 16, 1939 – January 17, 2004), born Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki, and often credited as just Niemen, was one of the most important and original Polish singer-songwriters and rock balladeers of the 20th century, singing mainly in Polish.

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2. Alexander Rybak (1986 - )

With an HPI of 62.07, Alexander Rybak is the 2nd most famous Belarusian Singer.  His biography has been translated into 63 different languages.

Alexander Igorevich Rybak (Russian: Александр Игоревич Рыбак) or Alyaxandr Iharavich Rybak (Belarusian: Аляксандр Ігаравіч Рыбак; born 13 May 1986), is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, pianist and actor.Though based in Oslo, Rybak extensively worked on television programmes and on tours in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Sweden throughout the early 2010s. Singing in mainly English and Russian, Rybak, in his early twenties, held on to a teen idol status in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and to a certain extent in Western Asia. His debut album, Fairytales, charted in the top 20 in nine European countries, including a top position in Norway and Russia. After two pop albums in 2009 and 2010, Rybak desired to be more of a family-orientated artist, focusing on children's and classical music alongside and frequently performed with youth orchestras throughout the world.Rybak is known for his extensive involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest. Representing Norway in the 2009 contest in Moscow, Russia, he won the competition with 387 points—the highest tally any country has achieved in the history of Eurovision under the then voting system—with "Fairytale", a song he wrote and composed. Winning at the age of 23, Rybak remains the youngest solo male winner of the contest and the only Belarusian-born winner. His win was celebrated all across Europe for crushing stereotypes about the contest, such as needing an over-the-top performance or the negative influence of neighbour voting.Since then Rybak has been involved several times in the contest. He represented Norway again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song "That's How You Write a Song", winning the second semi-final and finishing in 15th place in the Grand Final. He provided as an opening act to the Grand Final in 2010 and as an interval act in 2012 and 2016. Rybak has frequently provided commentary on the contest, working as a journalist in 2011, as once-off judge on the Belgian preselection in 2016 and as commentator on his personal social media.

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3. Angelica Agurbash (1970 - )

With an HPI of 50.21, Angelica Agurbash is the 3rd most famous Belarusian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Angelica Anatolievna Yalinskaya (Russian: Анжелика Анатольевна Ялиньская, Romanized: Anzhelika Anatol'yevna Yalin'skaya; Belarusian: Анжаліка Анатольеўна Ялінская, Romanized: Anzhalika Anatoĺjeŭna Jalinskaja; born 17 May 1970 in Minsk), better known as Angelica Agurbash (Russian: Анжелика Агурбаш; Belarusian: Анжаліка Агурбаш), is a Belarusian singer and former model best known internationally for representing Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005.Agurbash was born in Minsk, Belarussian SSR, Soviet Union. In 1988, she won the first Miss Belarus title when she was a student of the Belarusian Academy of Arts. Between 1990 and 1995, she was in the band Verasy. In 1991, Angelica earned her second title "Miss Photo USSR" becoming the most photoed model in Belarus.After Angelica left Verasy, she has had numerous hit singles as well as releasing three albums – "Paper Moon", "Night Without a Dream" and "For You". In 2002, she presented her brand-new album "The Farewell Kiss of Lika Yalinskaya" the same year. Agurbash was the Belarusian Eurovision Song Contest entrant in 2005. Her original song, Boys and Girls, a rock ballad themed after the Beslan school hostage crisis, was chosen by a jury after a pre-selection vote by Belarusian viewers. However, due to the song's poor reception across Europe, the Belarusian state broadcaster decided in a highly unusual move to allow Angelica to sing a different song in Kyiv. She ordered songs from two composers with successful Eurovision records: the Israeli author of 1998 winner Diva Svika Pick, and the author of Antique's hit Die For You Nikos Terzis. After long hesitation, Agurbash picked the Greek disco anthem Love Me Tonight. The song change succeeded in producing hype around the Belarusian entry, to which added also a transformer dress, inspired by Marie N's victory in 2002. She entered the show amongst the pre show favourites. However, in the contest she did not fare as well as expected, failing to make it past the semi-finals. "Love Me Tonight" ended 13th out of 25.

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4. Teo (1983 - )

With an HPI of 48.50, Teo is the 4th most famous Belarusian Singer.  His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

Yuriy Alexeyevich Vashchuk (Russian: Юрий Алексеевич Ващук, Yuriy Alekseyevich Vashchuk, Belarusian: Юрый Аляксеевіч Вашчук, Juryj Aliaksiejevič Vaščuk; born 24 January 1983), better known by his stage name Teo, is a Belarusian singer, songwriter, and television presenter.Teo showed passion for music early in his childhood. He won his first music competition as the winner of the international contest "Scilla", and won his first major competition as the winner of the television program "Zornaya Rostan". Teo won the Belarusian national song contest and represented his country at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Cheesecake". He ultimately finished 16th, receiving a total of 43 points.

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5. Alyona Lanskaya (1985 - )

With an HPI of 48.46, Alyona Lanskaya is the 5th most famous Belarusian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 32 different languages.

Alyona Lanskaya (Belarusian: Алена Ланская, Romanized: Alena Lanskaja; Russian: Алёна Ланская, Romanized: Alyona Lanskaya; born 7 September 1985) is a Belarusian singer. In 2011, she won the Slavianski Bazaar Contest in Vitebsk. Alyona represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden with the song "Solayoh", qualifying from the semi-final of the competition and placing 16th in the final by scoring 48 points.

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6. Natalia Podolskaya (1982 - )

With an HPI of 46.86, Natalia Podolskaya is the 6th most famous Belarusian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Natalia Yuryevna Podolskaya (Natalla Padolskaja, Belarusian: Натальля Юр'еўна Падольская, Russian: Наталья Юрьевна Подольская, born 20 May 1982) is a Belarusian singer who performed for Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest on 21 May 2005 and was ranked No. 15. In 2008, she became a Russian citizen.

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7. Dmitry Koldun (1985 - )

With an HPI of 46.48, Dmitry Koldun is the 7th most famous Belarusian Singer.  His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

Dmitry Aleksandrovich Koldun (Belarusian: Дзмітры Аляксандравіч Калдун, Dzmitry Kaldun; Russian: Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович Колду́н; born 11 June 1985) is a pop singer from Minsk, Belarus. Koldun participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and has been the most successful entrant from Belarus to date. His song "Work Your Magic" was the first Belarusian song to enter the Eurovision final which later achieved sixth place and top chart positions in Eastern Europe. He starred as Joaquín in the rock opera "Звезда и Смерть Хоакина Мурьеты" (The Star and the Death of Joaquín Murety) staged at the Lenkom Theatre.

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8. Nadine Koutcher (1983 - )

With an HPI of 45.68, Nadine Koutcher is the 8th most famous Belarusian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 33 different languages.

Nadine Koutcher (Belarusian: Надзея Кучар, born 18 May 1983) is a Belarusian opera singer. A dramatic coloratura soprano, she was the winner of the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

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9. Anastasia Vinnikova (1991 - )

With an HPI of 45.34, Anastasia Vinnikova is the 9th most famous Belarusian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Anastasia Vinnikova, (Belarusian: Анастасія Віннікава, Anastasija Vinnikava; Russian: Анастасия Винникова) born 15 April 1991 is a singer from Belarus. She represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "I Love Belarus", but failed to qualify to the final.

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10. Bianka (1985 - )

With an HPI of 45.18, Bianka is the 10th most famous Belarusian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Bianka (born Belarusian: Таццяна Эдуардаўна Ліпніцкая; in Russian: Tatyana Eduardovna Lipnitskaya, Татьяна Эдуардовна Липницкая, 17 September 1985) is a Belarusian-Russian singer, songwriter and rapper. She rose to prominence in 2005 with the release of her song Swan which later on became the soundtrack to the Russian film, Бой с тенью, Shadow Boxing.Aside from Belarus, she has popular following in Russia, FSU and Israel.

Pantheon has 18 people classified as singers born between 1939 and 2002. Of these 18, 17 (94.44%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living singers include Alexander Rybak, Angelica Agurbash, and Teo. The most famous deceased singers include Czesław Niemen. As of October 2020, 1 new singers have been added to Pantheon including Bianka.

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