Ani Lorak

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Ani Lorak
Ані Лорак
Ani Lorak in Serbia, 2008, semi-final.
Background information
Birth nameKarolina Miroslavivna Kuiek
(Кароліна Мирославівна Куєк)
Forby kent asAni Lorak (Ані Лорак)
Born (1978-09-27) 27 September 1978 (age 45)
OreiginKitsman, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
GenresPop, Soul, Pop rock, Synthpop, Eurodance
Instrumentsvoice, piano
Years active1996–present
LabelsMoon Records, Lavina Music

Karolina Miroslavivna Kuiek, (Ukrainian: Кароліна Мирославівна Куєк, alternate transliterations o the last name: Kuyek, Kuek), popularly known by 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 Awaird Eurovision Song Contest[5] an won the Artistic Awaird 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 traivel agent. She confirmit her pregnancy at the end o November 2010.[8] Thair 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 traivel 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 ceetizens 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 aboot me 2003
Там, де ти є... Thare whaur you are... 2001 2000
Ангел Мрій Моїх Dream Angel 1999
Я вернусь I will return 1998
Хочу летать I want tae flee 1996

Singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Single Chairt Poseetions[citation needit]
Ukraine Roushie Swaden Japan Sooth 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"
wi Oleksandr Ponomaryov
3 13
"Smile" 6
2006 "Розкажи"
"Tell me"
2007 "Верни мою любовь"
"Return my love"
feat. V. Meladze
2 37
"С первого взгляда"
"From first view"
"Я с тобой"
"I'm with you"
2008 "Shady Lady" 1 21 57 12 34
"Я стану морем"
"I will become the sea"
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"
2011 "Не дели любовь"
"Don't Divide Love"
2011 "Я буду солнцем"
"I Will Be the Sun"
2012 "Обними меня крепче"
"Hold Me Tight" (civer o the Italian song "È l'amore che conta")
2012 "Обними меня"
"Hold Me"
2012 "Обними меня крепче"
"Hold Me Closer"

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (in Roushie) Рейтинг Фокуса: 100 самых влиятельных женщин и 100 деталей о них, Focus
  2. [1] Archived 2018-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. UNIAN - Ani Lorak to sing song of Kirkorov in Eurovision
  4. BBC Ukraine's 2008 Eurovision song (including videoclip)
  5. Новости //
  6. Melodifestivalen 2008 The winners of Marcel Bezençon Awards 2008 | Gylleneskor Archived 2016-03-02 at the Wayback Machine
  7. Ani Lorak married
  8. p=10894 ани лорак вскоре станет мамой
  9. ["[ Archived] 2011-08-14 at the [[Wayback Machine]][[Category:Webarchive template wayback airtins]] Ани Лорак рожала вместе с мужем (in Roushie)[[Category:Airticles wi Roushie-leid freemit airtins]]". Archived frae the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 16 Januar 2021. freemit airtin in |title= (help); URL–wikilink conflict (help) Archived 2011-08-14 at the Wayback Machine Ани Лорак рожала вместе с мужем (in Roushie)]
  10. Biography (Official website) Archived 2011-01-14 at the Wayback Machine