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Ani Lorak
Ані Лорак
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Ani Lorak in Serbia, 2008, semi-final.
Background information
Birth name Karolina Miroslavivna Kuiek
(Кароліна Мирославівна Куєк)
An aa kent as Ani Lorak (Ані Лорак)
Born 27 September 1978 (1978-09-27) (age 35)
Origin Kitsman, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Genres Pop, Soul, Pop rock, Synthpop, Eurodance
Occupations singer
Instruments voice, piano
Years active 1996–present
Labels Moon Records, Lavina Music
Wabsteid www.anilorak.com

Karolina Miroslavivna Kuiek, (Ukrainian: Кароліна Мирославівна Куєк, alternate transliterations o the last name: Kuyek, Kuek), popularly kent bi her stage name Ani Lorak (Ukrainian: Ані Лорак;Roushie: Ани Лорак‎), born 27 September 1978, Kitsman, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, is a Ukrainian pop sangster, sangwriter, actress, entrepreneur, an umwhile UN Goodwill Ambassador. Haein receivit Ukraine's maist prestigious an honorary title, the Fowk Airtist o Ukraine, Lorak haes been citit as ane o the maist pouerful an influential weemen in her kintra,[1] as well as rankit ane o the maist bonnie weemen frae Eastren Europe.[2]

Lorak representit Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 wi the sang "Shady Lady" an came in 2nt place ahint Dima Bilan frae Roushie.[3][4] She came seicont in the Press Award Eurovision Song Contest[5] and won the Artistic Award for her performance.[6]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 21 August 2009, Lorak marriet her langtime Turkis fiance an manager Murat Nalçacıoğlu, whom she met in 2003 when vacationin in Turkey.[7] Her husband, Murat, is a Turkis hotel manager an travel agent. She confirmit her pregnancy at the end o November 2010.[8] Their dochter, Sophia Nalçacıoğlu, wis born on 9 Juin 2011.[9] She an her faimily live in a hoose on the ootskirts o Kiev, Ukraine but frequently travel tae Turkey.

Charity[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ani spends a lot o time on charitable activities. In 2004-2005 Ani Lorak haes been a UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine. UNICEF an UN in Ukraine hae awairdit a commendation tae Ani Lorak for assistance an help tae HIV positive citizens o Ukraine. In 2005, Ani Lorak wis conferred wi the St. Stanislav Order o the 4t degree an the Officer's Cross "for strenthenin the internaitional authority o Ukraine, for the heich profeesionalism, great creative achievements, charity an adherence tae the ideals o chivalry".[10]

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Album Title Scots translation Year
The Best - 2010
Солнце Sun 2009
Shady lady - 2008
15 15 2007
Розкажи... Tell me... 2006
Smile 2005
Ані Лорак Ani Lorak 2004
REMIX Мрій про мене REMIX Dream about me 2003
Там, де ти є... There where you are... 2001
www.anilorak.com 2000
Ангел Мрій Моїх Dream Angel 1999
Я вернусь I will return 1998
Хочу летать I want to fly 1996

Singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Single Chart Positions[citation needit]
Ukraine Russia Sweden Japan South Korea
1998 "Ya Vernus'"
2000 "Zerkala" 1
2001 "Tam, De Ty Ye"
"Poludneva Speka"
"Potsiluy" 5
2004 "Moi Bazhannya"
"Try Zvychnyh Slova"
"Mriy Pro Mene"
2005 "A Little Shot Of Love " 18 10 12 14 17
"Car Song"
"100 kisses"
with Oleksandr Ponomaryov
3 13
"Smile" 6
2006 "Розкажи"
"Tell me"
4
2007 "Верни мою любовь"
"Return my love"
feat. V. Meladze
2 37
"С первого взгляда"
"From first view"
4
"Я с тобой"
"I'm with you"
2008 "Shady Lady" 1 21 57 12 34
"Я стану морем"
"I will become the sea"
2
"Солнце"
"Sun"
1 1
2009 "А дальше…"
"And More..."
1 10
2010 "Небеса - ладони"
"Heaven - palm"
19 15
2010 "Нежность рассвета"
"Tenderness of a dawn"
15 32
2010 "Для тебя"
"For you"
1 1
2011 "Спроси"
"Ask"
45
2011 "Не дели любовь"
"Don't Divide Love"
45
2011 "Я буду солнцем"
"I Will Be the Sun"
45
2012 "Обними меня крепче"
"Hold Me Tight" (cover of the Italian song "È l'amore che conta")
2012 "Обними меня"
"Hold Me"
2012 "Обними меня крепче"
"Hold Me Closer"


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