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Regina Spektor

Regina Ilyinichna Spektor (Russian: Реги́нa Ильи́нична Спе́ктор, IPA: [rʲɪˈɡʲinə ˈspʲɛktər]; /rˈnə ˈspɛktər/; born February 18, 1980) is a Soviet-born American singer-songwriter and pianist. She was born in the Soviet Union where she began classical training on the piano at the age of 6. When she was 9 years old, her family emigrated to the United States where she continued her classical training into her teenage years; she began to write original songs shortly thereafter.

After self-releasing her first three records and gaining popularity in New York City's independent music scenes, particularly the anti-folk scene centered on New York City's East Village, Spektor signed with Sire Records in 2004 where she began achieving greater mainstream notoriety. After giving her third album a major label re-release, Sire released her fourth album, Begin to Hope which would go on to achieve Gold certification. Her following two albums, Far and What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, each debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200.

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Genres rock folk rock folk indie rock alternative rock
Picks
  1. Us
  2. The Ghost of Corporate Future
  3. Ne me quitte pas
Top release Soviet Kitsch

Albums

  1. 11:11
    2001
  2. 6.0
    Songs
    2002
  3. 8.0
    Soviet Kitsch
    2004
  4. 7.0
    Begin to Hope
    2006
  5. 5.0
    Far
    2009
  6. What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
    2012
  7. Remember Us to Life
    2016

Other releases

  1. Demo
    1999
  2. Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men
    2004
  3. Live Bush Hall, London, England 2004
    2004
  4. Live at Bull Moose
    2005
  5. Carbon Monoxide
    2005
  6. Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories
    2006
  7. Us
    2006
  8. 2006-04-08 Montréal | Cabaret Music Hall
    2006
  9. On the Radio
    2006
  10. Live in California 2006 EP
    2007
  11. Fidelity
    2007
  12. 2007-10-16: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
    2007
  13. You Don't Know Me
    2008
  14. Laughing With EP
    2009
  15. iTunes Live from SoHo
    2009
  16. No Surprises
    2010
  17. Live in London
    2010
  18. Four From Far
    2011
  19. All the Rowboats
    2012
  20. Don't Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas)
    2012
  21. Sings Two Bulat Okudzhava Songs in Russian
    2012
  22. You've Got Time
    2013
  23. Bleeding Heart
    2016
  24. Kubo and the Two Strings
    2016
  25. Small Bill$
    2016
  26. Black and White
    2016