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Valeriya during a rehearsal in the sixth edition
Birth name Alla Yurievna Perfilova
Born (1968-04-17) 17, 1968 (age 53)
Atkarsk, Russian SFSR,
Genres Pop music, Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • fashion model
Instruments Singing
Years active 1992–present
Associated acts
  • Robin Gibb (Bee Gees)
  • Simply Red
  • Valery Meladze
  • Nikolay Baskov
  • Stas Piekha

Valeriya is a stage name of Alla Yurievna Perfilova, born April 17, 1968 in Atkarsk), a Russian singer and fashion model, People's Artist of Russia (2013), People's Artist of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (2016), Member of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Culture and Art from 2012.

The winner of 13 "Golden Gramophone" awards. The winner of 4 "Muz-TV" awards ("Best Performer 2004", "Best Performer 2010", "Best Video 2014", "Best Performer of the 2015"). The winner of 2 MTV Russia Music Awards ("Best Performer 2004", "Best Song 2005"). The winner of 13 "Pesnya goda" awards.

A student of Iosif Kobzon, People's Artist of the USSR, and Gelena Velikanova, People's Artist of Russia.


Early years

Valeriya was born on April 17, 1968 in a small town Atkarsk (Saratovsky region) in middle Russia in a family of classical musicians. She studied piano at the only musical school in the town where her father Yuri Ivanovich was a director and her mother Galina Nikolaevna was a teacher. Since her early childhood Valeriya knew that she wanted to be a singer.