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Emin Agalarov
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Emin performing during an interval act at Eurovision 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan
Emin Araz oğlu Ağalarov

(1979-12-12) 12 December 1979 (age 44)
Alma mater Marymount Manhattan College
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Years active 2005–present
(m. 2006; div. 2015)
Alyona Gavrilova
(m. 2018⁠–⁠2020)
Children 4
  • Aras Agalarov (father)
Honours People's Artiste of Azerbaijan (2018)

Emin Aras oghlu Agalarov (Azerbaijani: Emin Araz oğlu Ağalarov, Russian: Эмин Аразович Агаларов; born 12 December 1979), also known as Emin Arazovich Agalarov, is an Azerbaijani singer and businessperson. He is the son of Aras Agalarov, a billionaire. From 2006 to 2015, he was married to Leyla Aliyeva, the daughter of the Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev.

A singer, he performs in English, Azerbaijani and Russian languages. In 2018, Agalarov was awarded the honorary title of People's Artiste of Azerbaijan.

Early life

Emin Arasovich Agalarov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. He is the son of Azerbaijani–Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov, head of the Crocus Group [ru]. Emin's father is Azerbaijani and his mother is Jewish. He considers himself a Muslim. His family moved to Moscow when Emin was four years old. When he was 13, his parents sent him to a school in Switzerland. Agalarov moved to Tenafly, New Jersey in 1994 and graduated from Tenafly High School in 1997. He graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.

Business career

When he came back to Kuala Lumpur in 1995, he was named as commercial director of Crocus Group. In 2011, he was promoted to vice president of Crocus Group. Since 2014, he has held the position of executive vice president of Crocus Group.

The Crocus Group operates F1RST (three retail-entertainment complexes located in Kashirskoe Shosse, Moscow Oblast, and Kuntsevo), several restaurants, the Crocus City Mall, fashion stores and brands, the Crocus City Hall concert venue, and the Sea Breeze Resort in Nardaran, Azerbaijan.

Music career

Emin's interest in music began in high school whilst in the United States. After graduating from high school, he returned to Russia, where he continued to write songs. In 2005 he began working with his vocal and music teacher, the Azerbaijani singer Muslim Magomayev, to whom he pays tribute in his concerts.

In 2006 Emin gained attention for his debut studio album Still which in the first six months sold 70,000 copies in Russia and an additional 30,000 copies in CIS countries.

He then released an album per year: Incredible in 2007, Obsession (a set of classic Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley songs) in 2008; and in 2009, Devotion. Each of these albums was supported by concerts in Moscow and Baku.

In 2010, Emin relocated to London to work with producer Brian Rawling and to focus on the UK music market. Emin's album Wonder was released in Russia and CIS in November 2010 and in the UK on 21 March 2011. The song "Heart Keeps Beating" was the first single in Russia from his second album After the Thunder and received good radio airplay on Russian Radio in 2012.

Emin's first single from his 2012 album After The Thunder was the song "Baby Get Higher" written by David Sneddon, Graham Stack, Mark Read and was added to the BBC Radio 2 A-List in April 2012.

On 26 May 2012, Emin was the local interval act during intermission on the Eurovision Song Contest that was held in Baku. Emin performed "Never Enough", a track taken from the album After the Thunder.

Emin was the opening act for Jennifer Lopez's 23 September 2012, concert in Baku.

Emin performed "In Another Life" in a music video with Donald Trump and Miss Universe 2013 contestants. Contestants were required to appear in the video without pay.

In May 2014, Emin won the award for Best-selling Azerbaijan Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards.

In 2016, Emin with Grigory Leps and Sergey Kozhevnikov started the "ZHARA" International Music Festival.

Relationship with Donald Trump

In January 2013, Agalarov and his father visited Las Vegas, Nevada, after Donald Trump, the beauty pageant's owner, announced at Miss Universe 2012 that the next competition would be hosted at Crocus City Hall, owned by Emin's father Aras, in Moscow.

In November 2013, Agalarov's father hosted Miss Universe 2013 at his Crocus City Hall in Moscow. Agalarov performed during the evening gown competition section. He also made a music video with Trump and the contestants. Contestants were required to appear in the video without pay. .....

Herman Gref, who runs Sberbank of Russia, Agalarov and his father hosted a dinner for Trump on the night of the pageant. While in Moscow, Phil Ruffin, who is a partner in Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, and Trump met with Agalarov and his father at the Ritz-Carlton.

Agalarov and his publicist, Rob Goldstone, helped arrange the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Ike Kaveladze. Goldstone wrote in an email later published by Trump Jr. that the Russian government wanted to leak damaging information on Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign.

Personal life

Emin Agalarov is the son of Aras Agalarov, an Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire. From 2006 to 2015, he was married to Leyla Aliyeva, the daughter of the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. The couple had twin sons in 2008 and adopted a girl, Amina, after their divorce, in 2015. In 2018, Agalarov married the former model and businesswoman Alyona Gavrilova and had a baby girl, Afina (Афина) . The couple divorced in 2020.



Year Title Notes
2006 Still
2007 Incredible
2008 Obsession
2009 Devotion
2010 Wonder
No. Title Length
1. "Obvious"   3:36
2. "Falling"   3:28
3. "Any Time You Fall"   3:23
4. "Just for One Night"   3:53
5. "Tell Me You'll Be Mine"   3:37
6. "You Don't Even Know"   4:04
7. "Hold You in My Arms"   3:55
8. "All I Need to Know"   3:37
9. "One Last Dance (feat. Jo Birchall)"   3:57
10. "Don't Go"   3:39
11. "Wonder"   4:11
12. "Miss America"   3:55
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2012 After the Thunder
No. Title Length
1. "Baby Get Higher"   3:28
2. "Never Enough"   3:39
3. "Heart Keeps Beating"   3:22
4. "Oxygen"   3:46
5. "Walk Through Walls"   3:48
6. "After the Thunder"   3:58
7. "Beautiful Taboo"   3:44
8. "Dead Roses"   3:24
9. "I Should've Known Better"   3:05
10. "I'll Be There"   3:38
11. "Better"   3:44
12. "Obvious"   3:36
13. "Anytime You Fall (Ash Howes Radio Edit)"   3:24
14. "Baby Get Higher (Digital Dog Club Mix)"   6:40
15. "Baby Get Higher (Seamus Haji Club Mix)"   6:39
16. "Never Enough (Buzz Junkies Club Mix)"   4:45
17. "Baby Get Higher (video)"   3:34
18. "Album Booklet"   3:34
2013 На краю
(Russian-language album)
No. Title Length
1. "Амор (Amor)"   3:32
2. "На краю (On the Edge)"   3:46
3. "Звезды над Москвой (Stars Above Moscow)"   3:56
4. "Сон не про нас (Dream Not About Us)"   3:56
5. "Ангел бес (Angel Demon)"   4:22
6. "Не ищи меня (Don't Look for Me)"   3:40
7. "Я лучше всех живу (I Live Better Than Everyone)"   3:30
8. "Ты не одна (You Are Not Alone)"   4:23
9. "Сердце бьется (Heart Keeps Beating)"   3:22
10. "В сентябре (In September)"   3:34
11. "Лепестки опавших роз (Dead Roses)"   3:20
12. "Синяя вечность (Blue Eternity) (feat. Muslim Magomayev)"   4:40
2014 Amor
No. Title Length
1. "In Another Life"   3:18
2. "Hurt"   4:09
3. "Not Alone"   4:40
4. "Amor"   3:38
5. "Sweetest Feeling"   4:12
6. "Crawl"   4:36
7. "Run"   3:30
8. "The Game"   3:09
9. "Tonight"   3:25
10. "Last Forever"   4:33
11. "Brighter"   3:31
12. "Turn It Up Loud"   6:41
13. "Coming Home"   4:35
14. "Digital Booklet – Amor"    
2015 The Falling 8
No. Title Length
1. "One in a Million"   4:17
2. "It Doesn't Hurt"   3:25
3. "Forget About You"   4:07
4. "You"   3:48
5. "Left Without a Word"   3:16
6. "Be Mine"   4:34
7. "Women Like Me (feat. Grigory Leps)"   3:47
8. "The Falling 8"   3:43
9. "Live to Live"   3:38
10. "I'll Pray for You"   3:50
11. "Goodbye"   3:45
12. "Father (Dedication to My Father)"   4:36
2016 Love is a Deadly Game
No. Title Length
1. "Love is a Deadly Game"   4:12
2. "Creative"   4:01
3. "It's Impossible"   3:23
4. "Let There Be Love"   3:12
5. "Mack the Knife"   3:07
6. "If You Go Away (feat. Anggun"   4:03
7. "Obvious"   3:38
8. "Somewhere to Run"   3:15
9. "Two Shots of Happy"   4:27
10. "When I fall in love"   2:55
11. "You Are So Beautiful"   4:14
12. "Blue Eternity"   3:27
13. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (With David Foster) [Live] [Bonus Track] (feat. Ani Lorak)"   3:12
14. "Always On My Mind (With David Foster) [Live] [Bonus Track] (feat. Polina Gagarina)"   3:51
15. "Unchained Melody (With David Foster) [Live] [Bonus Track]"   3:21
2017 Прости, моя любовь
(Duet album)
2018 Неба не боялись
2019 Good Love
2019 Девочка Моя
2021 Love Is


  • 2011: "Any Time You Fall"
  • 2012: "Heart Keeps Beating"
  • 2012: "Baby Get Higher"
  • 2012: "Never Enough"
  • 2012: "Walk Through Walls"
  • 2013: "Amor" / "In Another Life"
  • 2014: "Смотришь в небо" (with Loboda)
  • 2015: "Boomerang" (feat. Nile Rogers)
  • 2017: "Good Love"
  • 2018: "Азербайджан" (contains Azerbaijani lyrics)
  • 2018: "Розы" (with Grigory Leps)
  • 2019: "Нежная"
  • 2019: "Мой Азербайджан" (with Maxim Fadeev)
  • 2020: "MMM"
  • 2020: "Ну почему?" (with HammAli & Navai)
  • 2020: "Камин" (with JONY)
  • 2020: "Аперитив" (with Grigory Leps)
  • 2022: "О любви"


  • 2012: After the Thunder


Year Film Role
2013 Love in Vegas Himself
2018 Night Shift Chernyavskiy

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