Diana Arbenina and the group “Night Snipers” received two awards in the following nominations: “Video Clip of the Year” – for the song “Euphoria”, “Concert of the Year” – for the program presented at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg on March 31, 2022.
The “Best Group” was the heavy rock band “Epidemiya”. “Soloist of the Year” – Pyotr Elfimov from the heavy metal group “Grand Courage”, who replaced the current vocalist of “Aria” Mikhail Zhitnyakov in this position, and “Soloist of the Year” – his colleague in the genre Elena Minina from “La Gioconda”, which turned out to be many surprises.
After all, Gioconda was formed only in 2021, and a few months later, on December 19, she already released her debut album, Every Hunter Wants to Know. The group has many glorious and large-scale concerts on its account, and one of them is on November 26, 2022, including with a symphony orchestra.
Yes, Elena Minina herself in her autobiography probably does not have the most modest lines about herself – “the princess of Russian heavy”, but in many respects they are fair: heavy metal, like symphonic rock, “La Gioconda” has quite a lot success. . And it was not for nothing that Alexander Borisovich Gradsky himself invited Elena Minina to work in his Gradsky-Hall …
At the same time, in the “Song of the Year” nomination – also a team that is not yet particularly known to a wide audience. “Yorsh” – punk rockers from Klimovsk near Moscow, who have already become the headliners of the open-air “Dobrofest” -2022, and indeed this festival in recent years, it seems, did not miss . In the “Chart Dozen”, the winners of which are determined by voting by music lovers on the “Our Radio” website, their song “Halves” was recognized as the best.
And in general, the 16th annual national music award “Chart Dozen” has shown that the tastes of the audience are changing, now they have new idols and other authorities. After all, veterans who have also been nominated for nominations: Leningrad, DDT, Bi-2, Valery Kipelov, Louna and Melnitsa did not win a single award.
But Garik Sukachev distinguished himself again – he won in the “cover” nomination. He shares this victory with 30 other rockers, from Vladimir Shakhrin to Alexander Ivanov, who sang Anatoly Krupnov’s hit “I stay” (cover of “Black Obelisk”) with his powerful and gutsy chorus.
Award winners in the “Legend” nomination were also predictable. He was met by the group “King and the Jester”. This year, two of its leaders, Andrey “Knyaz” Knyazev and Mikhail “Gorshka”, have anniversaries – 50 years. The group “KniaZz” already began an all-Russian tour in February in honor of its hero of the day. The Mikhail “Gorshka” Gorshenev Memorial Tour will start soon…
No less true is the fact that in the new nomination “Our Cinema” won the film “Brother”, directed by Alexei Balabanov and producer Sergei Selyanov. Generational cinema of all time.
Sergey Selyanov, producer of “Brother” and “Brother-2”:
– It is a great happiness when the film you made is still alive. Lives, even for those who were born after the movie was released.