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ZØYA
Zoya Naumchik
ZØYA performing in 2017
Background
Birth name Zoya Naumchik
Also known as ZØYA
Born (1993-09-04) 4, 1993 (age 26)
Pinsk, Belarus
Genres
  • Pop
  • soul
  • Christian rock
  • worship music
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007-present
Website zoyanaumchik.com

Zoya Naumchik (born in Pinsk, Belarus on 4 September 1993), professionally known as ZØYA, is a Belarusian-American singer-songwriter currently based in Los Angeles, USA.

Early Life

ZØYA was born in Pinsk, Belarus on September 4, 1993. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio after immigrating to the United States at the age of 11. She was raised in a Christian household. She grew up listening to inspirational, worship, gospel, and jazz music cassettes and CDs. ZØYA began writing songs and poems at the age 6. She trained at the Columbus International Children’s Choir Academy. ZØYA was also classically trained on the piano. At 13, she recorded her worship music album called Shalom at her local church. She also wrote her first ballad at 13. At 15, she recorded her second album, Gratitude, in the Columbus Musicol Studio. Both albums are covers of Russian worship songs but injected with ZØYA’s authentic performance and delivery. Her cover of the Russian song 'Mama, Milaya Mama' has reached over 165,000 organic views on YouTube. ZØYA is also a songwriter and composer. To this day, ZØYA has written over 50 songs, which include the music and lyrics. ZØYA has played for fans in Ohio, California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Washington D.C. She also performed in Canada and Belarus. In 2014, ZØYA traveled to Minsk, Belarus to record and perform her new music. She also recorded singles such as "No Need to Worry" and "God is God" at the Studio Nerv-Records while she was there. Both singles were released independently in mid-August the same year on iTunes, Spotify, Jango Radio, CD Baby and other digital music stores. In November 2014, 'No Need to Worry' was heard by thousands in Ufa, Russia since it was played on the radio inside of the city’s luxurious coffee shops. Her second Russian power ballad single 'God is God' took over the Russian Christian social media right after its release. 

2018-Europa Song Contest

In Aprill 2017 she released her EP "Veracious Heart" and the Belarusian broadcaster choose her internally to represent Belarus in the eighth edition of the Europa Song Contest. The Song that ZØYA perform choosed by the Bielarusika 8, Belarus national selection. The winning song was "Falling Apart".

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