Alex Sparrow

Russian actor, singer, musician and winner of Russian “X-factor” and “Dancing with the stars” is Russia’s rising star. His skills have brought him to the point of signing a contract with world famous music producer – RedOne – with major hits for Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, JLo and many others on his repertoire. RedOne’s new star will be presented to the European audience at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, representing Russia.

Born into a large family in the city of Tula – Alexey was a child prodigy; winning every singing and dancing competition he ever entered. Though from a very poor family and required to work hard from a very young age; his parents believed in his talent and made every effort to enable Alexey’s music studies. Little Alex loved music as much as soccer, but his music career got the upper hand after winning numerous Russian and international music contests as accordionist.

At the age of 16 Alexey graduates in music at the College of the Arts, specializing on the accordion. He follows by graduating in vocals at Gnesins Jazz College. He is also awarded the Gold Medal for singing by winning Russian Delphic Games of Art.

17 year old Alexey heads for Moscow where he adds another trophy to his collection by winning the Russian version of the X-factor. His road to fame continues when he becomes the star of MTV comedy “Dreams of Alice” and in 2007 he gets the Russian MTV Music Award “Discovery of the Year”.

After his graduation in 2008 from Moscow Jazz College, he decides to continue his studies at the famous acting school – Moscow Art Theater (MHAT), founded by the legendary Stanislavsky.

Alexey is currently the only young Russian star that has successfully combined a singing and acting career. At the age of 23, Alexey has already starred in 14 movies and written 11 soundtracks for Russian films.

Also providing great athletic skills, Alexey went through special stunt training and now makes his own stunts in all his movies. This includes such stunts as; jumps from the17th floor, car stunts and burning.

His great; competitive spirit, athletic abilities and passion for the extreme – were on display as he made great performances in two extreme TV shows on Russian television: “The Amazing Race” and “Wipe Out”. His innate courage and strong willpower makes him fight for victory under all and any circumstances. This year, with a broken arm and heavily injured knee, he made a spectacular victory in the Russian version of “Dancing with the Stars” – the TV show “Ice and Fire”, skating and dancing together with Tatyana Navka – Olympic Champion figure skater.

Throughout his life Alexey has showed the young generation that a; healthy lifestyle and positive mental attitude is a recipe for success. In December 2007 Alexey was appointed Good Will Ambassador to the United Nations and currently is responsible for all Anti-AIDS Programs in Russia under jurisdiction of U.N.F.P.A.. He also represents and supports Anti-AIDS Programs for school children “Dance For Life”.

Alexey has released ten radio singles and music videos, he also released an album written and produced entirely by himself. In 2011 Alexey starts working on his new album in cooperation with RedOne and clarifies his name to the international market – Alex Sparrow.

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