Morgenshtern

Alisher Tagirovich Morgenshtern[a] (born Alisher Tagirovich Valeyev[b]; February 17, 1998), known mononymously as Morgenshtern (stylized in all caps), is a Russian rapper, record producer, and songwriter.

Morgenshtern
Morgenshtern на Видфест 2018 в Москве (cropped).jpg
Morgenshtern in 2018
Born
Alisher Tagirovich Valeyev

(1998-02-17) February 17, 1998 (age 24)
Other names
  • Morgenshtern
  • 1st July
  • MamaVirgin
  • DeeneS MC
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • beatmaker
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • YouTuber
  • restaurateur
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
Ex Wife Dilara Zinatullina
(m. 2021)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels
YouTube information
Channel
Subscribers11.6 million[1]
(February 2022)
Total views1.8 billion[1]
(February 2022)
NetworkYoola
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2018
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2021

Updated: February 2022

He first gained fame in 2018 as the author of parodies of popular music artists of that time, publishing these videos on his YouTube channel.

Biography

Alisher was born on February 17, 1998 in Ufa;[2] he changed his last name to Morgenshtern (Russian and Bashkir: Моргенштерн) as a teenager. His mother was a florist; his parents divorced and when Alisher turned 11, his father died of liver cirrhosis due to severe alcoholism.[citation needed]

He has been interested in music since his childhood,[3] and as a teenager he stated that he loved skateboarding.[citation needed]

He released his first music video in 2010.[4]

He attended university for some time, but shortly after starting he was expelled due to his "frank activities on YouTube", as the rector of the university stated.[5]

Morgenshtern was also a street musician,[6] and was the head singer of the rock band MMD Crew, with whom he collaborated in a song with the Russian rapper Face.[7]

 
Morgenshtern performing at Vidfest 2018, Moscow, Russia

He's most known for his YouTube-show "#EasyRap".[8]

In April 2021, Morgenstern sent a donation to the fund for helping orphans "Our Children" in Bashkiria. This is reported on the foundation's page in VKontakte. The organization clarified that the musician sent a total of 666,666 rubles, which was the largest donation to the NGO from a private person. This money will be spent on the development of the project "Mentoring".[9]

Music career

On 17 January 2020 he released the album "Legendary Dust [ru]", which was recorded in a week on his live stream. The album became the most successful of Morgenshtern's career, gaining a million streams on VK in the first half hour of release and five million streams in eleven hours.[10] In the first two days after the release, the album was listened to on VK more than 21 million times, which is a record for this social network.[11] On 30th January 2020 he visited the Evening Urgant show.[12]

On 5th March 2020 he released the track "Malyshka [ru]" (ru: Малышка), collaborated with the russian musician Sharlot [ru].[13] On 5 June 2020 he released the track "Pososi".[14] Official music video for this track, currently is the most disliked YouTube video in Russia.[15] On 9 June 2020 he released the track "Cadillac [ru]", collaborated with Eldzhey.[16] On 31 July 2020 he released the track "Ice",[17] which went viral on social network TikTok.[18]

On 3rd November 2020 Morgenshtern as Russia's Most Successful Showman and Artist 2020 was interviewed by Yury Dud. The interview lasted almost three hours.[19]

Remixed DJ Smash's "новая волна" (Novaya Volna, New Wave) on 2nd April 2021.

The vocalist of the original version, singer Lyudmila Sokolova, starred in the official music video.

In July 2021 Spotify named Morgenshtern the most listened to artist from Russia during the year of the service's existence in Russia.[20]

On November 23, 2021, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin stated that Morgenshtern was "selling drugs on social media".

Shortly thereafter, Morgenshtern went abroad, and all of his previously scheduled concerts in Russia were canceled.[21]On December 10, Morgenshtern released the single "Domoy" about his leaving Russia for the UAE.[22]

Business

In 2020 Morgenshtern announced his plan to open a restaurant in center of Moscow. On 25 June 2020 Alisher Morgenshtern and Eduard Popov, better known as an autoblogger "Janis Grek" and one of the members of the YouTube channel "Team A", registered Private limited company "KAIF".[23] On 26 October 2020 on the ground floor office building on Bolshaya Dmitrovka street opened the Kaif Provenance restaurant.[24] On 26 September 2021 Morgenstern opened Kaif Burger on Nikolskaya Street in Moscow.[25]

In March 2021, Morgenshtern was appointed as the “youth director” of Alfa-Bank. It is assumed that he will be able to attract at least 100 thousand new customers from among his fans.[26]

Discography

Studio albums

До того как стал известен
Review scores
SourceRating
InterMedia     [27]
Smile Fool !
Review scores
SourceRating
InterMedia     [28]
Legendary Dust
Review scores
SourceRating
InterMedia          [29]
  • Do togo kak stal izvesten (2018)
  • Ulybnis, durak! (2019)
  • Legendarnaya pyl (2020)
  • Million Dollar: Happiness (2021)
  • Million Dollar: Business (2021)

EP

  • Hate Me (2018)

Singles

  • Kopy na khvoste (with TIMURKA BITS) (2018)
  • Vot tak (2018)
  • Otpuskayu (2018)
  • Turn it on! (with PALC) (2019)
  • Guerra (2019)
  • Novyj merin (2019)
  • Igrovoy computer (with EQT_ALBERT) (2019)
  • Mne pokh (with Klava Coka) (2019)
  • Yung Hefner (2019)
  • Mne pokh (Acoustic Version) (with Klava Coka) (2020)
  • Malyshka (2020)
  • Pososi (2020)
  • Cadillac (with Eldzhey) (2020)
  • Cadillac (Remix Pack) (with Eldzhey) (2020)
  • Ice (2020)
  • Lollipop (with Eldzhey) (2020)
  • El Problemá (with Timati) (2020)
  • Watafuk?! (with Lil Pump) (2020)
  • Klip za 10 lyamov (2020)
  • Cristal & Moyot (2020)
  • Degenerat (Deluxe) (with Dzharakhov) (2021)
  • Rozovoye vino 2 (with Yung Trappa) (2021)
  • Family (with Yung Trappa) (2021)
  • Novaya volna (with DJ Smash) (2021)
  • Leck (with Imanbek and Fetty Wap featuring KDDK) (2021)
  • Dulo (2021)
  • Cristal & Moyot (Remix) (with SODA LUV and OG Buda featuring blago white and MAYOT)
  • Show (2021)
  • Ya ne znayu (with Slava Marlow) (2021)
  • Domoy (2021)
  • Pochemu? (2022)
  • 12 (2022)
  • Selyavi (2022)

Awards and honors

Award Nomination Source
2020 Topical Style Awards 2020 Woman of the Year [30]
2020 GQ Person of the Year 2020 Musician of the Year [31][32]

References

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  1. ^ Russian: Алишер Тагирович Моргенштерн, Bashkir: Алишер Таһир улы Моргенштерн, romanized: Alisher Tahir uly Morgenshtern, Hebrew: מורגנשטרן
  2. ^ Russian: Алишер Тагирович Валеев, Bashkir: Алишер Таһир улы Вәлиев, romanized: Alisher Tahir uly Väliev