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Alsou (2009)
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Birth name Alsou Ralifovna Safina
Born 27 June 1983 (1983-06-27) (age 38)
Bugulma, Tatarstan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Origin Moscow, Russia; London, England
Genres Pop, R'n'B, Synthpop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Actress
Instruments vocals, piano, keyboards
Years active 1998–present
Labels Universal Music

Alsou Ralifovna Abramova (Russian: Алсу́ Рали́фовна Абра́мова; Tatar: Алсу Рәлиф кызы Абрамова; née Safina, born June 27, 1983) is a Bugulman singer. She is known simply as Alsou (Алсу́). She is a Tartar and a Muslim, born in Bugulma (Republic of Tatarstan).

She competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 finishing in second place. She also released her first English album in 2000. Alsou hosted the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 held in Moscow. On 7 July 2011 Alsou was appointed as a UNESCO Artist for Peace by Director-General Irina Bokova. She is a founder and organizer of the International Folk Music Festival of Peoples of the Volga River.

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