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The crisis of Russian "pop"

June 1 2006

A few days ago, on May 29, 2006, the year in the Great Hall of the Moscow government has passed Prize "Record", its main feature is the objectivity and well-deserved reward. The prize is awarded based on actual sales performance CD-ROM drive and audio cassettes, just recorded ratings telefira. According to experts and critics, this is the reward estimates the true level of popular performers.

This year, the eighth award, the number of nominations is strongly decreased. From the list of awards, disappeared categories such as: "Domestic and foreign singles", "Domestic and foreign music DVD» (until they are still too few in Russia), "Foreign soundtrack" and "Children's Album."

In the music program "Record-2006" was attended by such groups as the "moral code" and "City 312" and both teams played live before the opening ceremony.
In the category "Domestic Album of the Year Award was awarded to the plate" Vendeta - Ufimka Zemfira. "Vendetta" was the most sold in Russia, overtaking in the race book another popular rock band "Uma2rman" ("Maybe it's a dream?").

"Artist of the Year" was the formation of Factor-2 ". The victory was won on the amount of" achievements "of the entire 2005th year. All four plates "factor", hit the top ten best-selling.

In the category of "Classical Album of the Year" again, and the second consecutive year won a brilliant pianist Denis Matsuev with the work of "Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky." As it turned out the final numbers last season Matseva bought much more than write Cecilia Bartoli, Anna Netrebko and even "Moscow Virtuosi" (troupe Vladimir Spivakov).

Under the category "Domestic radiochemical" First place went to "Disco Crash" with its romantic song, "If you want to stay."

For many, the winner of this award has become a test of the overall objectivity of the Prize. It is known that the First Channel, a leading broadcast the ceremony, a big conflict with Igor steep, but "Disco Crash" of his protege. Nevertheless, it was her and got a deserved statuette.
Organizers are not spared and popular melodies mobile phone calls.

So, the best ringtone, the song was "Eyelashes" by The Brothers Grimm. "Among the many foreign artists victory in the same category scored mad frog - Srazy Frog. Irrepressible blue frog and took the award for album of the year overseas, "with its« Crazy Hits »beating Benassi Bros. - "Phobia", Black Eyed Peas - "Monkey Business", and Depeche Mode - "Playing The Angel".
"Soundtrack of the year" award jury named the theme song from the movie Alexei Sidorov's "Shadow Boxing" - recall that the song was recorded by the Finnish neo-classical »Apocalyptica. Just received the award composer Alex Shelygin.

"Foreign radiochemical the Year" went to Timo Maas (Timo Maas) and Brian Molko (Brian Molko) for "First Day" - and truly deserved award. Just nominated David Guetta - "The World Is Mine", Rea Garvey / Jam & Spoon - "Set Me Free", Shakira / Alejandro Sanz - "La Tortura", and Rob Thomas - "Lonely No More".

ak in the ranks of a really popular and selling artists, we do not see every kind, base pop, folk artists, and regular "factories XXX" - a positive trend for Russia and a real failure "inflated" stars.


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