Sabin Babayeva is an Azerbaijani singer. Born on December 2, 1979, in the vibrant city of Baku, Azerbaijan, Sabina Babayeva exhibited a passion for music from an early age. After completing her schooling, she honed her vocal skills at the Asaf Zeynalli Music College, affiliated with the Azerbaijan National Conservatory, where she was fortunate to be tutored by the revered Azerbaijani folk artist, Natəvan Şeyxova.
Sabina Babayeva was awarded UNICEF’s special diploma for her participation in charity concerts. She made her mark in the Azerbaijani music scene by representing her country in various musical competitions. She won awards at international competitions in Belarus, including the Slavyanski Bazar 99 and Qızıl şlyager 99. She emerged as the top laureate at the Dalğa-99 and Qızıl Açar 2001 competitions in Baku, Azerbaijan. She received an invitation to the vocal department of the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) in 2002.
In 2003, she gained widespread recognition for her performance of the song “Röya kimi” for the TV series “Bəyaz həyat.” Over the years, she explored the jazz genre, performing at the Baku Jazz Center.
Sabina became the grand prize winner at the Amberstar 2009 International Music Telefestival during a sea voyage between Riga and Stockholm. She achieved the title of Grand Prix winner at the Slavyan ulduzu 2009 competition in Russia. She starred as a soloist in the musical Notre Dame de Paris between 2010 and 2011. Performed as a soloist at the Baku Jazz Center from 2011 and was a member of the group Aypara between 2007 and 2012.
Babayeva’s journey with the Eurovision Song Contest began in 2011, where she vied for a chance to represent Azerbaijan but unfortunately did not reach the final selection. However, in 2012, she once again participated and emerged victorious. Babayeva represented Azerbaijan with her song “When the Music Dies,” presented on March 17. During the finals of the 57th Eurovision Song Contest, held on May 26, she sang alongside Azerbaijani folk artist and mugham performer, Alim Qasımov. She clinched the fourth position. After the Eurovision Song Contest she released the singles “”Gəl” and “Sevgi nəğməmiz”.
2013 saw the release of her songs “Eşq alovu” and “Oceans away,” the latter penned by Emin Ağalarova. The following year, she unveiled “Ey Azərbaycanım,” a song written by Günay Malikqızına.
Sabina was a torchbearer at the First European Games held in Azerbaijan in 2015, where she performed the National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan. She also was the honored guest at the closing concert of the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. She released the single “Can” in the same year.
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to music, Babayeva was honored with the title of Emeritus Artist of Azerbaijan on May 27, 2018. In the same year, her single “Dəli hisslər” was released.
The song “Bir insan dünyam oldu” came out in May 2019. A month later she performed at the United Nations Public Service Forum, which was held in Baku. In November a Leyla Aliyeva-written Russian song was released, “Ya Ne Khochu Tebya Teryat”. She published her performance of the Withney Houston song “I Have Nothing” on YouTube, as it was a great success.
On the 1st of April, 2021, her new song “Atəş” was released on all platforms. In August of the same year, her first song, recorded outside Azerbaijan, came out: “Moy Rodnoy, Khoroshiy”. On 13 June, 2023, her new Azerbaijani single “Sən ve mən” was there.
When The Music Dies
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