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Background information
Birth name Zilola Bahodirovna Musayeva
Born (1979-07-28) 28 July 1979 (age 44)
Fergana, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
Origin Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Pop
  • Uzbek music
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 1998–present
Labels RizaNova
Associated acts Jonim

Zilola Bahodirovna Musaeva (Uzbek: Zilola Bahodirovna Musayeva, Зилола Баҳодировна Мусаева; born 28 July 1979), most commonly known by her stage name Shahzoda, is an Uzbek singer and actress. Shahzoda has become a highly popular singer in Uzbekistan and other neighboring countries.

In the early 2010s, Shahzoda gained some fame in Russia. She has recorded songs in Uzbek, Russian, Persian, Kazakh, Tajik, and English.

Personal life

Zilola Musaeva was born on 28 July 1979, in Fergana. She is married to Ravshanbek Yuldashev and she has two children.

Music career

Before her solo career, Shahzoda was one of two members of the pop band "Jonim". They came to fame with their song "Qarama koʻzlarimga" ("Don't Look at My Eyes") in 1998. The band separated two years later and both Shahzoda and Aziza launched successful solo careers.

Shahzoda's first single "Bor ekan" became a hit in Uzbekistan and she gained fame in pop culture. Following the success of "Bor ekan" Shahzoda released her first album with the same title in 2002. The album became one of the best selling albums of the year.

Shahzoda's second album Baxt boʻladi was released in 2003 and became another hit album for her. Shahzoda's third album Keragimsan was released in 2004 and sold more than 25,000 copies in its first week. Album's first single "Keragimsan" was released in May 2004 on Vodiy Sadosi radio. It became a hit in Uzbekistan. Singles such as "Baxtliman", "Sevgi", "Tamannozi" became hits on radio and TV channels. "Qayt", which is a duet with the well-known Uzbek rapper Shohruh, also became a hit and received positive views from critics. Album's single "Hayot ayt" was chosen as a soundtrack to the Uzbek movie Fotima va Zuhra in which Shahzoda played the lead role.

Shahzoda in Bishkek
Shahzoda performing in Bishkek in 2019

Shahzoda's fourth album Baxtliman, which was released in 2005, sold more than 50,000 copies in its first week. The album's first single "Keragimsan" was released on radio channels and was received well by fans. Singles such as "Baxtliman", "Faqat sen", "Layli va Majnun" also became hits.

Shahzoda has sung a few songs in the Tajik language, such "Manu tanho" and "Naghz mebinam", and they have been received well by Tajik fans. Her song with Shahriyor, another well-known rapper, "Birinchi sevgi" did well in charts on Uzbek TV channels.

Shahzoda has gained some fame in Russia. Her first single "1000 i Odna Noch (Russian: 1000 и одна ночи)" and "Mezhdu Nebom I Zemley" (Feat. Dj Smash) were received well by Russian fans. The video of the song has been played by many Russian Music Channels, including RU-TV.

Shahzoda's studio album entitled Qora koʻzlaring was entirely written and produced by the band Benom (Nameless).

In December 2011 Shahzoda was recognized as "The Best Artist in Central Asia and Caucasus" at Big Apple Music Awards held in New York City.

In 2012, Shahzoda started releasing songs in English, such as "Afghana", "All Alone feat Akcent", and "Flying Tonight." "Flying Tonight", which was produced by DJ Sean Bay, was uploaded to YouTube on 12 January 2012.

While it was initially revealed on 12 November 2013 that Shahzoda would represent Uzbekistan at the Turkvision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Medlenno", she was later replaced by Nilufar Usmonova with the song "Unutgin".

Acting career

Shahzoda has portrayed main characters in several Uzbek movies. Fotima va Zuhra, in which Shahzoda played the lead role, did well in box office and Shahzoda received positive reviews for her role. She also played the leading role in the 2007 Uzbek movie "Zumrad va Qimmat". The soundtrack for the movie "Orzular" was sung by Shahzoda herself. Shahzoda played at movie celled O Maryam, Maryam which was popular among uzbek people.


Year Album
2002 Bor ekan
2003 Baxt boʻladi
2004 Keragimsan
2005 Baxtliman
2007 Assalomu alaykum
2009 Sevgi bor
2009 Unutmadim
2010 Tilayman
2011 Qora koʻzlaring
2013 Bu muhabbat
2014 Sen menga kerak
2015 Rahmat hayot


This is a chronologically-ordered list of films in which Shahzoda has appeared.

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Tohir va Zuhra yangi talqin Zuhra Musical
2004 Sevinch Nargiza
2004 Xavfli burilish Herself guest appearance
2004 Sarvinoz Sarvinoz
2006 Fotima va Zuhra Zuhra
2006 Voy dod sumalak Zilola Musical
2007 Zumrad va Qimmat Zumrad
2010 Majruh Sevara
2011 Nafs Herself Cameo
2012 O Maryam, Maryam Maryam
2016 Sharofatxonning kelinlari yoxud Navro′z muborak Herself guest appearance

Music videos

Year Song Director
2002 "Yurak sezar"
"Baxt boʻladi"
2005 "Hayot ayt" Yodgor Nosirov
"Qayt" (feat. Shoxrux)
2006 "Birinchi sevgi" (feat. Shahriyor) Yodgor Nosirov
"Faqat sen" Yodgor Nosirov
"Kechalar" Jasur Shametov
"Yoʻq-yoʻq" Jasur Shametov
2007 "Arman"
"Assalomu alaykum" Yodgor Nosirov
"Orzular" Jasur Shametov
"Paxtakor" Yodgor Nosirov
"Огни Алматы" Jasur Shametov
2008 "Тысяча и одна ночь" Bakhodir Yuldashev
2009 "Erkala" Bahrom Berdiev
"Quchgin" Jasur Shametov
"Unutmadim" Jasur Shametov
"Между небом и землей" (feat. DJ Smash) Jasur Shametov
2010 "Layli va Majnun" Jasur Shametov
"Nagʻzme binam" Jasur Shametov
"Ol yuragimni" Jasur Shametov
"Toʻrt qadam" Abduvohid Ganiev
"Люблю тебя" Pavel Khudyakov
2011 "Biz yagona"
"Qora koʻzlaring" Yodgor Nosirov
"Yoqasan" Jasur Shametov
"Все только начинается"
2012 "Bahor" Jasur Shametov
"Flying Tonight" (feat. Sean Bay) Mustafa Makhdi
"Ayt" Calin Moraru
2013 "Bu muhabbat" Aleksandr Syutkin
"Chicco" Sanjar Matkarimov
Javlon Turdikhodjaev
"Habibi" (feat. Ruxshona Matkarimova) Yodgor Nosirov
"Hands in the Air" Yodgor Nosirov
"Tirikmanmi?" Yodgor Nosirov
"Qoʻllar tepaga"
"Toʻkilib" Yodgor Nosirov
"Давай до свидания"
"Как без тебя"
"Мой золотой" (feat. Dr. Costi)
2014 "Qaynona"
"Sen menga kerak"
"Yor-Yorlar" Yodgor Nosirov
"Yurak" Javlon Turdikhodjaev
"Мало ли"
"Shunchaki" Benom Media
"Habibi (Улыбнись и все ОK)" (feat. Faydee and Dr. Costi)
2015 "Super Lady (Bari Gal)" (feat. Jasur Gaipov) Yodgor Nosirov
"Ayrilamiz" Benom Media
"Chiccita (Chicco 2)" Javlon Turdikhodjaev
Sarvar Isaev
Izzatulla Lutfullaev
"Mon cheri" Timur Primkulov
"Rashk" (feat. Ulugʻbek Rahmatullayev) Yodgor Nosirov
"Maqtanchoq" (feat. Bojalar)
"Déjà vu" Yodgor Nosirov
"Мое чудо"
"Hırka" (feat. Sinan Akçıl) Timur Primkulov
"Layli va Majnun" (feat. DJ Piligrim)
2016 "Sirdoshim"
"Ket" (feat. Shoxrux)
"Oʻzbegim" Benom Media
"Linda" (feat. TWO)
"Xasta" Benom Media
"Allo" (feat. Shohruhxon) Yodgor Nosirov
"Ming shukur"
2017 "Kuyov va kelinchak"
"Billionaire" (feat. Dr. Costi)
"Чинара" (fear. Farrukh Zokirov)
2018 "Aldagan sen"
"Jajji qizaloq"
"Men oʻsha”


Shahzoda has received many awards. Most notably "Nihol" which is an Uzbek award given to recognize excellence of professionals in the music and film industries. She has received many Tarona Records Awards, including Best Female Singer, Best Song, Best Lyrics, Best video, Best Collaboration, and Best Design.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Shahzoda para niños

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