Earlier this month Moscow played host to the Russian National Music Awards 2017. As in previous years, Eurovision stars picked up several gongs. In the run-up to Christmas and the holidays we forgot to publish this. So we’re going to correct that wrong right now

Russia’s King of Pop Philipp Kirkorov was one of the biggest winners of the night, taking home two awards. He won a special award for his contribution to the development of the Russian Music Industry and together with Eurovision 2016 heartthrob Sergey Lazerev he shared “Best Video”.

Kirkorov received the award for his song “Khimera”. The same song was also nominated as Dance Hit of the Year, but ultimately lost the category. Kirkorov performed “Khimera” at the award show with his characteristic flair and eccentricity. The performance, which you can watch above, includes an outlandish dance troupe, countless wigs and feathers, and giant LED flames. All in a night’s work!

Ukraine had its fair share of winners, too, including “Best Female Singer”, “Best Male Singer” and “Song of the Year”. Newcomer Alekseevwho is tipped to compete in Belarus’ Eurovision selection — ran away with the “Best Male Singer” award, leaving Eurovision alumni Sergey Lazarev, Dima Bilan and Philipp Kirkorov in his dust. Talk about upsetting the order of things!

Griby’s squatting Slav tribute “Taet lyod” won “Best Song of the Year”, while the Eurovision 2009 diva who simply calls herself LOBODA nabbed the award for “Best Female Singer”, beating former Serebro member Elena Temnikova. On the night itself, she performed her song “Sluchaynaya”, which was a hot mess of red that fused techno and Asian culture.

The show was filled with performances from many Eurovision stars. Ani Lorak, Dima Bilan and Polina Gagarina teamed up to pay a tribute to the recently deceased classical singer Dmitriy Khvorostovskiy.

Russian National Music Awards 2017 winners list

Best Male Singer – Alekseev
Best Female Singer – LOBODA
Best Pop Group – IOWA
Best Rock Group – Bi-2
Instrumentalist of the Year in Classical Music – Denis Mantsuev
Vocalist of the Year in Classical Music – Anna Netrebko
Songwriter of the Year – Mikhail Gutseriev
Best Song for in Film or Television Series – “A ya tebya net” by Yolka
Best Hip-Hop Singer – Basta
Romance of the City – Grigoriy Leps
Dance Hit of the Year – “Vite nado vyyti” by ESTRADARADA
Best Music Video – “Tak krasivo” by Sergey Lazarev, “Khimera” by Philipp Kirkorov and “Kak Chelentano” by Artur Pirozhkov
Composer of the Year – Igor Matvienko
Concert of the Year – Basta in the Olympic Arena
Song of the Year – “Taet lyod” by Griby
Prize for contribution to the development of the popular music industry – Philipp Kirkorv
Prize for an invaluable contribution to the Russian musical culture – Eduard Artemyev
Legend of the Domenstic Music – Lev Leshchenko

Did your favourites win an award? Let us know in the comments below!

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Andrea
Andrea
3 years ago

Join his performance because Dima Bilan is gonna die soon,remember what is said

fastfoodmusiclover
fastfoodmusiclover
3 years ago

jesus, loboda’s lips are getting bigger and bigger each year.

Shaun
Shaun
3 years ago

Someone should tell Ani Lorak to work on her lip syncing…

Wera
Wera
3 years ago

And you guys didn’t include LOBODA to your Wiwi top of 2017. Shame on you

Tim
Tim
3 years ago
Reply to  Wera

H2Lo is a masterpiece.

Star
Star
3 years ago

I still don’t get why a lot of Ukrainian artist participate in this event.

Azazello
Azazello
3 years ago
Reply to  Star

Why shouldn’t they? Because of their fake junta government? 90% of Ukrainians don’t support their government and the war they lead in Eastern Ukraine.

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Star

There’s like a half of russian-speaking Ukrainian singers that don’t care much of image at Ukraine (since 2014), trading values that they struggle to accept for opportunity to get bigger wealth and auditory after touring Russian plains.
So it’s a common thing as well as for Ukrainian language based singer to opt for Eastern-Eu after they think they reached what they could at home soil.

Lakka
Lakka
3 years ago
Reply to  Star

It’s like asking “Why are there 4 million (!) Ukrainian gastarbeiters working in Russia?”. It’s all about money, baby.