Stars Ani Lorak (Eurovision 2008 runner-up) and Emin (Eurovision 2012 interval act) continue their successful collaboration, having released their latest joint venture Prostytʹsya.
Prostytʹsya (Sorry or Forgive me) is the latest collaboration of Ukrainian artist Ani Lorak and popular Azerbaijani singer, Emin. The artists have worked together before, their duets becoming big hits in their respective home countries, and Russia.
Prostytʹsya was written by well-known Russian composer, lyricist and producer Maxim “Max” Fadeev, known for his work with internationally successful girl band Serebro (Eurovision 2007, Song #1, 3rd place). The accompanying video was directed by acclaimed movie director Alan Badoev.
About the song, Emin says:
This is a fabulous, beautiful song written by Max. Emotionally it is very strong, despite the fact that it is calm and measured in itself. When we recorded it in the studio, there was a feeling of some kind of magic, the music touched the heart.
Ani Lorak adds:
Such situations occur in everyone’s life, I think, so they touch the heart so much. Many thanks to Maxim, and especially to our admirers and like-minded people, whose reactions and comments inspired us to create such an unusual video.
About Ani Lorak
Ani Lorak (born Karolina Myroslavivna Kuiek, Kitsman, Ukraine, 1978) is a Ukrainian pop singer, lyricist, actress and businesswoman.
Ani Lorak is one of the most successful and influential female artists of Ukraine, and a popular singer of the Eastern European music scene. She has received Ukraine’s prestigious honorary title People’s Artist of Ukraine, and has been awarded with the St. Stanislav Order (4th degree and Officer’s Cross) for her creative and charitable achievements.
A former UN Goodwill Ambassador, Ani Lorak has also been lauded by Unicef and the UN for her help to HIV positive citizens of Ukraine, bringing public awareness about the disease.
In 2008, Ani Lorak represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia. Her entry Shady lady won Semi-Final 2. Being one of the hot favourites to win the event, Shady lady eventually reached an honourable second place in the Grand Final, receiving 230 points.
Emin Araz oghlu Agalarov (or Emin Arazovich Agalarov, Baku, Azerbaijan, 1979) is an Azerbaijani-Russian artist and entrepreneur. One of the most popular artists in Azerbaijan and Russia, Emin was chosen as Best-selling Azerbaijan Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards.
At the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, Emin performed the song Never enough as interval act. The song was taken from the artists’ successful album After the thunder.