One of the most popular Russian singers of the early 2000s was Oscar. His real name is Shamil Vladimirovich Malkanduev, and his stage name was coined by the producer. The future singer was born in Kabardino-Balkaria, where he spent all his childhood and youth. At the end of the 1990s, Shamil went to Moscow to conquer her with his musical talent.
How did the popularity come and where did Oscar go
Of great importance in the development of Oscar as a singer had a meeting with producer Sergei Izotov. From their collaboration came a few songs that became instantly popular throughout the country. The hit "Between me and you" refers specifically to such works. In 2001, the singer became the winner of the prestigious Golden Gramophone Award, but did not perform at the concert due to the producer’s ban. Their conflicts happened more often, and in 2003 came the final break. Oscar lost the right to use the stage name and perform part of the songs.
Clip: "Between you and me"
Search for new achievements
Shamil tried to sing in Russia without a pseudonym, but at the end of 2003 he moved to the USA. Here he tried to constantly learn and gain the missing experience. The artist studied at the film school, was a member of a popular TV show, released his album Fantasies of a Rockstar, traveled all over America with tours.
How singer lives now
In 2008, Shamil returned to Russia. At home, he continues to make music: he writes songs, shoots videos, often participates in television shows, even leads instagram.
According to media reports, in 2013, Shamil was the victim of an attack by hooligans who severely beat him and robbed. According to the singer, this incident caused him not only physical but also mental trauma. However, some critics say that in this way he tried once again to draw fading attention to himself.
Today Shamil is 39 years old and he continues to work. He recently declared that he had become a Muslim. According to the singer, Islam came into his life and this completely changed the perception of reality. Shamil is sure that wherever he is, Allah is always with him and directs him with his hand.
He is now full of strength and energy for new projects. As the singer himself says, today he makes music that he likes himself, makes it for the soul and does not pursue ratings and financial benefits.