|Birth name||Jurga Šeduikytė|
10 Februar 1980|
|Genres||Pop, airt rock|
|Years active||2005 – present|
Biografie[eedit | eedit soorce]
Jurga wis born intae a faimily o muisickers in Telšiai, whaur she spent her first bairnheid years. In her seicont schuil year she muivit tae Palanga, whaur she teuk piano lessons at the local muisic schuil an graduatit frae heich schuil. She studiet journalism at Vilnius University.
In 2002 she pairticipatit in the TV sangster contest Fizz Superstar. The same year she began tae perform unner the pseudonym Dingau wi girl-rock baund Muscat. In 2004 she played in the muisicals Ugnies medžioklė su varovais an Tadas Blinda.
In 2005 she began her solo career under the stage name Jurga. Her debut album, Aukso Pieva (Meadow of Gold), produced by Andrius Mamontovas, wis released on 16 September 2005. The first single, Nebijok (Daena Be Afraid) chairtit at nummer ane for aicht weeks an became the biggest hit single in Lithuanie o 2005.
The debut album includes twal sangs in Lithuanie an Inglis, amaist aw o thaim written bi Jurga hersel. Shortly efter this, Jurga receivit mony Lithuanie awairds.
Jurga's seicont album, Instrukcija (Instruction) wis released on 19 Aprile 2007. It includes thirteen tracks written bi Jurga in Lithuanie an New Zealand. The album release wis accompaniet bi a tour athort Lithuanie an a visit tae Anaberg Castle, Friesdorf destrict o Bonn, Germany.
In Julie, 2007, her sang, "5th Season", wan the Grand Prix o the Baltic Song Festival in Karlshamn, Swaden. A few months later, on 1 November Jurga wan the MTV European Music Award for Best Baltic Act. Jurga wis the first Lithuanie tae win an MTV awaird.
On 28 August 2008, Jurga's son Adas wis born. On 26 August 2009, she marriet her boyfriend an faither o her son, Vidas Bareikis, vocalist o the baund Suicide DJs.
Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]
Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]
Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]
- RadioCentras Awards: Female Artist of The Year 2008
- MTV Europe Music Awards: Best Baltic Act, 2007
- Baltic Song festival Grand Prix (Karlshamn, Sweden): Jurga 5th season, 2007
- Radiocentras Award 2007: Female Artist of The Year
- Alfa Award: Album of The Year - Instrukcija, 2007
- Sugihara Foundation Diplomats For Life Award: Tolerance Award of The Year 2007
- Moteris Award: Woman of The Year 2007
- Pravda 2007 Special Award: pecial Award for Representing The Truth
- Lithuanian www championship: Best personal site - www.jurgamusic.com
- Baltic Optical Disc award: For platinum album Aukso pieva, 2006
- Bravo 2005 Awards: Debut of The Year, Album of The Year - Aukso Pieva 2005, Female Artist of The Year
- Radiocentras Awards 2005: Female Artist of The Year, Song of The Year - Nebijok, 2005, Album of The Year - Aukso Pieva, 2005
- JP Music Awards 2005: Female Artist of The Year, Song of The Year - Nebijok, 2005, Voice of Nation Award
- Ore Awards 2005: Song of The Year - Nebijok, 2005, Debut of The Year
- Pravda Newcomer Awards 2005: Lithuanian Song of The Year - Nebijok, 2005, Newcomer of The Year
- Lithuanian Radio Award: The Most Popular Song of The Year - Nebijok, 2005