She was born on March 25, 1991, in the city of Zelenodolsk, Tatar SSR. From the age of 6, Dina studied vocals at the Zelenodolsk Song Theater Zolotoy mikrofon. In 1999, she became a laureate of the first degree of the All-Russian competition “Zhar-ptitsa” (Ivanovo), in 2001 – a laureate of the first degree of the republican festival Sozvezdie-Yoldyzlyk. In 2005, Dina Garipova became a laureate of an international competition in the city of Tartu (Estonia).
After Garipova won the festival Sozvezdie-Yoldyzlyk in 2008, she was contacted by the honored artist of Tatarstan Gabdelfat Safin. He offered the young singer to take part in the tour of his music collective.
At the beginning of 2010, Garipova debuted with her own music collective at a city competition and won the grand prize. Being a fan of rock music, she performed songs from Nirvana’s repertoire when performing with the group.
In the summer of 2012, Garipova passed the casting for the British TV show Britain’s Got Talent but did not go to the UK. In stead she participated in Golos, the Russian version of The Voice.
On December 29, 2012, Dina Garipova won Golos. As the winner of the show, the singer signed a two-year contract with Universal recording studio.
On December 30, 2012, by the decree of the President of Tatarstan, Dina Garipova was awarded the honorary title of Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan.
On February 19, 2013, it was announced that Dina Garipova would represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “What If”. The premiere of the song took place on the program “Vremja” on February 24.
She reached the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest and took 5th place.
On May 19, 2013, Dina Garipova opened the first concert of Josh Groban in Moscow. In the fall of 2013, the voice of Dina Garipova was highly appreciated by the Franco-Canadian singer Garou, the star of the musical Notre-Dame de Paris. In February 2014, a duet composition of Garou and Garipova “Du Vent Des Mots” was released.
The fall and winter of 2013-2014 saw the singer’s first major tour across Russia. On October 30, 2014, Garipova presented her debut album “Dva shaga do lyubvi”. In February 2015, Dina Garipova became an actress at the Alexander Gradsky Musical Theater, and in March and April of the same year, the singer’s third tour took place.
In 2016, Garipova debuted as a composer. Her first original song was “Küñel”, based on the poetry of Tatar poet Gabdulla Tukai. In June 2017, together with the choir of the Igor Krutoy Academy of Popular Music, Dina released the song “Vremya prishlo”. On October 7, 2017, a joint concert of Dina and Sergey Zhilin (accompanied by the Phonograph-Symfo-Jazz orchestra) “Nesluchainoe sovpadenie” took place.
In early February 2019, Dina began recording two new albums – her second in Russian and debut in Tatar. On July 7, 2019, the TV premiere of the song “Udivitelny” took place, where Dina, in a joint production with the Street Jazz ballet, appeared in a new image.
On December 31, 2019, on Channel One, the TV premiere of the duet song of Dina and Lev Leshchenko “V dushe molodoi” took place.
On April 13, 2020, on the Russia-1 TV channel, the premiere of the series Zuleikha otkryvaet glaza based on the book of the same name by Guzel Yakhina took place, for which the soundtrack was the Tatar folk song “Ay, bylbylym”, performed by Dina. A new arrangement of the composition was created long before the series was released specifically for the singer’s Tatar album “ETHNO”. After the premiere of the series, the song gained another wave of widespread popularity. On 17 November of that year, she released an English song, “Somewhere In My Memory”, along with the Russian song “Kolybelnaya (Mamina ladon’)”.
In 2022 she teamed up with Victoria Bars for the song “Oi, da ne vecher”.
Anders von Hofsten
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