Sergey Lazarev is a Russian singer and actor, born in Moscow. When he was 9 Sergey sang in an ensemble with his brother Paul, doing that for two years. At the same time he played in the theater of Boris Pokrovsky. In 1995, he became one of the participants in the Neposedy children’s ensemble. This ensemble performed in several television shows. In the same year, he starred in a sitcom.
In 2001, Sergey Lazarev and Vlad Topalov formed the musical project Smash!!. The idea to make their own duet project came to the guys during their work in the Neposedy ensemble. At first, their manager was Simon Naper Bell, who was previously the manager of Wham!. In August 2002, they won the New Wave contest in Jurmala. Their first video “Belle”, lasted on the top of the MTV charts for six months. At the same time, Lazarev took part in the play “Romeo and Juliet”. In February of that year, Smash!! released a debut album, which almost instantly acquired the status of gold. In 2004, the second and last album of Smash!! was released. At the end of that year Sergey Lazarev left the group and began a solo career. He also returned to the Pushkin Theater to participate in the play “Odolzhite tenora!”.
Sergey’s debut album as a solo singer,”Don’t Be Fake”, was released.
At the end of 2005, Lazarev won two theater awards. In 2006, he was nominated for best artist at the MTV Russia Awards. In May 2007, Lazarev’s second album was released. Sergey dubbed several films. In 2008, he participated in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The song “Flyer” reached the 4th place. In March 2010, Sergey Lazarev signed a contract with the music company Sony Music Entertainment. March 31 of the same year, he released a new album that received the status of gold in June 2011. In December 2012, Sergey’s fourth studio album, called “Lazarev.”, Was released. Soon it became the best-selling in Russia, and in March 2013 it acquired the status of a golden disc. In April 2014, the Pushkin Theater premiered the play “Zhenit’ba Figaro” which became the third major role for Lazarev in this theatre. In December 2014, he released the video album “Shou Lazarev: Live in Moscow”. In 2015, Sergey Lazarev became the host of the project of Channel One, “Tantsuy!”, And also released a new single, “Eto vso ona”.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of his solo career on April 1, 2015, Sergey Lazarev released a collection of his best songs in Russian, The Best (Russian Edition).
In 2016, Sergey Lazarev represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “You’re the only one”. Being one of the top favourites to win the contest, he became third in the end.
In 2019, Sergey represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest again. This time, the song was called “Scream”. And again, he reached a third place.